Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Gatlinburg

Oh St. Valentine! How will you celebrate your love this year on this heart-filled, candy and flower-laden Feb. 14? We have many ideas for celebrating in The Great Smoky Mountains – adventure filled, romantic, silly, cozy and fun.  Here’s your guide to Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg for 2021! Renew your vows! Titanic Sweetheart Month February […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About The Elkmont Ghost Town
Cottage in the abandoned vacation town of Elkmont.

A trip to Elkmont, Tennessee, is sure to be filled with mystery and storytelling. Once a settlers’ village, then a logging community, its lively existence came to an end as a wealthy visitors’ country club community that Smoky Mountains National Park let fade into its current dilapidated state. Just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg, Elkmont offers […]

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The Best Late Night Eats in the Smoky Mountains
open til late neon sign

Hankering for something at 8, 9 or 10 p.m. after a full-day hiking or seeing a show, maybe ziplining or skiing, fishing or kayaking on Little Pigeon River? Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have several options, even some open late-late like in the big cities. Gatlinburg Late Night Eats In Gatlinburg, there are several late-night […]

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Your Guide to Tennessee’s Townsend and The Foothills Parkway
smoky mountains in the fall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more than 800 square miles of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The northwestern half of the range gives way to a series of elongate ridges known as the “Foothills” that includes a not-quite finished scenic and lightly traveled road called Foothills Parkway. As of 2018, the scenic Foothills Parkway comprised 33 […]

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The Absolute Best Coffee Shops in the Smoky Mountains
a steamy cup of coffee on a counter in the best coffee shops in the smokies

Looking for a quick pick-me-up?  How about a tasty pastry?  Whether you want a warm cup of black coffee or a sweet, cold drink with all the extras, we have a coffee shop for you!  Keep reading to find the best coffee shops in Smoky Mountains.   Gatlinburg The Donut Friar  The Village in Gatlinburg is […]

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Have an Off Season Adventure in the Smoky Mountains!
a family in the snow

Off season in the Great Smoky Mountains used to mean everything shut down. Not so anymore. January and February are great times to visit with smaller crowds and plenty to do and see – often at a discount! Check out these Winter specials for favorite mountain restaurants via the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce and […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountain Cabins
frequently asked questions about the Smoky Mountains

Those planning a Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain vacation usually have similar questions in mind when making their plans. Below are a number of frequently asked questions. Cabins, Chalets and Condos How many cabins does American Patriot Getaways rent? We manage more than 400 cabins in the Smoky Mountains. How big are your Gatlinburg cabins? […]

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