Best Time & Places to See Beautiful Gatlinburg Snow

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 in Activities, Blog, Gatlinburg, Traveling, Vacation, Winter

Best Time & Places to See Beautiful Gatlinburg Snow

It’s been sung about in countless songs, idolized by the masses, and enjoyed by kids and adults alike. No we’re not talking about a movie star. We’re talking about snow! Just like it makes things look a lot like Christmas and makes for a great winter wonderland to walk around in, it makes your view of the Great Smoky Mountains just that much more special when viewed in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You might want to know when you should go to have the most snow visibility, where you should go, and what to expect when you get there....

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The Day Wildfires Roared into Gatlinburg

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

The Day Wildfires Roared into Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and all of East Tennessee are picking up the pieces after wildfires roared through the mountains and into town, On November 28th, many buildings and homes in Gatlinburg burned down to their very foundations. More than 150 buildings in all were destroyed. Many people lost their homes and possessions, as they were forced to flee the fires. The final toll included 2,460 structures damaged or destroyed in Sevier County, and worst of all, 14 lives lost and 191 injured. But don’t you even get the idea that this is the end of the...

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Things to do in Gatlinburg in December

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 in Activities, Attractions, Blog, Gatlinburg, Holidays, Winter

Things to do in Gatlinburg in December

The month of December is a special time for many people. There is Christmas and New Year’s to look forward to, hot chocolate to drink while it snows outside, and time to spend with your close friends and loved ones. But sometimes you just want to escape from the daily grind and take a vacation somewhere instead. If you are looking for an ideal spot to visit during the holiday season but do not want to deal with tons of tourists and heavy crowds, you will find that the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee fits the bill. Located in the heart of the...

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 in Activities, Attractions, Blog, Festival, Food, Gatlinburg, Holidays, Music, Winter

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most visited National Parks in the United States for good reasons. The serene beauty of the highest mountains in the eastern part of the Country is what brings so many visitors here. From spring wildflowers to snow covered peaks, these mountains remain one of the most popular travel destinations around. Nestled in the heart of these majestic peaks lies the beautiful town of Gatlinburg. With a ton of activities to keep tourists occupied, no wonder this small town attracts so many visitors throughout the...

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Everything to Know for Oktoberfest Gatlinburg

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Blog, Festival, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Music

Everything to Know for Oktoberfest Gatlinburg

Arriving in Gatlinburg, TN for Oktoberfest is one of the best ways to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains. The leaves are changing yet there is still a hint of warmth in the air; summer still lingers and the air is still fresh, inviting you to step outside. The sun is beginning to set earlier yet the cider mills are opening up and there’s always the excitement of pumpkin style beers and heavier fall foods that are comforting and nice to eat as the seasons begin to change. At Oktoberfest Gatlinburg there is a variety of Bavarian style...

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It’s All About the 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 in Blog, Concert, Festival, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Music

It’s All About the 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Gear up for a great experience! The 2016 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is about to get under way beginning Wednesday, August 24th through Sunday, August 28th. Based on previous years festivals, this is guaranteed to be another great time for everyone. Four days of free live music in the downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee area featuring more than 120 shows will be celebrated by visitors. What is the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival? The festival sponsored by the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau allows songwriters to...

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Gatlinburg Shopping is an Adventure

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Arts, Blog, Crafts, Gatlinburg, Shop, Shopping, Stores

Gatlinburg Shopping is an Adventure

The Bearskin Lodge is located at the ideal location for Gatlinburg visitors to experience the many unique shops and tourist attractions along the main strip. Whether you’re searching for necessities on your list, tasty treats, or a totally unique and thoughtful, one-of-a-kind gift to thrill a friend or a loved one, you’ll find many interesting options when you go Gatlinburg shopping. It’s an adventure walking the streets of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Loop, and along the scenic Parkway. Many of the shops in Gatlinburg...

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Music and Moonshine: Back Porch Concert Series at Sugarlands Distilling Company

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 in Blog, Concert, Gatlinburg, Moonshine, Music

Music and Moonshine: Back Porch Concert Series at Sugarlands Distilling Company

Finding fun things to do is never a problem in the Great Smoky Mountains. Beautiful hikes, family fun theme parks, shopping, rafting and other activities abound. After a day of fun and frolicking, nothing beats enjoying a delicious drink or two while you enjoy authentic mountain music. Sugarlands Distilling Company offers a summer full of free, amazing music in their Back Porch Concert Series and it’s the perfect place to kick back, relax and unwind with some moonshine and music while you make some new friends and enjoy time with old...

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Hiking In The Smokies This Summer

Posted on May 16, 2016 in Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Hiking

Hiking In The Smokies This Summer

Summer is the time when people want to get out and enjoy the warm weather. Many people want to strap on their hiking boots and hit the trails. Hiking in The Smokies is a wonderful place to enjoy a hike alone or with friends. There is nothing like crisp mountain air, a plethora of green, and meandering mountain streams to re-energize the spirit. If you hike high enough on the trails you will be able to see the clouds that linger in the valleys, giving the mountains their ‘smoky’ appearance. The Great Smoky Mountains cover vast...

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The Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in The Smokies

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 in Blog, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Spring, Wildflowers

The Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in The Smokies

The arrival of spring is a big deal in the Great Smoky Mountains. Each year from March until June, Gatlinburg and the surrounding towns kick off Smoky Mountain Springfest. For nature-lovers all around, the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park gives you a close-up view of this unique land and the creatures that call it home. Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage: Years of Journeying Through Nature The first Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage was held in April of 1951 and even then drew a large crowd from at least 20...

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