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The Best Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : May 17, 2024

Families of all shapes and sizes are drawn to the Smokies for the serene beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park but also the fun and excitement within the three main mountain towns- Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. Our ultimate guide for first-time visitors explores the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains, from dinner shows, museums, and unique local shops to outdoor adventures and affordable activities! 
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The Ultimate Guide to Hiking in the Smokies This Summer

DATE : May 3, 2024

There is nothing like crisp mountain air, green trees, and meandering mountain streams to re-energize the spirit! If you hike high enough on the trails, you can see the clouds that linger in the valleys, giving the mountains their “smoky” appearance. Hiking in the Smokies is the best way to get out and explore the Great Outdoors, whether you’re a seasoned backpacking hiker seeking solitude or simply a nature enthusiast enjoying the scenic beauty of the mountains, here’s a helpful guide to experiencing national park trails this summer! 
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Gatlinburg Events: Introducing Fireside Chats at Our Gatlinburg Hotels

DATE : May 1, 2024

We are so excited to introduce an exciting new series of events at our Oaktenn properties in the Smoky Mountains! If you are interested in free events that provide personal and unique information about Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then you won’t want to miss out on these Gatlinburg events. Keep reading to get all the details on the Fireside Chats at our Gatlinburg hotels. 
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What Makes The Park Grill Restaurant in Gatlinburg TN Special?

DATE : April 25, 2024

Want to know where the locals eat in Gatlinburg? There are several restaurants in the Smoky Mountain area offering fantastic food and a great atmosphere, but one that stands out is definitely The Park Grill restaurant in Gatlinburg TN. Keep reading to discover what makes this place so special! 
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6 Perks of Choosing to Stay in our Hotel on the River in Gatlinburg

DATE : April 1, 2024

Whether you have visited the Smokies several times or are planning to visit for the first time, you are probably looking for an affordable hotel close to all the action with all the amenities you come to look for in a hotel like complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, and more. At Bearskin Lodge, we pride ourselves on providing our guests with the best lodging experience possible. Read on to learn more about our hotel on the river in Gatlinburg and a few perks of choosing to stay with us!  
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Where the Locals Eat: Top 5 Gatlinburg Restaurants

DATE : March 24, 2024

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the Smoky Mountains or are a seasoned traveler to the area, there are so many overwhelming choices of places to eat. That’s why we locals are here to give recommendations on our favorite downtown Gatlinburg restaurants! Take a look at our list of the top 5 local Gatlinburg restaurants and see for yourself why they are local favorites. 
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Best Things to Do During Spring in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : March 4, 2024

Gatlinburg is an exceptional vacation destination to experience the beauty, color, and rebirth of spring. The temperatures rise, and flowering plants begin to bloom; plus, seasonal events and attractions provide ample opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and unique experiences that only the Smokies can offer. Read on to discover some of the best things to do during spring in the Smoky Mountains! 
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The Top 10 Great Smoky Mountains National Park Waterfalls You Need To See

DATE : February 26, 2024

Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the gorgeous scenery of the old-growth forests, peaceful streams, mountain peaks, and rushing waterfalls! Create your bucket list of places to go from our top 10 rankings of Great Smoky Mountains National Park waterfalls, from easiest to hardest.  
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4 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Cumberland Jack’s in Gatlinburg

DATE : February 12, 2024

When you visit Gatlinburg, there’s no shortage of amazing adventures that await you! But when you explore the best this area has to offer, you’re bound to work up an appetite. That’s where Cumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen comes in! This restaurant is perfect for travelers and families seeking a memorable dining experience here in the Smokies. Not only does Cumberland Jack's have mouth-watering food, but it also has a unique history, a rustic mountain lodge atmosphere, and a wide variety of fun activities nearby! These are just a few fun facts about Cumberland Jack’s in Gatlinburg: 
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A Complete Guide to Gatlinburg Shopping

DATE : February 8, 2024

Whether you’re a dedicated shopper or a casual browser, you can find an abundance of unique shops along the main strip of downtown Gatlinburg or the scenic Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Loop. Gatlinburg shopping is a one-of-a-kind experience; we guarantee you’ll see things you’ve never seen before. Keep reading to learn more about the variety of gifts, souvenirs, tasty treats, and so much more to discover along the beautiful streets! 

10 Romantic Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN for Couples

DATE : January 15, 2024

The possibilities are endless when it comes to finding romantic things to do in Gatlinburg with your sweetheart. The Great Smoky Mountains provide a great backdrop for a truly romantic trip that you’ll be sure to remember. In addition to the amazing scenery, there are plenty of fun activities for every type of couple. Start […]
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5 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for Families

DATE : January 2, 2024

You’re planning a family vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, and you’re wondering where you should eat while you’re here. There are plenty of family friendly restaurants in Gatlinburg, and we want to share some of our favorites with you! Check out these 5 best restaurants in Gatlinburg TN for families: