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Top 7 Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg

DATE : November 7, 2023

Gatlinburg is one of Teneessee’s most popular vacation destinations for a reason! Nestled against the Great Smoky Mountains, this quaint city has a gorgeous backdrop of hills, trees, and other natural wonders. Take a look at just a few reasons why you’ll love spending Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg. 
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5 Things to Love About Staying at our Hotel During Christmas in Gatlinburg TN

DATE : November 3, 2023

Smoky Mountain Winterfest is in full swing, and Gatlinburg is decked out in millions of twinkling lights! There’s no better time to plan a getaway to the Smokies, and when you're in need of a place to stay, there's no better place than The Bearskin Lodge. To help you decide where to stay, we've made a list of what you'll love about staying at our hotel during Christmas in Gatlinburg TN: 
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Smoky Mountain Winterfest: Your Guide to Holiday Activities & Events

DATE : October 23, 2023

The holidays are quickly approaching once again, and there’s no better time to book a trip to the Smokies! From the crisp mountain air to festive light displays and delicious food, there are plenty of memories to be made during the Christmas season. Here’s everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Winterfest for the ultimate holiday vacation you’ll never forget: 
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Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg: How to Plan an Affordable Family Vacation

DATE : October 6, 2023

A Smoky Mountain vacation can be both economical and entertaining, where you can get away from it all without spending it all. From finding cheap things to do in Gatlinburg to taking advantage of online specials, here are a few budget-friendly vacation tips to help you plan an affordable trip to the Smokies:  
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6 of the Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg

DATE : October 5, 2023

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the country! While there are certainly plenty of opportunities to spend money in town, there are also a number of fun attractions and activities that are easy on your wallet. To help you make the most of your next getaway, we've put together a guide to 6 of the best free and cheap things to do in Gatlinburg. 
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3 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg

DATE : September 27, 2023

The Great Smoky Mountains provide a perfectly eerie backdrop for Halloween in Gatlinburg. There are spooky thrills and chilling experiences to be had in October all month long guaranteed to cause frights and delights for all ages. Check out these 3 fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg: 
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Top 5 Pigeon Forge Museums You Don’t Want to Miss

DATE : September 21, 2023

When you’re visiting Pigeon Forge, you may be wondering what you should do while you’re in town. Some of the most popular attractions in the Smoky Mountains are museums, full of interactive exhibits that are fun and educational! This is the perfect family activity, and you’ll find a variety of places to visit. Here are the top 5 Pigeon Forge museums you don’t want to miss: 
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Smoky Mountains in the Fall: Best Time to See Fall Foliage

DATE : September 5, 2023

The autumn season in the Great Smoky Mountains is a sight to behold, with its brilliant displays of the changing colors everywhere you look. The fall foliage begins at the higher elevations above 4,000 feet in late September and travels down the mountainsides until it reaches peak season at the bottom between mid-October and early November. That’s quite a long season of beautiful colors– and that’s because the Smokies are home to over 100 varieties of deciduous trees. Combined with the elevation factor, peak viewing time in specific areas depends on the types of trees growing there. Here are a few tips and things to know before you visit the Smoky Mountains in the fall:  
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Where the Locals Eat: Top 5 Gatlinburg Restaurants

DATE : August 24, 2023

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! 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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4 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in the Fall

DATE : August 20, 2023

Every season of the year is a great time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. However, with fall comes extra beauty, cooler weather and a bit of magic in the air. This is one of the most popular seasons to visit the Smokies, and for good reason. To help you plan the perfect fall getaway, we've created a guide to our favorite things to do during this season. Below are 4 things to do in Gatlinburg in the fall. 

5 Best Places For Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

DATE : August 16, 2023

 The autumn season is the perfect time to visit the Smokies due to the cooler temperatures and bright foliage! From scenic drives to hiking trails, there are nearly endless options for enjoying the great outdoors and soaking in the natural beauty of the changing leaves. Take a look at 5 of the best places to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains: 
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3 Scenic Chairlifts in Gatlinburg That You Need to Experience

DATE : July 28, 2023

One of the best ways to experience the magic of the Smoky Mountains is from a scenic chairlift ride! This is an opportunity to take a relaxing journey into the mountains and admire the Smokies from a bird’s eye view, so don’t miss the chance to ride these unique attractions! You’ll find several chairlifts throughout Gatlinburg, so ride one or try them all for some different vantage points! Here are 3 scenic chairlifts in Gatlinburg that you need to experience: