Cades Cove – The Most Popular Destination in Gatlinburg TN

When visiting Gatlinburg, TN – the most often recommended part of the park is Cades Cove.

Cades Cover is the most popular destination to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for many reasons. This resplendent valley with over 6,800 acres was once a popular hunting ground for the Cherokee Indians. Nestled between

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Rhododendron In The Great Smoky Mountains

Rosebay Rhododendron in bloom.  These are a unique Rhododendron that bloom more some years than others, and no one really knows why.  This photo was taken by  Hannah Schlicher Kilgore on Jakes Creek  You can see this from Meigs Mountain Trail footbridge.   The Meigs Mountain Trail is in Elkmont and is about 9 miles from Elk Springs Resort

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The Best Swimming Holes in Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains

Abrams Falls Swimming Hole - Gatlinburg The Great Smoky Mountains

It’s hot this summer in Gatlinburg.  Mountain people looking to beat the sweltering summer heat usually know of a great swimming hole tucked between mountain hollers. The cool and clear mountain water refreshes and invigorates all whom splash and swim in these pristine mountain streams and swimming holes.

For those who prefer to just dip their

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Rainy Day Fun with the Kids in Gatlinburg

Yes, it rains in Gatlinburg too!  You’ve heard the old saying, April Showers bring May flowers. Though we love to enjoy bright blooms in the spring, we hate for rain to ruin our vacation. Do not fret, let your kids run around your Gatlinubrg cabin and sing, Rain, rain, go away, come

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A Gatlinburg Must See: Synchronized Fireflies!

One of only two spots in the world to view synchronized fireflies is in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just outside of Gatlinburg, TN. One of my favorite memories as a kid is running around chasing fireflies on a warm summer evening. My brother and I would capture fireflies, put them in a mason

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