Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

smoky mountain songwriters festival

There is a rich tradition of songwriting and music in the state of Tennessee. While most people might be more familiar with Nashville as a songwriting and Country music hub, Eastern Tennessee is also home to many great musicians and songwriters.  After all it is from these Appalachian Mountains that The Carter Family, some

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Gatlinburg Breakfast Guide!


After a restful night’s sleep, what better way to start a vacation day than with a hearty breakfast? Since you’re on vacation let someone else do the cooking for you. Pamper yourself by taking the time to enjoy a leisurely meal and think about how to spend your time relaxing and having fun in

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A Fly Fisherman’s Wife Learns the Ropes

Gatlinburg Fly Fishing

I’ve been enchanted with fly-fishing ever since I saw the movie, A River Runs Through It, as a teenager. It wasn’t Brad Pitt’s devilish good looks; it was the surrounding nature, the serenity of the water, the rhythm and peace he seemed to feel as he cast his fly rod.

I had no way of knowing

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The Great Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community

Arts and Crafts Community

During my last visit to Elk Springs Resort I was blessed with a rainy day. I enjoyed relaxing in the cabin, sitting in a rocking chairs on the wrap around deck, playing billiards with my husband, and just not having a schedule for the day. After some hours inside, however, I decided to set out

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3 Great Winter Hikes in and Around Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Winter Hikes

Wintertime is one of the most underrated seasons of the year to hike in and the Great Smoky Mountains. For this reason, while staying at the resort,  you will be able to enjoy the serenity and solitude of these majestic mountains with fewer crowds.

Though you may have to layer up and don some extra accessories

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