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Planning Your Trip to Gatlinburg

So, it’s decided, the family is ready for the next vacation to Gatlinburg. It could be just the two of you, or maybe the kids get to come along on their Spring break, and maybe Grandma and Uncle Danny want to come too. What about the family dog? No matter what your group size, Elk More...

Elk Springs Resort Cabin Getaway Sweepstakes

Elk Springs Resort wants you to relax and take a few days away from your busy life with some of your closest friends and family. Enter to win a 3 night stay in our luxury cabin, The View. This 3-bedroom cabin sleeps 10 people, offers breathtaking views, and modern amenities that you and your guests More...

Official Rules – Cabin Getaway Sweepstakes

Official Rules NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Elk Springs Resort Cabin Getaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Elk Springs Resort. (“Sponsor”). This Promotion is only offered to residents located in or from the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia); More...

2013 Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Rod Run – Photos

Enjoy some photos of the 2013 Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Rod Run. One of the most popular events in Great Smoky Mountains in early fall late summer.

Smoky Mountain Field School

For many travelers, simply touring a destination and taking pictures is not enough anymore. Eco-minded travelers, naturalists and those committed to service are seeking Eco-tours, volunteer vacations, and educational ventures more than ever before.  They are seeking a deeper connection, understanding and perspective of the places they visit. Travelers visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National More...

The Band Perry

I wasn’t the only one swept away by this smash hit.  The Band Perry’s single, “If I Die Young” went on to quadruple platinum and hit Number 1 on Billboard’s Country and American Country  charts in 2010.  This one single quickly catapulted The Band Perry into super stardom faster than you can say white lightning. More...

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 of More...

Hit the Trails This Summer At the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sure, it may be a little rainy in Gatlinburg this week, but that only means that the trails will be even lusher and greener at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! July is almost here and this means that hikers from around the country will be traveling to our humble town to experience one of More...

Whitewater Rafting in the Great Smoky Mountains

My first white water rafting experience was in college. I befriended a raft guide, and before I knew it I was headed down the rambling rapids of the Chattooga River in Northern Georgia. I had no idea how much fun it would be to experience Southern Appalachia from the river wild. Not only did I More...

Veggies, Fruit, Baked Goods and More at Gatlinburg’s Farmer’s Market

If you are like me, springtime and summertime means that the local farmer’s market will open and start offering a variety of delicious treats. Sure, you can pick up some great produce at the grocery store, but there is nothing like buying your food fresh from the people who have actually grown it. That is More...

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 the More...

Springtime Snacks with the Kids

As an adult, I look back on my family vacations with a great fondness. It was a time for my family to be thrown out of our usual routine and share an experience that was different than our everyday lives. More than anything I remember the time I spent with my parents, my grandmother and More...

Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales in Downtown Gatlinburg

When I was a kid one of my favorite memories is my grandmother playing her guitar and singing old country ballads and folk songs to me. She would strum and sing, and though I didn’t realize it at the time, she was passing on a part of herself and our southern heritage to me. Gatlinburg More...

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage and Best Wildflower Hikes in the Park

Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains holds a sense of wonder and awe. As the frost and snows recede and the ground thaws, a rebirth unfolds in the ancient forests of the park. Visitors to the park at this time of year will witness the budding of new blooms and green buds and hear a More...

Plan Your Spring Trip to Gatlinburg with These April 2013 Events

Spring is finally here! Well, it may still be a little chilly outside but we can still feel the difference that spring brings to Gatlinburg. As the weather starts to creep towards higher temperatures, we are already planning our spring influx of regular visitors and first-time guests. Not sure when to visit? Take a look More...

Smoky Mountain Music Festival

Gatlinburg is famous for many things, undoubtedly a favorite tourist destination set just outside the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But who would guess they are also host to one of the most exciting and unique music festivals of its kind in the country, the Smoky Mountain Music Festival? Every year hundreds of students More...