If you travel forty miles northeast of Gatlinburg, you’ll find a small mountain community called Cosby. In the late 1700s, pioneers first arrived at this land and made it one of the first settlements in East Tennessee. Today, you’ll find that Cosby has completely transformed from the settler town that it once was. In addition to the locals, Cosby has a growing scene of artists and musicians as well as retirees. Cosby offers a small-town charm without the bright lights of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Anyone who is in search of a slow-pace life or needs some time peace and quiet knows to escape to Cosby.
If you are looking to slow things down, even for a little while, reserve a cabin in Cosby, TN with Elk Springs Resort. For more than a decade, Elk Springs Resort has been recognized for providing luxury accommodations and a mountain experience that is simply unforgettable. Elk Springs Resort can easily accommodate your party size, whether you are only a couple of two or a family of ten.
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Experience Cosby With Deep-Rooted Attractions
Even though Cosby is a town known for taking things slow, it doesn’t mean that nothing has ever happened. Back at the beginning of the 20th century, Cosby’s name came to fame as it was recognized as the “Moonshine Capital of the World”. The combination of the land’s geography paired with the surplus of corn made the Cosby area perfect for concealing moonshine stills. Even when the government made it illegal to produce and sell Moonshine, it didn’t stop the locals. Cosby made some of the finest whiskey in Tennessee and exported their corn liquor to bigger cities like Asheville and Knoxville.
Moonshine is no longer outlawed, and you can go moonshine tasting in Gatlinburg throughout the region. If you are trying to get in on the moonshine action while visiting, take a trip to the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. Ole Smoky became the first federally licensed distillery in East Tennessee and now produces over 20 types of moonshine, ranging in all sorts of flavors from peaches, orange, and even apple pie.
Speaking of apple pie, Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant is a must-see, while visiting Cosby, especially during the fall. The Carver Family has been growing apples on their farm for over 60 years. Today, the orchard features over 40,000 apple trees on a property that spans over rolling hills for 75 acres. One of the biggest draws of this orchard is the Applehouse Restaurant. This eatery is known for its old-school Southern cooking and apple-related dishes like fried apples, apple butter, and apple cider.
If you want to explore the Smokies like the pioneers once did, don’t go on foot. Instead, take a tour with Smoky Mountain Adventure Tours. The staff will take you and your party on an off-road adventure in a UTV. During this two and a half hour tour, your guide will take you through the dense forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National park. From the comfort of a UTV, you can experience the ever-changing scenery of the mountains without the worry of getting lost or, even worse, getting a blister.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience East Tennessee’s history first-hand. Book your cabin in Cosby, TN with Elks Springs Resort. Call us today for a vacation and cabin rental that is sure to go down in history.