There’s no question that the Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to vacation where you can enjoy stunning views of mountain peaks and the lush green valleys that dot the landscape. Most visitors believe that this can only be done by visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but what they don’t know could cause them to miss the other areas of the park that aren’t as well-visited, like the Cataloochee valley.
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Short-term rentals, which you can occupy for days, weeks, or months, have several advantages over traditional hotels and motels. Having your own private kitchen comes in handy for late night snacks, enjoying meals on your own timetable, or trying your hand at replicating the local cuisine. Many units are kid- and pet-friendly.
A haven for spelunkers, there are more than 8,350 documented Tennessee caves. According to the National Caves Association, that is more than any other state in the country. This rich assemblage of caves, sinkholes, and underground waterways is collectively referred to as karst topology.
Originally, the Lumberjack Feud opened in 2011. This popular and very fun dinner show centered around the competition of two (2) teams of ESPN’s professional lumberjacks. Showcasing their distinct skills of tree climbing, ax swinging, chainsaw carving, and the ever popular log rolling, and other logging related events, this one-of-a-kind performance was always an exciting show to watch.
Are you considering buying a cabin to use as a vacation home? Have you considered whether or not it's a good investment? Do you just want a place to go, relax and enjoy when you get a chance or maybe a place to spend the summer. Maybe you want a place to go in the winter where you can ski and do other winter activities.
Every year the date of September 5 has been declared to be the International Day of Charity and wouldn’t it be the perfect time to Pay it Forward and help your neighbors in need? Most everyone knows what the term "Pay It Forward" means but for those who don’t, it’s doing something good for someone after someone has done something nice for you.
Welcome to The Great Smoky Mountains! Now that you have decided this is where you plan to spend some quality time with your closest friends and/or family, you'll want to know some of the best places to go, sights to see, and activities to engage in when you arrive. Some people will be overwhelmed by the vast selection of outdoor activities, entertainment venues, amusement parks and more to you have to choose from.
Gatlinburg Tennessee is one of the most visited vacation destinations in the United States. Are you looking to find kid friendly things to do when you get here? Well, Gatlinburg will not disappoint! We're listing the top 5 free kid friendly things to do.
Traveling “The Quartet,” includes the towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Townsend. Does your bucket list include visiting one or more of these world famous places? Have you already made a legitimate stop over in each? And by a legitimate...not just a gas station fill up. If you want to make the most of the beauty, serenity and shops of the area, you will need to give your travels more time than just a day.
If you're looking for history, heritage, and log cabins, then Townsend Tennessee is for you. Did you know the the Smoky Mountains were mostly clear cut to make way for cabins and other lumber uses? According to local historians they were. The beautiful mountain forest that you see is not first generation timber. Yet still, The Great Smoky Mountains look as beautiful as ever.
You don't have to leave your pet at home when going on vacation to the Smoky Mountains. There are many options available for you to bring along your dog. From pet friendly restaurants and cabins to dog sitters and boarding. You can even bring your dog with you in the park. You can take your furry family member hiking too, but there are some restrictions. If your pet wants some alone time away from their human family, we have options here for you as well!
Gatlinburg, TN is populated with visitors that come from all over the United States to see the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains and take in all the excitement of the downtown area -- which is full of great eateries, attractions, and arcades to keep everyone in your family more than satisfied.
Cabin owners are looking for increased earnings now more than ever. Vacation rental companies are jousting for the same revenue. There is a virtual tug of war between the standard 60/40 rental split that's shared between cabin owners and vacation rental managers.