Visitors Center - Visitors Information

Welcome to the Piddlin Library, here you will find many informative articles about different parts of the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas. 

Let’s start with Lodging and Accommodations.  There are various articles written for you that discuss a number of important things to factor when considering the purchase of a cabin or chalet and putting it on a vacational rental program.  You’ll find some great tips that will help you save money and time in the long run. You can read about the top ten mistakes that people make when renting their cabin, or the best way to make use out of a property manager (Rental Management Company), and you can get some good ideas on how to best make sure your rental property is available for when YOU want to use it!

Another great category to check out is The Top Things to Do.  If you’re going to be vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains, you’re going to want to make the best of your time.  Whether you’re planning on horseback riding through the hundreds of trails, or checking out Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg, you’re sure to find something that fits you and your family.  You wouldn’t want to miss eating out at the restaurants that provide live entertainment, nor miss out on the best golfing courses that the area has to offer!

If you’re getting married in the Great Smoky Mountains, that’s another category you’ll want to read up on.  There is some great information about how to best plan your wedding to fit the season that you’ve decided to tie the knot in.  You can read all about how to match your venue to your budget, how to pick your flowers to match the backdrop, and of course, how you’re going to spend the night (and following nights if you’re staying for a honeymoon!) with your new life partner.

There are also various posts written about points of interest in the Great Smoky Mountains.  If you’re a history buff, you might want to visit some of these historical points and see for yourself why they’re still an important part of the Great Smoky Mountains.  This also goes for the Smoky Mountains historical articles.  Take time to read up on some of the more interesting historical tidbits we’ve compiled for you:  such as the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Indian Timeline, and how the Smoky Mountains first came to be hundreds of thousands of years ago!  You can also read up on things such as the wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains, the myths surrounding the black bears that you might encounter during your stay, and money saving tips that will make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

If you’re planning to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take the time to read up on some of the information we’ve compiled for you.  You might find out more than you expected!