Gatlinburg’s history finds its roots in the turn of the 19th century, when settlers first noticed the grandeur of the Smoky Mountains and decided to move there. William Ogle, one of the first to decide to build his home in the area, called Gatlinburg the “Land of Paradise” in the mountains of East Tennessee. Today, we invite you to join this rich history by visiting some or all of these historic sites on your next vacation to the beautiful city of Gatlinburg.
What’s worse than counting down the days to your Smoky Mountain vacation only to be stuck indoors? Rainy days are usually something to dread … but when you vacation in Gatlinburg, it’s a whole different story! With a variety of indoor activities and fun-filled cabins to boot, Gatlinburg has plenty in store even on those dreary afternoons.
A visit to the Smokies is not complete without venturing into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With hiking, biking, bird-watching, rafting, horseback riding, and so much more, this park has all the stops to make your Smoky Mountain vacation truly unforgettable! But before you get out on the 800 miles of trails, you need to make sure you have all the right gear. No need to shop around before you come to town. Instead, check out these great outdoor outfitters conveniently located right in heart of the Smoky Mountains for all your hiking gear this year.
Planning your summer vacation has never been easier. When you book a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll find everything you need to make your vacation relaxing, memorable, and full of fun! You can stay and play at your mountainside retreat, or you can head into town and enjoy the one-of-a-kind exhibits and attractions you’ll find only in East Tennessee. Either way, the Great Smoky Mountains become your one-stop shop for the best summer vacation your family has ever experienced!
Adults visiting the Smoky Mountains, be sure to carve out some time to visit some of the best breweries, wineries, and distilleries around! If you’re 21 and over, we invite you to visit some or all of these favorite locations in Gatlinburg. Locally crafted beers, wines, and—yes—even mountain-made moonshine are waiting to be sampled and taken home by you! These time-honored recipes will make great gifts for friends or family members—or great mementos of your time in the Smokies that you can sip and savor and enjoy long after your vacation ends!
Hosting dozens of family-friendly events in one of the most beautiful months in the Smokies, the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer tons of fun for people of all ages. Their community calendars are jam-packed with events celebrating food, music, the arts, service men and women, and local celebrities. But May isn’t just a great time to visit because of the events. The gorgeous weather is warm and sunny, introducing the new flowers, shrubs, and greenery on the trees. The streams and waterfalls have thawed, and the water begins to flow through the mountains again. The wildlife has started stirring, simply adding to the stunning scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
This April, you and your family are cordially invited to the Smoky Mountains to celebrate Earth Week! What better place can you celebrate the Earth than in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? With everything from mountain ranges to rushing rivers to hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna, East Tennessee is a unique American landmark you don’t want to miss!
The South is known and loved for many things—its hospitality, its charming accents, and especially its down-home, done-right food! Nowhere else in the country can you order a tall glass of sweet tea and a plate piled high with beans and cornbread, a favorite Southern treat. This year, we invite you to celebrate this dynamic duo for the second year in a row at the Gatlinburg Beans ‘n Cornbread Festival!
Today is the big announcement! After over two months of looking through almost fifty days of receiving beautiful photo entries to the Sixth Annual Cabins For You Photo Contest, the time has come to announce the winners. This year we had many beautiful choices in all categories which made this decision quite difficult. With newly introduced contest categories, we are excited that it is finally time to reveal the winners of the 2015 Photo Contest!
The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is an important part of Gatlinburg’s culture and history. The artists in the community showcase their work year-round, but they also host a number of events throughout the year in order to bring in even more visitors. This spring, the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community will host the Wine, Dine, and Art Crawl in Gatlinburg. On April 10, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., you can tour the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community on a private, guided tour of participating galleries. Try hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and wines from local wineries as you check out the beautiful art. It’s an exciting event and great night, and it’s for guests 21 and over.