A Day on the Greens

Golfing in the Great Smoky Mountains

It’s the perfect time to head outside and enjoy the incredible scenery and gorgeous weather that the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer. Soaring mountaintops, dipping valleys, lush trees, vivid wildflowers, and bright blue skies create a beautiful backdrop as you take in the fresh mountain air and stretch your legs a bit. There are many opportunities for outdoor fun in the area, from fishing, horseback riding, and biking to hiking, picnicking, and rafting. But one of the best ways to enjoy summertime in the Smokies is by spending a day at one of the beautiful golf courses in the area.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day in the Smokies

Each year, we celebrate the people who mean so much to us. They are the people who shaped our own parents’ lives and spoiled us growing up! September 13 is Grandparents’ Day – a time to show our grandparents how much we love them. And what better way to celebrate their love and legacy than by taking them on a trip to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains? With a blend of gorgeous mountain scenery, nice restaurants, and fun attractions, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are ideal cities for enjoying time with your grandparents! You can pamper them, let them feel like kids again, and give them some time to unwind in the peaceful Smokies. As you plan your Grandparents’ Day getaway to the Smokies, here are 10 fun ways to celebrate the holiday – from restaurants and attractions to days around the cabin.

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Savory Solutions by Chef Jeremy

In-cabin meals with a personal chef

Almost all of our cabins come equipped with a full kitchen, outfitted with everything you could need for making delicious homemade meals in the cabin. And although it’s nice to whip up your own meals or snacks, you may just not want to do the work while you’re on vacation, or you may want to add an extra-special touch to your stay in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Instead of heading into town to eat at a busy restaurant, why not book a delicious two-, three-, or four-course meal in the privacy of your own cabin? Savory Solutions by Chef Jeremy is a personal chef, caterer, and event-staffing service for Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and beyond. They can cater dinner parties, weddings, and events, or they can come to your cabin to prepare meals for a couple or a large group! Perfect for meals during your stay in one of our beautiful cabins, Savory Solutions by Chef Jeremy’s menu features “Southern and West-Coast inspired dishes.” The delicious foods are made fresh, and the personal chefs with Savory Solutions will set the mood you’re seeking – romantic, fun, or peaceful.

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Ways to Keep Cool in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most visited national park in the nation, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must-see for your summertime vacation. The park is a perfect place to enjoy time with the family, a group of friends, or that special someone. With more than 800 miles of hiking, it’s easy to find plenty to do, but at the same time, it’s easy to get worn out from the hot Smoky Mountain sun.

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10 Tips for a Perfect Summer Picnic

The Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect place for outdoor family fun. You can hike and bike and watch wild animals in their natural habitats. You can also take your family on a perfect summer picnic! If you’ve never planned a picnic before – or you just need a little extra help — here are 10 tips to help make your next picnic as smooth and enjoyable as possible. But remember, the most important thing is just to be together and have fun! Continue reading


Moonshine and Music in the Smokies

Free summer concert series at Sugarlands Distilling Co

This summer, you’ll find more than locally made moonshine at the Sugarlands Distilling Co. All summer long, new and exciting artists will be bringing their unique sounds to the Sugarlands stage in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Back Porch Concert Series will feature talented artists and bands from across the country, showcasing their toe-tapping Southern sounds. Stop by for a taste of the Appalachian culture, through both music and moonshine. As you listen, sip on a jar of Sugarlands Distilling Company’s moonshine – offered in a variety of delicious flavors.

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Can you escape at The Island?

Decoding The Escape Game at The Island

At The Island in Pigeon Forge, there are always new things popping up. From restaurants and attractions to mini rides and shops, you’re likely to find something new each time you visit. One of the newer attractions at The Island is an exciting new experience called The Escape Game. Teams of two to eight people will be locked in a room, only escaping when (or IF) they are able to decode the secret messages, uncover clues, and solve a series of puzzles. You only have 60 minutes to try to escape! This hands-on experience is great for friends and families, getting you out of the cabin and outside of your comfort zone.

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30 Things to do with your friends in Gatlinburg

Many people think of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains and think of honeymoons, weddings, church retreats, and family reunions. But Gatlinburg offers so many attractions, events, shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities, it appeals to a much wider crowd. Getting away with family is great, but sometimes you just need some quality time with your friends. At least for me, it’s gotten harder over the years to get friends together. After graduating from high school and college, many of us moved in different directions, began careers, and started families. Now spread across the country, we usually only get together once or twice a year.

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