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!
One of the best times of year to visit the Smokies is springtime. As the winter weather slowly makes its exit, spring arrives and brings warm air, blooming wildflowers, lush greenery, flowing streams, rushing waterfalls, and stirring wildlife. It’s a beautiful sight to behold, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect place to enjoy this stunning display of nature. But Gatlinburg offers even more for those looking to spend spring in the Smokies. A jam-packed community calendar provides plenty of entertainment for the entire month of April, with events for the whole family. If you’re headed to the Smokies this spring, check out these exciting events!
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.
Once you visit the Smokies, you won’t need to hunt for a reason to return! But for those who’ve never had a chance to visit, we hope you’ll consider the Smoky Mountains for your next family vacation. With plenty of fun activities and beautiful scenery, the Smokies provide a getaway for families like no other—especially in the spring! Because springtime means a nearly limitless amount of outdoor events and entertainment, it is sure to become your family’s favorite time of year when you spend it in the Smokies! But if you still need some convincing, consider these three great reasons to plan your visit to the Smoky Mountains this spring.
Congratulations! If you’re reading this page, it’s probably because you’re planning a wedding, and we hope you’ll consider spending your big day at the premier wedding destination of the South: the Great Smoky Mountains! With green rolling hills, groves of wildflowers, and crystal-clear rushing streams, the Smokies provide the perfect backdrop for the most important day of your life.
The scenic and bustling mountain towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are a child’s playground. They’re home to tons of kid-friendly attractions, arcades, toy stores, and candy shops. It’s a great place to really let kids explore and have some fun. As you plan your trip to the Smoky Mountains, consider what the kids might want to do. Ask what two or three attractions they definitely don’t want to miss. And if you need more inspiration, read on to see some of our ideas for a day for the kids in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
The oldest winery in East Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Winery is located just minutes from the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. For years, the winery has been offering samples of its award-winning wines for guests to enjoy. It also boasts a gift shop that offers a wide variety of gifts, accessories, and home goods. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by walls of the winery’s best wines, along with the many regional, national, and international awards the Smoky Mountain Winery boasts. Among the many competitions won, the Smoky Mountain Winery holds awards for Best Commercial Wine and awards from the Easter Wine International.
Our Gatlinburg cabins offer tons of amenities, so if you’re wanting a fun and relaxing vacation where you don’t leave the cabin much, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained. From big screen TVs and game tables to hot tubs and indoor pools, the amenities offered will make you want to keep cozy inside the cabin. While there are many reasons to stay in your cabin in Gatlinburg, here are our top five: Continue reading
Even for those of us who enjoy breaking out our favorite scarves and mittens, it usually doesn’t take long for the cold sweater weather to get really old! By mid-January, we’re counting down to the first day of spring, ready for longer days, green trees, and warm sunshine on our faces.
This year, as you plan your springtime getaway, forget fighting the traffic to Florida. Instead, plan for a one-of-a-kind spring break in the Smokies! With dozens of springtime activities you’ll find only in the Great Smoky Mountains, you are sure to have a memorable vacation. For some inspiration as you make your plans, here are five family-friendly events you’ll find only in the Smokies this spring: