Smoky Mountain Winery Tasting

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.

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5 Reasons To Stay In Your Cabin

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


Spend Your Spring in The Smokies

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:

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Smoky Mountains during March 2015

March means the arrival of spring and the melting of the winter’s snow. The Great Smoky Mountains begin to warm, wildlife begins to stir, and plants and wildflowers begin to bloom. It’s a beautiful time to visit Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas, and the community events just add to the draw of a springtime Smoky Mountain visit.

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Trout Tournament in the Smokies

Register now to be a part of the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! The 16th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is a two-day fishing event in April that encourages family-friendly competition amidst the splendor of the Smokies. Prior to the event, more than 20 miles of streams will be stocked with over 5,000 trout. Open to adults, children, residents, and tourists alike, the fishing tournament offers more than $10,000 in cash and prizes for tournament winners!

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Putt Putt in Gatlinburg

Springtime in Gatlinburg means a lot of fun options for enjoying the great outdoors. You can take a scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National park, plan a picnic by the water, or saddle up and enjoy a stroll through the lush mountainsides. You can even experience the thrill of zip lining high through the Appalachian trees! There are lots of favorite activities that keep visitors returning to the Smokies year after year—but who knew that one of them would be mini golf!

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Beating the Winter Blues

Gray skies and dreary weather often make a wintertime vacation go from drab to worse. But just because you don’t want to play outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your Smoky Mountain vacation! Plenty of activities in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville will make your winter vacation something to remember—even when the weather is not. For some indoor fun this winter, check out these well-loved attractions and exhibits in the Smokies. Continue reading


Smoky Mountain Wine Tasting

So you know about hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. You know about shopping the Tanger Outlets and riding the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg. But did you know that another favorite activity on a Smoky Mountain vacation involves a smile on your face and a wine glass in your hand? Let me introduce you to wine tasting in the Smokies.

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How To Survive Winter Traffic

Although winter is one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge—the snow-capped peaks and festive downtown streets are sure to impress—the winter weather can often mean slow-moving traffic and dangerous road conditions. The steep mountain roads, if covered in ice, can prove slippery and somewhat scary. But no need to change your plans. Simply play it safe with these 5 tips for surviving winter traffic in the Smokies, and you and your family will have a pleasant winter getaway even with the snow and ice. Continue reading


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