Plan Your 2019 Spring Break in the Smokies — Today!

Before it’s too late, take a little time to make plans for spring break! Give you 3 guesses where the majority of spring breakers will be heading this year, but you’ll only need 1… So, why not change things up a bit in 2019? After all, you have a limited amount of spring breaks in your life, and frankly, it can be quite boring to visit the same place year after year. Avoid crowded beaches, featuring limited real estate, noisy chatter overpowering the waves, and high risk for sunburn. Instead, head to the Great Smoky Mountains — where local attractions are aplenty, bluegrass beats fill the air, and early wildflower blooms dot the most-visited national park in the country! Continue reading

Christmas in the Smokies: Pigeon Forge Winterfest & Beyond

Fighting for time among all the work parties, school plays, and church events in the first few weeks of December can make the “most wonderful time of year” somewhat of a stressful nightmare before Christmas. Plan an early holiday gathering with friends in November, a peaceful getaway with a special someone during January after exposing yourselves to one another’s crazy families, or bring the whole crazy family to a large group lodging for an incredibly special holiday gathering this year!

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The 25 Days of Christmas in the Smokies

Christmas is rapidly approaching! Don’t get caught in Late November and December scrambling to put together a family gathering, planning family outings with the kids, or rounding up your friends to exchange gifts. Make Christmas extra special this year with a fun and relaxing cabin in Pigeon Forge, where you will be hard-pressed to avoid the holiday spirit while surrounded by millions of lights, gorgeous snow-capped mountains, and great ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of year with Smoky Mountain flair!

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Stay Inside & Drink Hot Chocolate this Winter? Do THIS Instead!

Brrr! It’s freezing outside, so naturally, we take to the great indoors, where heaters keep us cozy, cocoa brings a smile, and TV provides entertainment. Then we do it all over again the next day, and the next, and the next…woohoo. How about changing it up this frosty season? Challenge winter head on and take your vacation plans up a notch with outdoor winter activities in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Pools, Games, Big Screen TVs & More in our NEW Cabins!

Country Bears Cabin | 2 bed + loft | 2.5 bath | sleeps 8 | Pigeon Forge
Cozy up in Country Bears Cabin, where the outdoor spaces are just as welcoming as the interiors. Whip up meals in your fully equipped kitchen, shoot some pool with friends, have movie night in front of your big screen TV with Blu-ray player in your theater room, and end your evenings chatting around the firepit while making s’mores. You’ll also enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, board games, the Sega Classic, an outdoor hot tub, and a secluded location to give you the peace you’ve been seeking!

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Kick Off 2019 in the Smokies!

All dressed up, and so many places to go! 2018 was a long year for everyone: we earned this epic New Year’s Eve party, and there are 5 places to be in the Smoky Mountains to end one year and bring in the next with an exciting bang! Break out all those new dresses, jackets, makeup, and jewelry for an elegant night you are going to talk about well into 2019. Instead of asking the question, “Is anyone doing anything for New Year’s Eve?” organize a group getaway and bring your tribe of people to an awesome large group lodge where you can enjoy waking up after a long night to breathtaking mountain views and relaxing amenities – a great way to start this new chapter in your lives. Continue reading

It’s the Most Magical Time of Year in the Smokies!

Mesmerized by the surreal city draped in lights and this magical North Pole come to life, it can be daunting to know where to start. Every holiday season, beginning in early November and carrying all the way through January, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains become a paradise for those who love Christmas and everything about it! From fantastic shows to wintry landscapes to millions of lights, a Christmas in Gatlinburg is certainly a bucket-list-worthy destination for new visitors and makes many fall in love with the contagious holiday spirit to return year after year.

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Thanksgiving in the Smokies: Dinner Downtown

Bring on the moist turkey, fluffy stuffing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, mystery casserole, cranberry sauce, buttermilk biscuits, corn muffins, pumpkin cookies, and pecan pie, because Thanksgiving is only days away — yum! With so many dishes to prepare, it can feel burdensome to cook and clean (especially on your vacation time), so why not let someone else take on the hassle by dining out this year? Better yet, take your festivities up a notch with a family Thanksgiving in the Smokies, a beautiful place filled with incredible views, fun attractions, tons of activities, and — of course — delicious homemade Southern dishes!

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