Known for drawing famed celebrities to the area, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, welcomes yet another talented star, Grand Ole Opry winner, and coach from The Voice, Blake Shelton! When seeking a great location for his 3rd restaurant, there was no doubt Gatlinburg would be the place. With country roots, Southern charm, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park next door, Gatlinburg was an obvious choice to host the next Ole Red. And with Dolly Parton’s blessing, Blake intends to take the Smokies by storm, luring even more visitors to the area with a hopping restaurant attraction featuring live music, Southern cuisine, and a 2-story bar! Partnering with Ryman Hospitality Properties, Blake has big plans for his 3rd restaurant — set to open spring 2019 in Gatlinburg. Continue reading
What is the most popular thing to do when driving long distance (or any distance for that matter)? Perhaps it’s chatting with friends or listening to informative podcasts…but most people simply enjoy a good song. When bobbing your head to the beat, tapping your fingers to the rhythm, or singing at the top of your lungs, it’s easy to get lost in the music and forget about the words.
As spring flowers fade and cool breezes linger, summertime draws near…sure to bring heat waves and sweaty attire. Now is the perfect time for a refreshing vacation! Beat the summer heat by splashing around in the Great Smoky Mountains, from tubing down Little River and whitewater rafting with your pals to fishing for rainbow trout and lounging in your very own private indoor pool. No matter where you stay, be it Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, keeping cool in the Smokies will be a breeze!
Without great mothers, where would we be? No, really…they birth, adopt, clothe, feed, watch over, take care of, and love us. With Mother’s Day only a few days away on May 13, 2018, what will you do to show how much you appreciate your precious mom? Fragrant flowers and vibrant gifts are all fine and good, but a relaxing trip the Great Smoky Mountains — now that would be a memorable Mother’s Day indeed!
Okay, we will admit it: all the touristy attractions that have sprung up around the Gatlinburg area are pretty stinkin’ fun, like shooting zombies at Outbreak: Dread the Undead, trying to break out at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, or playing blacklight mini-golf and laser tag at the LazerPort Fun Center. But you did not come all the way to the beautiful Smoky Mountains only for the tourist stops, especially when there is such a rich culture steeped in the old American way of life in heart of downtown Gatlinburg!
Barbecue cooking in the back yard, cool summer breezes passing by, refreshing iced tea in hand…the 4th of July is a classic American holiday typically spent at home with family and friends. But what if you took things up a notch? What if you brought your loved ones and Independence Day traditions to the Great Smoky Mountains? Attend the 1st Independence Day parade in the nation, witness the Gatlinburg fireworks finale, check out local attractions, shop for souvenirs in town, and grill holiday dishes at your private cabin with a stunning mountain view! Start planning today and make this 4th of July one to remember — in the Smokies. Continue reading
Looking for a place to duel zipline with a friend, ride a thrilling mountain coaster, dine with an incredible mountain view, shop for unique souvenirs, and stroll amongst the tree canopy? Venture to Anakeesta, a 55-acre aerial adventure park for all ages in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — right next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! From Firefly Village and the Treehouse Village Playground to Adventure Outpost and the Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail, memorable experiences and incredible family photos are waiting for YOU atop Anakeesta Mountain. Continue reading
The beach seems like the obvious choice for a summer escape, but we would like to argue: the Smoky Mountains is the best place to vacation for your family getaway in the summer! With cool cabins, incredible mountain views, and hundreds of fun things to do, Cabins for YOU Smoky Mountain cabins near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg prove that it shouldn’t be all about the ocean in the summer! Check out our top 10 reasons why… Continue reading
Sun rays beating down, sweat pouring all around — there’s nothing quite like a private indoor pool in the midst of summer. A refreshing swim in summertime is just what you need to beat the heat! Teach your youngest to paddle in the morning, splash with the kids in the afternoon, float for a while in the evening, and take a few midnight laps just because you can. Plus, a private pool means no swimming with strangers, giving you freedom to splash whenever (and whomever) you please!