Category Archives: Advice

How to Entertain a Large Group in the Smokies

     Is your daughter getting married, and you’re planning a destination wedding with family and friends? Have your employees earned a break, and you’re wanting to celebrate with a relaxing weekend away? Is your church planning a retreat? Or, do you have a group of friends that’s been wanting to get together for a long time and has finally decided to make it happen this year?

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Apps, Main Dishes, and Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show the one you love how much they mean to you. Whether you’re newlyweds wanting to stay in that honeymoon phase or old loves looking to reconnect, slipping away to the Smokies for a weekend retreat is a great way to have some romance. Our 1-2 bedroom cabins offer lots of romantic amenities: comfortable king and queen beds, DVD players for romantic comedies, fireplaces, soothing hot tubs, quiet decks where you can relax, and dining tables for candlelit dinners in the cabin!

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8 Easy Ways You Can Travel Like A Local in the Smokies

When you go away for vacation, wherever it is, it’s easy to get caught in tourist traps. You know, those busy places filled with camera-carrying, too-big-of-a-bag-toting, nose-in-a-map-walking tourists that sometimes make it hard to enjoy your time at whatever attraction you’re visiting. Maybe you’ve been one of those yourself and would rather explore the area in a new way.

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20 Inspirational Quotes to Stir Up Your Wanderlust for the Smoky Mountains

The mountains are calling, and I must go.
-John Muir

Probably one of the most popular and well-recognized quotes about the mountains, John Muir’s quote above is simple yet powerful. It elicits that adventurous spirit in us all, tugging at our heartstrings and stirring up thoughts of being somewhere beautiful, new, and exciting. There are truly dozens of reasons to go to the Great Smoky Mountains, from the variety of restaurants, many shops and boutiques, and local art to the popular attractions, incredible scenery, and fun seasonal events.

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Get Poppin’ With National Popcorn Month this October

There are a lot of unique holidays throughout the year, celebrating everything from foods to friends. Computer Learning Month. Eat Country Ham Month. Sarcastic Month. Even National Accordion Awareness Month. This year, celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month – October – with some easy in-cabin recipes (perfect for movie nights), kids’ crafts made with popcorn, and some delicious flavored popcorn found right here in the Smokies! Continue reading