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WINTER TIPS IN THE SMOKIES

Picturesque throughout the year, the Great Smoky Mountains is especially enchanting as winter settles into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mountain peaks are tucked under a shimmering blanket of snow. Christmas lights brighten up seasonal events and shopping windows. Local attractions put a wintry spin on fun activities. And the weather is great for cabin life, snuggling in front of a crackling fireplace or relaxing in a steamy hot tub at the end of the day. Winter is the perfect time of year for couples, families, friends, and groups to vacation in the Smokies! 

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COVID-19 Update: What’s Closed in the Smoky Mountains

We’re Open – and so is the Smokies!
We are thrilled to say that many Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge businesses are open again, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Reduced occupancy and additional safety measures will be in place, so you can continue to maintain distance while supporting area businesses. 

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Spring Break Family Fun in the Smokies

Let’s face it…when we think of spring break, the first image to mind typically shows tons of youngsters flooding the beaches and going (to put it mildly) out of control. And for those of us with kiddos and teens, that’s the last thing we want them to experience, whether on vacation or not. Break away from the beachy tradition — spend your 2019 spring break in the Great Smoky Mountains. Family-friendly attractions combined with in-cabin fun will keep everyone entertained and create the perfect atmosphere for a playful, relaxing, and memorable spring break your family deserves!

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Inspire Your Heart with Art Day: Art in the Smokies

Unleash your creative side (everyone has one) this Inspire Your Heart with Art Day on Thursday, January 31, 2019, an annual time to reflect on art and how it inspires YOU. Paints, pencils, pens, mixed media, photographs, digital mediums…you name it — art is everywhere and runs rampant in the Great Smoky Mountains! Find inspiration from local crafters and gifted artists as well as picturesque nature all around, from snow-capped peaks to wondrous wildlife. Gatlinburg hosts a number of art galleries, studios, and even a national art and craft education center, making it a fantastic location to nurture your inner artist. Inspire Your Heart with Art Day or any day: sketch, craft, paint, and bring your wildest creations to life in the Smokies! Continue reading


12 Days of Christmas in Gatlinburg: Reasons We Love the Smokies

Immeasurable beauty, fantastic wildlife, endless attractions, delicious cuisine, cozy cabins…it’s easy to see why we love the Smokies but hard to limit those reasons to only 12. However, in the spirit of Christmas and for the sake of a holiday classic, we’ve done just that. Get ready to discover why the Smoky Mountains is a great vacation destination for all ages and spin a new twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” while we’re at it!

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Smoky Mountain Gift Guide & Holiday Events

Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? We — and roughly 90% of the population — know how you feel! To make your holiday purchases go as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a Smoky Mountain gift guide — complete with unique present ideas, recommended local shops in Gatlinburg, and a few popular chain stores. To top it all off, we’ve even included a list of seasonal events that will really get you into the holiday spirit when you’re spending some time in the beautiful Smoky Mountains this winter! Continue reading


April Showers Bring May Flowers: Wildflowers, Wildlife & More

After all the rainy days indoors in April, make May a month of outdoor exploration. And what better place to experience the beauty of spring than the Smokies?! As the most biodiverse national park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains boasts over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants and 100s of native animal species, making the Southern Appalachians a wondrous sight to behold. Springtime isn’t just for cleaning, changing your desktop background, and packing up your winter wardrobe — cool breezes, fresh mountain air, enchanting wildlife, and warm days are all waiting for you. So what are you waiting for?

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Winter Tips in The Smokies

Picturesque throughout the year, the Great Smoky Mountains is especially enchanting as winter settles into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mountain peaks are tucked under a shimmering blanket of snow. Christmas lights brighten up seasonal events and shopping windows. Local attractions put a wintry spin on fun activities. And the weather is great for cabin life, snuggling in front of a crackling fireplace or relaxing in a steamy hot tub at the end of the day. Winter is the perfect time of year for couples, families, friends, and groups to vacation in the Smokies! 

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