2015 Heroes Week, Veterans Parade & Military Show in Pigeon Forge

It’s a week-long patriotic celebration in Pigeon Forge August 24-30 as the 2015 Heroes Week rolls out a music festival and special evening shows at different venues. This culminates in the Saturday, August 29, Veterans Homecoming Parade, and the same weekend offers the annual Military & Relic Show, August 29-30.

5267660_origEach year the organizers team up with a significant event or organization – last year it was the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall – and this year it hosts American Sniper Chris Kyle’s Guardians for Heroes Foundation.

The week starts with a 4-day music festival as the Christian Country Expo comes to town August 24-27. Monday night headliner is Marty Raybon, and the expo opens on Tuesday morning for day-long music showcases through the festival, along with evening shows. (more…)

Free Live Music in Gatlinburg at the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

There’s lots of free live music happening in Gatlinburg as the 2015 Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival returns for its 4th year running Wed-Sun, August 19-23. This is a unique music event in the Southeast, lots of music as well as a chance to meet and learn from insiders in the music industry and experience a personal connection with hit songwriters.

 

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Want a Gatlinburg Cabin with an Indoor Swimming Pool? Okay!

Want an indoor swimming pool in your luxury cabin in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area? As the largest rental cabin management agency in the Smoky Mountains, with more than 500 cabins to choose from, we have several cabins with indoor pools for your visit.

The cabin shown here, Splish Splash, is a 1-bedroom cabin that sleeps 4 people. It has a sauna next to that pool, by the way!

To see all our cabins with indoor swimming pools in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, take a look at our Cabins With Indoor Pools page. And here are a few more of the pools to look at.

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Mountain Treasure Cabin

Seclusion and fun in the mountains – welcome to Mountain Treasure, a 2-bedroom luxury cabin that sleeps 8 people in comfort, a spacious 2-story cabin in a private park-like setting. Mountain Treasure is a cabin packed with amenities inside, and with its own picnic pavilion, tree-house and park swing outside.

Mountain Treasure has a bedroom on each floor, each with a king bed and adjoining full bathroom, each with vertical jetted spa. Two queen sleepers are ready for extra guests, in a spacious design that allows plenty of game and entertainment room inside. (more…)

Fourth of July Midnight Parade 2015: Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Celebrations

2015-07-02_170546Friday is July 3, 2015, which means that the stroke of midnight signals the beginning of July 4th, and the start of the First Fourth of July Parade in the Nation. For the 40th year since the Bicentennial in 1976, the little City of Gatlinburg wakes up the United States with its annual Midnight Parade.

And what a parade it is! More than 100 floats, marching bands, entrants from surrounding states, groups, troupes, special vehicles and huge cartoon helium balloons spend around an hour and a half from midnight traveling the length of Parkway from Traffic Light 1a to Traffic Light 10.

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Tunes, Tales and Trolleys: It’s Summer 2015 in Gatlinburg

Tunes & Tales in Gatlinburg

Image & video courtesy of Kevin Tierney

Image & video courtesy of Kevin Tierney

Summer begins for sure when Gatlinburg opens its season of Tunes & Tales, starting Friday evening, June 12, 2015, and lasting through August 1. This is a time when strolling the town becomes not just filled with wonder but also filled with surprises, and the casual stroller can run into music, song and street performance at any turn along downtown Parkway, every evening from 6 pm.

Tunes & Tales started only in recent years, and has become immensely popular, turning the evenings into magic as characters in period costume, bluegrass musicians and storytellers celebrate the legacy of Appalachia and share it with all who care to gather ’round. (more…)

Synchronous Fireflies 2015

Images courtesy of GSMNP

The synchronous fireflies at Elkmont have started again this year with their almost unique pattern of flashing on and off in harmony – a thing not seen anywhere else in the world except parts of Southeast Asia.

The Park Service is again coordinating a trolley service in conjunction with the City of Gatlinburg to bring people to the Elkmont campground area for the nightly showing. For safety and environmental protection, visitors to the area are limited. Advance tickets go on sale in April and usually sell out in ten minutes! (more…)

Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival 2015

bbq-cf-food1.ashxSummer at Dollywood kicks off with its annual Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, May 23 – June 7, 2015. This means tons of barbeque and dozens of the top names in multiple performances non-stop for over two weeks. All included in the price of admission to the legendary theme park in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Nothing says American summer like barbeque, and nothing says Appalachia like bluegrass. And nothing says Party like the two of them together! (more…)

The Deckhouse: High Luxury, Our 500th Cabin

The Deckhouse 4-bedroom luxury cabin

The Deckhouse 4-bedroom luxury cabin

The Deckhouse is a huge 4-bedroom luxury cabin with panoramic views and wraparound decks to see in every direction, located in the Summit resort on Bluff Mountain close to Pigeon Forge, TN. The Deckhouse is also the 500th cabin to join our management family of luxury rental cabins in the Smoky Mountains.

The Summit Resort occupies a prime location with fabulous views, with good access to Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. The Deckhouse has paved parking and wheelchair accessibility. We were honored that the owners asked us to manage this cabin, our 500th.

 

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