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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Barbeque & Bluegrass 2015: Sevierville Takes It To The Street

Images courtesy of Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass

Images courtesy of Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass

This weekend there’s a stupendous Barbeque and Bluegrass festival in Sevierville AND it’s Half-Price on all our remaining Cabins. Next weekend marks the start of another massive Barbeque & Bluegrass festival, at Dollywood, AND it’s Half-Price cabins again!

Coincidence? Well, maybe, truth be told – but it works out perfectly for last-minute visitors coming in for either of these two great parties!
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Dolly Homecoming Parade 2015 in Pigeon Forge

parade2013-11-1024x684The merry month of May gets a whole lot merrier this May Day, as Dolly Parton takes to the streets of Pigeon Forge to lead the 30th Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade, happening this Friday, May 1, 2015.

More than 50,000 people attend the Dolly Parade each year, and many of them come to catch a glimpse and photo shots of Tennessee’s favorite daughter, Dolly Parton herself. (more…)

Springtime in the Smokies 2015

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It’s an earthy time of year in the Smoky Mountains right now. The springtime period after Easter marks the magical time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when millions of wildflowers bloom for a brief time, one step ahead of the trees blooming, which will cover the skies above with foliage and plunge the forest floor back into deep shade.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

For a few weeks, 1,500 species of wildflower cover the ground everywhere, and April 21-25, 2015, marks the time of the 65th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. (more…)

Legacy Weekend 2015 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Images courtesy of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Images courtesy of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg’s renowned Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts hosts its 2nd annual Legacy Weekend this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, 2015.

Legacy Weekend is a mix of celebration and open house, offering a series of workshops and encouraging interaction between the participants and the whole campus community. Part of the proceeds from workshop fees will benefit Friends of the Smokies. (more…)

Easter 2015 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

It’s Easter time in the Smoky Mountains in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, and as always, there’s a lot going on.

Image courtesy of Arts & Crafts Show

Images courtesy of Arts & Crafts Show

Arts and crafts are never far from the surface in this part of the world, carrying forward much of the Appalachian history and tradition of the region. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, marks another annual Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show. (more…)

Festival of Nations 2015 at Dollywood

Once again Dollywood kicks off spring in the Smoky Mountains with the Festival of Nations, lasting from March 21 through April 20, 2015. The music, dance and costume of different cultures from around the world are represented in modern and electrifying ways, in unique performances by award-winning, literally world-class acts.

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