Spa Treatments at The Island and In Your Cabin

Images courtesy of St. Somewhere Spa

Images courtesy of St. Somewhere Spa

Relax at a spa during your stay in the Smoky Mountains. Try the St. Somewhere Spa in Pigeon Forge, or simply bring the spa services to your cabin. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is world famous for both its spectacular mountain scenery and the town’s warm and welcoming resort experience. This has made it a highly popular destination for a relaxing getaway for both single visitors and families.

Visitors tend to spend their days on their feet, either taking in Pigeon Forge’s numerous local attractions or hiking in the nearby Smoky Mountains National Park. After a long and active day, what could be better than treating yourself to a relaxing spa session? There are a number of spas to choose from, including the St. Somewhere Spa. This spa is a part of The Island, a shopping and entertainment center located right in downtown Pigeon Forge on the banks of the Little Pigeon river.
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Winter in the Smoky Mountains: Jan-Feb 2017 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

gf-lovin-it-snow-extAs Christmas gives way to the New Year, here in January 2017 the winter fun juts keeps ramping up. The millions of lights in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to shine brightly, the trolley tours of the best lights continue, the snow comes down, the skiing heats up, and cabin deals abound with Half-Price offers on remaining cabins for those who can make a trip at short notice for a winter getaway.

Winterfest in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville means millions of decorative lights, some in animated displays, strung everywhere and sparkling through the end of February. In Gatlinburg the story of Winter Magic is the same, featuring crystal-clear LED displays, and lasting through the end of January.

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New Year’s Eve 2016 in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

New Year’s Eve 2016 in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offers two great venues bringing the long-anticipated excitement of free concerts, crowds of revelers, lights and fireworks to ring in a brand-new 2107 at midnight.

Tens of thousands of people will be out and up late this Saturday! Usually Gatlinburg’s Space Needle draws 50,000 attendees to the New Year’s event, and the Pigeon Forge excitement at The Island has been drawing increasingly bigger crowds each year.

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Shopping in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge boast some of the finest and most diverse shopping opportunities in the region. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the surrounding areas are teeming with a variety of stores, from small artisan boutiques to world-famous brand flagship stores. Next time you’re in town be sure to reserve time for some outstanding shopping experiences.

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Smoky Mountain Winery

Smoky Mountain Winery is Gatlinburg’s oldest winery, established in 1981, and the winner of numerous awards. Located just off of East Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN, it’s a hidden gem and great favorite for many people who like to sample the varieties of wine that the area offers.

Wine lovers of all experience levels will enjoy sampling the varieties of locally grown and produced vintages offered in Smoky Mountain Winery’s tasting room. The Winery no longer offers tours, but includes an adjacent gift shop where you can purchase wine accessories and bottles of your favorites from your tasting selection.

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Smoky Mountain Weddings

No matter what time of year the two of you are planning your wedding day, the Smoky Mountains provide an abundance of atmosphere, elegance, and sheer beauty to enhance the special event. With the mountains as a scenic backdrop along with lush landscape, privacy, and exceptional accommodations, romance is guaranteed to fill the air from morning until night.

Smoky Mountains Setting

Choosing the perfect setting and season is at the top of the list when planning a wedding. Whether you choose Cupid’s month of February when mountain vistas and cool breezes abound or you prefer the busier months of May and June when the Smoky Mountains are bursting with colorful and fragrant flowers and trees, Smoky Mountain weddings are magical and create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day.

Images courtesy of Carles-Witt Event Planners

Image courtesy of Carles-Witt Event Planners

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After the Fire, Life in Gatlinburg Gets Back to Normal

All of us here in Gatlinburg appreciate your concern and your prayers during the recent wildfires.   We know many of you were worried about us and concerned about the Smokies.

The fires are past and we’re fine. Please be assured: the Smokies are still great, and we still live in a beautiful area.

The fires burned an estimated 15,000 acres – that’s about 23 square miles. But Sevierville County is almost 600 square miles in size, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is over 800 square miles. Depending on where you drive, you may see little or no evidence of the fire.

Downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are fine, and none of the major attractions were burned. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area & Amusement Park was unaffected and is open for skiing. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are hosting their annual Winterfest, and we’re looking forward to a great Christmas. The Smokies are back in business.

We did lose some cabins, but nearly 90% of our cabins are untouched by the fire. Immediately after the fires, we either rebooked guests in affected cabins, placing them in a comparable cabin in an unaffected area, or we refunded the guest’s money.

We have over 400 cabins untouched by fire and waiting for you. Come and have a great vacation with us.

Pet Friendly Cabins in Pigeon Forge

pets2Pigeon Forge has earned its reputation as one of the most hospitable and friendly towns in Tennessee. Families with pets love to stay here, soaking in its mix of a festive attitude and peaceful, pet-friendly attractions.

Drive a short ways southeast of Knoxville and the city life melts away into a whole new world. Pigeon Forge, cupped in the foothills of the Appalachians and nestled against the entrance of the National Park, is a charming and family-friendly town that makes an ideal home base for exploring these mountains. (more…)

Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival 2016

Let’s have some bluegrass for Christmas! It’s time for the Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival again, happening in Pigeon Forge December 7-10, 2016. Led by Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the festival features a host of great performers at Smoky Mountain Convention Center at 4010 Parkway (close to Light #8) in Pigeon Forge.

Tickets are available at the door (including a general admission ticket), and the music starts at 5 pm on Wednesday the 7th. Shows start at 4 pm on Thursday, and 11 am on Friday & Saturday. And on Friday there’s a late-night jam session after the show. This is a family-friendly good time.

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Touring the Christmas Lights of Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

With millions upon millions of Christmas lights in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and throughout the area, what are some of the best ways to see them? You can choose to drive yourself around town, take a scenic aerial tram or mountain coaster ride, or take advantage of local holiday transportation and travel by trolley. Here are the best ways to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and join other revelers for Christmas fun and festivities.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are winter wonderland destinations and both cities will be lighting up the night sky during the holiday season with festive displays and many millions of lights – often animated or synchronized to music – in celebration of Christmas. Each city has scheduled events running from November through January and February.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

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