Yearly Archives: 2015

16th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival 2015

The 2015, 16th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival starts Thursday for 3 days, September 17-19. This festival is one of the nicest you’ll ever attend, with a crowd of around 3,000, highly acclaimed talent performing, and a camper village that adds to some amazing jamming between shows.

image courtesy of Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

image courtesy of Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival


2015 Hot Rod Roundup at Splash Country and the Fall Rod Run in Pigeon Forge

Shades of the Past 2015 Hot Rod Roundup

Image courtesy of Shades of the Past

Image courtesy of Shades of the Past

Fall must be coming because Pigeon Forge has caught the muscle car fever again. The 2015, 33rd Annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup happens again this Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, at Dollywood’s Splash Country. It’s a family-fun affair with no alcohol, indoor restrooms, and a huge parking lot filled with amazing cars on display, none of which is newer than 1972 – sorry friend, you’ll have to park that new Caddy somewhere else!

Parking is plentiful at Splash Country for $12 – or you can park for free in downtown Pigeon Forge and take the trolley out for 50 cents. The show is open 8 am to 5 pm each day, and on Saturday the judging and awards start at 4:30pm. This is where a ’32 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster is given as the first prize, followed by $10,000 as 2nd prize! (more…)

Cabins With Resort Amenities – Including Swimming Pools

With more than 500 cabins under our management, we have many cabins in resort communities. A resort location offers additional benefits to top off your cabin experience.

The advantage of a resort typically means plenty of parking, well maintained roads (a factor in winter), and resort amenities such as community room, picnic area, and conference center for meetings, family celebrations, weddings and other such occasions. And usually a swimming pool in season – and we know what that’s for!

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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.



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 400 cabins to choose from, we have several cabins with indoor pools for your visit.

The cabin shown here, Rustic Splash, is a 1-bedroom cabin that sleeps 6 people. The pool has colorful underwater lighting, and is surrounded with tropical decor, tables, chairs, CD player and a half bathroom, as well as an outside patio with table and grill.

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.


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.


Valley View Cabin at the Preserve Resort, Overlooking Wears Valley

Valley View is a 1-bedroom luxury rental cabin in the Smoky Mountains, perched on a ridge overlooking Wears Valley, scenic gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The view consists of the signature gentle folds and abundant greenery of these ancient mountains, all the way to the horizon.


The view from Valley View cabin