Posts By: Carrie Waxler

About Carrie Waxler

I've worked for Gatlinburg Falls since March 2011. Lived in TN since 1996. I have now hiked Mt. LeConte three times. I've been on every trail that leads to the top. The last one we hiked up the Boulevard. I have walked my first 2.7 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Only 2176 miles to go. I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail when my children graduate. I also love lake kayaking on Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. We take our kayaks camping to middle Tennessee as well for river kayaking. I love talking to guests from the places I've visited or lived. Brings back many good memories. I love to be where people are having fun.

July 4th, 2014 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge


July 4th Midnight Parade, Gatlinburg

July 4th Midnight Parade, Gatlinburg

It’s July 4th on Friday, and in Gatlinburg this means a parade, which really starts on Thursday, July 3rd  in the early morning hours. This is when the most intrepid of the parade-watchers begin to claim their spots along the parade route, settling in with folding chairs and necessary survival items to get through the long day ahead: phone, camera, water, money, good hat, etc.

Over 100,000 people are coming to watch the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation begin as the clock strikes midnight of the 3rd, and the Fourth of July unfolds in all its glory! (more…)

Riversong Ridge: 3-Bedroom Luxury Cabin in the Smoky Mountains

Riversong Ridge luxury cabin

Riversong Ridge luxury cabin

Riversong Ridge is a 3-bedroom luxury cabin combining the best of both worlds in a fully rustic outside with a modern style of living on the inside.

Sitting in its own private lot in the Smoky Mountains, this retreat cabin offers gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains as well as its own self-contained getaway ambience.

Carefully designed into the sheltering terrain, this great cabin has an ancillary covered gazebo which houses the outdoor hot tub, surrounded by nature yet still in private seclusion. (more…)

2014 Spring Rod Run

rod4Hard to believe it’s the 32nd year already of the famous Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run, happening this Friday & Saturday, April 11-12, 2014. Hordes of classic cars and vehicles of all kinds, and thousands of enthusiasts have been pouring into town in preparation for this great event. (more…)