Category archive: Gatlinburg

Sugarlands Distilling Company

Sugarlands Distilling Company in Gatlinburg is a place to taste many different flavors of shine, take the tour to see the moonshiner’s art in action, buy jars of moonshine, apparel or mountain merchandise – and listen to the wonderful bands and musicians that Sugarlands brings to play on the Spirit Stage in back of the stillhouse.

Sugarlands offers free music performances throughout the year from a variety of great musicians and bands from near and far. Sugarlands opened its doors in 2014 and since then has brought a whole world of music, fun and of course Tennessee moonshine to the area.

Images courtesy of Sugarlands

Images courtesy of Sugarlands

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Oktoberfest 2016 at Ober Gatlinburg

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

Images courtesy of Ober Gatlinburg

It’s that time of the year again. Oktoberfest has come to Ober Gatlinburg with the promise of cooler weather, snow on the horizon, amazing German food, and of course beers galore! As winter beckons and the fall leaves begin to turn to brilliant shades of red and gold, visitors are flocking to the Smoky Mountains and enjoying the ski area’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest.

This annual event can be enjoyed from September 23 through October 30, 2016. Families and friends can delight in the special German food that is prepared on a daily basis. The cuisine is inspired from traditional Bavarian festivals and includes a few crowd-pleasing classics such as turkey legs, strudel, schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels, and of course heaping side orders of sauerkraut. Attendees over the age of 21 can choose from a wide selection of exotic beers that make the perfect accompaniment to the German cuisine.

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Ripley’s Fright Nights 2016

Images courtesy of Haunted Adventure

Images courtesy of Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg puts on its special “Fright Nights” weekends again for its 18th year in 2016, every Friday through Sunday all through October.

It’s that time of year when ghosts and goblins set the stage for Gatlinburg Halloween antics. If you’d like to experience exploring spooky places, getting up-close to scary faces, and hearing bloodcurdling screams, make your plans to share in the frightening atmosphere offered at the Haunted Adventure on Parkway.

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Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair 2016

The Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair of 2016 happens October 6-23 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, with doors open 10-6 daily and 10-5 Sunday for two weeks. It’s fall in the Smoky Mountains, and the harvest is abundant especially when it comes to arts and crafts.

This ever popular show is the place for window shopping, or shopping for real, and the pickings are astonishingly varied and rich. There are more than 150 booths, and all the summer’s new work coming out of the hills to town from the nation’s largest community of independent artists and craftspeople who make this area their home.

images courtesy of Arts & Crafts Community

images courtesy of Arts & Crafts Community

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Gatlinburg Sky Lift

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If you’re looking for breathtaking, panoramic views of Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding Smoky Mountains, opt for the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. One of the most popular attractions in Gatlinburg, the Sky Lift offers an uplifted excursion for the whole family.

The Sky Lift takes passengers 1,800 feet high atop Crockett Mountain, which many people call Gatlinburg’s #1 scenic overlook. From the ride up and the top you can see downtown Gatlinburg’s attractions – maybe you can even see your cabin!

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How far is Gatlinburg From Memphis?

Memphis to Gatlinburg is a 433-mile, fun-filled road trip through Tennessee to the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The quickest way is also the best, taking Interstate 40, the corridor connecting West and East Tennessee. Enjoy these cool discoveries along your way, most located just 1-to-2 miles off the interstate.

Music between Memphis and Nashville

Tina Turner fans will enjoy cranking her greatest hits on their way to tour the Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville, TN. Wild wigs and shiny dresses are optional. Many such items are in residence, donated by the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll” herself – all housed in the country school house where she attended grade school.
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Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 2016

Images courtesy of SMSF

Images courtesy of SMSF

The 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is on again now in Gatlinburg, TN, August 24-28, 2016. This event continues each year to gain in popularity, and fills the town with live music and the unique opportunity to meet the writers of the hit songs, to engage in workshops and co-authoring, and to hear the stories behind the legends, from the people on the inside of the music industry.

Cabins of the Smoky Mountains is proud to be a sponsor of this great event, and we’ve been covering it from its beginning. Knowing the background to a song and something about the songwriter opens up a world of appreciation that you may never have experienced before, and one that stays with you, ever after.

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Free Things to do in Gatlinburg, TN

You can find plenty of fun and free things to do in Gatlinburg, TN. Along with people-watching from the free trolley or a window-shopping stroll along the bustling Parkway, visitors enjoy free entry to every attraction inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the only national park in the country with free admission. There are multiple scenic motoring and hiking excursions nearby.

Here are some points of interest that are both free of charge and potentially some of your most splendid memories during your stay.

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Things to do in Gatlinburg for Couples

Gatlinburg, TN is ideal for couples ready for a romantic holiday. From fine dining to local amusements and attractions, to the very best cabins in Tennessee, Gatlinburg offers excitement.  Here are just a few of the top excursions for couples in Gatlinburg.

TIP: nothing’s more romantic for accommodation than your own cabin in the mountains. Check out our Smoky Mountain Weddings page as well as our Romance Packages for getaway cabins, and call 855-91-SMOKY anytime with questions and to book your stay with us.

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How Far is Gatlinburg from Atlanta? What’s the Best Drive?

Atlanta, GA to Gatlinburg, TN is a 4-hour, 200-mile road trip through America’s Appalachian countryside.  Seasoned motorists say it’s best to take State Highway 23, which connects Atlanta with Eastern Tennessee, for a drive that’s both faster and more scenic than sticking to the interstates!

Pack up the family and enjoy your drive to Gatlinburg from Atlanta – it can be accomplished in style. Check out these new discoveries waiting for you, no more than 1-2 miles off the highway.

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