Category archive: Smoky Mountains

Easter 2018 in the Smokies

Easter weekend in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area as always offers fun for the kids, with the Easter Bunny hiding eggs all over, and several events to note for celebration and worship. Easter comes quite early in 2018, starting Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1.

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Shelly’s Ultimate Cabin Vacation

We’re always glad to hear about other people’s great experiences staying in one of our Smoky Mountains luxury cabins. Here’s what Southern-lifestyle specialist Shelly had to say about her family’s Gatlinburg getaway.

Shelly reports that her family had an amazing stay in Cypress Lodge, a newly finished 4-bedroom cabin with richly detailed decor. The amenities were plentiful, with king beds in each of the four bedrooms along with two queen pull-out sleepers and 1 bunk bed set. There was no standing in line for the shower as the cabin had four full bathrooms and two half-baths, and a hot tub on one of the decks for good measure. And, there was no need to worry about finding a laundry or packing extra clothes because the cabin had its own washer and dryer. These things make a big difference for a mom and her family on vacation.

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Valentine’s Day 2018 in the Smoky Mountains

What could be more romantic than cuddling with a loved one in the crisp mountain air? Winter is lingering in the Smoky Mountains, bringing with it flickering candlelight, crackling fireplaces, and gorgeous sunsets. Whether you want to explore the city and the mountains or spend a quiet weekend curled up together by the fire, our cabins are the perfect fit for a romantic holiday getaway.

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Pamper Yourself in the Smoky Mountains

Stressed? Tired? Overworked?

Studies show many Americans are, and it’s doing absolutely no favors for their health or relationships. In fact, stress has been directly linked to issues such as high blood pressure, a greater likelihood of contracting colds or the flu, and fights in relationships.

Who needs any of that?

If you’re stressed, the best remedy is to take a break and indulge in a bit of pampering. And what better place to pamper yourself than in the Smoky Mountains?

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Christmas Lights in the Smokies

The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains puts on a fabulous light show each Christmas, with many millions of lights to see. From driving tours through towns to stage shows to spectacular fireworks, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get in the holiday spirit and see millions of lights in the Smokies this season.

These noteworthy light displays and shows are some of the most popular Christmas celebrations in the area.

Image courtesy of Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

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Touring the Winter Lights of the Smokies in 2017

image courtesy of Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge sparkle in winter with literally millions and millions of festive holiday lights, many in animated displays. Here’s how to see the best of them – by trolley and by car.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

If you want to view the festive lights on display throughout the town of Gatlinburg, all you have to do is embark on the specially designated trolley that leaves from downtown and let your driver take care of the rest. (more…)

Winterfest Lights Turn On for 2017

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Winter fun kicks off in the Smoky Mountains November 6, 7 and 8, 2017, as Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg celebrate turning on their winter lights for the season. The towns offer street parties, live music, food galore and kids activities in very special celebration events.

The Smoky Mountain region has put up a dazzling display of literally millions of lights. This light show kicks off over November 6-8, with the three towns each taking one day for its own particular party.

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Easy Outdoor Adventures

During your cabin stay in the Smoky Mountains, your time is precious, so here’s a guide to some of the best quick and super-easy ways to venture outdoors into nature and the mountains. Even though the cabin life is great to hang out in, if you want to get out, here’s how to take an hour or two for short excursions that create family memories forever.

If you want to enjoy the abundant nature experiences and scenic views of the Smoky Mountains, but you’re not an experienced hiker, or you have young children or physical challenges, the very best news is that the park rangers have done amazing things to help share their national park with you.

There are walking trails that even a wheelchair or baby stroller can go on. There are scenic trails that you can drive along and stay in your vehicle. There are waterfalls you can drive up to see. We’ve gathered some of the best easy nature experiences for you.

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