Category archive: Smoky Mountains

Outdoors in the Smoky Mountains: Life Outside the Cabin

UPDATE – Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed for two weeks to flatten the curve of the epidemic spread. Plans are to re-open on April 7, 2020. The scenic drives listed below are open except for the roads in the national park.

Even with a world of entertainment and relaxation right there in your vacation cabin, if you want to get outdoors and explore, there are many easy ways. You can get close to many scenic wonders and still remain in your car, as well as sample many easy walks and other ways to enjoy Great Smoky Mountains National Park without a lot of effort – and all of it is free of charge.

So here’s our Big List of outdoor adventures in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.

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Important Updates Related to COVID-19

For Guests Checking-In

We at Gatlinburg Falls Resort / Venture Resorts care about the health and safety of our guests and our staff.  To help you have a safe vacation, we want you to know that we’ve implemented the following changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. Virtual Check-in: We are closing our offices and providing a virtual check-in for all guests.  To check-in, visit this page
  1. Additional Cabin Cleaning: Our staff has implemented additional cabin cleaning using chlorine-based disinfectants and are cleaning every surface.  Both our cleaners and housekeeping inspection team will wipe down surfaces.
  1. Updated Cancellation Policy: Guests who have stays booked in March and April can cancel their stay and receive a lodging credit that can be used any time in the next 12 months.

Your health and well-being are our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in us.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

Vacation Luxury in the Smoky Mountains: Cabin Living

The best thing about a luxury vacation cabin in the Smoky Mountains is that you can do as much as you want to do on your vacation, or as little. You can do almost nothing if you want, and just live in the cabin enjoying its amenities, and soak in the hot tub on the deck and gaze at the mountains.

If you’re going to take a vacation, you could just relax and let the comfort take you over. Stress – who needs it?

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Valentine’s Day 2020: Love in the Smoky Mountains

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and this hasn’t escaped the notice of thousands of couples flocking to the Smoky Mountains for a weekend getaway. Here’s everything you need to know about love, marriage and romantic getaways in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.

Many cabins are booked long in advance for this day, while some people in closer driving distance to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge can take advantage of last-minute specials on remaining cabins – see our Specials page for deals and discounts.

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December 2019 Seasonal Events in the Smokies

Here are the many seasonal shows and attractions in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area that mark the Christmas season, as well as festivals, parades, lights and shopping opportunities in abundance, with something to suit every age and taste. These are the season-long events – and for the shorter, special festivities and events happening during the Christmas period, see our Christmas 2019 guide.

Christmas Shows

Pigeon Forge hosts a lot of great theater and dinner shows, and many of them have Christmas themes running during this season.Here are the highlights.

Images courtesy of Comedy Barn, Sky Park and Shadrack

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Where to See the Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

Where are the best places to see the Fall Colors of the Smoky Mountains? Here’s our guide to some of the best ways, places and times to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

The leaves start turning first at the highest elevations and work their way down the mountain slopes to the lower lands as the season progresses, all told over about a 7-week period. For a more detailed sequence and to get the latest color reports, see our guide to Fall Colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Image courtesy of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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