Category archive: Smoky Mountains

Christmas Season 2015 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

2015-11-29_161708In the days following Thanksgiving, you cannot miss the fact that Christmas season has begun, here in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains.

We are deep in the Winterfest time of year, with millions of Christmas lights twinkling everywhere – strung throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and the theme park village of Dollywood.

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Smoky Mountain Grocery Shopping Delivered To Your Cabin

39a5cfb4d8031c473e9c6256d5191d35_crDid you know there’s a local company serving the cabins of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with a grocery shopping service? Now you can have someone pick up the supplies you want for your stay in your Smoky Mountains cabin, without having to go to the store yourself!

The best part? With the pre-arrival service, you can even have the friendly and super-efficient folks at Smoky Mountain Grocery pick up all the items on your shopping list and put them in your cabin before you get there, with cold items in the fridge, all ready for you from the moment you arrive! (more…)

The Lights Go On in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg-lights-300x223It’s Winterfest 2015 in the Smoky Mountains as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Dollywood all turn on their millions of Christmas lights for the festive holiday season.

That’s literally millions of lights. Dollywood alone lights its theme park wonderland with 4 million lights, many of them synchronized to music in stunning displays. Dollywood began its winter season on November 7, turning on its lights to inaugurate (more…)

2015 Smoky Mountain Fall Trout Tournament

Image courtesy of Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Image courtesy of Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

The 16th Annual Smoky Mountain Fall Trout Tournament happens this weekend on September 26 and 27, 2015. Over 20 miles of premium fishing streams and waters are stocked with thousands of trout again for this ever popular event.

It’s the largest fishing tournament in the Smoky Mountains, and meanders throughout the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park area. Several hundred entrants will compete – or maybe just calmly fish – in the event.
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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

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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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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.

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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.

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The view from Valley View cabin

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Synchronous Fireflies 2015

Images courtesy of GSMNP

The synchronous fireflies at Elkmont have started again this year with their almost unique pattern of flashing on and off in harmony – a thing not seen anywhere else in the world except parts of Southeast Asia.

The Park Service is again coordinating a trolley service in conjunction with the City of Gatlinburg to bring people to the Elkmont campground area for the nightly showing. For safety and environmental protection, visitors to the area are limited. Advance tickets go on sale in April and usually sell out in ten minutes! (more…)