Category archive: Smoky Mountains

Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival 2015

bbq-cf-food1.ashxSummer at Dollywood kicks off with its annual Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival, May 23 – June 7, 2015. This means tons of barbeque and dozens of the top names in multiple performances non-stop for over two weeks. All included in the price of admission to the legendary theme park in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Nothing says American summer like barbeque, and nothing says Appalachia like bluegrass. And nothing says Party like the two of them together! (more…)

The Deckhouse: High Luxury, Our 500th Cabin

The Deckhouse 4-bedroom luxury cabin

The Deckhouse 4-bedroom luxury cabin

The Deckhouse is a huge 4-bedroom luxury cabin with panoramic views and wraparound decks to see in every direction, located in the Summit resort on Bluff Mountain close to Pigeon Forge, TN. The Deckhouse is also the 500th cabin to join our management family of luxury rental cabins in the Smoky Mountains.

The Summit Resort occupies a prime location with fabulous views, with good access to Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. The Deckhouse has paved parking and wheelchair accessibility. We were honored that the owners asked us to manage this cabin, our 500th.

 

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Barbeque & Bluegrass 2015: Sevierville Takes It To The Street

Images courtesy of Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass

Images courtesy of Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass

This weekend there’s a stupendous Barbeque and Bluegrass festival in Sevierville AND it’s Half-Price on all our remaining Cabins. Next weekend marks the start of another massive Barbeque & Bluegrass festival, at Dollywood, AND it’s Half-Price cabins again!

Coincidence? Well, maybe, truth be told – but it works out perfectly for last-minute visitors coming in for either of these two great parties!
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Springtime in the Smokies 2015

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images courtesy of Wildflower Pilgrimage

It’s an earthy time of year in the Smoky Mountains right now. The springtime period after Easter marks the magical time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when millions of wildflowers bloom for a brief time, one step ahead of the trees blooming, which will cover the skies above with foliage and plunge the forest floor back into deep shade.

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

For a few weeks, 1,500 species of wildflower cover the ground everywhere, and April 21-25, 2015, marks the time of the 65th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. (more…)

Easter 2015 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

It’s Easter time in the Smoky Mountains in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, and as always, there’s a lot going on.

Image courtesy of Arts & Crafts Show

Images courtesy of Arts & Crafts Show

Arts and crafts are never far from the surface in this part of the world, carrying forward much of the Appalachian history and tradition of the region. Thursday through Saturday, April 2-4, marks another annual Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show. (more…)

February Love & Marriage in the Smoky Mountains

image courtesy of Carles-Witt Events

image courtesy of Carles-Witt Events

February is an especially romantic month in the Smoky Mountains, and that’s saying something, for an area that’s one of the most popular places in the country to get married.

Romance is year round in the Smoky Mountains, but February holds that special Valentine’s Day in its heart, a favorite time to propose marriage. Spring is just around the corner, but it’s still cold and cozy by the fireplace to snuggle, and set the scene for that proposal. (more…)

Carles-Witt Events: Wedding Planners and More

Wedding Planners Extraordinaire: Carles-Witt Events

When you’re planning to get married, that’s exactly what’s involved: planning. Many people turn to a wedding planner to help with the enormous amount of details required to make sure the special day is perfect.

At Gatlinburg Falls Resort, where many couples come to be married in our scenic wedding facility, people often look for help with their wedding, and we always turn to sisters Julie Witt and Janene Carles. Julie and Janene are the owners of Carles-Witt Events, and planners of flawless weddings. (more…)

The 12th Annual Evergreen Ball 2015

image courtesy of Friends of the Smokies

image courtesy of Friends of the Smokies

The 12th Annual Evergreen Ball takes place this Saturday evening, forming a fitting celebration at the end of another year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week.

Organized by Friends of the Smokies, the Evergreen Ball is a way for supporters of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to celebrate and meet friends new and old, over cocktails and dinner, with benefit auctions, and live-music dancing. (more…)