The 16th Annual Smoky Mountain Spring Trout Tournament gets under way this Saturday at sunrise. The largest, and by all accounts best organized, fishing tournament in the Smoky Mountains claims the first full weekend in April once again as its own. (more…)
Category archive: Smoky Mountains
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…)
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 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…)
The holiday season in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains literally glitters, with millions upon millions of Christmas lights strung everywhere, many of them animated and some of them even synchronized to music. (more…)
Every year in the Smoky Mountains, the famous colors of Fall foliage give way to the magical time of winter. The pumpkins of harvest festival and Halloween are put away against the cold and the beginning snows. And sometime in November, we have to admit it’s winter.
But in the three neighboring towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, winter comes in with a flourish. The three towns collaborate to schedule their festival openings over 3 days, and turn the night time into a blaze of millions of Christmas lights. (more…)
As the Fall Colors reach their peak in the lower elevations this week and next, think about a trip with the kids to Parrot Mountain. The name alone ought to get their attention.
One thing’s for sure, when you get there, it’ll grab your attention. Don’t be surprised if you never want to leave. (more…)
One of the great delights for visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the abundance of beautiful waterfalls. Usually it takes at least a mild hike to see them, but Meigs Falls is a waterfall you can see from the road.
Meigs Falls lies along a great scenic drive in its own right, Little River Road between Gatlinburg and Townsend. Many people know this road as their way to Cades Cove, but they may well have missed the falls, which is tucked away across the river and hard to spot. (more…)
Brother Bears Lodge is a really photogenic cabin. We posted some pictures of the cabin on our Facebook page and everyone loved them. Then we thought, why cheat the blog readers?
So here are a few pictures of this great 2-bedroom cabin.
If you love to fish you already know that this Smoky Mountains area is a great place to cast a lure, not just from the scenery all around but also for the wildlife in the waters, the abundance and variety of fish in the many streams that cut the terrain all around.
You probably also know about the Fall Trout Tournament that starts way early tomorrow morning, Saturday, September 27, 2014, for the weekend – and you’d better be signed up for it already and getting some sleep tonight. All the details on the tournament can be found at the website, and you can read what we wrote about the Fall event of last year here, and the Spring event of this year here. (more…)