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…)
image courtesy of GSMNP
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…)
Tennessee’s best kept secret may be the annual 3-day, Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival happening this weekend at Dumplin Farm, an easy 25-mile drive north of Gatlinburg on the edge of town in Kodak. The festival features more than a dozen highly acclaimed, top performers this Thursday through Saturday, September 18-20, 2014.
images courtesy of Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
All the performers are outstanding at this magic music festival, and the headliners for each night’s final performance are the “Most Awarded Band in Bluegrass Music” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (Friday), Lonesome River Band (Saturday) and Cordle, Jackson & Salley (Thursday). None of these performers should be missed! (more…)
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville hosts a climate-controlled, 35,000 sq ft hangar filled with arrays of exhibits and memorabilia. It also has real warplanes that fly, and a runway right outside the hangar doors to prove that museums don’t have to be dull, or quiet, or even stay still without moving! (more…)
Welcome to Brave Eagle, a 1-bedroom luxury cabin perched in the Smoky Mountains, with a view that offers you as much of the mountains as you care to take in, from your hot tub or rocking chair on the deck
Sometimes you just want give your eyes a vacation. That’s when you need a cabin like Brave Eagle, with a great view of the mountains, easy on the eyes and uplifting to look at, a view to gaze at endlessly. (more…)
“Marriage is the crowning result of love in the supremely romantic Smoky Mountains.”
People come to the Smoky Mountains for a romantic getaway, and to get married, and to honeymoon. And they return frequently thereafter to celebrate their life with each other, and years later to renew their vows to each other, often with their grown-up children looking on, to everybody’s great satisfaction. (more…)
What’s more relaxing than a gorgeous view of the Smoky Mountains from your hot tub on the deck of your luxury cabin? Well, how about a massage with that?
How about a massage service that provides cabin-calls? A Mountain View Spa offers services that come to you, to take relaxation to a whole new level.
From one of our rental cabins schedule your service with a skilled therapeutic massage professional. A Mountain View Spa offers you 7 different types of massages to choose from, each lasting at least an hour. (more…)
July 4th Midnight Parade, Gatlinburg
It’s July 4th on Friday, and in Gatlinburg this means a parade, which really starts on Thursday, July 3rd in the early morning hours. This is when the most intrepid of the parade-watchers begin to claim their spots along the parade route, settling in with folding chairs and necessary survival items to get through the long day ahead: phone, camera, water, money, good hat, etc.
Over 100,000 people are coming to watch the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation begin as the clock strikes midnight of the 3rd, and the Fourth of July unfolds in all its glory! (more…)