Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is noted for its wealth of arts and crafts, and its many artists and craftspeople, with one of the largest communities of independent artisans in the country. Nowhere is this more visible than along the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail – an 8-mile scenic drive on the outskirts of Gatlinburg that… Read more »

Top Outlet Malls in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountains boasts some great outlet and specialty shopping – count the Pigeon Forge outlet mall and the Gatlinburg outlet mall (actually it’s more precisely located in Sevierville) as two prime destinations for deep discount shopping. Learn more about these two destinations and more in the following guide. The Smokies offers you the best… Read more »

Unique Shopping at The Village Shops in Gatlinburg

The Village in Gatlinburg is a beautiful shopping enclave with a European feel and more than two dozen specialty shops, eateries, galleries and clothiers. It’s a place for a leisurely and discovery-filled shopping experience, a relaxed cup of coffee, a breakfast or lunch snack, as well a place simply to sit and watch, enjoy the… Read more »

The Island in Pigeon Forge: Shopping & Entertainment

The Island Fountain

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a family-friendly shopping and entertainment center with numerous attractions, games, eateries and shops. The Island boasts more than 60 retailers and specialty shops. You’ll also find restaurants and food stands, kids games and some special attractions, as well as stages and venues for live music and seasonal celebrations. The… Read more »

Baskins Square Mall in Gatlinburg: Not to be Missed

Close to Traffic Light #6 in a great strolling part of downtown Gatlinburg, Baskins Square Mall is an outdoor enclave of shops and eateries, with some hidden gems not to be missed, especially when it comes to food. The mall is right across Parkway from the Village Shoppes, another oasis of shopping and dining to… Read more »

Hands-On Gatlinburg: Expert Tuition in an Arts and Crafts Weekend

Hands-On Gatlinburg is an arts & crafts event that offers individual tuition by the artisans of Gatlinburg to small groups of people who want to learn a new skill or improve their existing one. Studios along the Arts & Crafts Community Trail offer more than 40 classes by registration to limited numbers of attendees…Read more »

The Day Hiker: Hiking Gear in Gatlinburg

The Day Hiker is a locally owned shop in Gatlinburg’s Village shopping area. Open 7 days a week, it’s a great destination for hiking equipment and supplies, including clothing, packs, trekking poles, maps, guides, books, and more. Prices are affordable, and the generous advice and hiking recommendations given cheerfully by the knowledgeable staff is free…. Read more »

Antique Shops & Malls in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Some people enjoy nothing better than to get lost in an antiques shop, peeking and poking about in hot pursuit of that hard-to-find standout piece that add a layer of depth to any home or office: a conversation starter for years to come. If you’re such a treasure hunter, you’ll relish the bounty of Gatlinburg,… Read more »

Alewine Pottery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

There’s plenty of Smoky Mountain spirit to be found in Alewine Pottery of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This much loved, family-run shop knows how to roll out the welcome mat and  provide friendly, individual service. The Alewine family plies its visitors with free complimentary popcorn, coffee and apples, provide rocking chairs and a checkers table, with live… Read more »