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Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

  So, hiking with llamas, you say? Not the most common thing you would expect to do, however, until you try it, you won’t be let down! Imagine yourself, on a trail among tall trees in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. At your side is a fluffy, unique animal that you probably have never had the chance to be up close with….a llama! You will cross a few bridges over a sparkling creek with your new llama. The llama is easy to lead and follows calmly wherever you go.  After a leisure hike through the forest, you will stop and enjoy lunch by a waterfall…. Read more »

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains have everything you need for a dream vacation including world class theme parks and breathtaking views. The activities are endless in the area.  It can be hard fitting it all into one trip. To assist you having an amazing first trip,  these 6 must do venues in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are a must. 1. Dollywood  Your experience in the Smoky Mountains won’t be complete without visiting the Dollywood theme park. Dollywood has something for everyone — thrilling rides, family-friendly coasters, shows, shopping, and delicious restaurants! If you visit the Smoky Mountains during the summer, make sure to… Read more »

Unique Dining in Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN

Unique Dining in Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN

GATLINBURG Wild Plum Tea Room The Wild Plum Tea Room was ranked by The Tennessean to be among the top 10 restaurants in the state! Located in Gatlinburg’s Arts & Crafts Community, this favorite lunch spot by many visitors to the Smoky Mountains is akin to the traditional tea houses in the mountains of Austria. Depending on weather, guests can eat in the Wild Plum’s dining room, screened in porch, or idyllic outdoor garden. The tea room’s menu include lobster pie, homemade chicken salad, Norwegian salmon burger, and blackberry cobbler with cinnamon ice cream. It is highly recommended to make reservations at… Read more »

The Smoky Mountains Benefit Your Health

The Smoky Mountains Benefit Your Health

No matter if it is an outdoor adventure, a historic event or a and local festival, the Great Smoky Mountains is a favorite vacation and adventure destination. There are miles of attractions and peaceful mountain trails with mature forests.  If you want fresh air, low stress  and a lifestyle, even if it short lived to benefit your health, then the Smoky Mountains should be on your bucket list of destinations. A drive to destination for most of the country From the Midwest, the Great Smoky Mountains are only 500 miles and less than a two hour flight, making it an ideal… Read more »

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

  1. William Ogle Visits “The Land of Paradise” William Ogle traveled to the future site of Gatlinburg, TN, a place he called “The Land of Paradise” in 1802.  He was from South Carolina.  He, his wife, Martha Jane, and seven children, has a vision of a bright future.  He cut and hewed logs for a new home. In 1803 he returned to South Carolina, he fell ill and passed away. Martha Jane brought her family to the Smokies in 1807 and finished building the cabin. This historic cabin, the first log home ever built in Gatlinburg, is still standing… Read more »