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Pilgrim Pottery

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Pottery and art are an extension of the King family and their belief in God, family values, and the craft tradition that is still alive in the Great Smoky Mountains. The goal at Pilgrim Pottery is to help celebrate your family’s memories as well as to make beautiful and … Read more

Helicopter Tours in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Scenic Helicopter Tours Scenic Helicopter Tours was founded in 1972 and is a second generation, family owned and operated helicopter tour company. They take pride in providing exceptional experiences and life-long memories of the beautiful area in which they live. The crew is an award-winning team that is second … Read more

Hiking to the House of the Fairies

History of the Fairy House A man named Louis E. Voorheis bought and developed land from 1928 to 1944. He owned 38 acres of land in what is known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Voorheis wanted this area to be a mountain retreat to get away from crowds of people. Voorheis enjoyed experimenting with … Read more

Snow in the Smoky Mountains

Snow is in the forecast for my trip – what should I do? You never go out without checking the weather.  Seeing snow in the forecast for your vacation isn’t a reason to cancel a trip to the Smoky Mountains.  While every season is beautiful here, seeing the mountains blanketed in a fluffy snow is … Read more

Carriage Ride and Hay Ride in Cades Cove

(Website site links are in bold, green print) GUIDED CARRIAGE RIDES Looking for an adventure for the entire family or a romantic ride with your sweetie? Sit back and relax in your very own horse-drawn carriage as your guide leads you through the idyllic winding forest trails of Cades Cove. Knowledgeable carriage drivers will entertain … Read more

Weather

(Website Link in Bold, Green Print) Current weather forecasts for the park are available by phone at (865) 436-1200 extension 630 or online from the National Weather Service: Gatlinburg, TN Forecast Elevations in the park range from approximately 875 feet to 6,643 feet and the topography can drastically affect local weather. Temperatures can vary 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

Chefs Who Come to the Cabin

(Website links are in Bold, Green Print) Fruitful Vintage Chef Chef Ray was born and raised in the New Orleans area. So due to his Cajun heritage, he loves to cook in a wide variety of flavors and styles, from complex gourmet meals to simple comfort foods. He will take your food up a notch if you prefer hot … Read more

Smoky Mountain Grocery Delivery

(Website Link is in Bold, Green Print) The Only State Licensed Grocery Delivery Company in the Smoky Mountains! What would be easier than Smoky Mountain Grocery delivering your groceries while you are traveling to the Smoky Mountains. Don’t want to fight the traffic? Skip the drive to the store and instead drive to the mountains. Smoky Mountain Grocery … Read more

Cades Cove Hiking

(Website links are in bold, green print) Cades Cove is a favorite destination for many people visiting the Smokies with its broad, lush, green valley surround by mountains, including history and wildlife. Many choose to drive, walk or bike the 11-mile, one-way loop road that circles the cove. But there are also hiking trails. Along the … Read more

Smoky Mountain Breweries and Cider

(Website links to venues are in Bold, Green Print. Just click on the words) Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is the first cidery to set up shop in Gatlinburg. Surrounded by the mountains that hold and defend a spirit, far better than moonshine. Our hard ciders hold flavor that will have you coming back … Read more

Rowdy Bear Ridge

(Website links to Rowdy Bear Ridge in in Bold, Green Print) At Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, you can zoom downhill or sail through the air for a wild day. SHOOT LASERS WHILE YOU RIDE A COASTER Ride a roller coaster and play laser tag at the same time on the Alpine … Read more

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

(Website links are provided in bold, green print) Spend an hour or the whole day at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, the world’s largest knife store, with its surprising range of gear and gifts–everything from knives and guns to clothing and kitchenware. Check out six reasons to stop at this Sevierville showroom. EXPLORE THE LARGEST SELECTION … Read more

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

(Website link to Soaky Mountain Waterpark is in bold, green print) Plan ahead for a sliding, splashing summer at Soaky Mountain Water Park! The park, open May through September, is family fun with thrills for every age. Older kids and adults experience gravity-defying flights, shot into the air on the water park’s most challenging rides. … Read more

Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

(WEBSITE LINK IS IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee offers visitors a unique and moving Civil War experience. Our 90-minute live stage show features the original drama, “Granddaddy’s Watch.” Our story involves a brother and sister from East Tennessee who are meeting on a battlefield in 1864. … Read more

Kid Friendly Hiking 

Whether your kids are young and need an easier trail, or older children wanting adventure, every family can find the right trail. LAUREL FALLS TRAILThis popular trail leads you to 80-foot-high Laurel Falls, a beautiful reward for the 2.4-mile round trip. The trail is paved, with a gradual incline to get young legs working but … Read more

Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee is the place to be for sunsets. Newfound Gap Parking Area Newfound Gap is the lowest point see a sunset in the Smoky Mountains. It’s unique as the sun goes down through the hills and trees. Cliff Top at Mt. Le ConteMt. Le Conte is a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park … Read more

Tours by Stella … Hiking Tours in the Great Smoky Mountains

(LINKS FOR STELLA ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Contact Stella to reserve a tour: Call or Text: (845) 216.9529Email: Info@Toursbystella.comOr FB PM: https://www.facebook.com/ToursByStellaWebsite: https://smokymountainhikes.com Be sure to include the date for your desired reservation and the number of people in your group. Tour Prices:2.5 hours – $38 per person + tax3.5 hours – $48 per … Read more

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT DOLLYWOOD

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee. Families travel from across the country to enjoy the park. But, there is more to the theme park than you might think. It Wasn’t Always Dollywood Dollywood wasn’t always known by that name! The theme park was originally a … Read more

Nantahala Outdoor Center

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Nantahala Outdoor Center Nantahala Outdoor Center has everything you’ll need for an adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Whether you could use a jacket, boots, hats, gloves, or some hiking advice, you’ll find it at NOC. Kids will love exploring the NOC store, which features a swinging rope bridge, … Read more

The Village Shopping in Gatlinburg

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The Village Shops 27 Unique Boutiques, Clothiers, Eateries and Galleries in Gatlinburg, TN. Situated behind the Pancake Pantry in downtown Gatlinburg, The Village Shops feel like a world unto themselves. Featuring German-style architecture, brick walking paths, and a lovely fountain, The Village truly does feel like a quaint European village. Visitors will … Read more

Stages West in Pigeon Forge

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Stages West is another one of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge TN. Perfect for the cowboy or cowgirl in your family, this awesome shop features a fantastic selection of western wear. Guests will find boots, jackets, jeans, hats, belts, buckles, sandals, wallets, and everything else you need … Read more

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN

(WEBSITE LINKS FOR RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Are you looking for restaurants you won’t find anywhere else with delicious food? There are a unique places to eat in Sevierville TN! This town may be slightly less popular than Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but you’ll find restaurants with food that can’t be beat. Thai … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

(WEBSITE LINKS TO RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Going out for lunch is one of the simple pleasures of being on vacation. The Smoky Mountains are home to a number of restaurants where you can enjoy subs and sides. Parton’s Deli Parton’s Deli has been a fixture of the Gatlinburg Parkway since 1974. This sandwich … Read more

Marriage License in Sevier County

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) No Waiting Period!There is no waiting period when you apply for a Tennessee marriage license.You can apply for your license and be married the same day. No Blood Tests!No blood tests or medicals are required when applying for a Tennessee marriage license. You must be at least 18 years of age.Both … Read more

Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) The Hawk Skylift Experience amazing views of the Smokies and reach new heights riding The Hawk Skylift In Wears Valley, TN! A roundtrip ride is a minimum of 30 minutes, and you’ll rockers and swings, as well as complimentary Moon Pies and Water in the Hawk’s Nest at the top. … Read more