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6 Fun Facts About the Great Smoky Mountains

During your stay with us, there are many attractions in Gatlinburg to check out. When you are narrowing down your list of activities, be sure to make note of one of the city’s crown jewels: The Great Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of things to do here such as hiking and fishing. Here are 6 fun facts about the Great Smoky Mountains so that you can get to know this must-see vacation spot. Continue reading

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Top 6 Smoky Mountain Picnic Areas You Should Visit

People from all over the world travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see the beauty of the area. Some of the most popular ways to spend time in the park are to go hiking, take a scenic drive, and have a picnic! There are several picnic areas in the park you can visit, or you can pack a meal and take it anywhere. If you want to enjoy one of the designated spots, check out these top 6 Smoky Mountain picnic areas you should visit: Continue reading

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What It’s Like Visiting the Great Smoky Mountains in Winter

Most people visit the Smokies during the spring, summer, or fall, and these times of the year are beautiful for different reasons. You may not know that the Great Smoky Mountains are open year round! Winter is just as beautiful a time to visit as the other seasons, but you will want to be prepared for what could happen when you’re in town! Here’s what it’s really like visiting the Great Smoky Mountains in winter: Continue reading

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Why Should You Spend Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains?

During the spring and summer months, the trees that make up the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are painted with varying shades of green and form a beautiful sight. When the temperature starts to drop and summer begins to fade into fall, the trees begin to take on gorgeous varieties of orange, red and brown. Seeing the mountains as the trees make the transition from summer to fall and begin to take on their autumn colors is truly a breathtaking experience. There’s no better time to visit the Smokies than during this time of year. Here’s why we think fall is the best season in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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6 Unique Things You Can Only Do in Cades Cove

Known as the most popular area in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove has a ton of unique things to do you cannot find anywhere else in the Smoky Mountains. You can see a nearly 200-year-old grist mill, old churches, rustic barns, and scenic mountain views. Plus, you can go hiking, go on a hayride, and possibly see wildlife! Here are 6 unique things you can only do in Cades Cove: Continue reading

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4 Simple Steps to Create a Memorable Family Vacation to the Smoky Mountains

When you stay in the Smoky Mountains, you want to make it the best vacation you can. We want to make sure your vacation is better than you could ever expect. We want it to be everything you can imagine, filled with great amenities and exciting attractions. Whether you choose to visit in the winter or summer months, follow these 4 simple steps to planning the most memorable family vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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3 Reasons Romantic Smoky Mountain Getaways are the Perfect Vacation for Two

Sometimes life gets a little bit hectic and you can’t just sit still and enjoy time together with your loved one like you would like to. There is one way that you can have the time alone that you are so desperately craving for and that is by taking a vacation away together. A vacation sounds so exciting and you can’t wait to take a trip but first you need to decide where to go. There are many amazing romantic destinations, however, there is no place like the Smoky Mountains. The Smoky Mountains are considered one of the most beautiful areas of the country and there is nothing better than being surrounded by beauty during a romantic getaway. If that hasn’t already sold you here are 3 reasons why romantic Smoky Mountain getaways are the perfect vacation for 2. Continue reading

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Top 5 Hikes to Enjoy in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just enjoy the occasional stroll through the mountains, the Smoky Mountains are the world’s most beautiful place to sightsee and enjoy a hike. To help you plan your family’s hiking trip, we’ve put together a list of our 5 favorite hikes to enjoy in the Smoky Mountains in the fall! Continue reading

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Top 5 Less-Crowded Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

Do you want to check out some hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains, but you want to avoid huge crowds of people? There are several trails you can hike without being around a ton of people! We know getting out in nature is more enjoyable when you also get away from people, so we want to share some of the top not-so-busy trails with you. Check out these 5 less-crowded hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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Top 5 Waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains You’ll Want to See

There are dozens of waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You may have a hard time deciding which ones you want to see if you plan on exploring the hiking trails. We want to share some of the top waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains you should see. With varying heights and amounts of water, you’ll be impressed no matter which ones you see! Here are the top 5 waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains you’ll want to see: Continue reading

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Top 5 Unique Spots in the Great Smoky Mountains You Have to See

Who doesn’t want to know about unique spots in the Great Smoky Mountains? You’ll feel like you’re part of a secret club knowing about these hidden gems in the Smokies! When you stay in one of our cabins, you’ll have to plan a day to check them all out! Here are the top 5 unique spots in the Great Smoky Mountains you have to see: Continue reading