Sweet Treats Downtown for Valentine’s Day in the Smokies

If you’re heading to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg for Valentine’s Day this year, you’re in luck. Besides cozy 1-2 bedroom cabins that are ideal for romantic getaways, the area offers gorgeous natural surroundings, many wonderful restaurants for romantic dinners, flower shops for that perfect bouquet, and of course…lots of candy and sweet treats! In Pigeon Forge, you won’t be left…


Sing Praises in the Smokies at these Church-Friendly Attractions

Planning a church retreat? The Smoky Mountains are your ideal destination! You’ll find Bible-themed shows, attractions, and historic sites that will inspire your group to visit again and again. Check out our list of top Smoky Mountain church attractions below, and then start your search for the perfect Pigeon Forge cabin. Our cabins can accommodate any size group—from 4 to…


15 Things to Try On Your Vacation Without Kids

We know you love your kids, and we know you love seeing their faces light up when they experience something new on vacation. But we also know that sometimes you need some “me time” or “us time” – sans the little ones. Or, if you don’t have kids, you probably want some fun ideas for vacation that don’t revolve around…


20 Things to Do with Warm Winter Weather in Pigeon Forge

It might be January, but you wouldn’t know it by the warmer weather we’re having! So if you’ve been singing the wintertime blues and want to take advantage of warmer days, read on. Our 20 fun ways to play in Pigeon Forge take you on guided tours and picnics, to favorite area attractions, and more! Step back in time at…


25 Ways to Celebrate the Centennial with Your Fitbit

We’re coming up on an important day in the history of the National Park Service: its 100-year birthday! August 25, 2016 marks the centennial of the NPS, and in honor of that exciting milestone, we’re inviting you to explore everything that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer. If you haven’t already, check out our previous blogs with…


10 Activities Your Kids Will Love (That You Can’t Buy in the Apple Store)

Hiking to a waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Kids love looking at nature pics on their phones and iPads, so why not go “behind the screen” and let them see this beautiful scenery in person? The national park has more than 800 miles of hiking trails, including several to picturesque waterfalls. These hikes range in distance and…


25 Ways to Celebrate the Centennial in Cades Cove

In 1940, some 17 years after the original idea for a national park in the Smokies came about, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Newfound Gap. Decades later, on August 25, 2016, the Great Smoky Mountains celebrates not only its inclusion into the National Park Service, but also the 100th…


Nature, Attractions, and Relaxation: Pigeon Forge Vacations for All

So you’re planning the ultimate vacation. You first need to know, what’s your vacation style? Are you outdoorsy? Adventurous? Or just looking for a way to kick back and relax? Below, we’ve listed the perfect attractions, amenities, and activities for each. Choose your favorite, or mix it up and try them all during your Pigeon Forge getaway this year! Nature…


100 Ways You Can Celebrate 100 Years: Part 1

For those of us “young bucks,” the Great Smoky Mountains has always been part of the National Park Service. We don’t remember a time when logging companies had destroyed nearly 300,000 acres of these beautiful mountains. We don’t recognize names like George Masa or Horace Kephart, who worked tirelessly to protect and preserve them. Nor do we realize that the…


10 Ways to Stay Cool in Pigeon Forge

Summertime is many people’s favorite season to visit the Smoky Mountains. Why? Because there’s so much to do! You can enjoy the natural beauty of America’s most visited national park – the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – or enjoy live music at one of several venues downtown. On the streets of downtown Pigeon Forge and in the backwoods of…