Music Makes the Smokies

You can almost picture it: the earliest settlers playing folk songs on the front porches of their log cabins with the serenity of the Great Smoky Mountains all around. Music was an important part of the daily life of the Smokies’ settlers, and today it’s still celebrated as an important part of the area’s heritage. That’s why you’ll find community…


Top 15 Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in the Smokies

Always looking for the perfect pic to post on Instagram? From sweet treats and heaping plates of food to awesome mountain views and great local attractions, the Smoky Mountains area has tons of Instagram-worthy spots. Here are our 15 most instagrammable spots in the Smokies (plus a few bonuses). At The Sinks Whether you’re dipping your toes in the pools…


Ready, Set, Go Green in the Smokies This April!

When we think April, we think cool spring showers and fresh growing flowers, and the Smoky Mountains are full of both. In fact, the Smokies are home to more than 1,600 species of flowering plants, and each year, wildflower enthusiasts from all over the world flock to these mountains to enjoy the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Scheduled for April 11–15 in…


Unique Gifts & Ideas for the BEST Mom on Mother’s Day

We all know who the best mom in the world is. Our own! When we’re young, they feed and bathe us, change our diapers, and teach us right from wrong. As we grow, they become our Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, doctor, teacher, chauffeur, confidante, and warden (for our charming teenage years). When we become adults, our moms suddenly become even…


Single and Loving It in the Smokies

Everywhere you go, it’s couples, right? Well, what about the singles crowd? What about those who’re looking to have some fun in the Smokies with a group of friends or even on their own? We want you to know that you haven’t been forgotten! Families and couples aren’t the only ones who’ll find exciting things to do in the Smokies….


NEW Pigeon Forge Cabins Bring Family Fun this April

Spring is a time for all things new, and that includes cabins at Pigeon Forge, TN Cabins! Our 5 new additions (one that’s returning to us!) bring with them some great amenities for family getaways. Sleeping anywhere from 4 to 25 guests, these new cabins boast perks like Blu-ray players, jetted tubs and hot tubs, mountain views, games, and even…


Check Off Your Bucket List this Summer in the Smokies

Whether it’s in writing or not, we all have a bucket list. You know, a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket.” For some, it’s diving with sharks, jumping out of a plane, walking on coals, seeing important historic landmarks, or learning a new language. For others, it’s taking a cooking class, learning to paint,…


1, 2, 3 Wildlife Experiences You’ll Find Only in the Smokies

The most visited national park in the U.S. is located right here in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park—home to more than 800 miles of hiking trails and over 100 different species of trees—also features (according to the National Park Service website) some 65 species of mammals, more than 200 varieties of birds, 67 varieties of native…


Your Guide to an iPad-free Vacay

Technology is a big part of our culture, and sometimes it can feel like it’s taking over. If you have kids (especially teens), you may find yourself constantly trying to pry their noses out of iPads and phones and away from the TV. While technology can be a good thing, it’s always nice to take a break from screens and…


We are Family!

The Smokies is ideal for family reunions, family vacations, honeymoons, couples’ retreats, and…a weekend with your siblings? Yes, it’s true! There are tons of reasons to visit the Smokies, including a chance to reunite with those brothers and sisters who are now grown and living far away. With families of your own, it’s hard to find the time to catch…