Category Archives: Things to do

Gatlinburg Festival of Trees

What are some of your favorite memories of Smoky Mountain Winterfest? Is it the rare but possible chance of seeing it snow before Christmas (even as early as Halloween night)? Is it getting to see the town spirit of Christmas light up when the Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Parade comes marching down Highway 321? Is…

Top kid friendly attractions in Gatlinburg

Top Kid Friendly Things To Do in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains are a family destination for a reason! The sheer abundance of nature and wildlife are juxtaposed with the fast and brightly lit attractions that kids gobble up, and for a weekend retreat to the mountains, there will be plenty of activities to consider for kids of all ages. For our…

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

The city of Gatlinburg has had many great assets that have lead to decades of its success, growth and evolution as a center of tourism and iconic destination for mountain living. 3 of those assets are the stories those decades have acquired and collected in our local memory, the music, dance and culture that has…

The Gatlinburg Space Needle

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is, without question, one of the most iconic attractions in Sevier County and Smoky Mountain history; if not for any reason other than you can see it from much of the city towering over the skyline even above the mountains. Similar to the other famous space needle in Seattle, Washington, Gatlinburg’s…

Carver’s Orchards and Applehouse in Cosby, TN.

A great little trip just down the road form Gatlinburg is a local favorite. A lot of visitors to the Smoky Mountains want to find the “hidden gems” of tourism we have within driving distance of the main cities. “Hidden gems” in this context refers to a proverbial sense of attractions that are known and…

Ice sjkating, Skiing, aerial views of Gatlinburg

Winter Fun in the Sky

What is that in the air for February? Is it love? Is it romance? Well, it’s not Superman, so it must be that time of the year when we look for creative ways and activities to show our partner how much they mean to us and take in the wonderful ambiance of winter to help…

Gatlinburg Space Needle , New-years Firewoeks

New Years Eve in Gatlinburg

The science of combustion has more personal and historical significance to mankind than most other forces known to man. Everything we know of and can measure today began with the “Big Bang” when spatial expansion began from a very hot and very dense point, humanity reached significant evolutions with the pioneering use of gunpowder and…

Christmas Shopping in Gatlinburg

Many of our guests choose the holidays to come to the Smokies not just to relax and get their fill of Christmas Smoky Mountain spirit, but also to find unique, worthwhile gift opportunities for the family they might not get to see this year. Gatlinburg is a treasure trove of off-the-beaten-path shopping opportunities – we…

Gatlinburg Family Dining Choices

It’s very difficult not to notice on your way through Gatlinburg that we have a lot of restaurants in our city – quite a lot – so many, in fact, that our guests often ask us for recommendations as they’re not sure which ones to go with or where they might be found at. In…

Romantic Gift Basket Providers

February is the season of romance in the Smokies! Well yeah, that’s true everywhere in the country for one big, heart-shaped reason coming up middle of the month, right? But everywhere else in the country doesn’t have the crisp, cool air coming down from Mt. LeConte, snow-covered peaks in almost every direction around you, solemn…

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Take a step back in history and visit our newly-remodeled lobby.