SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Get advice on Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals, Pigeon Forge Hotels, Gatlinburg Restaurants, Dollywood, & More

Last year, 11 million visitors took in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Smoky Mountains and surrounding gateway towns of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville. 

Our family has enjoyed visiting the Smoky Mountains and surrounding communities for over 35 years.  It comes as no surprise that the world seems to be discovering this beautiful region and flocking to it in droves.  

Below you will find the collection of articles we have put together to help you learn more about visiting the Smoky Mountain region.  Be sure to subscribe to our Smoky Mountain Vacation Newsletter so you never miss an update and receive tips and discounts on Smoky Mountain Cabins, news about discount tickets for attractions in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, and news on all that’s happening in this popular family vacation destination. 

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Best Restaurants In Gatlinburg, TN

Best Restaurants In Gatlinburg Quick guide to the best restaurants in Downtown Gatlinburg, TN There are so many Gatlinburg restaurants to choose from, how do you choose the best places to eat in Gatlinburg? In this guide to the best restaurants in Gatlinburg, we will share our favorites as well

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SMOKY MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS

Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge TN

Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge Hotel Review

If you are you looking for a hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and need a hotel near Dollywood large enough for your family to spread out, don’t overlook the new Home 2 Suites in Pigeon Forge. Convenient to The Island and other Pigeon Forge attractions this brand new Hilton property is perfect for a budget friendly family hotel in Pigeon Forge.

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Pigeon Forge Island Christmas Lights

SHADRACK’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

I can still remember taking my first born to see his “first Christmas lights” at Shadrack’s synchronized Christmas light display in Bristol, TN.  At six months old he was probably less than enthuzed, but his dad and I were mesmerized by the immersive drive through Christmas light experience. Viewing  Christmas light displays in our pajamas with hot cocoa and candy canes has now become a family Christmas tradition. 

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Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge TN

Home 2 Suites Pigeon Forge Hotel Review

If you are you looking for a hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and need a hotel near Dollywood large enough for your family to spread out, don’t overlook the new Home 2 Suites in Pigeon Forge. Convenient to The Island and other Pigeon Forge attractions this brand new Hilton property is perfect for a budget friendly family hotel in Pigeon Forge.

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Pigeon Forge Island Christmas Lights

SHADRACK’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

I can still remember taking my first born to see his “first Christmas lights” at Shadrack’s synchronized Christmas light display in Bristol, TN.  At six months old he was probably less than enthuzed, but his dad and I were mesmerized by the immersive drive through Christmas light experience. Viewing  Christmas light displays in our pajamas with hot cocoa and candy canes has now become a family Christmas tradition. 

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About The Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are a sub range of the greater Appalachian Mountains and also form part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The “Smokies” as they are sometimes called run along the Tennessee-North Carolina border and are home to the #1 Most visited national park: The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

We have lived the Appalachian Mountains our whole life and have been vacationing in the Smokies for more than 30 years. We hope you will be inspired to come visit us sometime after reading our stories.