Best Gatlinburg Barbecue: The Hungry Bear BBQ Restaurant

The Best BBQ Restaurant in Gatlinburg  Whoa!  No kidding… this place is spectacular!  The best barbecue restaurant in Gatlinburg is hands down the Hungry Bear BBQ just across the road from Carr’s Cottages’ back entrance.  You will know you’re close when your mouth starts watering from the smoky smells wafting through the air. This is [...]

Downtown Gatlinburg 2012 Trick or Treat Halloween Carnival

Celebrate Halloween in the Smokies Click Here to Find Out About Halloween 2013! In the Smokies, we celebrate Halloween in a very big way!  Events throughout the month of October lead to a grand finale carnival before witches, ghosts and creatures of all kinds swarm the streets to trick or treat with downtown businesses along [...]

2012 Smoky Mountain Celebration Supports Minor Sports

We at Carr’s Cottages don’t normally blog about local fundraisers, but this is one we felt our readers would want to take part in. Sevier County High School is striving to bridge the gap between the funds that are donated to the usual sports programs such as football and boy’s basketball, and those that are [...]

Cool All Day Fun at Dollywood Splash Country

Dolly’s Splash Country Water Park It’s summer.  And it’s HOT, even in the Great Smoky Mountains!  For a full day of ‘gettin cool,’  head to Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge. Dolly’s Splash Country is more than just a water park.  Of course there are exciting water adventure slides and thrill rides – 23 of [...]

Pizza Places in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg’s Best Italian Pizzerias Everyone’s taste is different.  However, when it comes to pizza pies we can all agree that we want it hot, fresh, loaded and savory!  After that, it’s anyone’s guess: thin crust or thick, brick oven or not, spicy red sauce or white sauce, tons of mozzarella cheese or very little?  The [...]

2012 Calendar Year Lodging Specials

Now Accepting Reservations for 2012 & 2013! We’ve just posted our Gatlinburg motel specials and Gatlinburg cabin deals for the entire 2012 year!   We hope that you’ll be able to take advantage of these great rates and vacation with us all throughout the new year! Accommodations we offer: Creekside Motel Rooms Motel Rooms with [...]

More Time for Smoky Mountains Fall Colors

While the upper elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains are bursting with color, there is still time over the next few weeks to enjoy a beautiful autumn in Gatlinburg.  The air is crisp morning and evening, but plenty of sunshine warms our days so that you can get out and enjoy the National Park trails, [...]

Free Gatlinburg Trolley Rides

Riding the downtown Gatlinburg trolley is fun, convenient—and for a limited time—free! Now through August 14, you can hop on and off 3 specially designated, open-air shuttles as often as you like between 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at no cost.  The free route is from traffic light #1 at the north end of Gatlinburg to traffic [...]

Welcome to Our Gatlinburg Blog!

Thanks for clicking over to take a peek at our new blog!  We are really excited to have this opportunity to get to know you and provide tidbits of news that will hopefully be both fun to read and helpful in planning your Smoky Mountain vacation. If you are new to visiting our web site, [...]