Cades Cove TN

Cades Cove is a Smoky Mountains “Must See” Cades Cove is a well-known, 500-million year old valley in the Townsend area of East Tennessee.  (Also sometimes called Caves Cove by those not from around these parts.)  Most folks who vacation at Carrs and visit the Great Smoky Mountains will surely have heard of Cades Cove, [...]

Where is Wears Valley TN

Discover the Jewel of the Smokies Wears Valley sits at one of several entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It provides direct access to Cades Cove and a back entrance into Gatlinburg, as well as functioning as a corridor between Townsend and Pigeon Forge TN.  Wears Valley, or Wear Cove as many of [...]

Gatlinburg Girlfriends Getaway at Carr’s Cottages

Girls’ Weekend Away! You know you have been thinking about it for some time now and have probably even discussed it with your closest girlfriends.  Well, it’s time to do something about it.  The first thing to do is to admit it out loud:  You want a Girls’ Weekend Getaway and the Great Smoky Mountains [...]

Planning a Roadtrip #4 – Road Worthy Travel

Plan Ahead for Care-Free Motoring Is the family vehicle ready for your road trip?  Probably, if it has been properly maintained and isn’t currently giving you signs of trouble. However, there are some preparations you should go through before setting out. Nothing short of a natural disaster can ruin a Gatlinburg vacation like car problems [...]

Planning a Road Trip #3 – Road Trip Food

In our Road Trip Planning series, we’ve already covered determining the purpose of your road trip to Gatlinburg along with must-have road trip songs. The next thing you’ll need to do is plan to have some great snacks and road trippin’ food ready so that hunger never interferes with the fun! One of our favorite [...]

Planning a Road Trip #2-Road Trip Songs

Many people plan their vacations down to the minute of each day, but so often overlook the opportunities to enjoy the travel time. The ‘road’ part of the trip can be just as memorable as the destination! With just a little forethought, your captive audience can have hours of fun. Music… A road trip necessity! [...]

Planning a Road Trip

Planning a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? We’re going to provide a series of road trip planner ideas that will help you prepare for your journey, give entertaining ways to pass the time, and make the most of your destination vacation in the Smokies! Whether you have a limited budget or really deep [...]