Kids Junior Ranger Program

Great Smoky Mountains National Park When you vacation at Carr’s Cottages, you join the ranks of generations of families that have been enjoying affordable, family vacations in East Tennessee.  We love families and kids of all ages, and hope that your kids will come to love the great outdoors as much as we do.  One [...]

Synchronous Fire Flies in the Great Smoky Mountains June 2015

Don’t Miss the Lightning Bugs in East Tennessee Once a year in early summer, a most unusual light show descends upon the Smoky Mountains. With the silhouetted forest as a backdrop, thousands of fireflies flash and dazzle in sync with each other. The visual of this synchronized bioluminescence is at once enthralling and awe-inspiring. Even [...]

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 [...]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Welcome Center

Sugarlands Visitor Center As you head into the Smoky Mountains area, you’ll see a welcome center or two as you make your way to Carrs.  One of the most popular and also a favorite of ours is the Sugarlands Visitor Center.  Sugarlands is an ideal place to start your Smoky Mountain National Park tour because [...]