Experience a Chimney Tops Adventure

A Hike, Climb and Mountain Picnic Just a 20-minute drive from Carr’s Cottages, the Chimney Tops Trail is the perfect place to spend the day. Since it is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Chimneys can get pretty crowded during the warm weather months. From Carr’s, […]

A Cool Down Summer Vacation

Rivers, Mountain Streams, Water Parks and Swimming Pools If you’re heading to Gatlinburg for summer vacation, it’s likely that you’ll want to enjoy the cool waters of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or find attractions that are sure to help you ‘chill out’ and relax on warm weather days. If that’s the case, you’re […]

Free Family Fun Vacation Activity

Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Carr’s Cottages prides ourselves on not only offering affordable vacations, but also for being knowledgeable about the sights and activities in the Gatlinburg area that will help you have a great family vacation.  You’re going to like this! One unique, family-friendly activity is The Little River Railroad and Lumber […]

Where to Take Family Photos

Gatlinburg Family Vacation Photo Ops Family vacations to the Great Smoky Mountains are often about capturing special times with your family, and whether you plan for it or it happens by accident, everyone leaves with memories.  Bring your camera, bring your phone, or bring your camcorders because the scenic value of your memories will be […]

Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair 2014

Annual Fall Craft Show a Highlight of October in the Smokies October is a month ideal for heading to the Smoky Mountains and submersing yourself into everything ‘Appalachia.’  The weather is perfect for appreciating the National Park, Vols football is in full swing, and cultural celebrations and festivals are happening every weekend throughout Sevier County.  […]

Fun for Kids at the Wonderful World of Ripley’s

Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium and Special Events Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is pulling out all the stops this summer to entertain your kids! Even if you’ve been to the aquarium a number of times and think this might be the year that you can skip it… DON’T! There is a new exhibit appropriately named “Slime,” […]

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 […]

Christmas Shopping in the Smokies

Unique Boutique Shopping Christmas IS coming and the goose IS getting fat, but we suspect your Christmas list is NOT getting any shorter.  Carr’s Cottage’s has an early present just for you!  The low-down on a well-kept secret that not only helps you get a jump on the stampede of gift buying, but also reduces […]

Zipline Canopy Tours – Ziplining in the Smokies

The Most Scenic, Highest and Longest Zip Lines When it comes to adventures in the Smokies, canopy tours are on the top of the list.  And believe us when we tell you, your list of zip line attraction choices is long one. Before you move to choosing which canopy tour you’d like to take, we […]

2013 Dollywood BBQ and Bluegrass Music Festival in Pigeon Forge TN

Stay at Carr’s Cottages and Play at Dollywood We hope you’ve brought your wet-naps, cause you are going to need them if you are anywhere near Pigeon Forge TN May 25-June 9, 2013, ‘cause that is when Dollywood is putting on their annual BBQ and Bluegrass Festival! Oh, my gosh, just the thought of trying […]