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 [...]

Go Whitewater Rafting in the Smoky Mountains

Wild to Mild Pigeon River Rafting Trips  The Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee are famous for their free National Park, scenic byways and expansive mountain views, their vacation destination towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and their mild seasonal weather.  It’s a perfect place to vacation and one of the reasons guests have been [...]

What To Do in Gatlinburg March 2013

Things to in Gatlinburg Tennessee This March If you’d like to plan a little Smoky Mountain getaway, this March is as good a time as any.  And Carr’s Cottages is making the decision easy with $44 creekside motel rooms or an additional free night stay with the purchase of 2 in our cabins, cottages and [...]

Wilderness Wildlife Week for Kids in the Smokies

Let Your Kids Explore the Smokies From January 12-19, 2013, Pigeon Forge will be holding its 23rd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week; an annual salute to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  There will be 150 experts on hand to discuss 250 programs on wildlife, photography, mountain history and more, but did you realize many of [...]

Pigeon Forge Titanic Ice Carving Competition 2013

Ice Creations Come to Life in Pigeon Forge Tennessee Icecarvings are those beautiful works of art that are often only seen at extravagant weddings or on fancy event buffets; so many of us never have an opportunity see one in person.  However, thanks to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, if you head to Carr’s [...]

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Parade Welcomes Pink Fire Trucks

  Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade in Gatlinburg Carr’s Cottages is not only a great location for an affordable Christmas vacation, but also for watching the 2012 Fantasy of Lights Parade on December 7!  The parade begins just a hop and a skip across our footbridge at traffic light #1A on Hwy. 321. Thousands of [...]