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 [...]

Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood TN

No One Does Christmas like Dolly Parton!  Year after year, guests come to Carr’s Cottages during the holidays not only for the comforts of home and southern hospitality, but for discount tickets to Dollywood’s annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival.  This is only one of four annual festivals held at the theme park, but certainly one [...]

A Holiday Home Coming in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Come Home to Carr’s for the Holidays There is a chill in the air and excitement too!  It’s that ‘Holiday Feeling’ that grips all of us this time of year! There is a nostalgia connected with the holiday season:  thoughts of going home, getting back to a simpler way of life, singing the tunes you [...]

Nurture Your Holiday Spirit in Gatlinburg Tennessee this November

Coming to Gatlinburg this month and anxious to get started celebrating your holiday spirit early?  Well, Gatlinburg is ready and able to assist you.  They have jump-started December’s season of joy, wonder, and wish fulfillment in November!  There are a wide variety of activities and events for your family to enjoy, along with great winter [...]

Unusual Gatlinburg Museum at Winery Square

Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum at Winery Square If you thought Guinness World Records Museum was different, bet you never imagined there would be a museum for Salt and Pepper Shakers.  It’s true and Gatlinburg’s got it!  They are not only the home of the LARGEST collection, but the ONLY Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum [...]

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 [...]

Spirits of the Smokies – Gatlinburg TN Good Old Mountain Dew

Smoky Mountain Moonshine Distillery Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler 903 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN (865) 436.6995 Ever wonder if the stories told about moonshine-making in the backwoods of the Smoky Mountains, strangers suspected of being government “revenuers” going up into the mountains—but never seen again—and hot rod cars running a fresh batch of Tennessee “corn liquor” at [...]

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 [...]