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 […]

Winter Hiking in the Smokies

Discover Cold Weather Hikes When most people think of hiking, their thoughts immediately turn to a warm weather day next to a mountain stream or a brisk walk through an autumn color forest. To be sure, those hikes can be great. But what about the cold weather months? Is everyone to stay indoors from December […]

Smoky Mountain Wine Country

Trek the Rocky Top Wine Trail When you’re spending a few days in Gatlinburg this month and you’re wondering what to do when it’s a bit cold outside, take the opportunity to see some of the indoor sites around the region. What could be better on a crisp December day than touring one of the […]

Annual Gatlinburg Holiday Craft Shows

Thanksgiving and Christmas Crafts Show The Southern Appalachian Mountain region is known for its skilled artists and craftsmen. And nowhere else will you find a more concentrated group of these artisans than in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg TN. In the eight-mile loop just outside of town, you can find everything from pottery […]

Carvers Apple Orchard and Applehouse Restaurant

Autumn Means Apples Pumpkin spice gets all the attention these days, but the true flavor of autumn is apple. As fall approaches, the apples come rolling in by the bushel, giving us apple cider, caramel apples, apple pies, baked apples, or for one of the simplest pleasures in life, a crisp, juicy apple with a […]

Brairwood Ranch Safari

Auto Tour a Safari near The Smokies So you find yourself in East Tennessee staying at Carr’s Northside Cottages in Gatlinburg, but suddenly you want to visit six continents all at once. What are you to do? Does any Gatlinburg attraction offer such a wide-flung possibility? Certainly one of the Ripley’s attractions might fit the […]

Forbidden Caverns

Smoky Mountains Underground Attraction Anywhere you visit in East Tennessee, the earth below your feet is riddled with caves–thousands of them–extending for mile upon mile deep in the stony layers. Most of these caverns have never been seen, and probably never will be. Others, though, have been used by people for thousands of years for […]

Mini Golf Course Gatlinburg Attractions

No Tee Times Necessary Folks who vacation at Carr’s Northside Cottages enjoy the many opportunities for family time that are possible both onsite and around town. When you and your kids have splashed around in the pool as much as you can and are looking to spend a few hours in family-friendly competition, you might […]

Save a Bundle with Ripley’s Attractions

Big Savings on Gatlinburg Fun If you’re looking for activities to keep the whole family busy during your visit to Carr’s Northside Cottages, you’ll be able to fill up a whole week with trips to all of the Ripley’s Attractions. You save a lot when you bundle your tickets, so plan to take in several […]

Sweets and Treats in Downtown Gatlinburg

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Gatlinburg covers a lot of ground and you’ll get around most of it on foot. That’s a lot of walking including some of it uphill. You’ll be burning a lot of calories, right? You’re practically exercising on your vacation, so you will have earned yourself a treat or two (or three, […]