Cades Cove TN Things to Do – Hiking Abrams Falls

Abrams Falls Trailhead and Waterfall Hike When looking for Cades Cove TN things to do, an Abrams Falls hike is top of the list.  The Abrams Falls trail is an enduring family favorite. At peak times, you may be greeted by a park ranger at the trailhead. Chances are he or she will ask if you’ve […]

Birding in the Smokies

A Natural Outdoor Adventure! Once you get settled in your Carr’s motel room or cottage, take your family on a treasure-hunt-style adventure of bird identification in the Smokies! The 800-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to nearly a quarter of a million different bird species, making it a prime destination for serious birders […]

Spring & Summer Sunset Concert Series – Townsend TN

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center If you’re going to spending some time at Carr’s Northside this summer, you’re invited to grab your lawn chair and gather at the amphitheater at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend TN. This concert series takes place throughout the summer and brings a variety of musical venues to […]

Dollywood 2016 Festival of Nations

Affordable Dollywood TN Vacation Packages When folks say that the whole world comes to Dollywood, they aren’t just talking about tourist visitors to the park. During Dollywood’s Festival of Nations, which runs from March 19 – April 18, music, dance, food, and art come from all over the planet to delight and amaze Dollywood guests. […]

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 […]