Great Smoky Mountains National Park Welcome Center

Sugarlands Visitor Center As you head into the Smoky Mountains area, you’ll see a welcome center or two as you make your way to Carrs.  One of the most popular and also a favorite of ours is the Sugarlands Visitor Center.  Sugarlands is an ideal place to start your Smoky Mountain National Park tour because […]

2013 Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

Bavarian Festival in the Smokies If your idea of entertainment is hoisting high an authentic German “cold one” while watching grown men wearing lederhosen sing and dance, you’re in luck!  After booking your Gatlinburg lodging with Carr’s Cottages, head on over to Ober Gatlinburg anytime between now and November 3 to join in their Annual […]

2013 Halloween Food and Fun in Gatlinburg

Annual Halloween Carnival and Recipes Bring your kids’ Halloween costumes to party in Gatlinburg!  And bring your own for that matter as Gatlinburg continues to celebrate the holiday with all day fun and Trick or Treat throughout downtown. When you plan to spend Halloween at Carr’s, you’ll find yourself just a couple of blocks from […]

Best Places to Eat in Gatlinburg: Steaks!

Steakhouse Restaurants in Gatlinburg Let’s face it; we all know that sampling local fare is on the top of the vacation things to do list.  Carr’s staff is regularly asked, “Where’s the best places to eat?”  The number of Gatlinburg restaurants seems almost endless, but those that are “home grown” and can’t be found anywhere […]

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 […]

Guided Hikes and Tours of Gatlinburg Tennessee

Smoky Mountains “It’s a SPRING Thing”  Gatlinburg is really pulling out the stops this April with new events and the much anticipated Smoky Mountain Wine Festival.  We hope you’ll plan a family vacation or weekend getaway with us so that you can explore the National Park and downtown Gatlinburg as you might not have before! […]

Tennessee Wine Festival in Gatlinburg

Enjoy Tennessee Wineries in Downtown Gatlinburg We are really excited to share the news about the newest festival to come to Gatlinburg TN.  It’s the Smoky Mountain Wine Festival and it’s being held on April 27 from 1-6 p.m. at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. In addition to seminar sessions that include wine […]

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 […]

Pigeon Forge TN Celebrates 2013 A Mountain Quiltfest

A Timeless Expression of Tradition Star, Log Cabin, Pinwheel, Texas Star, Block…. What do all these terms have in common?  Those who quilt know.  And those who quilt or would like to learn more about quilt making will be coming to the 19th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge TN March 12-16, 2013. This […]