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 [...]

Saddle Up Cowboy Fest in Pigeon Forge TN

Free Events During Saddle Up! Festival You’ve probably heard about the Pigeon Forge TN 14th Annual Saddle Up! event—their annual effort to bring the Old West eastward to Tennessee—happening February 20-24, 2013.  It’s four days of concerts, stage shows, and chuck wagon meals. But, did you know the Saddle Up! celebration includes many free events [...]

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 [...]

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smokies

Wildflowers, Nature Walks, Photography Tours, Art Classes, Indoor Seminars As winter falls to the wayside and spring beings to re-introduce itself into our lives, we are reminded of the wonderful colors and majestic wildlife that surround us. Yes, we are very fortunate to live in the shadows of one of the most beautiful areas in [...]

Easter Craft Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Annual Event Come experience some of the finest craftsmanship that Gatlinburg has to offer on Easter weekend April 5 – 7 as the Gatlinburg Convention Center hosts the annual Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show. This event, put on by the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, gives [...]