Experience a Chimney Tops Adventure

A Hike, Climb and Mountain Picnic Just a 20-minute drive from Carr’s Cottages, the Chimney Tops Trail is the perfect place to spend the day. Since it is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Chimneys can get pretty crowded during the warm weather months. From Carr’s, […]

Kid-Friendly Hikes

Short, Easy Smoky Mountain Hiking Trail One of the best hikes for families with young kids or elderly members who cannot walk a great distance is the .5 mile (1 mile round-trip) hike to the waterfall on the Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail. This trail is an ideal introduction to hiking. Walking sticks and multiple bottles […]

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival – Townsend TN

A festival celebrating a style of fine art which uses textiles such as fabric, yarn, and natural and synthetic fibers is being held right here in East Tennessee! Have you ever wanted to learn more about the fiber arts? Maybe you wanted to spend a weekend having fun and learning something new?  You’re in luck […]

More Time for Smoky Mountains Fall Colors

While the upper elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains are bursting with color, there is still time over the next few weeks to enjoy a beautiful autumn in Gatlinburg.  The air is crisp morning and evening, but plenty of sunshine warms our days so that you can get out and enjoy the National Park trails, […]

Planning a Road Trip

Planning a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? We’re going to provide a series of road trip planner ideas that will help you prepare for your journey, give entertaining ways to pass the time, and make the most of your destination vacation in the Smokies! Whether you have a limited budget or really deep […]

Welcome to Our Gatlinburg Blog!

Thanks for clicking over to take a peek at our new blog!  We are really excited to have this opportunity to get to know you and provide tidbits of news that will hopefully be both fun to read and helpful in planning your Smoky Mountain vacation. If you are new to visiting our web site, […]