Blog posts for "Places to Stay"



Smoky Mountain Lodging Recommendations

Posted on May 5, 2021

So you're thinking about spending some time in the Great Smoky Mountains this year. That's a great idea, especially now that folks are looking to get out of the house and do more traveling. One of the first decisions you'll have to make is where you're going to stay. We've devoted this week's blog post to sharing some ideas and suggestions for places you might want to call your vacation home base the next time you come to the Smokies.


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The Best Views In Gatlinburg

Posted on September 23, 2020

As October approaches, we'll soon be seeing all the area foliage turn from green into the brilliant colors of fall. It's such a spectacular show that folks come to the Smokies from all over the world to witness the transformation. Here in Gatlinburg, we benefit from being adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which essentially becomes an 800-square-mile blanket of color rolling from Tennessee into North Carolina.


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Planning Your Summer Vacation

Posted on March 24, 2020

If you're like most of us right now, you've been spending a lot of time at home. We know lots of folks have been taking advantage of all that inside time to do some productive things, like cleaning, organizing and taking on long-neglected household tasks and projects. Here's another suggestion for a way to pass the time that's not only productive but also fun: You can start making plans for a summer vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. With the Internet and a phone at your fingertips, you can not only dream about all the fun things you'll be able to do in just a few months, but you can also take actual steps toward making it all happen.


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New Festival Highlights Dollywood's 35th Season

Posted on March 10, 2020

If your travel plans happen to take you to the Smokies this weekend, you could be among the first people to visit Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge for their 2020 season. In fact, this is their 35th season of providing family fun for all ages, and visitors who go there this year will have some new things to discover.


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New Festival Highlights Dollywood's 35th Season

Posted on March 10, 2020

If your travel plans happen to take you to the Smokies this weekend, you could be among the first people to visit Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge for their 2020 season. In fact, this is their 35th season of providing family fun for all ages, and visitors who go there this year will have some new things to discover.


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Lodging Options In The Smokies

Posted on January 6, 2020

When you're planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the first decisions you'll typically make is where you're going to stay. Once you've got your lodging dates locked in, it's a lot easier to start working on elements like attractions tickets and restaurant decisions. It can be a little overwhelming, though, because there are so many choices when it comes to accommodations in the Smokies that it can be intimidating trying to narrow down all the options. So this week, we'll give you an overview of what those choices are, and maybe that will make it a little easier for you to plan that next big trip to the mountains in 2020.


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Wilderness Wildlife Week

Posted on May 7, 2019

Last week, we told you about the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, which is one of the area's top nature-themed special events in the Smokies. If you missed it, however, you still have a chance to learn all about our natural surroundings here in East Tennessee. Anyone planning to be in the area this week should attend Wilderness Wildlife Week, currently taking place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge through Saturday, May 11.


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The Return of Sweet Fanny Adams!

Posted on April 9, 2019

Some of you may read this and wonder, “Who is Sweet Fanny Adams?” For those of you in that category, we'll tell you it's the name of a theater in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, and this unique venue will be beginning its 43rd season in the Smokies next weekend, on April 18.


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Where To Stay On Your Trip To Gatlinburg

Posted on March 19, 2019

One of the first decisions any traveler makes when planning a trip to a fun destination is where to stay. And that goes for a getaway or vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains as well. The decision can seem like a tough one, though, because every town in our area – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville – has a great selection of accommodations, and each one has a tempting lineup of attractions, shops and restaurants to choose from.


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Dolly Parton's Stampede

Posted on May 15, 2018

For more than 30 years, Dolly Parton's Stampede (formerly known officially as “Dixie Stampede”) has been one of the top dinner destinations in the Smokies. The attraction combines a delicious multi-course meal with a captivating live production to create one of the most in-demand show experiences in town.


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The Lodge At Five Oaks Spoils Guests With Rustic Style

Posted on October 3, 2017

One of Sevierville's most popular lodging destinations has recently unveiled a major makeover, and it's looking better than ever. The Lodge at Five Oaks, located directly across the Parkway from the Tanger Outlet Center, has recently undergone an extensive renovation process and is making its return debut just in time for the October peak season.


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