Happy Memorial Day

In honor of the holiday, we won’t have an update today. But check back on Wednesday! Enjoy the day!

One Year Anniversary Memories

What better way to spend your first anniversary than spending it in the beautiful mountains of Gatlinburg, TN? My wife and I celebrated out first anniversary in a little one bedroom cabin called Midnight Fun. And boy was it fun, but I won’t get into that. This was the first cabin rental experience for both […]

5 Tips for Taking Pets to the Smokies

On Monday, I gave you a list of 10 pet-friendly cabin rental companies. Today, I’ll give you five practical tips for taking pets to the Smokies. In case of emergency, the Pigeon Forge Animal Clinic is located at 503 Maple Lane. Phone is 865-428-8381. Be prepared, just in case! In the Smoky Mountain National Park, […]

10 Pet-Friendly Smoky Mountain Cabin Companies

We hear it over and over again. It’s hard to find cabins that allow pets. So I‘ve compiled a list of 10 cabin companies that allow pets, and the policies and fees surrounding them. One thing to note: Almost every company has a policy stating that if you bring your pet to a non-pet-friendly cabin, […]

A Gatlinburg Poem

Guest blogger Elyse Baron, 13, wrote this poem for English class last year. Some of the references are to family traditions. But it sure shows her love for the region! (Below, you’ll see a picture of Elyse, with her mother, Amy, enjoying Gatlinburg.) The Best of Gatlinburg Climbing up the mountains, Water flowing over rocks […]

Two Especially Apt Cabin Desserts

For obvious reasons (I hope). Chocolate Log (my husbands LOVES this one) Ingredients: 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows 1/4 cup margarine 1/4 cup peanut butter 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal 1 1/3 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup butterscotch chips Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Grease it and set it aside. Combine […]

Restaurant Review: Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Ahhh… barbecue. When I think of barbecue, I think no further than Bennett’s of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. I can smell it now. Bennett’s is a locally-owned barbecue joint that’s been around since 1991. Both locations, on the main strips of both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, are welcoming and well-decorated. The menu boasts about what […]

My Gatlinburg Story, by Jaybin Beutler, age 4

By Jaybin Beutler, age 4 My son made a book about transportation in preschool. On the page about road trips, he quoted the following to his teacher: “My name is Jaybin. My favorite place to go is Gatlinburg. I got to stay in a hotel and then a cabin. I went with my family. I […]

Storytelling Festival Coming Soon to Pigeon Forge

If you love to hear or tell stories, this may be perfect for you. Coming June 10-12 is the 19th Annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival. It takes place at the Grand Majestic Theater (125 Music Mountain Drive, Traffic Light #2). The festival will feature at least 8 professional storytellers, along with several Smoky Mountain storytellers. […]

10 Smoky Mountain Deals

Here are the 10 best deals I can come up with right now! 1. Don’t visit the area without checking out the Smoky Mountain Navigator. With more than 100 coupons for deals on hotels, shops, attractions, cabin rentals, restaurants, museums and mini golf, you can’t beat it. 2. Smoky Mountain Coupons is another great site […]