Facts About Tennessee Caves

Tennessee has more than 8,600 known caves — that’s more than any other state in the U.S. That’s why this week is cave week at CabinConnection.com. On Monday, I wrote a post about the different caves that are available to tour. Today, we’ll look at other interesting information with a glossary about Tennessee caves and […]

14 News Items About the Smokies

Congress slashing National Park budgets, Ireland part of the Appalachian Trail and typical hiker mistakes.

5 Tennessee Cave Adventures

Did you know that Tennessee has more than 8,600 known caves? That’s more than any other state in the U.S. We’ve seen signs to different caving adventures in the Smokies, but haven’t ever visited any. Today, I thought we’d take a look at the industry in Tennessee. On Wednesday, I’ll be back with some information […]

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

It’s 2,181 long miles — stretching from Georgia to Maine. And people HIKE that distance! It’s absolutely amazing to me! I’m in major awe of it. And recently, I’ve run across some neat stories from the good old Appalachian Trail. Here they are: John and Liz Hasenmyer. This one is near and dear to us […]

Hear the Music of the Mountains in the Smokies

It’s coming once again. On Saturday, April 9, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park will be hosting its annual “Music of the Mountains” festival. The festival will feature a wide variety of old-time, traditional, and bluegrass music performers. And, it’s free! According to the Gatlinburg Events website, “‘Music of the Mountains’ is a celebration of […]

10 Tidbits of News About the Smoky Mountains

Camping, Dinosaur museums and The Melting Pot – this weeks tidbits:

Visit Wilderness at the Smokies for Indoor Water Fun

You know, our family loves to stay in a mountain cabin. And when we go to the Smokies and don’t stay in a cabin, it’s because we’re trying to stay cheap. For those reasons alone, we haven’t ever stayed at the Wilderness at the Smokies. But we will stay some day. Make no mistake. Every […]

A Day in the Smokies — With Your Pet!

The following post has been reprinted with permission from A Day in the Smokies blog, which is sponsored by ERA in the Smokies Realty and Rentals. Enjoy! The pet-lovers out there are always wondering what you can do in Gatlinburg and bring your pets along! Gatlinburg is becoming more and more pet-friendly, so every time […]

St.Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids

I know, I’m way late, right? I should have written this post last week or before! But somehow it got scheduled for today, so here it is. Because this post is so late, I’ve included only things that are very easy to do and don’t need lots of preparation! So … here are some fun […]

8 Tidbits About the Smokies

Smoky Mountains, Salamander Capital of the World! Here’s what’s happening in the Smokies: