How to Vacation in Gatlinburg Cheaply


We all need to save money sometimes. And I always say, better to vacation cheaply than not at all! (So, so, so much better!) Right? But Gatlinburg can be VERY expensive. So here’s a plan for vacationing cheaply in the Smoky Mountain area. Check out our ideas for cheap, very cheap, and cheapest travel. Good […]

Review: Ogle’s Brick Oven Pizza in Gatlinburg


It was tough to do, but on our last trip to Gatlinburg, we decided to try a new pizza joint. You know, for you, the blog world. You see, we LOVE The Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria in Gatlinburg. We are pretty sure that it is the best pizza in the area. But the thing […]

Mountain Biking at CLIMB Works: Fun for Daring Kids

Oh yes, this was really fun.

Okay, here’s a disclaimer: I’ve never been mountain biking. And I really only learned to ride a bike well in the past few years. A daredevil, I’m not. But when I saw that CLIMB Works (usually known for its ziplining) had opened a new mountain biking trail that was free only until May 18, I […]

Review: Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin for Breakfast


We just got back from a (rainy) weekend in Gatlinburg. I’m sure glad we weren’t camping, since it rained almost the whole time we were there. It was a quick trip with family to fit in a few specific activities. You’ll be hearing about them in coming days. It was a great trip, though it […]

Historic Gatlinburg Inn to Stay Open Under New Management


The Gatlinburg Inn has an important spot in the history of Gatlinburg — it was the third major hotel to be built in Gatlinburg. It’s closed right now for renovations, but will open again on May 1 and stay open year-round, according to

11 Websites for Smoky Mountain Information

The High on LeConte blog. I love it.

I’m so glad you’re here, reading my blog! However, I can’t tell you EVERYTHING about the area — there’s just too much to tell! So I’m happy to share. Here are 11 pretty great sites for information about the Smoky Mountain area. Some of these are where I go to get information, too. If you […]

Around-the-Clock Repairs Start Today on US 441

The main road between Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Cherokee, N.C. (US 441), is scheduled to reopen by May 15. To meet that goal, contractors started working around the clock today. According to WFMYNews, there are incentives if the road damage is repaired earlier and penalties if the project falls behind schedule. The road was damaged in […]

Gatlinburg Nixes New Distillery

The planning commission in Gatlinburg has turned down a new distillery that was hoping to open on the Parkway. The new distillery would have been located less than 1,000 feet from the Ole Smoky Moonshine. According to, mayor Mike Werner said: “That’s sort of a unique thing and sort of a novelty. but the […]

Ober Gatlinburg: What to Expect & What to Avoid

The Ober Gatlinburg Tram, which leaves from the Parkway in Gatlinburg.

Are you looking for a skiing opportunity in Tennessee? Did you know that there’s a well-known ski resort right in Gatlinburg? I’ll tell you all about that, and the other activities Ober Gatlinburg has to offer, in this post. First of all, let me explain Ober Gatlinburg to you. Basically, you can ride a tram […]

Proffitt Road to be Relocated in Gatlinburg

A plan to relocate Proffitt Road in Gatlinburg got the okay last week during the Gatlinburg Municipal and Regional Planning Commission meeting, according to The Mountain Press. The road will be closed and relocated to create room for the construction of the youth sports complex project. For more information about the road relocation, visit The […]