What to do in Pigeon Forge

The MyPigeonForge blog has a new post recommending 10 Pigeon Forge attractions for a three-day getaway. The post lays out a (very busy) three-day family vacation that includes the likes of Dollywood, Titanic Pigeon Forge, and, of course, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Think this would be helpful? Read the blog post here.

Grand Resort Hotel Gets New Owner

According to WATE.com, the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge has a new owner. The hotel was purchased in January by Kiwishe-Stoller Acquisition USA, a Texas-based company, for $6.9 million. Leon Downey, tourism director, said he’s not sure what the new owners will do with the property, but he’s heard rumors they […]

12 Upcoming Spring Events in the Smokies


Oh, it’s cold. And dreary. And I’m just plain done with it. Yes. I have a bad case of spring fever. I’m dreaming of flowers. And rainstorms. And sweatshirts. And no gloves. And long walks outside. And the very scent of new life. Right now, spring feels like a long way off. But it’s really […]

Flood Waters Recede in Pigeon Forge

According to Local8now.com, flood waters in Pigeon Forge have receded. From Local8now.com: Wednesday evening, many businesses were worried the river would flood their businesses. At the Lumberjack Feud, they saw the waters rise 5 feet ever 2 hours. Some logs and equipment quickly were in danger, though the water was about 8 feet from the […]

Crazy Fun at Zorb Pigeon Forge


Have you heard of Smoky Mountain Zorb? It’s got to be one of the craziest, wackiest things to do in the Pigeon Forge area. Basically, you ride down a hill in a giant plastic ball. It looks like SO MUCH FUN! However, there’s been some bad press about Zorb balls recently. Last week, one man […]

10 Winter Cabin Deals

Are you ready for a cabin getaway?

I don’t know about you, but a few more weeks of this dreary January weather, and I’ll be ready to get away for a few days. Winter can be a great time to travel to the Smoky Mountains. It’s not as busy, traffic is easily manageable, and maybe best of all, you can get some […]

Don’t Miss the Titanic Ice Carving Competition

Last year's ice carving competition at Titanic Pigeon Forge.

It’s coming up in just over a week — Titanic Pigeon Forge’s 3rd annual Ice Carving Competition. From the web site: Watch the world’s-most celebrated ice sculptors chisel 250-pound blocks of ice into fantastic designs. This free one-day family event will take place in Titanic’s outdoor entertainment center. Professionals and amateurs will compete for prize […]

Happy New Year — Here’s What’s New!

More than 60,000 people gathered in Gatlinburg on Monday evening.

Ahhhh  — it’s good to be back to blogland! Hope everyone out there had an amazing holiday. We sure did — though we just rolled in from our last family Christmas, and we are BEAT! So, for tonight, here’s a quick update of what’s been happening in the Smoky Mountain area while I’ve been off […]

4 Pigeon Forge Businesses Get Liquor by Drink Licenses

Mellow Mushroom's Pigeon Forge location.

Liquor by the drink was approved last month in Pigeon Forge after several failed attempts. Previously, restaurants were only able to sell beer and wine. According to The Knoxville News, state officials issued licenses to four Pigeon Forge businesses on Friday. Four Pigeon Forge businesses are now able to serve liquor by the drink. They […]

Dollywood Announces Changes for 2013

Can you believe that’s it’s almost 2013? How is that possible? Possible or not, it’s almost here. Recently Dolly Parton announced changes coming to Dollywood for 2013. Here’s an overview: RiverRush — With an opening date in May 2013, RiverRush will be Tennessee’s first water roller coaster. It will go up to four stories high, […]