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 Local8Now.com.

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 […]

6 Highly-Rated Hotels in the Smoky Mountain Area

The Grand Resort Hotel in Pigeon Forge has been closed effective immediately.

It’s been in the news heavily for the past week, but really for the last year. Controversy surrounds the Grand Resort in Pigeon Forge, which was closed last week. The Grand Resort was closed by a bank after a sale of the property fell through. According to WATE.com, 15 employees were laid off, and guests […]

5 Things You Might Not Think About Before Renting a Cabin (But Should)


Renting a Smoky Mountain cabin. The choices can be overwhelming. There are the obvious things to consider — location, curb appeal, number of bedrooms. But here are five things you may not think about when choosing a cabin. But you should! 1. Eating Facilities. One reason people choose to rent a cabin, rather than staying […]

8 Things to Consider When Searching for the Perfect Smoky Mountain Vacation Getaway


The following post is a guest post by Bob Foster. Bob is a property manager by profession and has lived and worked in this region for over 13 years. He is a loving husband and father of four. He enjoys running, cycling and hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Bob has a passion for the Great […]

Holiday Celebrations in a Smoky Mountain Cabin

On Monday, I wrote about spending Christmas in a cabin. Today, I thought I’d look at other fun holiday celebration ideas for a Smoky Mountain cabin. Here are some thoughts: Halloween. It’s such a fun holiday, one that can definitely work for vacation. Here are ideas: Carve the pumpkin: Grab some pumpkins and raid your […]

13 Things to do BEFORE You Leave for Vacation

I’m pretty excited. As of today, there are only FOUR chains left on our count-down-to-vacation paper chain. That’s right, this Friday we are packing up the car and heading south to New Orleans and a 5-day cruise. All told, we’ll be gone for about 10 days. That’s a pretty serious vacation. And not just for […]