Crockett’s 1875 Breakfast Camp: Worth The Early Rise
Yeah, we all like to sleep in on vacation. But not too late or you’ll miss one of the best morning offerings around. Crockett’s 1875 Breakfast Camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is open 7 days a week. But it’s only open 6 hours a day; welcoming early birds at 7 a.m. and wiping down tables at
Crazy good deals for select cabins in October!
Every October, travelers flock to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville to see the mountains wrapped in a blanket of color. And typically, weekends are the first dates on the calendars to fill. But for those who haven’t made their plans yet and yearn to see what all the fuss is about, here is a super
Why you need a winter Smokies getaway
A new year is beginning and after the wild ride that was 2016, I’m betting you could use a break, too. The holidays are over. The presidential election has been decided. And the end of the year seemed to be filled with unusually sad news. We could all use a little escape. On a previous
Soup’s On at the Old Mill Restaurant
You’ll never go away hungry at the Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge. One of the menu items that travelers frequently mention is their corn chowder. Many years ago, I purchased a recipe card collection from the Old Mill Gift Shop and the corn chowder recipe was among them, to my excitement. This recipe is popular enough that if
New Holiday Parade Announced for Dollywood
Dolly Parton was in Pigeon Forge last week for filming of her latest made-for-TV movie. While there, she announced at a press conference that Dollywood is adding a 2.5 million dollar parade to its Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration that begins Nov. 5. If you’re planning to visit Dollywood later this year, the “Parade of Many Colors” will
Who would come to the Smokies in the dead of winter?
Have you experienced the Smoky Mountains in the winter? Most people prefer to take vacations when it’s nice outside. So no surprise when there are traffic jams on the parkway and 30 minute wait times to get a table in July. If you want to be a bit different…a bit adventurous, read on. Winter in the Smokies is a
Hike the Smokies: Cataract Falls
Got an hour to kill? Then you’ve got time for a hike! And one of the best things about Cataract Falls is its convenient location. The trail starts right behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center. This little waterfall gets good reviews by travelers on Trip Advisor, with the majority of reviewers giving it 4 or 5 stars.
Free Moonshine Samples are No More in Gatlinburg
The days of the free “Moonshine Crawl” are gone in Gatlinburg. For the last couple of years, you could walk the streets of Gatlinburg and get free ‘shine samples by just showing your ID. But what started off with one distillery eventually grew to several. With the moonshine makers being within easy walking distance of each other, some