Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ober Gatlinburg It's Time for Snow Tubing & Skiing

Ober Gatlinburg is just the place to spend the day with lots of fun for the family with skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, shops and restaurants. Snow tubing is great fun for all ages.  Not to mention, it’s all the fun of sledding without the walk back up the hill! We provide the tube - you have the fun!
All sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ticket sales are on first-come, first- served basis (no reservations accepted), must be purchased in person at the Tubing Ticket Booth, and sell out early. Tubers must be at least 6 years old and 42" tall to ride solo; children ages 3-5 must ride with an adult. Children under 3 are not permitted to ride. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day if space is available.  Visit Ober Gatlinburg to learn more about this year's season of skiing and snow tubing

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pigeon Forge's Dollywood Christmas Events

On Nov 10, Dollywood's annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival begins.  Shows, rides, music, food, and shops make this the perfect place to begin a holiday family tradition.

Some of the exciting attractions at Dollywood's Christmas festival include:

  • Parade of Lights
  • Carol of the Trees 
  • Dolly's Christmas Chapel 
  • Christmas in the Smokies,
  • Dollywood's Christmas on Ice
  • Appalachian Christmas
  • The Polar Express 4-D Experience
  • Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • O' Holy Night

For more information about these attractions click here Dollywood Christmas Events                                                       

Christmas at Dollywood offers such a unique experience that you will want to come back every year.  Get started making your plans today for your Dollywood vacation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Roaring Fork Motor Trail in Gatlinburg, TN

This video combined with the music gives you a sense of being swept back in time, to a simplier time in the Smokies. I cannot take the credit for this beautiful video of just a small little part of the history in Gatlinburg, called the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, the credit goes to a utuber named topee78 Enjoy!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Many Roads of the Great Smoky Mountains

View the beautiful fall colors of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are 384 miles of roads that wind through the Smokies offering breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, streams, forests, and historical sites.

Cades Cove Loop an 11-mile road offering one of the best opportunities to see wildlife, and a popular excursion for fall visitors to the park. There are several well preserved historical buildings to explore as well as a visitor center.

Cataloochee an isolated valley with abundance of wildlife and well preserved historical buildings near Maggie Valley.

Heintooga Ridge and Balsam Mountain is a high elevation tour with frequent overlooks and summertime wildflowers.

Little River Road which was originally a railroad bed road, is now an 18-mile route running from Sugarlands Visitor Center to the entrance of Cades Cove.

Newfound Gap-Clingman's Dome-The Newfound Gap road is the only one that completely traverses the Park, running 132 miles between Cherokee, N.C. and Gatlinburg, TN. (Fall colors are usually seen in higher elevation from early October but aren't typically as colorful as in the lower elevations. If you want a glimpse of some beautiful scenary, the higher elevations offer better views of the surrounding mountains.)

Parson Branch an 8-mile gravel road that leads from Cades Cove Loop Road to US 129 toward the North Carolina side of the Park and Calderwood Dam. The Parson Branch exit is just after the Cades Cove Visitor Center. No RVs or trailers are allowed.

Rich Mountain Road runs one way, 7 miles north from Cades Cove Loop to the Park boundary of Rich Mountain Gap and down the mountain to Townsend, TN. It's peaceful, quiet, and beautiful- definitely worth the drive.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail a 5-mile one way road near Gatlinburg, TN. The creek runs parallel with the narrow road for much of the drive. No trucks, RVs, and trailers are allowed.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter Magic Tune & Tales in the Gatlinburg, TN

The City of Gatlinburg livens up the holiday season with free weekend entertainment by presenting the Gatlinburg Winter Magic version of its Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales program live on the Parkway on Friday and Saturday nights between Than...
ksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Groups of Dickens-style holiday carolers dressed in traditional Victorian era costumes will stroll along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evenings of November 23-24 and December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22.

Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear will be delaying hibernation this year to make occasional appearances and greet holiday visitors on the streets as well.

During Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the City magically lights up the winter nights with spectacular light displays throughout town, featuring all LED bulbs. The length of the Parkway is lined by a forest of branches and scrolls, accentuating the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 22 years including animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, busy black bears, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children, toy soliders and a shiny rocking horse.

Come and enjoy the magic of the holidays in the Smokies!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Smoky Mountain Leaf Show SneekPeak

Here is a sneek peak of what the leaves look like as of today, October 4, 2012 at Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We invite you to come visit the Smokies and stay with us at a cozy cabin nestled in the heart of the Smokies. We have a few dates left to stay with us at the Beary Blessed Cabin, please check our calendar Cabin Availability
We would love to have you stay with us and enjoy the Smokies this fall.

Click on photo and go to the current webcam to see the leaves and their brillant colors in real time!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Smoky Mountain Opry

Smoky Mountain Opry is one of the biggest shows in the area and features music from the 1940’s through today. It's not just country, music with tributes to the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Elvis and many more. You will hear music from such greats as Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles and Janis Joplin. Classic rock and roll, oldies, disco, gospel, as well as old country, new country and a foot-stomping patriotic segment round out the show. Something here for everybody, so we invite you to stop by and see us when in the Smokies!