Is there free parking in Gatlinburg?

“Is there free parking in Gatlinburg?” has got to be one of the most asked questions when it comes to traveling in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Even though finding free parking in Gatlinburg can be tough, there are a couple of places. Here’s a few ideas and the best free parking places in Gatlinburg: … Continue reading Is there free parking in Gatlinburg?

Gatlinburg Was Named After the Most Hated Man in Town

Before it was known as Gatlinburg, our Smoky Mountain city was named White Oak Flats, (because of the area’s beautiful white oak trees). In the early 1800s, Martha Huskey Ogle and her family became the first permanent white settlers in the region. If you visit Gatlinburg today, you’re likely to run into an Ogle or … Continue reading Gatlinburg Was Named After the Most Hated Man in Town

Ober Gatlinburg Winter

WINTER AT OBER Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s #1 Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing Destination There is no better place to spend a winter day. Ober Gatlinburg offers snow activities for anyone interested in playing in snow AND plenty of things to do inside for those who prefer to stay warm! The opportunity to Ski, Snowboard, … Continue reading Ober Gatlinburg Winter

Top 10 Free Things to do in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

Whether you're traveling on a budget, or simply don't want to spend a lot of money, we've put together a list of activities that you can do for FREE in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area: The Great Smoky Mountains National ParkWith all of the free things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you definitely don’t … Continue reading Top 10 Free Things to do in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

A Sunday Walk Along The Gatlinburg Trail

Sometimes you just need to get away, and that’s exactly what I did on my own on a Sunday while on vacation in Gatlinburg. With my wife doing laundry and my son being a lazy teenager at our condo, I decided to venture beyond the crowded malaise of this beautiful tourist town. There really wasn’t … Continue reading A Sunday Walk Along The Gatlinburg Trail

Christmas In Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Too early to think about Christmas?   Normally I would say yes, but if you are thinking about a Smoky Mountain vacation around the holidays, this is the time to plan it! If you have never visited Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg around the holidays, you are missing out on an amazing display of lights, decorations and … Continue reading Christmas In Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

You won’t find a place like Loco Burro anywhere else! Our house-made margaritas, mesquite grilling technique, and authentic Tex-Mex menu make us a unique spot to enjoy a night out. Enjoy the view from the only Roof Top Patio in Gatlinburg with it's own bar and fire pit lounge areas. It's Always a Celebration Here! … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

Feature Friday – Nature’s View

Be our guest in this beautiful, luxury cabin located in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Nature's View cabin has 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. Far enough away for the beautiful scenery, but close enough to popular local attractions - just 10 minutes from Pigeon Forge and 20 minutes from Dollywood and … Continue reading Feature Friday – Nature’s View

Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Horseback Riding When you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains and looking for “horseback riding near me,” two horseback riding Gatlinburg stables are usually at the top of the search results. These are Smoky Mountain Riding Stables and Sugarlands Riding Stables. Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is an authorized concessionaire of the National … Continue reading Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN, is literally teeming with life - over 10,000 exotic sea creatures in 350 individual species. There are more fish in this aquarium than there are people living in the entire town of Gatlinburg!😄 My wife and I took our granddaughter Mely to the Aquarium last year and … Continue reading Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies