Feature Friday – Evening Majesty

Welcome to Evening Majesty in the Great Smokey Mountains!  Evening Majesty is a luxurious 1-bedroom cabins that sleeps 6, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Sit back and enjoy the numerous amenities our cabin has to offer: Pristine Mountain Views from one of two decks - the mountains you see are Bluff Mountain to the right … Continue reading Feature Friday – Evening Majesty

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

Feature Friday -Serenity In The Smokies

Serenity in the Smokies is located off of Upper Middle Creek road in Sevierville Tennessee, just minutes from Dollywood and the Parkway. The location can’t be any better - only minutes from all the Pigeon Forge attractions the area has to offer - yet tucked away in a quiet, peaceful area.  Serenity In The Smokies … Continue reading Feature Friday -Serenity In The Smokies

Tall Tales from the Great Smoky Mountains

If you’ve spent any time in the Smoky Mountains, you’ve likely heard a tall tale or two. These colorful stories may not stick strictly to the facts, but they are always entertaining! Some of the best legends in East Tennessee have been passed down for generations, usually just by word of mouth. Here is the … Continue reading Tall Tales from the Great Smoky Mountains

The Escape Game – Pigeon Forge

  If you like to do puzzles and are up for a challenge I would highly recommend this game.  Groups all work together to figure out the clues.  The staff is very friendly and helpful.  Don't be afraid to ask them questions during the game too.  You may be paired with other groups if you … Continue reading The Escape Game – Pigeon Forge

The Great Smoky Mountains

One thing we love about the Great Smoky Mountains is how the mountain changes constantly. Many times, you can sit on the deck and watch the “smoke” drift by.

One minute you can barely see anything, then the next minute the whole mountain range appears. It has always fascinated me!

Why are they named the Smoky Mountains?

The Smokies are named for the blue mist that always seems to hover around the peaks and valleys. The Cherokee called them shaconage, (shah-con-ah-jey) or “place of the blue smoke”. This is how the “Blue Ridge Mountains” got their name as well.

Whatever the reason, for me, it has a calming effect on me that reduces my stress and gives me perspective on my life and the world around us.

Pictures just do not do it justice, don’t you think?

ACButterfly Photography and Creations

Ever since I was big enough to remember, I have always loved the mountains. Every summer my daddy would choose a day, wake us up before dawn, load us up in the car, and surprise us with a trip to the mountains. We always went to the same place … Helen, GA. We would explore the town a bit, have lunch, and then drive around. Usually, we would end up at Brasstown Bald and stroll up to the peak. Every trip, he would tell us how you could see seven states from there on a clear day. It was always special, and I grew to love those Smoky mountains. To this day, the very sight of those peaks coming in to view fills me with joy.

Well, last week my son and I got to explore a bit in the smokies. We had some timeshare points left to use, and…

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Minister’s Tree House

Long live the world's largest treehouse! As Minister Horace Burgess tells the story, in 1993, the Minister was praying when God told him, “If you build a tree house, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” Inspired by this vision, the quiet Minister set out to build the largest treehouse in the world. … Continue reading Minister’s Tree House

Greenbrier Road Auto Tour

This route follows the Little Pigeon River to Trillium Gap. No trucks, trailers or RVs are allowed. The road leads to the John Messer Barn and the trailhead to Ramsay Cascades, arguably the best waterfall in the Park. The hike is 8 miles roundtrip and is challenging. A lesser visited area of the Park, the … Continue reading Greenbrier Road Auto Tour

Weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee are a top destination in the country for weddings due to the gorgeous scenery of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Peaks and valleys provide breathtaking views that mirror the promise of lifelong wedded bliss. Every year, over 10,000 brides plan Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg weddings in and around … Continue reading Weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains