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Your Guide To Labor Day in The Smoky Mountains

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

It’s a three- day weekend and time for a family getaway! The kids are looking for adventure and you’re probably looking for shopping and family friendly excitement. Pigeon Forge has everything you need for a relaxing, exciting, and breathtaking Labor Day weekend!

The end of summer is near and you’re looking for one last family getaway before the start of fall. We’ve put together ideas for all attractions your family will love on this long weekend!


Courtyard Marriott

Be sure to pick a hotel with lots of amenities such as a pool, on site restaurants and guest laundry! Trip Advisor’s #1 hotel in Pigeon Forge, The Courtyard by Marriott, offers an indoor pool, outdoor lazy river, bistro, fitness center, and guest laundry! Chill out all weekend long at most relaxing hotel in Pigeon Forge.


Shopping at Tanger

Head on over to Tanger Outlets for amazing deals beginning August 31st through September 3rd! Visit your favorite name brand stores for exclusive deals and savings you won’t find anywhere else!


Cades Cove

If you’re looking to interact with nature and experience the beauty of these Smoky Mountains up close and personal, be sure to drive through Cades Cove! Enjoy 11 miles of a breathtaking Smoky Mountain backdrop for your drive! Make some stops along the way at historical homes and churches…you might even see some wildlife friends! Just be sure to keep your distance!


Pigeon Forge Restaurants

We can hear your stomach growling! While staying in Pigeon Forge you’ll clearly notice that we aren’t lacking in the food department! You and your family can enjoy so many options offered in town, and we even recommend a few! Looking for some southern soul food? Be sure to check out Bennett’s Bar-B-Que! The kids are craving a pizza night? Stop into Big Daddy’s Pizzeria! And for dessert, stop by Mad Dog’s Creamery for some savory ice cream to enjoy a break from the summer heat!


White Water Rafting

Speaking of summer heat…you must be looking for a way to cool off? Don’t worry, the river is still flowing perfectly! Drive on over to Hartford, TN for a thrilling trip down the Pigeon River with Rafting In The Smokies! I you’re looking for excitement or relaxation; they’ve got a trip for you. Raft the upper or lower Pigeon River and even take a swim to stay cool!


Dolly Parton Dinner Shows

Wanting dinner and show?! And we’re not talking about the kids blowing soda through their nose at the dinner table… Try heading to an award winning dinner show, Pigeon Forge is full of them! Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Celebration! Are two of Pigeon Forge’s most exciting, family- friendly dinner shows. These shows incorporate four course feasts, acrobatics, animals, stunts, music, and hilarious comedy!


Crave Mini Golf

Enjoy the outdoors while the weather is beautiful! Crave Golf Club is perfect for families and they even have indoor and outdoor putting courses! After hitting your hole in one be sure to head inside for a quick game of mini bowling and milkshakes 🙂


Ziplining at Foxfire

Exploring the outdoors is relaxing and good for the soul- at least we think so! Take the family to Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park for a day of ziplining and so much more! Foxfire offers ziplines, forest covered canopies, walking trails, waterfalls, and even America’s Longest Swinging Bridge! Take a break from the action at Zippin Pig’s BBQ which is open through Labor Day, perfect timing! Don’t head home before making your way to Wylie’s Cider for tastings and bottled products!


Top 5 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

When planning your family vacation it’s easy to pick out all of the attractions, activities, and lodging to accommodate your trip. What some people forget to plan is where they’re going to eat. I know when my family goes on vacation we love to ask locals where to the best places to eat are. So, to all you travelers, let me be your guide!

1. Alamo Steakhouse

Bringing Texas to the Smokies since 1999, you’ll find the freshest steaks, burgers, sides, and sauces here! All menu items are made using fresh ingredients prepared the Alamo way to satisfy your tastebuds. With locations in Pigeon forge and Gatlinburg, you’ll be able to find Alamo no matter where you stay in the Great Smoky Mountains!

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2. Bennett’s Pit Bar- B- Que

Serving the Pigeon forge and Gatlinburg community since 1991. Being locally owned and operated for over 26 years, Bennett’s Pit Bar- B- Que is smoked over hickory- wood for 14 hours before making its way to your dinner plate. Smoked to perfection and packed full of flavor, you’re sure to be back in town for more!

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3. Old Mill Square

Savor the taste of southern hospitality at the Old Mill Restaurant. Known for their old-fashioned,  classic Southern food;  and they’ve gained a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Smokies.  Old Mill is a favorite local spot and attraction for a day trip to Pigeon Forge, and many  vacationing guests dine regularly during their stays. Enjoy the southern inspired meals while looking out over the Pigeon River for the perfect scenery!

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4. Mama’s Farmhouse

Experience the best southern country cookin’ in the smokies! Winner of the International Biscuit Festival in 2015, Mama’s Farmhouse is sure to be winner for you too. They bring a portion of each of the items on the menu that day to your table for you to try. Want more of something? No problem, tell your server and they will bring another serving. It’s all you can eat so tell them to keep it coming!

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5. Local Goat

Local Goat is a New American restaurant with a scratch-made kitchen specializing in locally-sourced and sustainable menu items.You’ll enjoy their creatively crafted entrees and drinks while sitting in dining area or enjoying the bar area with large HD TV’s showing all sporting events!

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The Best Wineries to Try During Your Next Visit to the Smokies

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The Best Wineries to Try During Your Next Visit to the Smokies

Gatlinburg is home to many wineries that will tickle your taste buds. Free Tastings are always available at each location so come enjoy these southern inspired and locally crafted wines!


Located on the “peaceful side of the Smokies” in Townsend, TN, Cades Cove Cellars is the perfect stop on your Gatlinburg Adventure! With free wine tastings every day, you’ll love the award winning wines created here with signature Great Smoky Mountain inspirations that are put into each blend.

These southern inspired blends such as: Abrams Falls, Fall Bounty, Sweet Red Muscadine, and Old Mill Red are sure to make your trip to the Smokies unforgettable!

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Make a stop into the Smokies very own Gatlinburg Wine Cellar. Located right off the parkway in
Gatlinburg, you can sip, shop, and explore all the city has to offer. With a wide variety of wine selections, you can enjoy free wine tastings and southern hospitality found here!

Gatlinburg Wine Cellar excels in their fruit inspired blends such as: Appalachian Apple, Bambi Black and Blue, Smoky Blueberry, and Volunteer Mango!

Be sure to stop in and try the specialty flavor: Cotton Candy!

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Come Visit East Tennessee’s oldest producer of premium wines! This Gatlinburg gem offer a variety of over 20 blends from sweet and semi- sweet to dry for all types of preferences. With outstanding prices and unlimited free tastings, Smoky Mountain Winery is a must see in Gatlinburg! Come visit for a ‘Grape’ taste!

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