Paula Deen Opening New Shop in Downtown Gatlinburg

wooden spoonsEver since the well-known chef and restaurateur, Paula Deen, announced that she is planning on opening up a new restaurant at the Island in Pigeon Forge, it as if the southern belle is popping up everywhere. In addition to her new Pigeon Forge restaurant, Paula Deen will also be making a special appearance in the area later this summer, and now it has been announced that she will also be opening a shop in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Continue reading

Downtown Gatlinburg’s Top After Dinner Outings

GatlinburgJust because Gatlinburg has a small town atmosphere doesn’t mean the area turns off at night. After the sun goes down, the region comes to life with twinkling city lights and fun activities for all ages. Whether you’re a night owl or just arriving in the evening, there are plenty of fun things to do in Gatlinburg after dark, so here are few of our favorite after dinner outings. Continue reading

Take a Shine to a Gatlinburg Distillery Tour

Three jars of clear moonshineMoonshine has deep roots in the Appalachian Mountains. In a time of economic trouble, the people of the area took to the hills to brew and sell their ‘shine. Today, three legal distilleries call downtown Gatlinburg home. If you’re interested in the history of the people who made moonshine famous and the brews themselves, a Gatlinburg moonshine tour can be a fun and informative half day adventure in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

Unwrap a Smile This Holiday Season: Top 5 Christmas Shops in Gatlinburg

Two women shopping at a Christmas shopOne of the best parts about holiday shopping is imagining the smile on your loved ones’ faces as their unwrap the gifts that you specially picked out for them. Whether it is a new doll, toy truck, book or framed picture, the smile on their face is worth the effort of shopping and wrapping the perfect gift. Why not make this year’s gift even more special by including something that represents your family’s favorite vacation spot in the Smokies? Below is a list of the top 5 Christmas shops in Gatlinburg shopping this holiday season. Continue reading