Renting a Cabin or Chalet

Planning a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge can be a daunting task…whether you come to the area every year or this is your first trip! Especially if you are looking to rent a cabin or chalet in the Smokies. The first and most obvious thing that needs to be set is the dates you’re planning on staying. Summer is always a busy time here in the Smokies, but we also hold special events throughout the year that visitors may want to become familiar with. Two informative website are www.mypigeonforge.com and www.gatlinburg.com. Both of these websites have a calendar of events that can provide valuable area information for guests. Continue reading

Autumn Colors in the Smokies

Enjoy the majestic autumn colors in the Smokies when you rent a cabin in Gatlinburg. The best time to view the colors is from September 14 to November 27. The leaves are at their peak, and the colors are vibrant. If there has been a lot of rain, the colors are usually bolder. When you plan your trip to the Smokies, be sure to include some time at the festivals in the area that celebrate the autumn colors. Continue reading

Celebrate Freedom in Pigeon Forge

Celebrate Freedom in Pigeon Forge throughout the month of August there are special events that honors our men and women in uniform and veterans from past military duty. Our American heroes should be honored and they are during this calendar of events that highlight all of our everyday and special heroes like military, police, and rescue personnel. Continue reading

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee 2012

Every year, the State of Tennessee holds their Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee the first Friday in August at 12:01am and ends that following Sunday evening at 11:59pm. This year, the dates are August 5th thru August 7th, 2011. This is a great time to check out the back to school deals in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN! Here is just a sample of the high end retailers that have stores in the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area: Continue reading

Fourth of July Midnight Parade in Gatlinburg

Starting at 12 a.m. on July 4, military officials, public safety officials and others will start off on a parade at the bottom of the Smoky Mountains to the cheers of bystanders. Started in 1976 as a testament to the 200th anniversary of the United States, this parade will be celebrating its 40th birthday in just a few short years.
Before the parade begins, Gatlinburg will have some celebratory fireworks to mark the eve of this glorious day. People begin lining up for the parade early on July 3, so make sure to reserve your spot! Inside of traveling into and out of the city on what is sure to be a traffic-laden day, consider staying over at a hotel, motel or a Gatlinburg cabin for the evening. As the parade progresses through town, Inside Gatlinburg’s article “4th of July Midnight Parade” reminds individuals that “there will be a tribute to the 5 military branches-a major highlight of the parade and rightfully so.” Other aspects of the event include parade staples such as balloons, music and an overall sense of good tidings and cheer, as people remember our forefathers who fought so bravely for independence.
Why travel to the Gatlinburg’s midnight Fourth of July Parade? Well, you’re witnessing history in the making! Due to its early starting time, it is the first Fourth of July parade in the country every year, according to the Escape to the Smokies website. Remember, though, pick out your spot early. The crowds are certain to be big as patriotism toward the country, as well as honor and respect for those fighting in the war right now, continue to grow. If you intend to go, be sure to note that the parade starts at 12 a.m. on the 3rd going into the 4th, not the 4th going into the 5th.