Southern Menu at Family Friendly Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

Family eating lunch with their children and the grandmotherLocated on Apple Valley Road, Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is a local, Pigeon Forge family friendly restaurant. This restaurant has every aspect of Southern hospitality from the unique staff uniforms to the varied Southern menu choices.  It is definitely worth your visit, but there are a few reasons you should choose this Pigeon Forge restaurant. Continue reading

Weddings in the Smoky Mountains

The flowers are blooming and the trees have come alive. Spring is a time for new beginnings and the mountains are a beautiful choice when planning you and your love’s new life together.
If an outdoor wedding seems to be calling your name, then Almost Heaven Wedding Chapel may be exactly what you’re looking for! They have everything you could need including limo service, flowers, bouquets, photography and even a dj service. The family will need a place to relax before the big day and what better cabin than “Big Bear”? This cabin has beautiful views and even sits on a golf course so mom and dad can relax too!
If you’re looking for a beautiful chapel to celebrate your special day, Angel’s View Wedding Chapel has beautiful views you can enjoy from inside the chapel and everything you’re looking for to make your wedding day truly memorable. Need accommodation for the entire extended family to stay while helping you celebrate your big day, we’re sure to have the perfect option. A few of our larger cabins are actually located in the same resort as the wedding chapel. “Heavens Paradise”, “Movie Room Lodge” and “Movie Room Retreat” are all next door to each other so the family can be within walking distance of each other. If you’re looking for a little more in your cabin, why not try “Indoor Pool Lodge” or “Pool and a Theater Lodge”? These cabins not only have amazing home theater rooms, but also beautiful indoor pools. There is definitely something for everyone!
The bride and groom may be looking for some quiet time after the hustle and bustle of planning their big day. “Creekside Paradise” is the perfect choice to give the bride and groom some space to enjoy alone time, yet be close to their family and friends. This beautiful little honeymoon cabin, keeps you close to the larger cabins, but also is considered semi-secluded. That means that even though you’ll have some neighbors, you won’t see them from your back deck or hot tub!
No matter what your dream for your special day includes, the mountains are the perfect backdrop. So come on over and celebrate this special time in one of our luxurious cabins and say your “I dos” with Timber Tops!

National Park Visitor Center Gets Facelift via Pigeon Forge Reporter

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (April 2013) – At age 50, the Sugarlands Visitor Center at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has gotten a major facelift.

The Great Smoky Mountains Association and Friends of the Smokies, two private sector organizations, funded the project.

Approximately 850,000 visitors a year come through the visitor center, which is on the Tennessee side of the 800-square-mile park that is split between Tennessee and North Carolina.

The work included new flooring, paint, lighting and a new entrance into a natural history museum. Park crews did most of the work during evening hours, permitting the visitor center to remain open throughout the project.

One of the special touches is a masonry wall that mirrors the original architecture of the building and invites visitors into the redesigned visitor contact area.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the U.S. (9,685,829 visitors in 2012). Park information is at nps.gov/grsm

Tennessee State Parks Mobile App for Visitors

Man on smartphoneSpring is just around the corner and with that comes some exciting news from Tennessee State Parks – a free iPhone and Android mobile phone application for park visitors on the move. The Pocket Ranger® is a new mobile app that will give those ‘on-the-go’ park goers and nature enthusiasts the ability to access valuable park information quickly and efficiently. Continue reading