Mermaids Are Real at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Mermaid under the sea

When you visit Ripley’s Aquarium, you’ll see all sorts of undersea life: sharks, stingrays, penguins…and mermaids! This summer, the world’s most famous mythical ocean dwellers are visiting Gatlinburg as part of Ripley’s Live Mermaid Shows. Guests at the aquarium will watch mermaids swim in shark infested tanks, and even have the chance to pose for a picture with the stars of the show. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the mermaids at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Continue reading

Summer Packing Tips for a Comfortable Cabin Stay in Gatlinburg

friends laughing together in grass

The long-awaited summer is finally here! And while many will be heading to the beach, we suggest folks to come visit the Smoky Mountains for a nice getaway from the beach crowd, whether for a weekend or a nice, long stay. To make the visit even better, there’s nothing quite like a secluded cabin in Gatlinburg for a true retreat from the everyday. Continue reading

7 Amenities You Can Only Find in a Gatlinburg Cabin Rental

rocking chairs at Gatlinburg cabin

Vacationers have a lot of options when they come to the Smoky Mountains. There is no doubt that there is a large abundance of things to do, places to eat, shops to explore and places to stay.

The trick is to find things that are unique and will make your Smoky Mountain vacation as memorable as possible. An example of this, is all the unique things visitors can find inside a Gatlinburg cabin rental that they cannot find anywhere else. Continue reading

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Cades Cove Auto Tour

road running through cades cove

Cades Cove is the most popular stop in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a reason. Filled with an abundance of history and a diverse wildlife population, the area is one of the best stops for vacationing families who want to see everything the National Park has to offer. Before you visit though, we have three things you probably didn’t know about the Cades Cove Auto Tour. Continue reading

Your Guide to the 2014 Pigeon Forge July 4th Patriot Festival

Red and yellow fireworks display

There’s nothing like Independence Day in the Great Smoky Mountains! If you’re going to be in the area for America’s Birthday, the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival is a can’t miss event. The famous country group Lonestar will headline a day full of music, food, and (of course) fireworks. Read on to learn everything you need to know about celebrating July 4th in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading