Bust the Winter Blues with a Warm Gatlinburg Cabin Before You Hit the Slopes

Sometimes, the only way to really leave behind the cares of this world or to blaze past them out on the powdery, snow-covered slopes. And if that’s what escape means to you, then it might just be time to get into “hibernation” with a sizzling seasonal stay at one of the many Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins that are available for rent throughout the ski season.

Gatlinburg TN Cabins

After all, skiing is THE attraction in Gatlinburg. It’s what the winter is all about. Whether you’re cozying up in one of the ski resort options the area has to offer or are “roughing it” in one of the warm, woodsy and homey private cabin rental vacation packages, the stress of the office, work, mortgages, careers and relationships have this way of melting away. There are amazing packages and specials out there for everyone. If you’re planning your next ski vacation as a personal retreat and getaway, or you plan to ski or snowboard Ober Gatlinburg with a troop of your best friends, it doesn’t take much to make your next stay “all inclusive” at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg.

With a multitude of entertainment cabin options within an easy stone’s throw, when you’re ready to kick back and relax off the slopes, you’ll be well situated to effortlessly embark on any number of adventures. Believe me, boredom will NOT be in your vocabulary.


Cabins decorated for Christmas? You can find them…
Pet Friendly Cabins? We’ve got a myriad…
Cabins with Hot Tubs? Some of the greatest…

Vacations are made of memories and memories are made of breath-taking, mind-blowing moments. You can have your fill of winter chills and thrills in one of America’s skier’s havens: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Rent a cabin at Timber Tops Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals with a group of friends and hit the slopes! We promise – you won’t leave disappointed!

Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN


The annual Winterfest IN Gatlinburg event will begin November 7th, 2011 and will be celebrated through February 28, 2012. The festivities are diverse with revelers having the chance to experience Gatlinburg’s more than 2 million holiday lights, which will begin on November 9th. Other activities include the Festival of Trees featuring dozens of decorated trees waiting to delight Christmas merrymakers in a snowy wonderland. The tree festival begins on November 21st and ends on the 25th.

The Smoky Mountains have hosted the Winterfest for over 25 years and travelers come from all over the world to celebrate this special occasion. Most of the town’s local businesses join in the festivities and it’s a great place to start or end your holiday season.Gatlinburg cabins are available for reservations where you can discover a rustic holiday adventure. The town celebrates with different lighted displays arranged in a variety of shapes from America’s war veterans to Santa Claus and his eight reindeer. Additional celebratory touches include artificial snow, dancers and elves along with horses, llamas and costumed figures.

If you have children, then they will be enchanted by the number of activities Winterfest offers them such as hayrides, hot chocolate and old-fashioned games. Also, don’t forget to get their picture with Santa after they’ve told him what they want for Christmas this year.

You and your family can relax in the back of a tractor towed wagon filled with hay while you drink hot cocoa or cider and take in the lights. Tractor trips also journey to the Historic Nature Trail and alongside Baskins Creek in addition to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Another ride option is the Trolley Ride of Lights, which will take you on a tour through downtown and into the Glades Arts and Crafts community. You will have a knowledgeable guide during the tour telling you and your family interesting stories about the town.

Travel packages are available for romantic excursions as well, and they come in packages that include amorous foods, bath oils and goody baskets. Additionally, you can schedule a couple’s massage with a masseuse who will come directly to your cabin.

Cabins in Gatlinburg will often welcome your pets, and you can even find luxurious features such as your own private Jacuzzi or swimming pool along with a fireplace and widescreen television. You can book a king size bed, and cabin rentals have been constructed near downtown Gatlinburg for convenient access to town activities and restaurants.

This time of year is great for taking in a seasonal Christmas program. When you visit Dixie Stampede, you’ll see a shimmering fantasyland complete with twinkle lights, holiday plants, festive music and historic costuming. The happy elves will excite your children for Santa Claus’s arrival, and after taking in the heartwarming nativity scene, the Christmas spirit will embrace you and your family.

When you experience Winterfest in Gatlinburg, you’ll find a town ready to offer you an unforgettable break from your regular activities. Furthermore, bringing your family on an old-fashioned holiday adventure will ensure that you have a charming Christmas this year.

Area Events in the Smokies

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall?  Crisp, autumn air, vibrant yellow, orange and red leaves in the trees If you are interested in knowing exactly when the leaves will change, you can call the Fall Color Hotline at

1-800-697-4200.  The mountain views that we all love become breathtaking in the Fall. And in addition to the beautiful display in nature, September 15, 2011 marks the beginning of the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.  This Festival incorporates 4 of the local towns in the Smoky Mountains.  Everything is beautifully decorated with pumpkins, corn stalks, and colorful flowers and Autumn colors.  There are so many things happening in the Smoky Mountain area for the Harvest Festival 2011… Here is a list, come join us!



Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival Events:


1 – 5 Dollywood’s Barbeque and BluegrassFestival, August 19 – September 5
1 – 5 Labor Day Sidewalk Sale – at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316.
3 – 5 Labor Day Tent Sale – at The Incredible Christmas Place. For more information call toll free 1-800-445-3396.
9 – 10 Shades of the Past Rod Run XXIX – at Dollywood’s Splash Country. For more information call Dan Draper at 865-995-2009 or visit shadesofthepast.com
15 – 18 Truck & Tent Sale – located at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316
15 – 19 Grand Fall Rod Run – Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN
16 – 17 Fall Ford Truck Fest - Come join us in our second year of True Blue Trucks Magazine’s Fall Ford Truck Fest. Designed to be more than just a show, we have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, raffle, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Ford Truck!
23 Gene Watson and Connie Smith in Concert - Country Tonite Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Call 1-800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Visit www.firstclassconcerts.com for more information.
24 8th Annual Old Mill Square Heritage Day – at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information call (865) 428-0771.
24 South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade – on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m
24 South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade – on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m
24 The Diner’s “Cruisn’ for the Kids” Cruise-In - Open Cruise In.  Trophies will be awared for: Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese. 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors enjoy Games, Drawings & Prizes (before 9:00 p.m.)  Music by Gary’s Sound Machine.  (865) 908-1904
24 – 25 Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – This 12th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com, or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com. For further information, call Greg Ward at 865-661-3474 and visitsmokymountaintrouttournament.com
1 – 31 Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair - located at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information, call 865-908-3446
21 Ray Stevens Concert - Country Tonite Theatre - two big shows at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. T Call 1-800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Visit www.firstclassconcerts.com for more information.


Sevierville Harvest Festival Events:


5 – 10 Sevier County Fair – Traditional hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. (865) 453-0770
15 – 17 Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – three days of music from the nation’s top bluegrass musicians. (865) 397-7942 www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com
1 – 2 Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming - located at the Robert Tino Gallery and Farm off Hwy 66, next to Buddys BarBQ. Smoky Mountain Homecoming unveils Robert Tino’s latest mountain print. This event will feature two days of art, bluegrass music, storytelling, mountain crafts and displays, kids games, petting zoo and pony rides, kids art classes, antiques, and a farmers market.  Admission is free.  (865) 453-6315 or 1-800-675-6961 www.smokymountainhomecoming.com
1 – 2 Circle Yer Wagens 34 - Fall Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, please call (865) 453-0770.


Gatlinburg Harvest Festival Events:


15 14th Annual “A Taste of Autumn” – Sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment, live auction with a cash bar. Proceeds benefitUnited Way of Sevier County. Doors of theGatlinburg Convention Center open at 5:00 p.m.  (800) 568-4748
29 – 30 Smoky Mountain Antique Show &Sale - Smoky Mountain Convention Center. For more information call 1-800-223-6707


Townsend Events:


1 – 2 Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival - [ Townsend, TN ] at Great SmokyMountain Heritage Center (865) 448-0044


Come enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Fall.  It is amazingly beautiful, with plenty to see and do.  The arts and craft shows are a great place to find unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list this year.  Don’t wait, plan your Smoky Mountain vacation now!


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Sevier County Fair TN 2011

If you are in Sevierville September 5th through the 10th, don’t forget to go to the Sevier County Fair TN!  They have lots of amazing rides and entertainment this year.  Here is some good information on the Fair:

Monday: gates open at 3PM
Tuesday-Friday: gates open at 5Pm
Saturday: gates open at NOON
Fair closes at 10PM each night
865-453-0770 Fair office 

Gate Admission: Adults $5.00 each
Kids 10 and under FREE
Saturday is Senior Citizens Day(65+) From NOON – 5PM
Seniors get in the Gate for $2.00 – all senior gate fees will be donated to the Sevier Senior Center.
Sorry, No rain checks or refunds.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands
$18.00 each( wristband is valid for one evening. Sorry, No rain checks or refunds. Please check your child’s height restrictions before purchasing an unlimited ride wristband.

Individuation tickets can be purchased for rides also.

The 2011 Sevier County Fair Livestock Show schedule
Monday Sept 5th
-Dairy cattle
Judging is at 6PM
Tuesday Sept. 6th -Junior Beef Cattle Show
Judging is at 6PM
Bring in Chickens for Fun poultry Show
Wednesday Sept. 7th – Open Beef Cattle Show
Judging is at 6PM –
Fun Chicken Show
Thursday Sept 8th-Sheep Shows/JR and Open
Judging will be at 6PM
Fun Chicken Show
Friday Sept.9th – Goat Show
Judging will be at 6PM
Saturday Sept. 10th-NOON Dog Show

There is also a Talent Competition this year.  If you are looking for fun, food and lots of rides and exhibits and competitions, the 2011 Sevier County Fair is for you!  Here are the directions on how to find the fair from the Interstate: I-40 Exit 407 towards Sevierville (the Great Smoky Mts.) approx. 8 miles take right over river onto bridge leading to the Wilderness Resort. Take left at 1st light over bridge. Fairgrounds is approx 2 miles on your left.  For more information, please go to http://www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee

Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee, begins at 12:01 AM on Friday, August 3rd and ends on Sunday August 5th at 11:59 PM. During this weekend, many back to school items, including school supplies, clothing and computers will all be tax free!

If you’re coming to Tennessee on a trip during this time, you might consider combining your shopping with sight-seeing in the Smoky Mountains! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, both located in the Smokey Mountains, offer an array of shopping and tourist experiences. Continue reading