Smoky Mountain Spring Picture Gallery 2020

Spring has begone its bloom in the Smokies! Green is returning to the mountains, grass is growing again and soon we’ll be seeing all kinds of gorgeous flowers and colors surrounding our mountains, towns, houses and gardens. As an appetizer for the immense beauty we are about to receive in our region, we wanted to Read More

Tennessee Reunions in the Smokies

The foundation of society in the Smoky Mountains are the quintessential Appalachian culture – when you think of hill people with big families, “Ma”, “Pa” a half dozen uncles and aunts, lots of kids running around and the elders being the leaders of the families, you are indeed thinking of the Smoky Mountains. Families gathered Read More

Where To See Snow in the Smokies

Now that the Winter Holidays are done for another 10 months or so, we enter a quieter season of the other half of Winterfest in the Smokies. Don’t think that there isn’t anything worth coming to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Wears Valley, though, with the special events no longer the big focus of the season, Read More

Where are the Most Popular Places in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is filled with wonderful locations your family can access to experience the Smokies.  There are endless websites of information about many of the wonderful places to visit in the Smoky Mountains.  We have selected these locations due to their proximity to Chalet Village and our area.  When you stay Read More

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park

A good place to start is the Sugarlands Visitors Center on Route 441 at the Gatlinburg entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are nature exhibits, a short film, guidebooks, maps, and park rangers who give lectures guided strolls, and answer questions. This is also where you would pick up your camping, hiking, or Read More

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area Along Little River Road

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is one of the big drawing cards for Gatlinburg, Tennessee. People enjoy the shopping and dining and of course, the fun attractions, but it is the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, home to our famous Black Bears that draw people to our area. Not far from the Chalet Village Read More

Driving Tours of the Smoky Mountains

Whilst driving out to Chalet Village, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley or many of the areas you would need a vehicle for to get out to the National Park parts of our area, you undoubtedly saw many reasons why the Smoky Mountain National Park is the most popular national park in the country. The views, Read More

Facts About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Just a list of some quick, fun facts and trivia to enlighten you with! 1. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular national park system in the United States. It’s estimated our mountains bring in between 8 to 10 million visitors a year! 2.. The size of the Great Smoky Mountain National Read More

Wildlife in the National Park

Do you know why the Black Bear is the mascot of the Smoky Mountains? The answer is fairly obvious: the Smoky Mountains are one of the largest and best known habitats of the American Black Bear and they are one of the most seen of the larger wildlife we have in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Read More

Hiking Trail With Waterfall Recommendations

In this article, we’ll showcase the Smoky Mountain hiking trails with waterfalls. These are among the most popular hiking trails in the Smokies and guests ask us about them frequently. Along with the list, each entry will have trail info as it appears on our favorite Smoky Mountain hiking website – hikinginthesmokys.com. Let’s get started! Read More