Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run & the Car-Show Craze in the Smokies

Rev your engines for one of the most anticipated events of the spring: the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run! From 1930s Coupes and 1940s Fords to 1950s Chevys and 1960s Camaros, this incredible car show will have you itching to ride — and that’s just the start. With multiple vendors at the ready, spice up your own hot rod by snapping up difficult-to-find parts and sought-after accessories. Plus, you can take home souvenir tees for the whole family! So, what are you waiting for?! Grab your keys and hit the road to attend one of the biggest car shows in the nation from April 19 – 21, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday) at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend

From painting an incredible mountain scene on a canvas and forming a wildflower vase out of clay to marbling a beautiful silk scarf and crafting a butterfly house for your monarch friends, creating a work of art with your own two hands is not only a fun activity but also a memorable experience — one you can display for many years to come. Release your inner artist by attending classes at the Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend event from April 13 – 15, 2018 in Gatlinburg, a bustling town in Tennessee filled with entertainment and excitement around every corner!

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Smoky Mountain Trout Tourney

A cool breeze moves steadily through the trees as the morning birds commence their melodious chats. Amid this pleasant time of tranquility, your mind starts to gently drift when the sound of rippling water catches your attention. Calmly, you begin to turn the reel, eager to see what’s hooked on the end of your line. Emotions are churned, and a strong desire to win develops as the fierce battle rages on. With victory in sight, you make the final pull — colorful scales burst forth from the water, shimmering brilliantly against the sunlight. On April 7 and 8, 2018, experience the tremendous excitement of fishing for rainbow trout in the 20th Annual Smoky Mountain Spring Trout Tournament — the largest trout tournament in Tennessee!

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Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg

As youthful blades of grass bear the weight of morning dew, an array of color peers over the mountainside, breaking through the silvery mists to bring shadow to light. Heavenly tunes of hope arise from the voices of the sky while subtle cries of life echo throughout the forest floor…the slumbering Smokies have awoken to Easter morn. A symbol of fresh starts, humble beginnings, and new life, Easter is a sacred holiday, best spent with friends and family.

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NEW Cabins for a NEW YEAR

Hillside Hideaway | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | sleeps 4 | Pigeon Forge
Tucked among the trees on a quiet hillside in the Great Smoky Mountains, this charming mountain retreat features rustic details, a homey feel, modern conveniences, and amenities to keep you entertained and relaxed when you don’t want to get out. In the Shagbark gated community, Hillside Hideaway is near the family-friendly attractions, perfect-for-couples wineries and distilleries, and wide variety of restaurants and shops for everyone.

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Plan Your Winter Cabin Getaway Today!

A delicate snow to blanket the pines, a cooling wind to clear the mind, a warm fireplace to ease the cold, and a still quiet to sooth the soul: the beauty of winter is truly a treasure to behold. From snowmen creations and cozier-than-ever cuddles to happy holidays and marshmallow-filled cocoas, winter is a time to play, a time to romance, a time for celebration, and a time for sweet treats, but most of all, it’s a great time to get away! What better way to spend your winter vacation than in a quaint cabin nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains?

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4 Christmas-movie-inspired Treats for the Cabin

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is watching holiday movies. There is nothing better than curling up on the sofa in front of the tree and watching those movies that put me in the holiday spirit. In fact, my husband buys me a new Christmas movie each year. My other favorite part of Christmas? (besides spending time with family, of course) Eating all the holiday foods! And if you’re cozied up in a Gatlinburg cabin with your family today, this will be an extra-special treat!

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Sweet Treats for Santa: Best Desserts in the Smokies

Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, gingerbread, macadamia nut, sugar…cookies are traditional and sure mean a lot to Santa Claus. After all, they do add a bit more pep in his step on Christmas Eve so he can make all his rounds with a smile and ease. But what about the rest of the holiday season…what kind of sweet treats do you think ole St. Nick cooks up in his cozy kitchen for Christmas? With plenty of inspiration from around the world, he’s sure to have quite the assortment of sugar-filled recipes. For now, let’s take a look at the best desserts he’s picked up in the Smokies and (perhaps more importantly) where YOU can partake of these scrumptious sweets, too!

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