The Ultimate Question List To Rent A Cabin In The Smokies

Smoky Mountain cabinIf you're heading to the mountains on vacation this spring or summer, remember that there are a lot of cabins in Tennessee from which to choose. Price and location should always be factors, of course, but there are also several questions that you might want to ask the property management company or owner before signing on the dotted line. First, determine the immediate environment surrounding your cabin.


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All You Need to Know: Three Ridges Golf Course, Knoxville

Three Ridges Golf Course, Knoxville, TN-16th greenThis Knoxville golf course is a city-run, public facility located in northeast Knox County, only a half-hour drive from Sevierville, Tennessee. Designed by Ault, Clark and Associates, the course features Bermuda tees and fairways, bent grass greens and a 63 strategically placed bunkers. The par-72, 7,035-yard course was once voted the best public course in East Tennessee. Amenities at Three Ridges Golf Course include PGA instruction, a driving range, putting green and chipping area, pro shop, dining facility with food and beverage service, an outdoor pavilion and both cart and club rentals.


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Winter Driving and Hiking Precautions In The National Park

Winter Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National ParkFortunately, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open all year, but for those who plan to visit in winter, you might need to keep a few things in mind, whether you're planning to hit the hiking trails, camp or just do some general sightseeing.


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Which Pigeon Forge Theaters Serve Dinner During the Show?

Pigeon Forge ShowSometimes you just don't feel like making multiple choices. If you're planning a night out on the town during your Smokies vacation, you may not feel like wading through all the local dining options (especially if you have picky eaters in your group), and also finding a show that everyone wants to see. Several area theaters make things simple for you by offering shows with dinner as part of the evening's entertainment.


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All You Need to Know About Willow Creek Golf Club, TN

Willow Creek Golf Club, Knoxville-broad fairwaysThose looking for a Knoxville golf course near the Great Smoky Mountains might consider Willow Creek Golf Club, located in West Knox County. The club's 18-hole championship course is open to the public and features Bermuda tees, fairways and roughs with bent grass greens. Measuring 6,959 yards from the longest tees, the course is a par-72, with a course rating of 73.5 and a slope rating of 124. Designed by Bill Oliphant and opened in 1988, the course also provides golf lessons and clinics, a full-service bar and grill, and a pro shop offering everything from merchandise to club repair.


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Absolutely Best Places for Smoky Mountain Scares

Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion-original house of fright all year long!As we head into the final week leading up to Halloween, we thought we'd pass along some ideas for celebrating the holidays in the Smokies and making sure that you have a spook-tacular time during your visit.


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Smoky Mountain Homecoming at Robert Tino Gallery Farm

Smoky Mountain Homecoming Art Gallery Festival WeekendArea visitors have a unique chance to experience an event that showcases the culture and heritage of Appalachia. Robert Tino's annual Smoky Mountain Homecoming event runs Friday through Sunday, on the first weekend of October. Guests are given a chance to see, hear, and taste some of the things that give this region of the country its own special character.


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Visitors Get Wrapped Up In the TOMB Attraction, Pigeon Forge

The TOMB Pigeon Forge Escape Game AttractionHave you heard about Pigeon Forge's Egyptian attraction? Located at the Lumberjack Square development, it's called TOMB, a pyramid-themed adventure that lets families and groups team up to battle the curse of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. The storyline has visitors getting “trapped” in the relics of an archaeological site, and mummies, daddies and kids must work together to overcome a series of ingenious challenges designed to thwart their escape. The interactive experience is designed to last about 45 minutes and along the way features dazzling special effects and excitement for all ages.


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So Many Ripley's Attractions to Explore!

Ripley's in GatlinburgIf you plan to visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee this summer, there's one name you may want to keep an eye out for. It won't be hard to find, because you'll see it pop up almost everywhere you go in town. The name? Ripley. As in Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, one of the most popular aquariums in the country.


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There's Something For Everyone to Do At Cades Cove

Cades Cove Cable MillIf you've ever been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park before, chances are you've visited, or at least heard of, Cades Cove, a preserved 19th century community that thrived in the mountains prior to the formation of the national park. Today, an 11-mile loop road takes visitors through this idyllic, storybook landscape, which is filled with mountain views, serene valleys, hiking trails and historic structures. Indeed, there's something for everyone.


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All You Need to Know for A Day on Douglas Lake

Douglas Lake Mountain VistaIt's finally getting warm enough to really take advantage of all the outdoor opportunities of springtime. One of the popular activities around East Tennessee is enjoying the region's network of TVA lakes and waterways. If you're in Sevier County on vacation, the most convenient site is Douglas Lake, which is accessible just a few miles off of Tenn. Hwy. 66 between Interstate 40 and downtown Sevierville, Tennessee.


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Saddle Up! Annual Cowboy Culture Event In Pigeon Forge

Saddle Up Pigeon Forge chuckwagonHave you always dreamed of being a cowboy or cowgirl? Are you living the western life, but need a range to call your own? Giving closet wranglers and hardcore buckaroos a place to embrace the Wild West is what the annual Saddle Up! event in Pigeon Forge is all about. Mid February, marks the timing of Saddle Up! - which means the coordinators of the festival have some special guests lined up.


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Family Friendly Gatlinburg Bucket List

Ripleys Aquarium Of The Smokies Shark TunnelGatlinburg, Tennessee, first made its way onto the map as a tourist destination thanks to its proximity to the mountains. In fact, the south end of town leads directly into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It also became well known decades ago for being a wellspring of authentic arts and crafts, featuring works that were hand-made by local artisans.


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Gatlinburg Attractions, Shopping and Restaurants Even the Locals Love

Let's take a closer look together at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which lies just north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The town's proximity to the National Park rightfully helped to earn its early reputation as a source of outdoor recreation opportunities and authentic arts and crafts. Gatlinburg was the first tourism destination here, beginning in the 1930's and 40's.


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Pigeon Forge Attractions, Shopping and Restaurants Even the Locals Love

Every town in the Smokies has its own unique offerings that make it worthwhile to visit. Let's take a closer look at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which lies halfway between Sevierville and Gatlinburg when traveling toward Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


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