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Top 5 Attractions in Gatlinburg


There are so many different attractions in Gatlinburg. There is a variety of entertainments, shops, galleries and attractions for every age group. Visitors can enjoy a luxurious cabin when they rent with Timber Tops Luxury Log Cabin. Your cabin should be reserved well in advance of your trip.

Space Needle
The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 400-foot observation tower that allows a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding Smoky Mountains. In addition these breathtaking views, they have a new attraction called Higher Learning. It's an educational feature rich in facts and history about Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. At the base of the Space Needle, is an arcade with something for everyone in your family to enjoy. No other arcade in Gatlinburg compares to the great games that the Arcadia has. This is one attractions that you won't want to miss.

CLIMB Works Canopy
Enjoy the thrill of a treetop zipline adventure at CLIMB Works Canopy. Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Go zipping at night and see the Smokies in a whole new way. Both kids and adults will enjoy this exciting attraction.

Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
Christ in the Smokies is a unique attraction that many visitors to the area enjoy. Visitors can walk through a serene garden setting with a number of biblical scenes with life-size representations.

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
The Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook allows visitors a spectacular view of the city and the mountains on a leisurely drive.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, bicycling, fishing, horseback riding and a number of historic buildings for visitors to see.

What is your favorite attraction in Gatlinburg? Tell us what you think on our Timber Tops Facebook page. Let's see who rates the highest in Gatlinburg attractions!

 


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Haunted Places in Gatlinburg


For your fall vacation in the Smoky Mountains, consider visiting some of the haunted locations Tennessee has to offer. Whether you are visiting popular towns such as Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, the Smoky Mountains has plenty of frights to offer.

One great place to visit is the Greenbrier Inn Restaurant in Gatlinburg. There you just might see the ghost of a young woman named Lydia, whose life came to a tragic end when she was left standing at the alter. Unknown to her, her husband to be was killed by a mountain lion on his way back from Knoxville the day before her wedding. Some have said that they have heard her walking the stairs at night and have also hear heard her crying for her long lost love. Her husband to be was buried at the White Oaks Flats cemetery in downtown Gatlinburg. It is said that Lydia can be seen walking in the cemetery to visit her loves grave.

Take a tour of haunted Gatlinburg while you are visiting and you might end up with paranormal activity in photos you take. Gatlinburg Ghost and Haunt Tour offers stops at various haunted hotels and buildings around town and includes a trip to a creepy cemetery called White Oak Flats built in 1830 that offers plenty of thrills and chills.

When you are looking to book a cabin with Timber Tops look for a cabin that will give you easy access to some of the spookiest places in the Smoky Mountains. Check out haunted historic sites such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cades Cove for some frights.

Include haunts and jaunts during your visit to the Smoky Mountains...if you dare.

Have you ever visited any haunted places in the Smokies? We would love to hear from you!! Let us know your story on our Timber Tops Facebook page. See you soon!!

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The History of Dollywood



Dollywood is a theme park that the whole family can enjoy located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This theme park is owned by none other than Dolly Parton herself and Herschend Family Entertainment. When vacationing in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Dollywood is one major attraction that you will not want to miss.

Dollywood is not your ordinary theme park. In addition to popular thrill rides for the adventurous visitors, the park also features traditional Smoky Mountain music, performances and traditional craft presentations. With a total of 27 unique rides, there is a little something that everyone will enjoy when planning a visit to Dollywood. When planning a trip to the area, consider Timber Tops Cabin Rentals so that you will be located close by the theme park.

In 1961, the park was first opened as a small tourist attraction, known as Rebel Railroad. Back in this time, the park was owned by the Robins Brothers and featured well-known attractions such as a steam-powered train ride, blacksmith shop and general store. Over the years, the park continued to make upgrades, adding in new attractions around the property. In 1970, it was purchased by Art Modell and named Goldrush Junction. In 1986, Dolly Parton became a co-owner of the park and we later renamed as Dollywood. To this day, the park continues to expand and make major renovations that provide a more enjoyable experience for all visitors.

The are several main areas of Dollywood that you will want to visit during your day at the park. These include Showstreet, Rivertown Junction, Craftsmen's Valley, The Village, The Country Fair, Timber Canyon, Jukebox Junction and more. Five of the south's largest festivals are held at Dollywood each year. Smoky Mountain Christmas and the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration are just to name a few.

What is your favorite thing to do and see at Dollywood? Let us know on Timber Tops Facebook Page. We hope to hear from you soon!!!

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Girls' Getaways in the Smokies


Gather your girlfriends together for a weekend in the Smokies! Stay in one of the several cabins in the area so that you have the freedom you would have at home. Cabin rentals in Pigeon forge are usually available at any time during the year. The prettiest time to go to the Smokies is in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. 

When you decide to take a trip to a cabin, there are some things you should pack. Most cabins have bedding, but they probably won’t have the toiletries you need. You will also need to take food or plan on eating at one of the many restaurants in the area. 

There are several things that you can do while you are in the Smokies. Travel to Gatlinburg and get some shopping done, or visit one of the local amusement parks and have a day of fun. Gatlinburg cabin rentals are great if you want to visit Dollywood for a weekend. 

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Taste of Autumn Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee


There is nowhere else in the world quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Always a popular tourist destination, the town and its surrounding areas are known for providing visitors with beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains and a seemingly endless amount of trails to explore. Whether you like to hike, mountain bike, ride horses, or just relax, eat good food and enjoy the scenery, Gatlinburg has something for you. 

Cabin rentals in Gatlinburg are quite popular, especially in the fall, with the changing of the leaves and the arrival of the annual Taste of Autumn festival, which begins this year on September 27 and features a large selection of delicious food and drink provided by various fine dining restaurants and caterers from around the area. All of the funds generated by the festival go to the United Way of Sevier County, an organization which helps bring support and services to the local community. Visitors make a flat donation, usually $25.00 or more, and then receive unlimited samples of tasty treats. There is also plenty of live music to enjoy.

Due to the popularity of the event, cabin rentals in Gatlinburg are often booked up around the time of the festival, so be sure to make your reservation well in advance. The Taste of Autumn Festival is truly a must see event, and the last thing you want is to miss out on all the fun. Call today while there are still cabin rentals in Gatlinburg available.

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Planning a business trip in a cabin


When travelers begin planning a business trip, most envision staying in a standard hotel room with the same standard services offered. While this may be advantageous for an overnight stay, other options are available that can be beneficial to the business traveler. Extended stay hotels can be utilized for long business trips, but travelers should know they have other options available. Vacation rental homes can be a favorable alternative.

Vacation rental homes are great alternatives to the standard hotel stays. After a long business day, returning to a home or cabin can be a way for a business person to recharge. Often times when co-workers travel together, their company has to incur the extra cost of multiple hotel rooms. By planning a stay at a vacation rental, these travelers can make better use of company funds by sharing one home. This will not only allow them to collaborate on business ideas, but also will allow them the personal space needed to relax at the end of the day. Vacation rentals can also offer an alternative to the constant need to eat at restaurants by providing fully equipped kitchens to cook in.

When planning a business stay with a vacation rental company, there are a few different things to consider. First, the location of the rental needs to be taken in to consideration. Travelers need to decide if it is more desirable to be close to a business area or if privacy is needed to work on a specific task or to meet a deadline. Second, research of the surrounding area needs to be done. Will a prospective client need to be taken to dinner? How far away is the nearest grocery store? Third, business travelers need to determine what services they will need during their trip from the company they are considering. Companies, such as Timber Tops LLC, can provide amenities such as wireless internet access, fax machines and even computers in certain cabins while still providing the basic necessities such as linens, towels, washer/dryers and fully stocked kitchens.

 Before booking a reservation with any company, there are a few different things to keep in mind. Do your homework about the companies you are considering. Check out sites such as Trip Advisor to help narrow down the field of possibilities to only the top companies in that area. Visit the Better Business Bureau to ensure the company is trustworthy. Make sure to ask questions about not only the rental home itself, but also about the group’s specific needs. Understand the company’s cancellation policy. Most reputable companies will encourage purchasing travel insurance to protect the trip against unforeseen circumstances (storms, illness etc.). This can be purchased at the time of making the reservation or you may be directed to a specific company to purchase separately. Finally, read the rental agreement thoroughly. This will inform you when check-in and check-out times are and define the company’s policies and regulations in regards to its rentals.


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Renting a cabin or chalet


Planning a trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge can be a daunting task…whether you come to the area every year or this is your first trip! The first and most obvious thing that needs to be set is the dates you’re planning on staying. Summer is always a busy time here in the Smokies, but we also hold special events throughout the year that visitors may want to become familiar with. Two informative website are www.mypigeonforge.com and www.gatlinburg.com. Both of these websites have a calendar of events that can provide valuable area information for guests.

Then next thing that should be considered is the type of cabin you would like to stay in. We have two styles of homes available on our program. The first is the typical log cabin. Most of these cabins will have logs on both the inside and outside of the house; although, some cabins will have sheet rock walls. These tend to be the most popular style of home. The second type of home that we offer is a chalet. These look more like traditional homes. Most of our chalets are located in Gatlinburg. The type of cabin you choose to reserve is based on your personal preference and which would suit your needs the best.

After you decide on the type of cabin that will best fit your needs, you will need to decide in what area you would like to stay. Most people don’t realize there are several different areas within Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Guests should also remember that all traffic lights in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are numbered for their convenience.

The Spur: This area is located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and can provide a convenient drive to both areas. Guests should be aware the roads in this area can be narrow and during winter may be difficult to drive.

Ski Mountain: This area begins at traffic light #10 in Gatlinburg and continues up to Ober Gatlinburg. This is a great area if you’re planning on spending the majority of your time in Gatlinburg or the national park. Most cabins in this area boast of spectacular views. This area also is home to Chalet Village which provides swimming pools and other amenities for the cabins on the mountain. Ski Mountain can be extremely difficult to drive if there is any snow during the winter months. Guests are strongly encouraged to have a four wheel drive vehicle and chains.

Wears Valley: This area encompasses a large area of land which can be reached either from traffic light #3 or #10 and makes a loop to the national park through Townsend, TN. This is an extremely diverse area that can keep you as close to Pigeon Forge as two miles or as far away as 45 minutes from the parkway…so there is an area for everyone here. It is always beneficial when talking with our reservationists to make sure of the distance from your cabin to the parkway. Guests should also know that some of the cabins in this area can be on narrow winding roads.

Birds Creek: This area is commonly known as the “back roads”, but don’t be put off by the description. This is actually a beautiful area that can not only offer cabins with privacy or views, but is a great alternative during some of our busier times. You can drive to either Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg without the need to get on the parkway. Another plus of this area I the roads to the cabins are easily accessible to those who are not accustomed to driving mountainous roads.

Of course it’s always beneficial to speak with a reservationist to understand where the specific homes you’re interested in are located, but with this information you can have a better understanding of the cabin you will be staying at.


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Autumn Colors in the Smokies


Enjoy the majestic autumn colors in the Smokies when you rent a cabin in Gatlinburg. The best time to view the colors is from September 14 to November 27. The leaves are at their peak, and the colors are vibrant. If there has been a lot of rain, the colors are usually bolder. When you plan your trip to the Smokies, be sure to include some time at the festivals in the area that celebrate the autumn colors. 


There are several apple festivals held in the Fall. These festivals give tourists a glance at how different foods and drinks are made from apples as well as why the apple is important to the area. If you want to see the colors of the trees before the weather gets cold, you should look at cabin rentals in Gatlinburg for the month of September. A cabin Gatlinburg offers in the winter is usually booked quickly because of the people who go to the area to ski. 

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Celebrate Freedom Month in Pigeon Forge


Celebrate freedom in Pigeon Forge throughout the month of August there are special events that honors our men and women in uniform and veterans from past military duty. Our American heroes should be honored and they are during this calendar of events that highlight all of our everyday and special heroes like military, police, and rescue personnel.


All active and past duty personnel are paid tribute to and are given special month long discounts to these special events throughout Pigeon Forge. You can be sure to to find a great place to stay during these events if you just stay right there where the action is. Cabins in the Smoky Mountains are available to rent during this month long tribute, and Pigeon Forge cabins are conveniently located right in the heart of it all.


There is also great Gatlinburg Lodging. It is conveniently located right near Pigeon Forge so you won't miss a thing. Gatlinburg cabins are available to rent for your comfort and convenience, as well. For service men and women to get in on these great discounts and special offers, they will need to show proof and identification stating their active or former role in public service.


There are many participating businesses throughout this month long event. Every year it just grows bigger and more and more spectacular, an event that is truly American made. Come see the town dressed up in its finest red, white, and blue glory. If you were ever interested in taking a vacation to see Pigeon Forge, this is the perfect time. There is always something to see or do for the whole family during Celebrate Freedom Month. Don't miss out on America's month during the month of August in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee


Tax Free Weekend, a major shopping 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.

Shopping in Pigeon Forge Tennessee offers over 300 stores and outlets for your convenience, where you can find all you need for the Tax Free Weekend. With all the stores and outlets located in Pigeon Forge, its best to stay at least overnight.

Pigeon Forge lodging offers great rates at this time of the year. If you’re looking for more of a “country” experience, you can also try Pigeon Forge cabins, nestled right into the Smoky Mountains.

If you find yourself needing a change of scenery, then head up the road to Gatlinburg, just a ten minute drive from Pigeon Gorge. Gatlinburg also offers a wide variety of stores, restaurants, and outdoor adventures for the entire family.

Like Pigeon Forge lodging, Gatlinburg lodging offers similar deals and rates, with a wide variety of hotels, campgrounds, and Gatlinburg Cabins. They even have a choice of bed and breakfasts and condominiums, if you’re looking for a more relaxing weekend.

With so many shopping and lodging choices, the Smoky Mountains are a must visit for a weekend getaway during the upcoming Tax Free Weekend in August. Whether you’re looking for one overnight room or a romantic cabin in the woods, both Pigeon Gorge Lodging and Gatlinburg Lodging offer an unbeatable selection!

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Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales


Imagine a vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains while simultaneously experiencing the magic of the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales festival. Adults and children love to take part in the festivities that include acting out parts in traditional Appalachian skits. People who love listening to bluegrass music are sure to find that a trip to Gatlinburg is well worth the time and effort. 

Take a Break from City Living
A Gatlinburg vacation is a wholesome family event that appeals to people who want to escape the daily routine of living in large cities filled with traffic and noise. Throw in professional storytellers, the sound of dulcimer strings, old-fashioned clogging and delectable Southern food to earn appreciative thanks from other family members. All of these events take place in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Visitors can also see costumed actors portraying historical personages from the 1800s.

Listen to Birds and Nourish the Spirit
The festival sits amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in America known as the Smoky Mountains. A family can opt to stay in an affordable Gatlinburg cabin where they can listen to the sounds of nature outside of their cabin windows. The charm of Gatlinburg attracts individuals who are searching for new ways to spend their vacations. This is certainly a refreshing way to spend time away from the office and other pressing duties.

Treasure the Time Spent in Gatlinburg
Some people are so enamored with their visits that they decide to sell their big city homes and move to the charming town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A Gatlinburg vacation is more than an ordinary holiday. Those who relish the idea of going on a retreat are sure to find rest for their weary souls in this delightful town. Travelers need to make sure they book their vacations in advance because the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales festival is an extremely popular event. 

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Fourth of July Midnight Parade in Gatlinburg


Starting at 12 a.m. on July 4, military officials, public safety officials and others will start off on a parade at the bottom of the Smoky Mountains to the cheers of bystanders. Started in 1976 as a testament to the 200th anniversary of the United States, this parade will be celebrating its 40th birthday in just a few short years. 

Before the parade begins, Gatlinburg will have some celebratory fireworks to mark the eve of this glorious day. People begin lining up for the parade early on July 3, so make sure to reserve your spot! Inside of traveling into and out of the city on what is sure to be a traffic-laden day, consider staying over at a hotel, motel or a Gatlinburg cabin for the evening. As the parade progresses through town, Inside Gatlinburg's article "4th of July Midnight Parade" reminds individuals that "there will be a tribute to the 5 military branches-a major highlight of the parade and rightfully so." Other aspects of the event include parade staples such as balloons, music and an overall sense of good tidings and cheer, as people remember our forefathers who fought so bravely for independence. 

Why travel to the Gatlinburg's midnight Fourth of July Parade? Well, you're witnessing history in the making! Due to its early starting time, it is the first Fourth of July parade in the country every year, according to the Escape to the Smokies website. Remember, though, pick out your spot early. The crowds are certain to be big as patriotism toward the country, as well as honor and respect for those fighting in the war right now, continue to grow. If you intend to go, be sure to note that the parade starts at 12 a.m. on the 3rd going into the 4th, not the 4th going into the 5th.

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Independence Day Sidewalk Sale in Gatlinburg


There are no lack of events to take part in while in Pigeon Forge, and Independence Day is no exception to that rule. From July 4 to July 8, 2012, an Independence Day Sidewalk Sale will take place at the Pigeon River Crossings on Teaster Lane. Vendors will be participating in this event, giving you opportunities for great prices on an abundance of souvenirs. The nearby Gatlinburg cabins are a short distance from this event, ensuring everyone can participate in all of the events occurring on Independence Day and throughout the week.

The entire family is welcome at the sidewalk sale, and there is even going to be an Independence Day fireworks show that the kids will love. You can find great items from local vendors, experience the sights and sounds around you, and then enjoy a great finale to the Independence Day holiday. The fireworks take place nearby many of the Gatlinburg cabins that are available, and the continuing events of the week are all within a stone’s throw of these areas.

The Independence Day Sidewalk Sale is a great start to an entire week of events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The Pigeon River Crossings Mall will be open throughout the week for shopping as well. Get the entire family together and experience Tennessee as you never have before. These events will be well worth the trip, but don’t hesitate to check out other great areas around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as you’ll be guaranteed to want to come back. Enjoy the beauty and convenience of local Gatlinburg cabins while having the vacation or day-long getaway of a lifetime. For more information, contact the Pigeon River Crossings mall at (865) 453-7316.

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Visit from Uncle Sam in Gatlinburg


A visit from Uncle Sam in Gatlinburg will happen on July 4th at the Incredible Christmas Place. This annual Gatlinburg event also includes a Patriot Parade, a sidewalk sale, and fireworks.

While at the Bavarian-style Incredible Christmas Place and The Inn any time on a Saturday or Sunday between April 25th and December 23rd every year, you can also see their Singing Santa, who entertains by singing and playing his guitar and has a CD of the favorite songs for sale so you can take them home with you.

The award-winning Incredible Christmas Place sells an amazing array of unusual Christmas decorations and lights, personalized ornaments, collectibles, artificial trees, gifts, Nativities, villages, jewelry, and more. Having opened over 25 years ago, it has become the largest Christmas shopping village in the South with more than 43,000 square feet to delight customers. It has also been the setting for numerous magazine articles and TV specials over the years.

The perfect place to stay is in a Gatlinburg cabin in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. There are fully-furnished cabins for two people and more for families and large groups. The amount of space and comfort is so much more than in a hotel room, and the majestic scenery adds to the memorable experience.

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Dollywood Festival of Nations Celebration


Located deep in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Dollywood has entertained America for over twenty years. Known for its wholesome blend of family entertainment and thrilling rides, this amusement park hosts musical and theatrical acts throughout the year. Dollywood has numerous festivals throughout the year, starting with the Festival of Nations.

 Running from March 24 to April 30, this exciting festival brings international entertainment to the Smoky Mountains. This year will feature Spirit of the Dance, an Irish dance troupe, along with Celtic, Russian, Bavarian, Ecuadorian, Argentinian, German, and African music.

Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, only a few minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Families can rent a Gatlinburg cabin and enjoy Tennessee's natural beauty while taking advantage of Dollywood's international arts and entertainment. Dollywood works with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin rental companies to offer package deals that offer deep discounts from families on a budget, including savings for members of the armed forces and returning guests.

A visit to Dollywood during the Festival of Nations offers an unforgettable experience of music, dance, food, and art from around the world combines with Tennessee's hospitality and natural splendor. Make your reservations today.


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Forbidden Caverns in the Great Smoky Mountains


Spelunkers can have a field day in Tennessee, a state that is home to more than 8,350 caves, the most of any of the states. Heading the list of must-see caves in the Volunteer State is the Forbidden Caverns at Servierville, which is just a short drive from Knoxville or Gatlinburg.

See stalagmites and stalactites as well as formations that resemble corn cobs and eggs fried sunny-side up and formations that are still growing. Colored lights enhance these formations, making some appear eerily beautiful while appropriate music plays in the background. A guided tour on trails that include handrails takes about an hour in temperatures that are at a constant 58 degrees year-round.

The first visitors to the caverns were believed to be local Indians who sheltered there while searching for good hunting grounds in the Great Smoky Mountains. Later visitors included moonshiners who set up stills in the caverns because the water was so plentiful and the location isolated for the time.

Today, tourists can stay in a Gatlinburg cabin while visiting this attraction, which opened to public viewing in 1967. The caverns are open daily, except for Sundays, from April through November. If you are in the Gatlinburg area on a hot July day, picture yourself keeping cool in the Forbidden Canverns, supposedly named after an Indian princess lost her way in an area that was forbidden to her.


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Music of The Mountains Celebration


The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be holding their 7th annual ‘Music of the Mountains’ celebration this April 8th through April 10th, in the beautiful town of Townsend, Tennessee. Featuring the beautiful smoky mountains as the backdrop, this three day concert of music and fun is a great family get-away especially for music lovers.

These rich and colorful concerts shine a light on Southern Appalachians traditions and music, making it a one of a kind celebration that is sure to entertain. The three day concerts feature a variety of music, singing, and instrumental acts across three different venues. This is a great time to check out some Gatlinburg cabin rentals to make your stay in the Smokies truly memorable.

The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band will be the opening act on Friday at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, followed by events at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Saturday, and a final concert on Sunday evening at the W.L. Mills Conference Center.

There are many Gatlinburg cabin rentals you can stay at in the area, including Timber Tops cabins. Saturday’s events are free admission making this a budget friendly event for the entire family. The concerts on Friday and Sunday do charge a small fee to attend, to find out further information or to reserve tickets contact 865.448.0044. 

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Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon


Are you living in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee or staying in Gatlinburg cabin rentals and are and looking for something fun to do? You should consider participating in the third annual Gatlinburg Gateway triathlon. The triathlon will take place at the community center at 8:15 A.M. This event is open to anyone who is over the age of 15. The triathlon will consist of swimming, running and cycling. You do not have to be in a professional athlete to participate. However, you should be in decent shape. This event will require you to swim a half mile, cycle for 20 kilometers and run for five kilometers.

If you are interested in participating in this event, you should call 865-436-4990 for more information. You will certainly be glad that you choose to participate in the Gatlinburg Triathlon. Not only will you get a great workout, but you will also be able to meet new friends. Again, if you are interested, you should not delay. Call today so that you can register and prepare for this amazing race. After the race, why not take time to relax in Gatlinburg cabin rentals courtesy of Timber Tops cabins.

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Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Festival


Easter marks the arrival of the annual arts and crafts festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Members of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community work hard all year to make unique country crafts reminiscent of life in this Smoky Mountain community. Some of the wares offered include hand woven baskets, quilts, dolls, and paintings. The event will be held April 4 through 7, 2012 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and best of all admission to this craft show is free.

Where to stay in Gatlinburg


Visitors to the arts and crafts festival can enjoy this event even more by staying at Timber Tops cabins in Gatlinburg. These rentals are extremely luxurious and offer a private and breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains. Some of the amenities at these Gatlinburg cabins include both indoor and outdoor fireplaces, hot tubs, pool tables, fully-equipped kitchens, and flat-panel televisions. There are cabins for couples, families, and large group outings.

Staying at this Gatlinburg cabin rental will allow visitors to be very close to the Convention Center and other downtown attractions. Some of the nearby attractions include the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Gatlinburg aquarium, shopping and fine dining.

To make reservations, visitors should go to http://www.yourcabin.com/ to find out more about the cabins that are available. They can also call Timber Tops at 877-549-6775 24 hours a day or click the button titled "push2chat" for a live text messaging option.

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A Smoky Mountain Wedding


For newly engaged couples who are seeking the perfect mountain retreat for a wedding, the smoky mountains provide some of the most captivating scenery in the world. That beautiful mountaintop wedding you've always dreamed of can be part of your stay in a Gatlinburg cabin.

Smoky Mountain Weddings

Smoky Mountain weddings are not just for small, informal affairs, although those fit perfectly as well. Large, formal weddings are also possible in Gatlinburg. One of the benefits of a wedding in the Smokies is that you can go from wedding directly to honeymoon, making it a true destination wedding spot. Enjoy hiking through trails in the national park, spending days checking out the local attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and long nights in front of a fireplace in your Timber Tops Gatlinburg cabin.

No matter what you vision is for your wedding, you will never regret starting your journey together in this beautiful setting.

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History of Gatlinburg TN


Tucked among the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee like a Great Smoky Mountain black bear nestled in its winter den, Gatlinburg has a rich historical heritage. Gatlinburg drew its first settlers, the Ogles of South Carolina, in 1807. Today Gatlinburg's cabin rentals allow visitors to experience the same natural beauty that lured those early settlers, whose descendants still call the town their home.

Originally called White Oak Flats for the surrounding oak forests, Gatlinburg TN got its name with the 1856 opening of the Post Office in Radford Gatlin's general store. With Great Smoky Mountain National Park looming on three sides, the small town of 3,700 has become one of the Southeast's major tourist destinations.

Culture and Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN

A stay in Gatlinburg offers a full slate of indoor and outdoor activities. Hiking the mountain trails, fishing the mountain streams, visiting the area's many historical sites or taking in the local arts and crafts and music venues can fill the days from morning to well after dark.

While it can't match a Gatlinburg cabin rental for comfort and convenience, Martha Jane Ogle's 1807 log home still stands. After the Ogle family sold their farm in 1921, the building served as a hospital and museum before being moved to its present site, where Gatlinburg's first church once stood. In 1986, the home joined the National Register of Historic sites.

The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts now occupies the Ogle cabin's original site in downtown Gatlinburg. Its predecessor, the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School, opened in 1912 to provide education for the mountain people. The Settlement School eventually developed an Appalachian arts and crafts curriculum that eventually revived national interest in traditional crafts. Visitors can view Gatlinburg's master artisans at work in the Arrowmont studios and purchase finished items at the gift shops.

April sees spring returning to Gatlinburg. Along with it comes the annual Great Smoky Mountains National Park Music of the Mountains celebration. This weekend devoted to Appalachian mountain music culture includes a daylong free program of mountain music performed at the Sugarlands Visitor Center inside the National Park, just 3 miles from Gatlinburg.

Natural Attractions and Cabins in Gatlinburg

Their proximity to the National Park's entrance makes cabins in Gatlinburg ideal as hiker lodgings. Novice hikers, bicyclists and dogs on leashes love the Gatlinburg Trail. This path covers an approximately 4 mile round trip from The Sugarlands Visitors Center into Gatlinburg and back.

The Ramsey Cascades' 8 mile round trip starts at Greenbrier Cove some 10 miles from Gatlinburg and leads along the Little Pigeon River. It passes through pristine mountain forests of tulip trees, hemlocks, black cherries and giant chestnut oaks. The hiker's ultimate reward is the sight of the 100-foot Cascades tumbling down eight descending ledges.

A colorful history, vibrant mountain culture and breathtaking natural surroundings make Gatlinburg TN the perfect solo, romantic or family getaway. A mountainside, creek bank or shady forest glade waits with the right cabin rental to complete the escape.


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New Year's Resolution: Relax at a Gatlinburg Cabin!


People make New Year’s resolutions for many reasons. One of the best reasons to make a resolution for 2012 is to have an opportunity to do something this year that is out of the ordinary. One special resolution that you can make is a resolution to find some way to relax more. One way to do that is to take a weekend trip to a cabin in Gatlinburg TN.

You can have a stress-free weekend while you relax at a Gatlinburg cabin and Timber Tops Luxury Cabins. You will find a cozy and friendly place to recuperate from the stress of everyday life. There are many activities to keep you engaged while you take a vacation to this area. From shopping to skiing, you will find that the only thing missing is enough time to do it all. It is a wonderful getaway from home offering you an opportunity to view one of the most beautiful spots in the world. The springtime will have you exploring the natural beauty, while the wintertime will have you looking for the best slopes for skiing.

If you love to shop, then you will want to include the shopping malls in your vacation. There are many to choose from along with some small shops. Just be sure to choose some souvenirs to take home to remind you of the New Year’s resolution that you made to go on a relaxing vacation. This resolution is one that everybody can make and want to keep. We often find when we make a resolution that we never stick to it, but this year is different. This one is worth doing.

A vacation is a way to make 2012 a memorable year. A Gatlinburg cabin will make it an extra special time. They are the perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the mountains. The cabins offer you all the conveniences and extras that you desire in a getaway from home. From soaking in a hot tub to just relaxing in front of the big screen, a Gatlinburg cabin is the place to be this year.

You are never too old or too young to make a New Year's resolution for 2012. So why not make a resolution to enjoy a small getaway to a unique cabin in the mountains. No matter which time of the year you choose, Gatlinburg, TN has something to offer. In autumn, you can see the leaves changing colors right before your eyes. In the summer, you can take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy the luxurious pools, or you can even go fishing or boating. During the winter, you can enjoy feeling the crisp cold air while you are skiing or snowboarding. Why not go during the spring and take a hike through the natural beauty of the area? Just do not forget to take along a picnic basket to enjoy the day. Gatlinburg is a great place to go for a vacation and to just relax anytime, so book a cabin in Gatlinburg today!


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Shopping Outlets Near Gatlinburg Cabins


Whether you stay in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you're sure to enjoy a fun family vacation in the Smoky Mountain area. Tucked away near some of the best shopping, Timber Top cabins provide you with a cozy, friendly environment with luxurious accommodations during your stay in Tennessee and are conveniently located near the downtown shopping malls and small shops.

There are many activities to keep you busy near our Gatlinburg cabins or cabins in Pigeon Forge. Whether you enjoy skiing in the winter time or exploring the natural beauty during spring time, at some point in your stay you're going to want to do some shopping in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Here are a few shopping options that are within close proximity to Timber Top cabins that provide an array of local goods and wares, as well as souvenirs.

Gatlinburg Area Tramway Mall

This mall is small, but the six unique shops in the Gatlinburg Area Tramway Mall do more than makeup for the fact that it's not a mega mall. In addition to the friendly, personalized attention you'll receive, you can find items such as Native American jewelry and pottery, homemade fudge and candy, souvenirs, clothing and old-time photos. The Gatlinburg Area Tramway Mall is located near Gatlinburg cabins and cabins in Pigeon Forge.

Mountain Mall

Gatlinburg's Mountain Mall is more than just your average, mid-sized shopping mall. No matter what the weather is outside, you can enjoy the day and night in this comfortable, climate-controlled shopping center. The mall consists of 36 distinctive stores with varying themes and is conveniently located to Timber Top cabins and directly across the street from the Ripley Aquarium in downtown Gatlinburg.

The mountain-themed shopping mall boasts crafts and items from local artisans, such as quilts, dolls, leather goods, and hot sauce. You'll also find a place to purchase custom-blended tobacco and beautifully crafted pipes.

Shops at Carousel Gardens

If you spend the day at Shops at Carousel Gardens it will be no problem because there are places to dine at, as well, before returning to your Timber Top cabin. Browse handcrafted art made in the styles of local tradition by 45 different artists. Choose something special to bring home with you with which to remember your trip to Gatlinburg.

The Village

After a hearty breakfast, brunch or lunch, you'll have plenty of energy to browse the shops that comprise The Village. Just a few steps away from Gatlinburg's busy main shopping street, The Village awaits with 27 unique shops for browsing and buying. The charming, old world atmosphere of The Village makes you feel like you're walking through the Gatlinburg of old.

Baskins Square Mall

Once you leave Timber Top cabins for the day, you can enjoy a day at Baskins Square Mall before returning to us for the night. Visit fun shops that please the senses, such as Scents of Gatlinburg, Doc's Magic Shop and The Lollipop Guild. Enjoy lunch at the Mountain Grill, then discover interesting facts at the Guinness World Records Museum.

For more information on lodging near all of these great shopping attractions, please visit www.yourcabin.com.

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Romantic Gatlinburg Cabins


The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is one of the most romantic places in the world and if you and your partner have been promising each other a quiet weekend away, Timber Tops cabins in Gatlinburg has everything you need to make your Gatlinburg getaway perfect. Whether you are looking for a romantic 2 bedroom chalet in Pigeon Forge or a large rustic lodge in Gatlinburg to host your wedding, Timber Tops cabins has it all.

Say "I do" before your family and friends in the Great Smoky Mountains. Timber Lodge is the perfect place to start your new lives together. It can sleep up to 50 people and has 15 bedrooms. Just imagine how much you will save by having the wedding and reception in the same place. The Lodge also has a fully equipped kitchen and a games room with a pool table. After you become man and wife you can relax in front of the fire or have a glass of champagne in the Jacuzzi. Invite the wedding party to jump in because Timber Lodge has two of them. The lodge is large enough to give you the privacy you want. You can party all night with your guests, or head to the master suite of your romantic Honeymoon Cabin for your first night together as man and wife.

If you and your partner have been married for a few years there is nothing better than taking a few days off to remember why you fell in love in the first place. Cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are the perfect place to get reacquainted with each other. Stay in Gorgeous Paradise Point at the Legacy Mountain Resort and get cozy in the king size log bed. Sit in the hot tub with a glass of red and stare into each other’s eyes as you gaze out at beautiful Mt. Le Conte. Prepare a romantic evening meal for two in the fully equipped kitchen and after dinner shoot a game of pool before you watch some television on the big screen. The two of you will be having such a wonderful time that you may want to stay a couple of extra days.

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have plenty of activities for you to enjoy. During the winter you can head up to Ober resort and go skiing or snowboarding. For a really romantic getaway pack a picnic lunch and go for a hike in early spring. The summer months bring plenty of warm weather activities including swimming, boating, fishing and horseback riding. If you are lucky enough to book a Gatlinburg cabin during autumn, you will be awestruck at the beauty of the mountains. You can actually see the leaves change color before your eyes as they get ready to fall.

Every chalet, lodge and cabin has a detailed description and plenty of details so you can get an idea of your new vacation home. Call or go online and take a look at the beautiful Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins that Timber Tops has to offer. With so many cabins to choose from you will want to make your romantic getaway a habit.

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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.

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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.

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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!





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Ober Gatlinburg Bear Exhibit


Visiting the Smoky Mountains always seems more enjoyable when staying in a rustic log cabin, located in the heart of these beautiful mountains. One of the most beautiful places to stay is probably Ober Gatlinburg, because of its picturesque location and numerous activities, including the bear exhibit. Staying at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals can give you the opportunity to experience it all while enjoying the luxury of a rustic log cabin.

Cabins in Pigeon Forge near Live Bear Habtiat

If you choose to stay in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabins, you will be in the midst of the fun, and you can still check out the nearby live bear habitat. A trip to the Smoky Mountains is not complete without seeing black bears in their native environment. The bear exhibit in Ober Gatlinburg is a nice replica of the bears’ natural habitat and really adds to the mountain vacation experience. Along with the black bear encounter, you will also get to see other nocturnal animals native to the Smoky Mountains, including some very playful river otters.

While in Gatlinburg you will want to ride the aerial tramway, making sure to watch down below, because of the spectacular view of the Smoky Mountains. Also, you will get to see directly above the live bear habitat, giving a unique viewpoint of the black bears. When you stay at Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, you will be close to the Ober Gatlinburg Bear Exhibit. It is a great place to take the entire family, and can be a wonderful educational experience. Plus, the rates are very low, especially compared to other activities in the Gatlinburg area.

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So, when you bring your family to the Great Smoky Mountains, be sure to stay in a rustic log cabin and check out the live bear habitat. That way, you can have the complete Smoky Mountain experience. It will be a memorable and educational adventure for everyone.

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Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN


Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN

The annual Winterfest 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.


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Events that includes the Rod Run, Bluegrass Festival and Taste of Autumn


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:

 

 

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Dollywood's Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, August 19 - September 5

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Labor Day Sidewalk Sale - at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316.

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Labor Day Tent Sale - at The Incredible Christmas Place. For more information call toll free 1-800-445-3396.

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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

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Truck & Tent Sale - located at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316

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Grand Fall Rod Run - Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

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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!

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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.

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8th Annual Old Mill Square Heritage Day - at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information call (865) 428-0771.

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South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade - on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m

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South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade - on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m

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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

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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

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Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair - located at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information, call 865-908-3446

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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.

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Sevier County Fair - Traditional hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. (865) 453-0770

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Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival - three days of music from the nation’s top bluegrass musicians. (865) 397-7942 www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com

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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

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Circle Yer Wagens 34 - Fall Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, please call (865) 453-0770.

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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 benefit United Way of Sevier County. Doors of the Gatlinburg Convention Center open at 5:00 p.m.  (800) 568-4748

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Smoky Mountain Antique Show & Sale - Smoky Mountain Convention Center. For more information call 1-800-223-6707

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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 2011


If you are in Sevierville September 5th through the 10th, don’t forget to go to the Sevier County Fair!  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


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Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee


Every year, the State of Tennessee holds their Tax Free Weekend the first Friday in August at 12:01am and ends that following Sunday evening at 11:59pm. This year, the dates are August 5th thru August 7th, 2011. This is a great time to check out the back to school deals in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN! Here is just a sample of the high end retailers that have stores in the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area;

· Adidas

· Banana Republic

· Bath & Body Works

· Carter’s

· Children’s Place

· Disney

· Gap

· Hartstrings

· Loft

· Nike

· Old Navy

· Polo Ralph Lauren

· Strasburg Children

Some of the stores will be open extended hours to accommodate shoppers. The Pigeon Forge/ Sevierville area is full of great stores and outlet malls where you can find some great deals! Here is a list of items that are tax exempt and also items that are taxable;

Clothing – $100 or less
Exempt:
Clothing:
Belts, Caps, Coats, Dresses, Gloves, Hats, Hosiery, Jackets, Jeans, Neckties, Pants, Scarves, School uniforms, Shirts, Shoes, Socks, Sneakers, Underwear

Taxable:
Clothing Accessories:
Belt Buckles (sold separately), Briefcases, Cosmetics, Hair Notions, Handbags, Jewelry, Patches and Emblems (sold separately), Sewing Equipment and Supplies, Sewing Materials, such as Thread, Fabric, Yarns and Zippers, Sunglasses, Umbrellas, Wallets

Protective Equipment:
Breathing Masks, Face Shields, Hard Hats, Hearing Protectors, Helmet, Paint or Dust Respirators, Protective Gloves and Welder’s Gloves, Safety Glasses and Goggles, Tool Belts

Sports or Recreational Equipment:
Ballet and Tap Shoes, Cleated or Spiked Athletic Shoes, Gloves (Baseball, Boxing, Golf), Goggles, Hand and Elbow Guards, Life Preservers and Vests, Mouth Guards, Roller and Ice Skates, Shin Guards, Shoulder Pads, Ski Boots, Wetsuits and Fins

School Supplies – $100 or less
Exempt:
School Supplies:
Binders, Book Bags/ Backpacks, Calculators, Chalk, Crayons, Erasers, Folders, Glue, Lunch Boxes, Notebooks, Paper, Pens, Pencils, Rulers, Scissors, Tape

School Art Supplies:
Clay and Glazes, Paints, Paintbrushes, Sketch and Drawing Pads, Watercolors

Taxable:
School Computer Supplies:
Compact Disks, Computer Printers, Computer Storage Media, Diskettes, Handheld Electronic Schedulers, Personal Digital Assistants, Printer Supplies that also includes Paper and Ink

School Instructional Material – Textbooks and workbooks are always exempt from sales tax

Computer – $1,500 cap
Exempt:
Computers with a purchase price of $1,500 or less, not for use in a trade or business, are exempt from sales tax. For purposes of this exemption, a computer is defined as a central processing unit (CPU), along with various other components including monitor, keyboard, mouse, cables to connect components, and preloaded software.

Taxable:
Computer parts, such as monitors, keyboards, speakers, and scanners when not sold in conjunction with a CPU .. Individually purchased software or other software not part of a preloaded software package on the initial purchase of a computer .. Storage media, such as diskettes and compact disks .. Handheld electronic schedulers .. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) .. Computer printers and supplies for printers, such as paper and ink

If you need more information on the TN Tax Free Weekend, you can go to www.tntaxholiday.com


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July 4th 2011 Smoky Mountains


If you are looking for something fun to do on July 4th this year, head over to the Gatlinburg “Stand Here” July 4th Fireworks Celebration!  Voted a top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society, this year is sure to be a great one! Bring your chairs to downtown Gatlinburg, the fireworks will light up the skyline usually about an hour after dark, or around 10:00pm.  The display is considered the grand finale to the Annual “First Independence Day Parade in the Nation” at midnight on July 3rd 2011 in downtown Gatlinburg.

You can see the fireworks from the downtown area streets, or you can view them from various hotel rooms in Gatlinburg, and cabins and chalets surrounding the area.  As long as you have a good view of Gatlinburg, you should be able to see the fireworks. Come celebrate Independence Day and get ready for an amazing fireworks show!


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Annual First Independence Day Parade in the Nation!


If you will be in the Smoky Mountains in early July, don’t miss the 36th Annual First Independence Day Parade in the Nation!  In Gatlinburg, TN there will be a huge July 4th parade at 12am.  There will be over 100,000 viewers at the parade, and many members of the US Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and the Coast Guard will participate this year.  There will be military vehicles and bands participating, including the 100th United States Army Band from Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Catherine Bach, better known as “Daisy Duke” of “Dukes of Hazzard” will appear in the Midnight Parade, as well as Rick Hurst, better known as “Cletus” from the same series.  There will be vehicles from Hazzard County including the “General Lee”.

The 100th US Army Band from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, will feature concerts on Sunday, July 3, with all performances at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. The Sunday lineup will include the Dixieland Band at 10 a.m., the Brass Quintet at noon, the Jazz Ensemble at 2 and the Rock Band at 4. On Monday, July 4, the entire 100th Army Concert Band will perform on the Plaza beginning at 8:30 p.m. before the Independence Day fireworks finale at 10 p.m.

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be paying tribute to two deceased tribal veterans with their entry: Medal of Honor Recipient Charles George and Bronze Star Recipient Reuben Taylor. George threw himself on a hand grenade in the Korean War to save his fellow soldiers and Taylor fought in World War II battles including the “Battle of the Bulge” and the invasion of Holland known as “Operation Market Garden.”

Ripley’s Entertainment will have a new attraction, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” a modified Delta 88 with a psychedelic design honoring the Beatles Viewers can spot such manifestations from Beatles’ lyrics such as "Marmalade Skies," "I am the walrus, I am the egg man," and "Mother Superior jumping the gun."  The car came from Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Orlando, Florida.

 “This will be one of the most patriotic and colorful midnight parades that the City of Gatlinburg has ever produced,” said Special Events Manager George Hawkins, who organized the first Gatlinburg 4th of July parade in 1976 in celebration of America’s Bicentennial. "We are very excited about the entire weekend of events, which will include a two-day festival highlighting our armed services.”

Check out the parade route early to choose your viewing spot, because many of the spectators will start arriving with their chairs along the parade route as early as 7 a.m. on July 3.

Looking for more information about the 36th Annual 4th of July Midnight Parade? Please call 800-56-VISIT (568-4748) or visit www.gatlinburg.com.


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Did you know that the Smoky Mountains has a natural phenomenon that occurs only one other place in the world?


Did you know that the Smoky Mountains has a natural phenomenon that occurs only one other place in the world?  For a couple of weeks in early summer in mid June (4th thru the 12th), a rare species of fireflies come into the Smoky Mountains to do synchronized blinking.  This species has an internal sensor that lets them know when another firefly is lit.  The fireflies can be lit for up to 6 seconds, it creates a wave of blinking lights that is absolutely amazing to see.  The only other known location that this happens is in Southeast Asia.

Fireflies are beetles. They take from one to two years to mature from larvae, but will live as adults for only about 21 days. Their light patterns are part of the adulthood mating display. Each species of firefly has characteristic flash pattern that helps its male and female individuals recognize each other. Most species produce a greenish-yellow light; one species has a bluish light. The males fly and flash and the usually stationary females respond with a flash. Peak flashing for synchronous fireflies in the park is normally within a two-week period in mid-June.

The production of light by living organisms is called bioluminescence. Many species of insects and marine creatures are capable of it. Fireflies combine the chemical luciferin and oxygen with the enzyme luciferase in their lanterns (part of their abdomens) to make light. The chemical reaction is very efficient and produces little or no heat.

No one is sure why the fireflies flash synchronously. Competition between males may be one reason: they all want to be the first to flash. Or perhaps if the males all flash together they have a better chance of being noticed, and the females can make better comparisons. The fireflies do not always flash in unison. They may flash in waves across hillsides, and at other times will flash randomly. Synchronicity occurs in short bursts that end with abrupt periods of darkness.

How can you see them? There are Gatlinburg trolleys that go to Sugarlands Visitor Center to pick up visitors every 20 minutes starting at 7:00pm. They run June 4th thru the 12th.  The fireflies usually start lighting up around 9:30pm.  It costs $1.00 per person to ride the trolley.  It takes you to the Little River Trailhead at Elkmont.  The last trolley back leaves at 11:00pm.  No private vehicles are allowed into the Little River Trailhead after 5:00pm, unless you are staying at the campground.

Here are the rules;

  • Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, a flashlight that is covered in red or blue cellophane to minimize white lights, keep them pointed down and turn them off when you get to your destination.
  • Carry a backpack with any refreshments you may need.
  • The only amenities available are portapotty’s.
  •  No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  • If you want to take pictures, don’t use a flash and set your aperture to f11 and take a long exposure on a tripod to get a nice glowing picture.
  • Park rangers and volunteers will be around for questions, guided walks and assistance.
  • Don’t forget the last trolley leaves at 11:00pm

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Do you love Country Music?


Do you love Country Music? Will you be visiting the Pigeon Forge TN area soon?  If so, you should make time to go see Country Tonite, rated “The Best Show in the Smokies” by NACMAI, and the “Best Show in the Smokies” and “Best Live Country Show” by CMAA three years in a row!!  Country Tonite is a fast paced live show that includes singing, dancing, comedy, gospel and good old American patriotism!  This show is extremely unique, it includes youth performers as well so it is fun for the entire family!  It’s a feel good show that is so much more than just country music… Don’t hesitate take in a show at Country Tonite in your vacation to Pigeon Forge TN, you will love it! 

Country Tonite is located on the parkway near traffic light #1 in Pigeon Forge.  It is a 1500 seat multi million dollar theatre with top of the line sound and lighting systems and two enormous video screens.  There are holiday shows in November and December every year as well.  This is their 15th year in production.  You can call and get tickets at 1-800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Ticket prices are $24.00 for adults, children are free under the age of 12 with a paid adult ticket, and teens (12-17 years old) are $15.00.  Discount Tickets Available Here

Every year they have a totally new show.  The show lasts about 2 hours and has an intermission of about 15 minutes midway through the show.  You can even meet the performers after the show in the lobby and get their autographs. Flash photography is allowed, but no video or audio recording.  There are also DVD’s available of the show that can be purchased.

 

Here is the 2011 lineup for performers in Country Tonite;

June 17, 2011 at 8:00pm        Ronnie Milsap                                     $35.00 a ticket

July 1,   2011 at 8:00pm          Loretta Morgan & Pam Tillis              $35.00 a ticket

July 22, 2011 at 8:00pm          George Jones                                       $44.50 a ticket

July 23, 2011 at 8:00pm          George Jones                                       $44.50 a ticket

August 19, 2011 at 8:00pm    Don Williams                                      $39.95 a ticket

Sept. 23, 2011 at 8:00pm        Gene Watson & Connie Smith           $35.00 a ticket

October 21, 2011 at 8:00pm   Ray Stevens                                        $44.50 a ticket

Nov. 11, 2011 at 8:00pm       The Nashville Legends Show             $35.00 a ticket

                                                    Featuring Jim Ed Brown,

                                                    Helen Cornelius, Jack Green

                                                    & Jeannie Seely

 

For more information, contact

Country Tonite

129 Showplace Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-2003

1-800-792-4308

www.countrytonitepf.com

 

Pigeon Forge Entertainment

 


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One of many reasons why Timber Tops is the best choice ( Video Included )


Sometimes people have posted that we have higher rates than some rental companies in the area and this is true. However, is a very good reason why. We offer more than just cabins. We offer some of the best cabins combined with the absolute best service in the area. We have also been in business for over 12 years so you never have to worry about this happening to you after you have planned that perfect vacation to the Smoky Mountains. A must watch video 

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Cades Cove Information


Cades Cove was once a remote place in the Great Smoky Mountains. Nature abounds here and the loop affords spectacular views of the mountains and fields.  Many deer call the Cove home, and many people have seen bear here as well.  One of the few ways through the Smokies and into the cove was along Indian trails. Some of those trails were improved into roads. One of those trails was called, appropriately enough, Cades Cove road. The name was later changed to Rich Mountain Road. By either name the road was one of the main routes through the Smokies between Tuckaleechee and Cades Cove.

Rich Mountain Road is about a third of the way around the Cove. It is a one way dirt road that is about 12 miles long that ends up back in Townsend.  There are a couple of nice views of the Cove along the drive and can be a good shortcut to get back to civilization.  There is another road to explore out of Cades Cove called Parsons Branch Road. This is a one way primitive road that cuts through pristine forest with opportunities to see wildlife and wildflowers as well.  There are areas where the creek cuts across the road and some nice waterfalls.  It comes out on 129 in the middle of The Dragon.

 Though Cades Cove was generally a self sustaining community, pioneers bought things from Maryville such as medicine and remedies such as Camphorated oil, catnip tea, Castor oil, Epsom salts. As time went by, general stores sprang up in Cades Cove where medicine, seeds, sugar, kerosene, yard goods and hardware supplies. Products could be purchased with money or by trading products such as eggs. Still, the larger town of Maryville had a more appealing selection and so the trips from the Cades Cove continued. Many times families would sell chestnuts which grew everywhere in Cades Cove in the 1800’s.  Disease eventually killed the trees.

"Kate's Cove" was the name of Cades Cove originally, after an Indian chief's wife. The Cove drew the Cherokee Indians back to the area again and again because of its abundant wildlife and good hunting. Later, Cades Cove's wildlife drew European descent frontiersmen to make it their home. They and their offspring cleared the fertile valley floor and built farms to sustain them. The pioneer's families lived in Cades Cove for many generations before the cove became part of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Today, Cades Cove is still as full of wildlife as before but draws not hunters, but millions of Smokies visitors.

The Cove has been preserved by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to look much the way it looked in the 1800's. Once home to a small mountain community whose settlers came from mainly from Virginia, North Carolina and upper east Tennessee, Cades Cove is today the largest open air museum in the entire Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

There are many primitive buildings to enjoy as you go around Cades Cove, including two churches, some beautiful homestead cabins, corn cribs, various mills, a smokehouse and barns. It has all been preserved the way it would have been back in the 1800’s.  Today, the Cove boasts a large campground, stables for riding horses, an amphitheater, a large gift shop and bike rentals.  The Cades Cove loop is 11 miles long and runs along a beautiful valley in a loop with mountains surrounding it.  It is a favorite for many families and people enjoy the hiking and biking and nature viewing opportunities.  It is a great way to take a peek at what life would have been like 200 years ago.


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Pigeon Forge Car Shows


Are you interested in antique cars or hot rods? Do you love chrome and engines and the smell of leather?  If so, you may want to come to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee this year for a car show!  Come and see some amazing vintage cars like Model T’s, Corvettes, Studebakers, Fords and Gold Wings. You’ll see many classics kept in pristine condition.  Here is a guide of various car shows in 2011.  See you in Pigeon Forge!

Pigeon Forge Car Show Line Up:

April 14 – 17, 2011: Grand Spring Pigeon Forge Rod Run- The Spring Grand Rod Run kicks off the car show season with classic Fords, Chevy/GMCs and Gold Wings. Thousands of classic car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts make the pilgrimage to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains each year for the first, big Pigeon Forge car show. Pigeon Forge is a popular host to rod runs and car shows. Participants love to take their classic car or hot rod group on a Smoky Mountain scenic drive.  The participants in these car shows are so eager to get the weekend started that the Parkway and hotel parking lots begin to fill with classic cars on Tuesday of that week. The events feature more than just rare and unique autos, though. Throughout the event weekend, visitors can enjoy interactive displays presented by vendors from all over the country.  Those who enjoy the mechanical aspects of the auto world will savor the opportunity to participate in workshops and get answers to technical questions. For more information, please contact the Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center at 1-800-251-4444.

May 12 – 13, 2011: 33rd Annual F-100 Supernationals & All Ford Show-                   2836 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 37863
US
423.623.4644
charlie@autoshows.cc or http://www.f100supernationals.com

May 19 – 21, 2011: Chevy Classics Car Show at The Inn at Christmas Place. For more information call toll free 1-888-465-9644

June 3 – 4, 2011: Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge – Classic Car Show at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. For more information call 865-379-9595.

June 16 – 18, 2011: All Chevy Supernationals For more information call 423-623-4644, 423-623-1871, 423-465-5855.

Sept 9 – 10, 2011: Shades of the Past Rod Run XXIX at Dollywood’s Splash Country. For more information call Dan Draper at 865-995-2009 or visit www.shadesofthepast.com.

Sept 15 – 19, 2011: Grand Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run is at the Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. 865-687-3976 or 1-800-251-4444.


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When you come to the Smoky Mountains, don’t forget to spend some time at Dollywood.


When you come to the Smoky Mountains, don’t forget to spend some time at Dollywood. The park was built in 1986 and includes over 150 acres of fun! Here are some facts about Dollywood and what’s new for 2011. Cabins Near Dollywood

1) Dollywood opens up this year on March 26th, and closes for the season on December 30th 2011. Their calendar varies greatly, so you may want to check out their calendar at www.dollywood.com. Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 35 miles southeast of Knoxville, off I-40 at Exit 407. You can use google maps or mapquest.com to get driving directions from your location.

2) Dollywood has an amazing entertainment attraction called the Festival of Nations. They have performers from around the world celebrating their unique music, dance, food and art. This year they are performing March 26-May 2, 2011.

3) Did you know you can get a season pass to Dollywood? If you plan on visiting the Pigeon Forge area more frequently, a season pass makes sense! If you purchase the pass before May 1st, you can save $10.00. See www.dollywood.com for specific prices on the passes.

4) Dollywood has an amazing number of rides in the park. Some are appropriate for children, some for adults, and beware, on some of the rides you will get wet! They have over 30 rides including rollercoasters! Check out their all new ride for 2011, the Barnstormer! This thrilling ride will swing airplanes on two massive arms going 45 mph and over 80 feet high. There is also a biplane play area and a pig pen play area for the kids below the ride. There are rides for everyone at Dollywood!

5) Dollywood has always had amazing live entertainment. This year their shows include country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock and 50's music.

6) Dollywood also has 5 festivals throughout the year. The Festival of Nations offers five weeks of cultural events by performers from around the world. Join your kids for a fun-filled day at Kidsfest, the South's largest children's festival. They have a Barbeque & Bluegrass festival, featuring the biggest names in bluegrass music while you enjoy great bbq. The National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration includes gospel music and master craftsmen demonstrating their skills. And finally, enjoy their Smoky Mountain Christmas.

7) Dollywood has amazing shopping available with over 40 shops displaying apparel, home furnishings, crafts and food.

8) Make sure you come hungry to Dollywood, they have an amazing array of food choices to tempt your appetite! Everything from full service restaurants serving up southern comfort food, to booths you can walk up to and enjoy food off of a giant skillet, to ice cream, to pizza to bbq… there is a huge variety of food available for you and your family.

9) If you come to Dollywood in the summertime, be sure to check out their sister park, Dollywood’s Splash Country water park! Featuring over 23 water slides, thrill rides, a lazy river and kids playground, this park will quench your thirst for water fun for you and your family!

10) Remember, Dollywood opens on March 26th 2011. The opening day will feature the Festival of Nations and Dolly Parton herself will be making appearances around the park all day. Come to Pigeon Forge, TN and enjoy Dollywood this year!

 

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Interesting facts about the Smoky Mountains


The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a national treasure and a nature preserve unlike any other in the United States.  Here are some interesting facts and things to know about the Park;
1) Did you know that the Great Smoky Mountains were formed about 200-300
million years ago?  This makes them among the oldest mountains in the world.
2) There are many places to view amazing waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains,
including Abrams Falls, Grotto Falls, Hen Wallow Falls, Indian Creek/Toms Branch Falls, Juney Whank Falls, Laurel Falls, Mingo Falls, Mouse Creek Falls, Rainbow Falls and Ramsey Cascades among many others.
3) The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses approximately 244,000
acres in Tennessee and 276,000 acres in North Carolina for a total of 520,000 acres or more than 800 square miles.  Also, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
4) The Great Smoky Mountains is home to over 4000 plants, 140 species of trees,
and over 1600 bears.  Other animal species in the Park include the Eastern cottontail rabbit, red wolf, groundhog, red fox, coyote, bobcat, river otter, white-tailed deer and wild boar.  The Park is also known as the "Salamander Capital of the World" since approximately 30 species of salamander can be found here.
5) Established in 1934, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the largest national
park East of the Rocky Mountains. The Park is one of the only National Parks that charge no admission fee.  The Park is also the most visited, receiving 9-10 million visitors annually.
6) A 70-mile stretch of the 2,178-mile Appalachian Trail winds through Great
Smoky Mountains National Park. In addition to the Appalachian Trail, the Park features more than 850 miles of hiking trails.  Some of the most popular hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountain National Park include Abrams Falls Trail (5 miles round trip), Alum Cave Trail (11 miles round trip), Andrews Bald Trail (3.6 miles round trip), Boulevard Trail (16 miles round trip), Chasteen Creek Falls Trail (4 miles round trip), Chimney Tops Trail (4 miles round trip), Grotto Falls Trail (3 miles round trip), Hen Wallow Falls Trail (4 miles round trip), Indian Creek Falls Trail (2 miles round trip), Laurel Falls Trail (2.5 miles round trip), Ramsey Cascades Trail (8 miles round trip) and Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail (3,000-foot loop).
7) Cades Cove is a 4,000-acre scenic valley that boasts preserved pioneer
homesteads, a campground and hiking trails.  It is the most visited area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Planning Affordable Vacations


Planning Affordable Vacations

After the recent economic recession, every family in the US has gone into cost-cutting mode. We have started cutting back on our personal expenses as much as possible. Expensive outings and dinners have gone out of the window. Family vacations and picnics are one of the first things to get the axe. However, such cost cutting efforts make our life boring. Everyone is subjected to severe financial pressure and this makes life highly difficult to manage. We need to have healthy outlets to let out our frustration and to unwind a bit so that we can meet the challenges of our life once again with the new found energy. Rather than totally cutting off our family vacations, we need to look at affordable options for our family vacations.

Some of the popular vacation spots that you can consider for your budget vacation include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains. Rather than visiting expensive cities, you can enjoy a peaceful vacation in the natural settings of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. You will be able to relax completely, forgetting about all the rush of stresses of life. There is no point in driving around to various places when you should be actually resting and relaxing during your vacation. We do all the running around all through the year, vacations should therefore be different from our daily routine. This is one of the reasons why many families prefer places like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountains, etc. You will not only be able to enjoy the beauty of nature in these places but you will also be able to have an affordable vacation. Furthermore, you can opt to stay in cozy cabins rather than multistoried hotels that cost you a lot of money. Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins are ideal for budget vacations. You will be able to save a considerable amount of money using these cabins for your vacation accommodation. You will also be able to have a totally new experience when compared to any of your regular vacations. On the one hand, you will be able to have your family vacation within your budget and same money and on the other hand, you would have had your family vacation in one of the most beautiful spots in TN.

Rather than complaining that you cannot afford family vacation and make everyone feel miserable, considering affordable vacation options will make everyone in the family happy. However, you need to make sure that you do not blindly rent your cabins without comparing the prices. By spending some time searching for the cheapest deals, you will be able to increase your savings further. At the same time, you must also make sure that you rent comfortable cabins. Rent your cabins from reputed vacation rental cabins company. Make sure that your cabin rental company enjoys good reputation for their well maintained cabins.

Start planning your holidays now, enjoy affordable vacations with your family. You do not have to deprive your family anymore of those most needed vacations anymore.


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Hiking in the Smoky Mountains


If you enjoy hiking, the Smoky Mountains are a great adventure. Located on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country. There are many different hiking trails with different features and levels of difficulty. Some are known for their wildflowers, others lead to waterfalls or extraordinary views of the landscape. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a newcomer to the field, there is definitely going to be a hiking trail you will enjoy in the Smoky Mountains.

Before planning hiking trip to the Smoky Mountains, there are several things that every traveler should know. First of all, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. This is great because it allows you to plan your trip around your schedule rather than having to find a time during peak seasons. However, it is also important that all hikers know their limits. During the winter, some of the Smoky Mountain hiking trails may not be safe to travel. Also, the park does close some of the campgrounds and roads during the winter months. If you are planning to hike during these months, contact the local park officials to see what the conditions are like before proceeding.

The Smoky Mountain hiking trails vary widely, ranging from short (less than one mile) to long (around 15 miles) and at different levels of elevation. More information about the Smoky Mountain hiking trails can be found from the park visitor's office, where you will also be able to find maps of the trails for your reference. Knowing how to read these maps is important because you will be able to navigate through the landscape in case you get lost.

The Smoky Mountains offer hiking trails that are great for day trips, picnics, or sightseeing adventures. There are several waterfalls as well, including the Grotto, Laurel, Abrams, and Rainbow waterfalls. These locations make excellent family destinations or romantic hiking afternoons. Some of the trails also lead to wonderful views of the scenery. The breathtaking views at these locations provide excellent opportunities for photos and for enjoying the beauty of the natural environment. Wildflowers are in abundance on the Smoky Mountain hiking trails, and these can also be seen from the top of a mountain on the hiking trails. 

For more experienced hikers, there are also longer trails that are great for longer backpacking trips. One thing to consider when planning a longer trip like this is safety. While there are places to park at the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park, it is always important to keep any valuables with you or to leave them at home. Also, if you plan on taking a longer hiking trail, it is a good idea to keep a first aid kit with you and to read your map if you feel lost. Hikers are responsible for their own safety in the Smoky Mountain hiking trails.

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For a Spring break that's alive with activity and scenic wonder, travel to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.


For a Spring break that's alive with activity and scenic wonder, travel to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. 

Offering miles of hiking trails and wildlife viewing, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is host to these and more. For those who love the outdoors, the park during Spring months is home to a diverse assortment of wildlife. Containing around 1500 black bears, the best viewing opportunities are in open areas. Inhabitating all elevations, bears are most active during the early morning and late evening. Carry binoculars to observe white-tailed deer, elk and black bears from a distance. 

Plan to stay in Gatlinburg to experience a small town atmosphere with big events. Beginning in March, the Smoky Mountain Springfest offers activities for the whole family. Look for live entertainment, flowers in bloom and barbeques along the sidewalks.
In May, the Scottish Highland Games features opportunities where clans meet for bagpipe competitions, highland dancing and whiskey tasting.
Sign the family up for the Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament to take on the challenge to hook the largest trout. 
For a chance to see filmmakers from all over the country, the Annual Gatlinburg Filmfest features independent films at River Terrace Resort. 

Find a wide range of accommodations from Timber Tops in Gatlinburg to suit each personal taste. Rent a vacation cabin from Timber Tops for a true mountain experience. Recommended for ski vacations, a cabin near Ober Gatlinburg will allow guests a getaway near the slopes for hours of breathtaking views and participation in a fun, challenging sport. Stay in the heart of Gatlinburg and find many choices of cabins. Many cabins have indoor pools and jacuzzis for relaxation after a day around town. 

Spring in Gatlinburg offers many activities to do right in town. For shopping, over 400 stores sell arts and crafts, souvenirs and antiques. At the Mountain Mall, find 36 unique themed shops.

For another experience in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge offers popular and unusual activities. Known as one of the best attractions in the South, Dollywood offers thrilling rides and entertainment. Ride the Thunderhead or Mystery Mine roller coaster for extreme thrills. During Spring, Dollywood's Festival of Nations includes a showcase of entertainment from around the world. Be captivated by acrobat acts, high wire artists and traditional music from South America. 

Besides the wild rides of Dollywood, thrill seekers may want to experience the unique adventures of the Pigeon Forge Sky Scraper. Located at Parkway, this exciting new ride takes guests high above Parkway and then turns them upside down.
Take a ride in a Zorb for a one-of-a-kind roll down a hill. Eleven feet high and eleven feet around, this round, hollow bouncy ball is a cross between a waterfall and a roller coaster. 
Additional outdoor activities in Pigeon Forge include white water rafting, kayak rentals and mountain bicycling tours.

Last but not least, the Smoky Mountain things to do list includes interacting with the people there who go out of their way for visitors with old fashioned Souther Hospitality.


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Why a overnight rental cabin is better than a hotel


Imagine looking out of every window and seeing an open vista of indescribable beauty – trees and mountains in every direction. Who wouldn’t rather stay in a cabin? 

In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee delighted vacationers will find more than they ever dreamed possible, staying in luxury cabins numerous amenities; Jacuzzi, and hot tub, pool table, fireplace, wide screen TV, gorgeous, rustic wood interiors, sweeping porches with porch swings and rocking chairs, all beautifully and charmingly furnished. Who could stay indoors when the beauty of nature prevails at every window and door?

In addition to all this beauty, there are many other aspects of staying in a cabin that are superior to staying in a hotel: autonomy, privacy, peace and quiet. A beautiful cabin in the Smokies can certainly become a home away from home, except perhaps better! Who could resist enjoying the beauty of the flora, bird watching, looking for wildlife, listening to the sounds of the breeze in the trees and the babbling brook, the songs of birds?

Another advantage of staying in a cabin in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is the amount of money one saves on food by having a full kitchen, a real refrigerator and stove. If you don’t want to cook (and who on vacation does?) you can go to any of the nearby restaurants featuring every type of food imaginable. But think of the coziness of waking in the middle of the night and being able to walk into your own kitchen, make a cup of hot coco, and step out on the wide porch to swing lazily in the porch swing while gazing at the moon and stars.

Imagine the convenience of stepping outside, and your car is right there, beside your cabin. You step into your car (or rental car) and take a casual drive around the countryside or mountains. No ridiculous parking fees or searching for your car in a parking garage.

If you have children, there they are in their own room, in your family cabin. No exorbitant additional fees to rent a suite, or having them down the hall in another room in an impersonal hotel, nor crammed up into one room on a roll away and sofa.

You decide whether you want your cabins close to attraction, restaurants, shopping outlets and even Dollywood or if you would like to be one with nature on the mountainside taking in the breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Stay in a Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for a casual weekend, a family vacation, a writer’s getaway, a honeymoon, or rent several cabins for the best family reunion ever. 


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Getting Ready For Your Gatlinburg Vacation


Getting Ready For Your Gatlinburg Vacation

Getting ready for your Gatlinburg vacation is always a great experience. The preparation phase helps you get into vacation mood and help you start enjoying your vacation right from the moment you hit the roads. One of the things that you should first consider when you are getting ready for your Gatlinburg vacations is the time of the year that you would like to visit this beautiful vacation destination.

Vacationers come to Gatlinburg all round the year and irrespective of the time of the year that you visit this place, you will be able to have a lot of fun. However, it is best to spend some time in planning your visit to Gatlinburg and to choose the right time of the year. The best time of the year to visit Gatlinburg is October, this is the time of the year the color of the trees are changing making the entire mountains look picturesque. This however turns out to be the most expensive time to visit Gatlinburg. You will be paying more on your accommodation when you visit Gatlinburg during fall. The same applies to summer vacations in Gatlinburg. Choose the right time of the year to visit Gatlinburg depending on your holiday budget.

The next factor that you should consider while getting ready for your Gatlinburg vacation is to choose the right accommodation option. Gatlinburg being one of the increasingly popular vacation destinations it offers many options for the vacationers. You can choose between expensive hotels to economic Gatlinburg cabin rentals. You will be able to have fun renting cabins in the smoky mountains. This will get to close to the nature when compared to the regular hotel accommodations in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Cabins

The third factor that you should consider while getting ready for your Gatlinburg vacation is to plan your time in Gatlinburg. It is always best to plan your vacation activities in advance and make the required arrangements before you reach Gatlinburg so that you are not running around making arrangements during your vacation and wasting your precious time. Gatlinburg has plenty of things to offer the vacationers. Many events take place in Gatlinburg round the year. You can plan your vacations to Gatlinburg around the annual events to spice up your vacations further. Make sure that you choose activities that everyone in your family can take part so that no one feels left out or bored. Discount Tickets to area attractions can be found here http://smokymtncabins.reservepigeonforge.com/

You will certainly not be disappointed choosing Gatlinburg as your vacation destination. Gatlinburg has always been a great vacation destination for all age groups. Gatlinburg also offers eclectic gastronomic treats to the vacationers giving you chance to taste wide range of cuisines from Italian, Chinese as well as Cuban cuisines. Gatlinburg is also a great place for shoppers. You will be able to find interesting arts and crafts items, exciting souvenirs, mountain wood carvings to homemade candies.

You will have a memorable holiday in Gatlinburg and careful planning will certainly double your fun and excitement in Gatlinburg.


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Brief History of the Great Smoky Mountains


The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a true American treasure. It is the most visited of all of the national parks, receiving more than 10 million visitors every year. Located on the border of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, the park was opened in 1940 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Its area is just over 800 square miles, and the nearest towns are Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Before the arrival of Europeans, the Smoky Mountains were home to the Cherokee Indians. Their forced relocation on the Trail of Tears through the Indian Removal Act signed by President Andrew Jackson is one of the truly tragic chapters in American history. However, some of the Cherokees hid in what is now the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and there ancestors still populate the area today.

After the Cherokees were removed, the loggers came in and started clearcutting the Smoky Mountains like there was no tomorrow. This rapidly destroyed the natural beauty of the area, so cries began to ring out to preserve the area. In 1926 Congress authorized the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but it took eight years for the park to be established and another 6 for it to be opened.

The park is a wonderland of diversity. The climate changes as the elevation increases, and visitors to the top of the park will be in roughly the same climate as Canada. The park gets more than 55 inches of rain a year, qualifying it as a rainforest. 95 percent of the land in the park is forest, and more than a third of that is old growth forest. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has one of the highest concentrations of plant and animal diversity of anywhere in the world. There are over 10,000 different species catalogued in the park, with estimates of 90,000 more yet to be discovered.

There are many attractions that draw visitors to the Smoky Mountains. US Highway 441 runs through the center of the park, and there are many stops where people can get out and enjoy the spectacular views. Fall in particular is a popular time for people to drive through the park, as the fall foliage is breathtaking. 

Hiking is one of the biggest attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are more than 850 miles of hiking trails for visitors to explore. This total included seventy miles of the world-famous Appalachian Trail, which summits the 6,593 ft .high Mt. LeConte in the park. The LeConte Lodge provides cabins and rooms for rent to reward visitors who summit the mountain.

Another of the very popular activities in the Smoky Mountains is fishing. The fly fishing in the park is simply spectacular. There are brook trout in the streams that are native to the park, as well as rainbow and brown trout that have been introduced. 

Other popular activities for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park include horseback riding and water tubing along the many streams in the park.


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Planning Affordable Vacations


Planning Affordable Vacations

After the recent economic recession, every family in the US has gone into cost-cutting mode. We have started cutting back on our personal expenses as much as possible. Expensive outings and dinners have gone out of the window. Family vacations and picnics are one of the first things to get the axe. However, such cost cutting efforts make our life boring. Everyone is subjected to severe financial pressure and this makes life highly difficult to manage. We need to have healthy outlets to let out our frustration and to unwind a bit so that we can meet the challenges of our life once again with the new found energy. Rather than totally cutting off our family vacations, we need to look at affordable options for our family vacations.

Some of the popular vacation spots that you can consider for your budget vacation include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains. Rather than visiting expensive cities, you can enjoy a peaceful vacation in these natural settings and beautiful locations. You will be able to relax completely forgetting about all the rush of city life. There is no point in driving around to various places when you should be actually resting and relaxing during your vacation. We do all the running around all through the year, vacations should therefore be different from our daily routine. This is one of the reasons why many families prefer places like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountains, etc. You will not only be able to enjoy the beauty of nature in these places but you will also be able to have an affordable vacation. Furthermore, you can opt to stay in cozy cabins rather than multistoried hotels that cost you a lot of money. Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins are ideal for budget vacations. You will be able to save a considerable amount of money using these cabins for your vacation accommodation. You will also be able to have a totally new experience when compared to any of your regular vacations. On the one hand, you will be able to have your family vacation within your budget and same money and on the other hand, you would have had your family vacation in one of the most beautiful spots in TN.

Rather than complaining that you cannot afford family vacation and make everyone feel miserable, considering affordable vacation options will make everyone in the family happy. However, you need to make sure that you do not blindly rent your cabins without comparing the prices. By spending some time searching for the cheapest deals, you will be able to increase your savings further. At the same time, you must also make sure that you rent comfortable cabins. Rent your cabins from reputed vacation rental cabins company. Make sure that your cabin rental company enjoys good reputation for their well maintained cabins.

Start planning your holidays now, enjoy affordable vacations with your family. You do not have to deprive your family anymore of those most needed vacations anymore.


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New Year 2011 in Gatlinburg Space Needle - Ball Drop with Fireworks and more


YourNews: Gatlinburg celebrates the New Year with ball drop

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2011 in unique style with its 23rd annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Friday night, Dec. 31. The event is free and open to the public.

Leading up to midnight, popular musical entertainment will be headquartered on the balcony of the Gatlinburg Convention Center at the Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road entrance. A disc jockey will entertain the crowd prior to midnight, with party favors provided by Mr. Tablecloth available near the base of the Space Needle.

At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, the Space Needle area will shine with a red glow from the surrounding rooftops at the beginning of a music program followed by a choreographed fireworks show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tenn.

“It has become a tradition for families and friends from across America to come back to celebrate the New Year here in Gatlinburg,” said George Hawkins, special events manager. “We expect to have another big crowd to help us usher in 2011 with their loved ones and friends.”

The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way with many restaurants and attractions offering special celebrations. Lodging companies are offering special packages and entertainment.

For information on other New Years Eve parties and activities as well as lodging and dining options, please call the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce at 800-568-4748, or visit http://www.gatlinburg.com.


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Second Lunar Eclipse of 2010 and First Lunar Eclipse Coincides with Winter Solstice for First Time Since 1638


Early Tuesday morning for the first time since the winter solstice of 1638, a lunar eclipse will coincide with the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year.

A total lunar eclipse comes about because the sun, Earth and moon are almost exactly in line, with the Earth in the centre. Also at around this time both sun and moon will be visible, this rarity is called a selenehelion. During this alignment the full moon will seem much dimmer than usual, and sunlight passing through our atmosphere will cast a ruddy glow on the lunar surface.
To an observer that was standing on the moon’s surface and looking towards Earth there would be a ring of reddish light encircling the Earth, this would be marking all of the sunrises and sunsets around our planet.

The eclipse will begin at 5.28am, as the moon passes through the outer part of Earth’s shadow, this is known as the penumbra. At this point the moon will take on a  yellowish colour. The moon will then pass into the darkest part of Earth’s shadow at 6.32am and by 7.40am it will be completely eclipsed.
In the UK the eclipse will be most easily visible in Northern Ireland and Scotland’s Western Isles. It will also be visible across North America.

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Smoky Mountains, TN November & December 2010 - Winterfest


Smoky Mountains, TN November & December 2010

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The best way to enjoy Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains is to have a Log Cabin Experience…watching the snow fall outside your cabin window, enjoying the hottub on the back porch, or having a coffee next to the fireplace… choose Timber Tops Cabin Rentals for your Smoky Mountain vacation!

Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has 344 cabin rentals to choose from. Our inventory has some of the best cabins in the Smoky Mountain TN area. Staying in a Timber Tops cabin has numerous advantages; Close proximity to the numerous area attractions including the Smoky Mountains, shopping and entertainment in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. Also, the amenities in the cabins range from breathtaking views, secluded settings, pet friendly cabins, outdoor pools and even fishing ponds! Our beautiful cabins have game rooms, pool tables, even indoor pools and home theater systems in some of the high end cabins. Of course, our cabins are clean and well stocked with all of your kitchen preparation needs, towels and bedding are also included. All of our cabins include outdoor hottubs for the ultimate in relaxation while you enjoy the amazing Fall color display in the mountains.

 

The cool, crisp temperatures of late fall in the Smoky Mountains are refreshing and signal the beginning of one of the best times of the year to visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains! Winterfest begins November 9th, 2010. It’s full of great shopping, millions of beautiful lights, concerts, live entertainment, craft shows, skiing, ice skating, all surrounded by the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains! Whether you see yourself sitting next to a river enjoying the peaceful sound of the water flowing over the rocks, or going on a trolley ride to enjoy the beautiful lights… there is plenty to enjoy in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area! Are you looking for just the right gift? Try the Arts and Crafts area in Gatlinburg for some original art by craftsmen in the Smoky Mountain region. There is a great craft show going on in December as well. Pigeon Forge and Sevierville has amazing Outlet stores, you can find just the right gift for everyone on your list for the holidays! If you are looking for entertainment, the Smoky Mountain area will thrill you! Everything from gospel and country music, to Dollywood and the Ripley’s Attractions and the new Titanic museum! Something for everyone! And for the sports enthusiast, there is skiing and snowboarding, ice skating and even indoor sky diving!

 

There are some amazing things to do and see at Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains! Everything from great shopping, events, shows, exhibits, music, food and attractions, just to name a few! You will never run out of things to do in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN area. Here is a list of some exciting upcoming events:

 

 

Winterfest is kicking off in style!! Starting on November 8th, 2010, Sevierville kicks off their lighting ceremony in 3D! On November 9th, 2010, Pigeon Forge kicks off their winter lights at Patriot Park. And on November 10th, 2010, Gatlinburg has their Winter Magic and Chili Cookoff! For more information, go to www.pigeonforgewinterfest.com/, http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/, http://www.visitsevierville.com/.

Dollywood - Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
November 6, 2010 - January 1, 2011.
Dollywood is known for having amazing live shows, over 4 million lights at Christmastime, and lots of family fun for all ages! For more information call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or www.dollywood.com

 

 

Enjoy a Trolley Ride to view the Winterfest lights!! For information, please contact

City of Pigeon Forge Trolley Tours

Where: Pigeon Forge Funtime Trolley Station at Patriot Park.
When: November 10 thru January 29 (Mon. - Fri. only) at 6:30 p.m.
How much: The guided tour costs $5 per person.
For more info: Call the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley at 865-453-6444 for reservations and departure times.

City of Gatlinburg Trolley Tours

Where: Gatlinburg Welcome Center at Ripley's Aquarium, stoplight # 5 on the Parkway.
How much: The guided tour costs $5 per person.
For more info: Call the Gatlinburg Welcome Center at 865-436-0535 for reservations and more details.

 

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Arts & Crafts Show; December 1 - 5, 2010--Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. For more information, go to http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=63

City of Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Parade; December 4, 2010--The City of Gatlinburg and Land O’ Lakes Half & Half invite you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 35th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 4 including marching bands and giant helium balloons taking to the streets. For more information, go to http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=17

Sevierville's 48th Annual Christmas Parade; December 4, 2010--A traditional hometown parade with baton twirlers, pageant winners, marching bands and floats leading up to the appearance of the Grand Marshal – Santa Claus! Parade begins at 11am and can best be viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue in historic downtown Sevierville, TN.

Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN; has amazing wintertime events! Every evening, they will be creating snow! They are having a professional ice carving contest this year! For more information, go to http://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/titanic-pigeon-forge-news-events.php

 

 

If you are interested in vacationing to the Smoky Mountain area, please consider staying at a Timber Tops Cabin. Timber Tops is locally owned and operated. It has been in business for over 15 years, and is unique because we are open 24 hours a day! The company’s creed, “to be the best overnight rental company in Sevier County” is based on their philosophy of not just meeting their client’s needs, but exceeding them. Testimonials abound over how they do just that!

 

Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Cabin Rentals today!

 

Timber Tops Cabin Rentals

1440 Upper Middle Creek Road

Sevierville, TN 37876

 

Contact us to make a reservation at 1-877-553-7413 or visit http://www.yourcabin.com


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Top 5 things to do in the Fall in the Smoky Mountains


 

Autumn is a great time of year to visit the Smoky Mountains.  The beautiful colors of the trees and the crisp air will refresh your spirits.  If you are planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains area in the Fall, don’t forget to check these out!

1)      Autumn drives and hikes in the Smoky Mountains are fantastic.  For more information, please go to http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/fall-suggestions.htm

2)      Horse Back Riding and Hay Rides are a great way to enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Fall!  Here are a few places to go;  In Gatlinburg, Departure is at traffic light #6 at the Mountain Mall. Rides leave approximately every 45 minutes, November 1 - December 31.
Call 865-436-3897 for more information.  Another place is to go is Cades Cove Riding Stables.  You can ride horses, or go on a hay ride for a couple of hours on the loop.  For more information, call (865) 448-9009.  And Apple Valley Riding Stables has horse back riding and hay rides as well.  For more information, go to http://www.applevalleyridingstables.com/1219817.html

3)      There are many Fall festivals to go to in the Smoky Mountains.  craft shows, decorating contests, Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, Fall Grand Rod Run, Dumplin Valley Bluegrass, Rotary Club Crafts Festival and the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, just to name a few.  Go to http://www.fall.tnvacation.com/ for more information.

4)      Dollywood has amazing Fall festivities.  Please visit www.dollywood.com for more information.

5)      When you go to the Smoky Mountains, of the best activities at any time of the year is the shopping.  From specialty shops to great outlet stores, the Smoky Mountain area has everything to offer!  Visit http://www.smokymountainshopper.com/ for more information.


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Things to do for kids in the Smoky Mountains


Things to do for kids in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee are an amazing adventure for kids and adults!  Take a look at the following ideas for things to do with your family in the Smoky Mountains on your next vacation.

1)      Ripley’s attractions including the Amazing Mirror Maze, the Gatlinburg Aquarium and Believe it or Not in Gatlinburg, TN, for more information go to www.ripleys.com

2)      Hikes in the mountains including Laurel Falls.  Here is a great website that has the hikes with difficulty ratings, go to http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/difficulty.htm

3)      Shows and attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/theaters.html

4)      Dollywood is a wonderful amusement park in Pigeon Forge TN, and a favorite for kids!  Go to www.dollywood.com for more information

5)      Wonderworks is an amazing interactive attraction located in Pigeon Forge TN.  For more information go to www.wonderworkstn.com


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Winterfest Information 2010 - 2011


Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains runs from November 8, 2010 through February 28, 2011.  From the amazing light displays in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, to the amazing festivals and holiday activities and shopping, everyone can find something they will love about Winterfest!  There are some amazing things to do throughout the entire holiday season.  For detailed information, please go to http://www.smokymountainarea.com/winterfest-activities.html.  Here are some exciting things to do at Winterfest that you won’t want to miss out on;

1)      Dollywood always has fantastic holiday lights and displays during the winter season.  It’s a must see for the entire family!  For more information, go to www.dollywood.com.

2)      If you feel like looking at the lights and the fun things to do without having to drive, try taking a trolley!  Pigeon Forge has a trolley running, for more information contact Winterfest Trolley Tours Patriot Park Monday-Friday @ 6:30 PM - $5.00 Call Trolley Office for reservations and departure times. 865-453-6444.  Gatlinburg also has a trolley, for more information, go to http://www.ci.gatlinburg.tn.us/transit/trolley.htm.

3)      On November 10, 2010 Gatlinburg kicks off Winterfest by lighting their holiday displays which have over 2 million lights, live entertainment, fireworks and a chili cookoff.  For more information go to www.eventsgatlinburg.com.

4)      Sevierville will have a holiday parade on December 4th 2010 at 11am. For more information please call 1-888-738-4378.  Gatlinburg will have their holiday parade on December 4th 2010 at 7:30pm.  For more information please call 865-568-4748.

5)      The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is celebrating the winter holidays by creating snow every Friday and Saturday evening from November 13, 2010-January 1, 2011.  On January 22, 2011 they are doing their First Annual Professional Ice Carving Competition from 9am-3pm.  For more information go to www.titanicpigeonforge.com. - Cabins in Pigeon Forge


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Winter Fun in Gatlinburg 2010 - 2011


Are you ready for ice skating, snow skiing, tubing, louging, snow ball fights and hot cocoa by a roaring fire?  Gatlinburg TN has all of that and more in the Winter season!  Winterfest goes through the holiday season, with plenty of activities and millions of glowing lights!  If you are planning a Winter getaway to Gatlinburg TN, here are just a few activities you may want to check out;

Festival of Trees, November 23 – 27, 2010 Festival of Trees and weekend performances of a holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg. Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center Admission: Yes.  For more information go to http://www.gatlinburgfestivaloftrees.com/.

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff, November 10, 2010;The City of Gatlinburg kicks off Gatlinburg Winter Magic tm from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Downtown Parkway by turning on over three million lights. Location: Downtown Gatlinburg Admission: Yes.  For more information go to http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=11.

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, December 3, 2010; The City of Gatlinburg and Land O’ Lakes Half & Half invite you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 35th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3 including marching bands and giant helium balloons taking to the streets. Location: Downtown Gatlinburg Admission: Free.

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, December 1-5th 2010; Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748. Location: Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic, November 10, 2010 - February 28, 2011; The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with millions of spectacular lights and lighted displays from November through February. Location: Throughout Gatlinburg

The Nutcracker "Sweet", November 26 – 27, 2010; Presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GSE) Call (865) 680-7369 for information and reservations. Location: Gatlinburg Contact Info: (865) 680-7369

Trolley Ride of Lights, November 10, 2010 - January 30, 2011; Enjoy a guided trolley ride of the spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Location: Downtown Gatlinburg Contact Info: (865) 436-0535 Admission: $5.00

Tennessee Winter Special Olympics, January 30 - February 2, 2011 Watch and cheer as Special Olympics athletes compete for the gold in their annual Winter Olympics day.  You can ski, shop, skate and do many other activities in Ober Gatlinburg throughout the winter months!  Location: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort Website/Link: http://www.obergatlinburg.com


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Looking for indoor fun? Indoor Fun in the Smoky Mountains


Indoor Fun in the Smoky Mountains

There are some amazing things to do in the Smoky Mountains, even indoors!  Here are just a few:

Adventure Golf 2925 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 453-9233

Flyaway Indoor Sky Diving 3106 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 453-7777

Star Tracks 2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 908-1097

Ultra Zone 3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 428-2444

Zorb Inc 203 Sugar Hollow Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 428-2422

Mountain Park Paintball 454 Lonesome Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862 (865) 453-8171

Del Gatlin Games 1339 Ski Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-7555

Earthquake The Ride 653 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-9765

Fannie Farkle's Amusement Emporium 656 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37862 (865) 436-4057

Fort Fun 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-2326

Games Of The Smokies 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 430-8449

Space Needle 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-4629

Terror Ghost Shows 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-4636

Ripleys Attractions in Gatlinburg, TN  www.ripleys.com

Spin City Skate Center in Pigeon Forge, TN  http://www.spincityusa.com/

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Reasons for a Vacation to the Smoky Mountains


Take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains and you'll be visiting one of the richest, most diverse ecosystems we have in the United States. There are more than 1,600 species of flowering plants in the national park. Because of the great altitude varieties in the Great Smoky Mountains, you can hike through the major forest zones of eastern North America on a single trail, from cove hardwood forests in lower drainages to spruce-fir associations on 6,000-foot peaks.  Whether you choose to hike a trail, ride a bike, tube the rivers, go camping, white water rafting, skiing, rappel, rock climbing, horse back riding, or a motor tour in your car… The Smoky Mountains have an activity for every age and energy level!  Go to http://www.nps.gov/grsm for more information on the Smoky Mountains.

The Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area are known for their amazing shopping opportunities. From the outlet malls to specialty shops to large marketplace stores, they have it all!  For more information, go to http://aboutthesmokys.com/_shoppin/shopping.htm.

If you are looking for entertainment on your Smoky Mountain vacation, you have come to the right place!  From The Ripley’s Attractions in Gatlinburg, to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, to the amazing museums and theaters and local attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville… there is plenty to do in the Smoky Mountains!  Visit http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/attractions.html for more information!

One of the best ways to visit the Smoky Mountains is to stay in a luxurious cabin.  Rustic relaxation with all of the amenities, Timber Tops is the place to go to find your vacation cabin today!  Visit www.yourcabin.com for more information.

If you are a country music lover, a visit to the Smoky Mountains may be right up your alley!  Between concerts, museums and country music performances, you will be sure to find just what you are looking for!  Visit http://www.allsmokymountainvacations.com/music-theaters.html for more information.

Have you ever wanted to mine your own gemstones?  The next time you come to the Smoky Mountains, try “panning” for your own gems!  Go to http://www.pigeon-forge-attractions.com/mine.html for more information.


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21st Annual Winterfest Kickoff 2010-2011


21st Annual Winterfest Kickoff
Tuesday, November 9th at Patriot Park

LIGHTS!

More than 5 million lights displayed all over Pigeon Forge

CAMERA!

Have our professional photographer take your picture with Santa in his sleigh with his reindeer.  $5 per photo.  Photos will be printed on site.   Perfect for Christmas cards!

ACTION!

Games for the children!  Fireman Fred!  Santa’s Elves with Candy!

Santa and Mrs. Claus with their Sleigh and REINDEER!

Complimentary Trolley Tours of Lights *** Depart from Patriot Park and see many of the wonderful light displays of Pigeon Forge.

Stage entertainment will begin at 4:00 pm with our community groups:

Pigeon Forge Middle and High School Dance Teams
Pigeon Forge High School Show Choir
Pigeon Forge Middle School Show Choir
Pigeon Forge Middle School Honor Band
Pigeon Forge High School Marching Band

Featured Entertainment!       

The Pigeon Forge Community Chorus
Dollywood Appalachian Christmas Ensemble
Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Most beautiful place on earth in the fall


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Most beautiful place on earth in the fall

The best way to enjoy a Fall trip to the Smoky Mountains is to have a Log Cabin Experience… choose Timber Tops Cabin Rentals for your Smoky Mountain vacation!

 Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has 344 Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals to choose from. Our inventory has some of the best cabins in the Smoky Mountain TN area.  Staying in a Timber Tops cabin has numerous advantages; Close proximity to the numerous area attractions including the Smoky Mountains, shopping and entertainment in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.  Also, the amenities in the cabins range from breathtaking views, secluded settings, pet friendly cabins, outdoor pools and even fishing ponds!  Our beautiful Smoky Mountain Cabins have game rooms, pool tables, even indoor pools and home theater systems in some of the high end cabins.  Of course, our cabins are clean and well stocked with all of your kitchen preparation needs, towels and bedding are also included.  All of our cabins include outdoor hottubs for the ultimate in relaxation while you enjoy the amazing Fall color display in the mountains.

Speaking of the Fall colors, if you are thinking about visiting the Smoky Mountains soon, keep in mind we are heading into the time of year that is so beautiful here in East Tennessee. The magnificent mountain views explode with the rich reds, oranges and yellows on the trees, and crisp temperatures.  Fall is a great time of year to visit the Smoky Mountains.  The hilly terrain gives a spectacular view of the trees, you will be amazed at the color and beauty of the mountains.  Did you know there are over 100 species of native trees in the Smoky Mountains?  Most of these trees are deciduous, meaning they will lose their leaves in Autumn, giving us a spectacular color panorama!  We are still pretty green around here in early October, except at higher elevations.  By mid October, however, we are into full Fall color display that usually lasts into early November.  You will see the color change start at the higher elevations, and then proceed down the mountains into the valleys below.  Fall officially begins September 23rd, so if you are planning a trip to the Smoky Mountain TN area, you may want to contact Timber Tops Cabin Rentals today to make your reservations! 

In addition to all of this natural beauty, the Smoky Mountain TN area gets busy in the Autumn, with lots to do.  Everything from great shopping, events, shows, exhibits, music, food and attractions, just to name a few!  You will never run out of things to do in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN area.  Here is a list of some exciting upcoming events:

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – Sept. 1- October 31, 2010  Lots of local events and festivals, decorations, arts and crafts and more!

Dollywood’s National Music & Harvest Celebration – Sept. 29- October 30, 2010 for more information call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD

14th Annual Harvest Fest – October 1- October 31, 2010  County wide celebration features craft shows, a decorating contest, and other artistic special events

Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair – October 7- October 23, 2010   More than 200 booths featuring artists, demonstrations and art.  Live music also.  Gatlinburg Convention Center  For more information, call 1-865-436-7479

Corvette Expo & Auction – October 15- October 16, 2010  Sevierville Events Center  For more information, call 865-687-8303

The Nashville Legends Show – October 22, 2010  In Pigeon Forge, TN  featuring Bill Anderson, Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius in concert at Country Tonite Theatre.  For more information, call 1-800-792-4308

If you are interested in coming to the Smoky Mountain area, please consider staying at a Timber Tops Cabin.  Timber Tops is locally owned and operated.  It has been in business for over 15 years, and is unique because we are open 24 hours a day!  The company’s creed, “to be the best overnight rental company in Sevier County” is based on their philosophy of not just meeting their client’s needs, but exceeding them.  Testimonials abound over how they do just that! 

Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Cabin Rentals today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals

1440 Upper Middle Creek Road .Sevierville ,Tennessee 37876 United States Phone : 1-877-553-7413  Fax : 1-877-553-7413



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TENNESSEE'S FIRST LEGAL MOONSHINE DISTILLERY OPENS IN GATLINBURG JULY 2 2010


GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE - Tennessee Moonshine will be available legally for the first time when Ole Smoky Distillery opens for business in Ole Smoky Holler at 903 Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. The distillery will have a grand opening celebration on Friday, July 2 and will offer free tours, free samples of moonshine to adults over 21, and moonshine for sale.

Ole Smoky will offer a number of moonshine products: original unaged corn whiskey moonshine, apple pie moonshine, sweet tea moonshine, and peach moonshine. Moonshine cherries will be available for purchase during the holiday season. The Ole Smoky recipes are the product of the hard work and experience of local families who have made moonshine in the mountains for over a century. Dave Pickerell, who served as the Master Distiller for Maker's Mark for over 15 years, assisted with the refinement of the recipes in order to ensure a superior mountain - made moonshine.

A highlight of the facility is the authentic working moonshine still where visitors will learn the science of the distilling process as well as the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. Ole Smoky is the only distillery in the state dedicated to moonshine products. Proprietors Joe Baker, Tony Breeden and Cory Cottongim place a particular emphasis on celebrating their mountain heritage as well as the historical significance of the moonshine craft in sustaining families during hard economic times of the early 20th century.

"Moonshine played an integral role in the daily lives of families in this region," said Baker. "Too often, people rely on the stereotype of a backwards old man making a cheap, dangerous product. In truth, a lot of good people made and sold moonshine in order to feed and clothe their families. Without moonshine, many mountain families would not have survived."

Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee, and is currently one of only four distilleries operating in the state. Jack Daniel's and George Dickel received their licenses before Prohibition, and Prichards Rum opened their Tennessee facility in 1999.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chyna Brackeen
865-436-6995 ext. 4
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Sunny Side Trail in East TN officially opens Today! May 13 2010


I’m so proud to announce  Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker will tomorrow officially open the Sunny Side Trail, a mapped driving route starting in Sevierville and covering 12 East Tennessee counties—including nearly 300 points of interest.

The trail unveiling ceremony will be held at the Robert A. Tino Gallery in Sevierville, where attendees can view the artist in action, hear country music group Mountain Ruckus play “Keep on the Sunny Side” (and more!) and enjoy good local eats  from Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant.  There’s so much excitement around the trail that  the mayor is even declaring May 13 Sunny Side Day!

Of course, yous truly—Sunny Pickens—will be there with the Sunny Side Trail Jeep to open the trail. I’ll be  driving through a starting ribbon and heading east to more  trail opening festivities in Greeneville at 10 am Friday, March 14 in the lobby of the General Morgan Inn and in Bristol at 3 pm the same day at Bristol Motor Speedway’s main entrance. I will be blogging, posting tweets and updating Facebook along my trail journey. Please follow along…or join us at one of the event locations for some exciting announcements, food and a tune or two!

Sunny Side Trail is the second of 15 regional trails launching over the next several months as part of a statewide tourist development initiative, “Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways.” The effort is the result of multiple agencies working together to showcase local gems such as wineries, historic main streets, quaint restaurants, and scenic spots for outdoor adventure.

The Tennessee Departments of Tourist Development and Transportation worked in partnership with Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association and tourism organizations in Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties to develop and launch Sunny Side Trail.


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42 additional Luxury Cabin Rentals added to Timber Tops Cabin Rentals’ inventory


42 additional Luxury Cabin Rentals added to Timber Tops Cabin Rentals’ inventory

Smoky Mountains, TN. May 7, 2010 - Timber Tops Cabin Rentals adds 42 luxury cabin rentals to its already existing inventory of 302 of the finest rentals cabins in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area of Tennessee. For those seeking the advantages of Timber Tops, numerous cabins are located minutes away from the serenity and beauty of the Smoky Mountains and Cades Cove. Amenities at Timber Tops are not just limited to secluded settings, pet friendly cabins and mountain views.  There’s a lot going on indoors as well, including game rooms, pool tables and even indoor pools and home theater systems for some of the high-end cabins. Outdoor pools and fishing ponds come with some cabins, while all cabins offer relaxing and private hot tubs.

The 42 additional cabins added to our inventory, ranging from one to three bedrooms, are located in Legacy Mountain Resort, The Preserve Resort and Majestic Mountain Resort. These resorts provide outdoor swimming pools, excellent roads, high speed internet, and amazing mountain views.

We are very pleased to offer even more selection for you to choose from when you travel to the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee area. Timber Tops invites visitors to take part in the numerous events, shows, exhibits, music, food and attractions as well as experience some of the best lodging available. Some of the exciting upcoming events are:


19th Annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival™
- TBD; for more information call (865) 453-8574 - August 10 -12

KidsFest™ - Dollywood; for more information call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD - June 11 - August 1
Great Smoky F-100 Run – Smoky Shadows Convention Center; for more information call 1-800-251-4444. - June 24 - 25


Tanya Tucker in Concert
- Country Tonite Theatre; for more information call 1-800-792-4308 - July 2

George Jones In Concert - Country Tonite Theatre; for more information call 1-800-792-4308 - July 23- 24

About Timber Tops

Timber Tops, which has been in business for 15 years, is one of the few cabin rental companies open around the clock. The company’s creed – ‘to be the best overnight rental company in Sevier County’ – is based on their philosophy of not just meeting the expectations of guests but exceeding them. If the testimonials of past visitors are any indication, they succeed at exceeding!
Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals today.

Timber Tops Check In Office is located at:
1440 Upper Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-295-0395 - Pigeon Forge Cabins


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Setting the Standard for Luxury Cabin Rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains


Setting the Standard for Luxury Cabin Rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains

Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals – New website, specials, and plenty of surprises for the upcoming Spring season of 2010.

Timber Tops Luxury Cabin is getting ready for another beautiful Spring season full of color and Smoky Mountain foliage for 2010. Better known as “Springfest”, this four month long event celebrates the beginning of this beautiful season. Timber Tops invites visitors to take part in the numerous events, shows, exhibits, music, food and attractions. Some of the scheduled events include:

NACMAI Annual Country Music Week 3/8 through 3/14 – Any fan of music will enjoy this week long event featuring country, gospel, and bluegrass music from numerous acts and up-and-coming stars. For more information, call 1-800-792-4308.

16th Annual Mountain Quiltfest 3/10 through 3/14 – this event will include how-to classes, lectures, quilt appraisals, Show & Tell, and more. Contact 1-800-251-9100 for more information.

Dollywood’s “Festival of Nations” 3/27 through 4/26 – Entertainment from all around the world is brought together at Dollywood once again during its 25th season. New showcases include DRUM! as well as last year’s headlining Imaginé presented by Le Grande Cirque. Make sure to come and enjoy these incredible musicians, performers and dancers. For more information, call (865) 428-3386.

Grand Spring Rod Run 4/15 through 4/18Thousands of classic car, truck and motorcycles enthusiasts join together for this “grand” event. Take part in interactive displays, mix and mingle, take part in workshops, or just spend the day looking at all of the beautiful works of art. For more information, call 1-800-251-4444.

Rumble in the Hills Bike Fest – 4/30 through 5/2 – Bikes, vendors and live music located at the Pigeon Forge Convention Center.  Call 865-365-1073 for more information.

6th Annual Southern Gospel Music FanFair 5/3 through 5/8 – one of the largest of its kind – featuring soloists to quartets, you will be amazed at the talent featured in this event at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Contact 205-662-4826 for more information.

AdventureCon, Pop Culture & Collectable Expo 5/28 through 5/30 - Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center; countless booths featuring celebrities of all walks of life. For more information call 1-800-251-4444.


Make plans soon as tickets to these great events and lodging sell out quickly. Come enjoy the Spring season and events in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies while staying in a luxurious cabin from Timber Tops.  With over 13 years of experience and top notch service, Timber Tops now offers over 300 luxury rental cabins located in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg TN, all in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. From one bedroom cabins for a short weekend getaway to a 15 bedroom cabin equipped for large gatherings and reunions capable of sleeping up to 50 people, Timber Tops provides all of our guests with an unforgettable experience in one of the most visited areas of the country that will last a lifetime. Just a few highlights of renting with Timber tops are:

- Great Prices and Specials
- Cabins with Indoor Pools
- Secluded Cabins
- Breathtaking Views
- Luxurious Amenities
- Fun for Everyone
- and much more!


Need help deciding which cabin is best for you? Don’t worry! The experienced and friendly staff at Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals can assist you in finding the perfect cabin for you and your loved ones. Our 24 hour guest service staff is always standing by to assist anyone in need. In addition to these services, we take pride in providing only clean and well maintained cabins that are appropriate for any vacationing budget.

*Act now to take advantage of our new special:  3 Nights for the Price of 2! This and other specials are being offered for the upcoming Spring season in the Smokies. Keep up to date with our specials by visiting our website.


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About Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals


Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Timber Tops offers Pigeon Forge Cabins< http://www.yourcabin.com/PigeonForgeCabins.aspx and Gatlinburg Cabins< http://www.yourcabin.com/GatlinburgCabins.aspx to suit all your needs, including pet friendly cabins, honeymoon cabins, spectacular views, in cabin pools, home theatre systems just to name of few of the luxury amenities offered. Winter specials on Pigeon Forge Cabins and Gatlinburg Cabins are now available, making Timber Tops Cabins the perfect stay for your winter getaway. Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals today.


Physical address:
Timber Tops Check In Office is located at:
1440 Upper Middle Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-295-0395 or visit http://www.yourcabin.com/


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Smoky Mountain Spring Fest


During the three-month Springfest celebration that begins in early March and continues into the second week of June, visitors witness Gatlinburg’s transformation into spring when the city’s streets overflow with baskets of beautiful blooming flowers and plants. Pansies, daffodils, tulips, mandevillas, bougainvilleas, lantanas, and wave petunias are among the many varieties of flowers seen throughout the city.

Members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community display unique handcrafted wares as they gather at the Gatlinburg Convention Center to host their annual Easter Arts & Crafts show Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3.

On Easter morning, April 4, join in the local tradition and attend Ober Gatlinburg’s 12th Annual Easter Sunrise Service enhanced by the beauty of the Smokies. Free tram rides to the mountain top begin at 6 a.m. and continue in 15 minute intervals until the service begins at 6:30 a.m. Complimentary parking at the resort will be provided for those who prefer to drive. A breakfast buffet will be waiting and available at the Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. 

The smell of hickory-smoked barbeque fills the air as folks roll up sleeves and dive in to sample their secret sauces on delectable ribs and wings from vendors from all over the Southeast on Thursday, April 22 at Gatlinburg’s Ribfest & Wings. This festive street party features live entertainment, lots of fun and barbeque ribs and wings on the open grill just for your tasting.

The 60th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage & Greener Living Expo, set Wednesday, April 21 through Sunday, April 25, is another great event, especially for hikers and nature lovers who love to see delicate wildflowers in bloom. Hosted by the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the University of Tennessee Botany Department, this five-day program offers more than 150 different hiking tours of trails ranging from easy to strenuous, exhibitions, demonstrations, classroom lectures and delightful motor excursions into the wonderful season of spring in the Smokies.

            Spring events continue with Gatlinburg’s Scottish Festival & Games Grand Parade on Friday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at Traffic Light #10 in downtown Gatlinburg. All Scots are invited to march or ride in the parade. On Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, Mills Park in Gatlinburg becomes competitive ground for the 29th Annual Scottish Festival & Games where clans meet and feature Highland athletics, bagpipe competitions, highland dancing, border collie demonstrations, haggis hurling, entertainment and whiskey tasting, along with food and merchandise vendors.

Gatlinburg's Fine Arts Festival, a family-oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country, delicious cuisine and music takes place in downtown Gatlinburg on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. Proceeds benefit the Sevier County Arts Council.

To learn more about these and other events in Gatlinburg, call 800-56-VISIT (568-4748) Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals

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Setting the Standard for Luxury Cabin Rentals *in the Great Smoky Mountains


Setting the Standard for Luxury Cabin Rentals *in the Great Smoky Mountains*

/Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals Celebrates a Successful 2009 and looks forward to continuing to delight visitors in 2010./


Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals is welcoming the new year and preparing for a prosperous and exciting 2010. Timber Tops offers 300 luxury rental cabins located in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg TN, all in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. From one bedroom, intimate cabins to lodges that range up to 15 bedrooms and sleep up to 50, Timber Tops provides guests and families with an unforgettable experience in one of the most visited areas of the country that will last a lifetime.

Take a moment to see our new specials and amenities offered by Timber Tops that set the standard for Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals:

*Cabins with Indoor Pools-* Timber Tops currently has 18 cabins that feature an indoor pool for the ultimate in rest and relaxation in the Smokies.

*Honeymoon Cabins-* Romantic, luxuriously appointed cabins perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary. The seclusion and peacefulness of a 1 bedroom cabin, designed especially for couples, will be the perfect atmosphere for your romantic getaway.

*Secluded Cabins*- Guests looking to get away from it all will feel right at home in one of the many secluded cabins offered by Timber Tops. Surround yourself with the wildlife and beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

*Spectacular Views*- From wildflowers in the spring to snow covered mountains in the winter, many of their cabins offer spectacular panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

*Family Fun*- The cabins offered by Timber Tops provide nonstop entertainment for the entire family. From big screen televisions, pool tables, game rooms, hot tubs and cozy fireplaces, to cabins that have their own indoor pool and home theater systems there are plenty of activities to enjoy without ever having to leave your beautiful cabin. But if you and your loved ones do decide to venture out into town, a short drive through beautiful mountain scenery will take you to the spoils and attractions of nearby shopping, food, and entertainment!

In addition to these and many other amenities, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals has also set the standard for first class accommodations with 24 hour guest services, clean well maintained cabins, friendly staff and cabins to fit any budget.

*Make plans now to enjoy your next vacation in the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, TN area.* Come discover the Great Smoky Mountains and stay with the area's premier cabin rental company that for over 13 years has been making special vacation memories for its guests. Whether you need a 1 bedroom or 15 bedroom cabin, rest assured that Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN is your source for vacation cabins in the Smokies.

*What's New with Timber Tops?* Get Connected!

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Setting the Standard for Luxury Cabin Rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains


Setting the Standard for Luxury Cabin Rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains

Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals Celebrates a Successful 2009 and looks forward to continuing to delight visitors in 2010.

Pigeon Forge, TN (PRWEB) December 22, 2009 - Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals celebrates a successful 2009 and is looking forward to delighting even more visitors in 2010.  Located in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg TN, Timber Tops offers 300 luxury rental cabins in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. From one bedroom, intimate cabins to lodges that sleep up to 50, Timber Tops provides guests with an unforgettable experience in one of the most visited areas of the country.

Discover a few of the amenities offered by Timber Tops that set the standard for Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals:: <http://www.yourcabin.com

Spectacular Views- From wildflowers in the spring to snow covered mountains in the winter, many of their cabins offer spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Honeymoon Cabins- Romantic, luxuriously appointed cabins perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary.

Family Fun- The cabins offered by Timber Tops provide nonstop entertainment for the entire family.  From big screen televisions, pool tables, game rooms, hot tubs and cozy fireplaces, to cabins that have their own indoor pool and home theatre systems there are plenty of activities to enjoy without ever having to leave your beautiful cabin.

Secluded Cabins- Guests looking to get away from it all will feel right at home in one of the many secluded cabins offered by Timber Tops.  Surround yourself with the wildlife and beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

In addition to these and many other amenities, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rental has also set the standard for first class accommodations with 24 hour guest services, clean well maintained cabins, friendly staff and cabins to fit any budget.

Make plans now to enjoy your next vacation in the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, TN area.  Come discover the Great Smoky Mountains and stay with the area’s premier cabin rental company that for over 13 years has been making special vacation memories for its guests. Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN is your home in the Smokies.

About Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Timber Tops offers Pigeon Forge Cabins<
http://www.yourcabin.com/PigeonForgeCabins.aspx  and Gatlinburg Cabins< http://www.yourcabin.com/GatlinburgCabins.aspx  to suit all your needs, including pet friendly cabins, honeymoon cabins, spectacular views, in cabin pools, home theatre systems just to name of few of the luxury amenities offered. Winter specials on Pigeon Forge Cabins and Gatlinburg Cabins are now available, making Timber Tops Cabins the perfect stay for your winter getaway.  Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals today.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-295-0395 or visit http://www.yourcabin.com/


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Celebrate Winterfest in the Great Smoky Mountains


Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals Invites Visitors to Experience the 20th Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest where from November to February, these quaint towns are transformed into a wonderland of brilliant lights, dazzling decorations and magnificent shows.

Pigeon Forge, TN (PRWEB) October 26, 2009 - Timber Tops Luxury Pigeon Forge Cabins & Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals invites visitors to celebrate Winterfest in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.   This four-month annual celebration, beginning November 3rd 2009, is full of special events, featuring over five million twinkling lights, holiday shows and breathtaking scenery.

Each year Winterfest in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, TN puts on the most impressive holiday festival in the state of Tennessee. In addition to millions of holiday lights, be sure to find time for one of these great events:

20th Annual Winterfest Kickoff  11/3/09 -   Experience the magic of illuminating a whole town with the splendor of
thousands of twinkling lights at Sevierville's annual Winterfest Kick-Off in Downtown Sevierville.  Enjoy free food, entertainment and fireworks at this fun-filled family event.  For more information, call 1-888-738-4378.

 

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cook-off  11/4/09 -  Gatlinburg lights up the city with millions of winter lights and warms visitors with an award winning chili contest and live entertainment.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights Downtown Gatlinburg 865-436-0535 and Winterfest Trolley Tours Patriot Park Pigeon Forge 865-453-6444 both offer guided trolley rides of spectacular light displays 11/6/09-12/31/09.

 

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival 11/7/09-1/2/10 - 4 million lights drape the park in holiday splendor, setting the scene for a winter wonderland like no other. Create a family tradition at Dollywood’s sensational shows, including the triumphant return of perennial favorites Dollywood’s Babes in Toyland and Christmas in the Smokies.

 

Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Free Holiday Concert 11/22/09 – Smoky Mountain Jubilee Theater 865-429-7350.

 

Gatlinburg’s 34th Annual “Fantasy of Lights” Christmas Parade 12/4/09 – Enjoy floats, marching bands, and giant balloons in downtown Gatlinburg.

 

New Years Eve Ball Drop and Pyrotechnic Show 12/31/09 – The Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg will come to life at the stroke of midnight with fireworks and live entertainment.

 

20th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week 1/9/10 – Explore the scenery and beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains with workshops, lectures, and guided hikes during this nine day event.  Hikes range from easy walks to strenuous treks into the Smokies. For more information call 865-429-7350.

Make plans now to enjoy this magical celebration in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, TN.  Come discover Smoky Mountain Winterfest and stay with the area’s premier cabin rental company that for over 13 years has been making special vacation memories for its guests. From one bedroom cabins to lodges that will accommodate up to 50, Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals by Timber Tops in Pigeon Forge, TN is your home in the Smokies.

About Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Timber Tops offers Pigeon Forge Cabins and Gatlinburg Cabins to suit all your needs, including pet friendly cabins, honeymoon cabins, spectacular views, in cabin pools, home theatre systems just to name of few of the luxury amenities offered. Winter specials on Pigeon Forge Cabins and Gatlinburg Cabins are now available, making Timber Tops Cabins the perfect stay for your winter getaway.  Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals today.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-295-0395 or visit http://www.yourcabin.com/

 

 


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Luxury Cabin Company in The Great Smoky Mountains Shares Their List of Top Fall Events


Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals Unveil Their “Can’t Be Missed” List of Autumn Activities in the Area.

Pigeon Forge, TN (PRWEB) September 14, 2009 – Fall has come to the Great Smoky Mountains and the area’s Premier Cabin Rental Company, Timber Tops, has decided to share the best ways to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and breathe the fresh autumn air. The following is a list of fall events that are sure to please the entire family.

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival - During the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival (Sept 24-October31) the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville area transforms itself with fun times, vibrant leaves and the hospitality of the locals.  The county wide celebration features an array of craft shows, decorating contests, old fashioned hayrides, entertainment and other special events.

Grand Fall Rod Run – It’s almost that time again! Time to admire hundreds of classic cars, antique trucks and souped up rods. Metal and chrome will be shining on the parkway in Pigeon Forge September 17-20 for the Annual Grand Fall Rod Run. The event features more than just rare and unique autos; throughout the event weekend, visitors can enjoy interactive displays presented by vendors from all over the country. 

35th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair- The Southeast Tourism Society has listed the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair (October 8th- 25th) one of the southeast’s most popular events. Located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, this fair has over 200 booths featuring some of the finest arts, crafts and music in the nation. For more information visit www.craftsmenfair.com

Heritage Day at Historic Old Mill Village- Explore the historic Old Mill in Pigeon Forge and marvel at the 170 year old working mill.  The Old Mill Village celebrates Heritage Day (September 19) to allow visitors to experience its rich and vibrant past.  Admission is free and everyone is invited to part of this fun filled day.  In addition to the mill, the village has a general store, restaurant and over 25 specialty shops.

Dollywood’s Gospel & Harvest Celebration – From October 2- 31, enjoy over 250 Southern gospel concerts throughout Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountain family amusement park. From rides and attractions, to music, heritage and craft shows, Dollywood has fun for the entire family. 

Nature at Its Best -Fall Foliage in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Visit the most popular national park in the country, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, at its most beautiful.  The stunning Fall colors, relaxing drives, picnic areas and hiking are just a few of the reasons that make this park the most visited in the country.  Multiple entrances into the park allow easy access from the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.

Fall is a wonderful time to explore The Great Smoky Mountains, so come discover the beautiful scenery and stay with the area’s premier cabin rental company that for over 13 years has been making special vacation memories for its guests. From one bedroom cabins to lodges that will accommodate up to 50, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN is your home in the Smokies.

 

About Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals
Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Timber Tops offers Pigeon Forge Cabins and Gatlinburg Cabins to suit all your needs, including pet friendly cabins, honeymoon cabins, spectacular views, in cabin pools, home theatre systems just to name of few of the luxury amenities offered. Fall specials for September and October on Pigeon Forge Cabins and Gatlinburg Cabins are now available, making Timber Tops Cabins the perfect stay for your Fall vacation.  Discover the Great Smoky Mountains and Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals today.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 800-295-0395 or visit http://www.yourcabin.com/


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