Smoky Mountain Wine Fest

Smoky Mountain Wine Fest

The beauty of the Smoky Mountains has always been breathtaking for me. The scenery has yet to grow old even though I visit every year. One of my favorite pastimes while visiting the Smokies has been strolling through downtown Gatlinburg. The atmosphere can be especially exciting during special events when you bring fun into this enchanting setting. If you consider yourself to be a wine aficionado or just really enjoy it, you might want to come check out the Smoky Mountain Wine Fest.
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What to Know About Gatlinburg Distillery Tastings

What to Know About Gatlinburg Distillery Tastings

Once called a “moonshiners paradise”, the Tennessee wilderness has a long history of craft distilling. The Great Smoky Mountains have been home to whiskey-makers and moonshiners for hundreds of years and that spirit lives on in Gatlinburg. Enjoy tastings and behind-the-scenes tours that celebrate the quality Tennessee is known for.
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Painting with Penguins

Painting with Penguins

When you’re in Gatlinburg, you’ll want to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium and get your very own penguin painting. That is a painting by one of their resident African penguin artists. That’s correct– a painting by a penguin.
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Four Advantages to Staying in a Cabin

Cabins stack up against a stack of hotel rooms any day. A quaint cabin gives you the opportunity to have a rustic retreat and make your own home away from home on your next vacation.
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Fun Items to Bring To a Cabin in Case You Get Snowed In

Fun Items to Bring To a Cabin in Case You Get Snowed In

Winter vacations are generally exhilarating with lots of fun outdoor activities followed by cozy nights around a fire. But, what happens when you get slammed by a snowstorm and can’t leave your cabin until the snow stops and the roads are clear? It is best to plan for these weather events when packing up your gear for your trip. Here are a few ideas for what to bring to pass the time in case you are snowed in.
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Winter Date Night Ideas in Gatlinburg

Winter Date Night Ideas in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is often transformed into a winter wonderland each year when the city is covered in a white blanket of snow. Although many people spend time indoors, it’s still a great time to share a bit of romance in the city. To have fun with your significant other, there are a few date night ideas to enjoy in Gatlinburg during the winter season.
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Best Romantic Restaurants in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge

Best Romantic Restaurants in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge

Goose-feather snowflakes falling around a hot tub are a delight to see. Stars twinkling, a glass of wine in hand and your special someone relaxing in the bubbles beside you. Romantic dreams are made of these things. Inside, a fire crackles in the stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are the place for lovers to snuggle together.
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Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg This Winter

Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg This Winter

Gatlinburg is a resort town that is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Open between December and March, Ober Gatlinburg is the ski resort within this tourist destination, three miles from downtown. It’s the only ski resort in Tennessee. You can reach Ober via Ski Mountain Road or take the two-mile scenic route on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. The latter departs every 20 minutes and brings you right to the top of Mount Harrison.
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Things to Do in the Winter in the Smokies

Things to Do in the Winter in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains have so many opportunities for couples, families, and friends to connect and enjoy being together. From skiing to bonfires, there is something that everyone will enjoy and remember for a lifetime. Checking out the National Parks is one way to get your Smokies trip started.
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Safety Tips for Winter Hiking the Smoky Mountains

Easy Winter Hikes in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains are especially gorgeous in the winter, with the added benefit of being relatively free of crowds compared to the summer high season. If you plan to hike in the Smokies this season, here are some weather-appropriate safety tips to keep in mind.
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