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The Real-life Hobbit Village in the Smoky Mountains You Must Visit

This immersive hobbit-inspired village will make you feel like you’re living in a Tolkein novel In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell. Nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat. It

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9 Best Downtown Gatlinburg Cabins Within Walking Distance

When you plan a family vacation near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you must make a decision. Do you want to be close to the action and attractions in Gatlinburg or do you want to be out and up in the Smokies? Personally, I like to be downtown in Gatlinburg. It’s a place where I only need to get

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9 Best Pet Friendly Hotels in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge TN

Top pet-friendly hotel options in the Smokies, from a local There are several pet-friendly hotels in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. However, remember that there may be deposits required or limitations on the number of pets or the breed. Here, I’ll walk through some of my favorite hotels in Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas.  IN THIS ARTICLE Note that these hotels

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9 Best Gatlinburg TN Cabins With Hot Tubs for Any Budget (2023)

Finding the right cabin rental for your Smokies vacation can feel like a daunting task with so many options out there, especially when you’re in need of a cabin with plenty of top-notch amenities, like amazing private hot tubs or a jacuzzi tub, for instance. Whether you are enjoying a vacation by skiing the slopes, walking the trails, paddling the

15 Best Honeymoon Cabins in Gatlinburg for Any Budget (2023)

Looking for a place to stay for a romantic getaway in Gatlinburg? You’ve come to the right place. While Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are known for being family-friendly vacation spots, the Smoky Mountains are also known for being the South’s premier wedding, elopement and honeymoon destination. There’s no better place in Tennessee to kick

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9 Best Hotels in Pigeon Forge, According to a Local (2023)

While a cabin is often the go-to place to stay on a Smokies vacation, sometimes you just want to check-in and check-out without all the fuss. Luckily, in Pigeon Forge, there are still plenty of luxury hotels available that offer the Southern hospitality mountain experience that guests crave when considering their vacation destination. So, here are some of my favorite

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11 Best Places To Stay Near Dollywood From a Local

Tips for where to stay on a Dollywood vacation So you’re planning an East Tennessee vacation. There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing where to stay. Maybe you prefer Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge. Maybe you prefer to be along the Parkway or somewhere off the beaten path. IN THIS ARTICLE Are you a cabin or a

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10 Best Hotels Near the Island in Pigeon Forge (2023)

Best places to stay when you want to be near The Island in Pigeon Forge When planning your Pigeon Forge vacation, the intent has to factor into the equation. For instance, if I plan on spending the majority of my vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I’m probably not going to pick one of the Pigeon Forge hotels. That

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13 Best Hotels in Gatlinburg, Ranked

Before we get into our list ranking the best hotels in Gatlinburg, I want to share my favorite Gatlinburg hotel memory.  It was the 90s and my step-grandparents had driven down from Northern Indiana for a visit.  My dad and step-mom picked up my brother and me and we made our way from Townsend to their hotel in the mountain

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8 Best Family Resorts in Pigeon Forge, Ranked

The area surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned family vacation destination, which means the demand for places to stay is significant.  That means the competition to be the supplier to meet that demand is also significant.  From Pigeon Forge hotels to cabin rentals, there are hundreds of suppliers who want to be the one to provide