the lobby at the margaritaville gatlinburg

These are the 10 Best Hotels in Gatlinburg, Ranked by a Local

A local talks about his favorite hotels in Gatlinburg Not surprisingly, there are a lot of great options for staying in Gatlinburg. My favorites are along the River Road where the hotels face the river and back into the side of the mountain. They’re close to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and an easy walk over to downtown Gatlinburg. We like

the Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort downtown

New Luxury Hotel, Restaurant Coming Soon to Downtown Gatlinburg

A new luxury hotel and restaurant are coming to downtown Gatlinburg in March 2024 Hospitality Solutions and Hilton announced recently that they will start welcoming guests to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on March 15, 2024.  Embassy Suites by Hilton is opening on March 15, 2024 in Gatlinburg. It will sit at the base of

Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort's covered wagons and a firepit

The Stunning Smoky Hollow Glamping Resort in TN You Need To See

A look inside these magical glamping tipis and wagons The road to Smoky Hollow – a “glampground” located in Sevierville, TN – was a long one. More than four years ago, Rebecca Turner and her husband sold their Central Florida home and packed up with their kids to live life on the road full-time in an RV. “We would not

the ancient lore village

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

dreammore resort in pigeon forge tn with blue sky

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

These are the best hotels in Pigeon Forge, Ranked 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

The Margaritaville Resort

Gatlinburg Hotels on the Strip: 5 Best Options Ranked [2023]

I’ve lived the better part of my life running around Gatlinburg and the trails and campgrounds of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee. I’ve had adventures and moments with friends and family and also some strangers. You’d think I’d remember it forever. But then days pile upon one and the other like layers of sediment, burying the memories under

Smoky Mountains

Can You Stay at a Timeshare Without Owning? Gatlinburg Timeshare Resort Rentals

Gatlinburg is a fantastic destination for couples, friends, and families to visit to enjoy a fun getaway to the mountains. With around 520,000 acres of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore, there are endless seasonal outdoor activities to take part in. From hiking to fishing to skiing, there is something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts love to visit this Tennessee town.

Each of the cabins on our list have been hand-picked by our staff and are available for rent on VRBO (photo courtesy of VRBO)

Best Mountain View Cabins in Pigeon Forge: Top 9 Ranked

Renting a cabin is one of the absolute best ways to enjoy the Smokies. Sure, there are a lot of things that make the area a tourist hot spot — from the amusement parks and abundance of mini golf to the dinner shows and pancake houses. But the one thing that makes the area truly unique is the one thing