Destiny Lodge in the Covered Bridge Resort

Destiny Lodge is a spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bath cabin on 3 levels. When you walk in to the cabin you will be entering the lower level. There is a living area with a queen sized sleeper sofa, full sized pool table, arcade game, TV, bar table with bar stools and a large beautiful stone wall with fireplace. The large deck off this level has easy access to the back yard which has a view of the creek behind the cabin. There is one queen bedroom with a full closet, dresser, TV and access to the large deck. It has its own bath with a tub/shower combo. The second bedroom on this level has a twin over full bunk with a pull out trundle bed that sleeps 5 total. This bedroom has a full closet, TV, and full size dresser and also has its own bath with tub/shower combo.
On the middle level there is a large living room  with a comfy leather couch that has a pull out queen sleeper, as well as a leather love seat, large screen TV and a cozy stone fireplace.
The kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances including a dishwasher, is also on the main level and is well stocked with all the cookware, bake ware and dishes that you will need to cook and eat a full meal. There is also a outdoor charcoal grill if you prefer to cook your meals outside. It has a large log eat in kitchen table for 8 and a bar with bar stools. There is a second large back deck with rocking chairs and a spacious bubbling hot tub with privacy screen. This main level also includes a king sized bedroom with a full closet, dresser and TV. The second bedroom on this level has a queen size bed, closet, full dresser and TV. Both bedrooms share a full bath, just off the kitchen, with tub/shower combo.
Upstairs on the top level there is a loft that has a second game space with card table/bumper pool, third sofa with pull out queen sleeper, and TV. Separate from the loft is a very large master suite. There is a king size bed, relaxing stone jacuzzi tub, two closets, beautiful stone fireplace, TV and bathroom with tub/shower combo. There is a private deck for this master suite that has rocking chairs and a view of the creek below.
We provide all your linens, but there is a washer and dryer at the cabin if you should need it. We provide a starter supply of paper products, hand soap, laundry detergent, dish liquid and dishwasher detergent for your convenience.
The cabin is located close to the 86,000 square foot Pigeon Forge Community Center. They have 3 basketball courts, 2 racquetball courts, 10 lane bowling center, Olympic sized swimming pool, Child care center, 2 fitness rooms, walking track, and much more. You can view their web site by clicking the link below. http://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/community-center.aspx
I have also included a list of many of our guest’s favorite attractions and restaurants below to make it easier for you while planning your Smoky Mountain Vacation! If you need any other information please do not hesitate to ask!
I look forward to hearing from you soon :-)
Ober Gatlinburg – http://www.obergatlinburg.com/
Holston’s Kitchen – http://holstonskitchen.com/
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Dollywood announces “Lightning Rod” roller coaster

Dollywood has announce “Lightning rod” roller coaster. The worlds first “lauched” and world’s fastest wooden roller coaster. Check out the video here: watch?v=TolqBDMf1ZU

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Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Bears are one of the most exciting creatures to see. Sometimes it is because of the fear or sometimes because the shear wondrous nature we have to see something  not from our day to day life. You will probably always remember the first time you see one. However if you spend enough time in the Smoky Mountains you will probably get a good glimpse of our four legged furry friends. More likely if you look closely at your surrounding you can see signs of the bears all around you. Here are some thing to look for while out hiking in Gatlinburg.

1. Bears leave hair and claw marks on trees they climb. Traditionally they climb them to get to the nuts and berries  growing.

2. Bear tracks traditionally are five to seven inches long and show five toes.

3.The more often sign most will know but not be interested in is the bear “scat”. Bears are omnivorous ,eating plants and animals so each one make look different. The more obvious sign is the berry and nuts will be predominant.

A very miss interpreted tell of bears are their aggression. Most black bears are not aggressive, however it is advisable to keep your distance and not come between a mother bear and her cub. Bears usually mate between May and July and newborns are born in January but do not come out of the den till around April.  It is very important in preserving the life of the bears that we do not feed them.

So if you encounter one of these beautiful creatures  smile because your visit to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains could not be more complete.

Gatlinburg Black Bear

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Spring Time in The Smoky Mountains

Whether you are looking for a simple weekend stay in a honeymoon cabin or a long cabin vacation. I am sure there will not be enough time to enjoy all the Smoky Mountains have to offer. That is why many people chose to stay in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge several times a year. It seems Spring time in the Smokies is always a raveling experience for locals and tourist alike. The birth of new animals and flowers blooming through out the area can be a amazing experience in itself. With most people Springtime itself is a sign of new life. When you visit this area tho the sounds of Gatlinburg truly come alive with the  Tunes and Tales. A favorite of mine because as you walk down the strip with the new birds a chirping and smell of Spring in the air. Your ears get a whisper of some of the local musicians playing songs from their heart.

 

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Hooneymoon Cabin In Gatlinburg

 

Honey Bear Hideaway is a beautifully decorated and romantic one bedroom one and a half bath two level cabin located in between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains. When you walk into the cabin you are in game room area which has a full size pool table with a ping pong top. The half bath is located just off the game room.

 

The full size kitchen, with stainless appliances including a dishwasher, has all of your cookware, bakeware and dishes that you will need to cook and eat a full meal. There is also an outdoor gas grill if you prefer to cook your meals outside. There is a 4 seat table in the eat in kitchen.

Smoky Mountain Cabin

The living room has a comfortable leather sofa and chair, large screen TV and the gas fireplace will keep you cozy while you watch a great movie and eat popcorn. There is also internet for your convenience.

 

For warmer nights, there are rocking chairs on the deck as well a large bubbling hot tub to soak in.

 

Upstairs on the second level is a large king master suite with a heart shaped jacuzzi tub, TV and dresser. There is also a large bath that has a tub/shower combo.

Cabn In Gatlinburg

We provide all your linens, but there is a full size washer and dryer there if you need it. We provide a starter supply of paper products, hand soap, laundry detergent, dish liquid and dishwasher detergent for your convenience.

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Ball Drop In Gatlinburg

The Smoky Mountains will welcome 2014 in Gatlinburg with its 26th 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 Tuesday night, December 31.
At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2014, fireworks will blast off from the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music  produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee.

Before midnight, there will be free music and entertainment in the parking lot adjacent to the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Actress Rachel Grant will host “Witness The Impossible,” a Las Vegas style stage show beginning at 11:00PM.  “Superhuman” Chad Netherland and Mentalist Bill Gladwell will amaze the audience with an electrifying showcase of mental and physical abilities including; Man vs. Machine SUPER-BIKE hold, the Human Bullet Catch and stunning mental predictions.

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November And December Events

Christmas time in Gatlinburg, TN is like no other. From November to January, millions of energy efficient LED lights create a magical feel among the streets of Gatlinburg. Nearly all the local businesses take part in celebrating the Christmas season. Christmas displays, including lights and trees, can be found throughout the city offering a variety of colorful and eye-catching creations. Christmas light can be found adorning main street from Sevierville, TN all the way to Gatlinburg, with the most unique being found in Pigeon Forge.
Here are just a few different ways to enjoy Christmas in the Smoky Mountains.
Trolley rides – We have several different trolleys that will take you to different locations all over Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. During Winterfest, from November – January, you can ride the Trolley of Lights for $5 and take in all the sights of Christmas while resting your feet.
DollyWood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas – From the rides and attractions and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures every essence of the holidays while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.
Sevierville’s Winterfest kickoff – Experience the magic of illuminations a whole entire town with thousands of sparkling lights at Sevierville’s annual Winterfest Kick-Off in downtown Sevierville. Enjoy free food, entertainment and fireworks at this fun filled family event.
Fantasy of Lights Parade – The parade excitement for young and old includes more than 100 parade entries, over a dozen marching bands from Tennessee and surrounding states, giant helium balloons, and of course Santa and Mrs. Clause! The parade begins at traffic light 1A on 321 and ends about 1 and a half hours later at traffic light 10.
Winter Magic Tunes and Tales – Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales program is live on the Gatlinburg parkway every Friday and Saturday night between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Groups of Dickens style holiday carolers dressed in traditional Victorian era costumes will appear from 5pm-9pm. Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear will be delaying hibernation this year to make occasional appearances and greet holiday visitors on the streets as well.
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Dollywood Announces FireChaser Express

 “Now comes your turn to celebrate that heroic spirit in a new coaster that’s sure to test your mettle, and leave you screaming for more!  It’s the FireChaser Express – the nation’s first dual launch family coaster – blasting riders forward and backward!”
Today at 11am Dollywood announced what the mystery project for 2014 will be. The park is adding in a new duel launch roller coaster called Fire Chaser Express. The stats for this new attraction look pretty amazing, the United State’s first duel launch coaster. It’s a forward and back launched roller coaster, which is labeled as a family coaster “little kids, 4 years old, can ride”. With this addition Dollywood will now host seven roller coasters and dozens of other rides and attractions.  The park has also hinted that they plan to keep up the building spree in the coming years with new “big attractions” and “big shows”.

Stats for FireChaser Express
Builder: Gerstlauer
Height Restriction: 39 Inches
Speed, Length and Drop: Unknown

It is themed around saving the great smokey mountains from a forest fire on the Fire Chaser Express train.

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What to do in Gatlinburg 2013

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is filled with so may things to it may just blow your mind on what you want to do on your Spring break or Summer vacation to the Smokies. So we compiled a list of a few this to hit while  in the area. These are some of my favorites and are surly to be a hit with most kids and adults.

 

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is an amusement park and ski area, located in the mountains overlooking Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA. Established in 1962, the area contains a large mall with indoor amusements, a skating rink, snack bars, a full-service lounge, restaurant, and gift and clothing stores. Outside there is an alpine slide, a scenic chairlift to the top of Mount Harrison, and kiddie rides. What was formerly known as the Black Bear Habitat where visitors could see bears close-up recently expanded to become the Wildlife Encounter, where in addition to the bears there are animals native to the Great Smoky Mountains such as river otters, opossums, raccoons, turtles, snakes, and flying squirrels. An aerial tram connects Ober Gatlinburg to downtown Gatlinburg.

 

Gatlinburg Arts ands Crafts Community

The largest group of independent artisans in North America.

This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts &
Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans
whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils,
watercolors, and also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.

 

Ripley’s Aquiruium 

C'mon ... you know you wannit!

A world class aquarium where guests are entertained by the world’s most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life.

Gatlinburg Tunes and Tales

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800.

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  • Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales Returns For an Eighth Season

Back by overwhelming demand and expanded for 2013, Gatlinburg’s eighth annual presentation of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins in April and May in downtown Gatlinburg on Fridays and Saturdays. On June 14 you’ll be able to enjoy Tunes & Tales every night of the week through August 10. Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event throughout downtown Gatlinburg featuring musical performers, storytellers and artisans giving you a taste of Appalachian culture.

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Valentine’s Gatlinburg Cabin

If you’re looking to whisk your sweetie away on a romantic getaway to the Smokies this Valentine’s Day but don’t want to empty your wallet, there is a variety of Gatlinburg cabin rentals with affordable accommodations perfect for rekindling your romance.

From Endless View situated high atop Ski Mountain overlooking the Downtown Gatlinburg  city lights to Twilight Ridge resting in the heart of the Art’s and Crafts Community. America’s Cabins can offer affordable cabin rentals On Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are some great rental cabins to put the fireworks back in your relationship. After all, no need to go broke to show how much you truly care.

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