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Wild things in the Smokies: from black bears to blackberries.

We often get asked the following question: “Will we see bears when staying at the cabin?” We cannot guarantee that you will see the bears, but we can guarantee that they are around. Our se

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 17th September,2017
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Foothills Parkway – the future most scenic drive is coming soon!

Originally approved by Congress in 1944, the Foothills Parkway was envisioned as a 72-mile route from Chilhowee Lake to Cosby. In the late 1960s, portions of the Foothills Parkway were completed: a 17

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 3rd September,2017
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Deal or dud? How to choose YOUR perfect vacation cabin.

When choosing a vacation rental in the Smoky Mountains, it is important to consider priorities for your family. More often than not, a given vacation home cannot be everything to all people. Here are

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Posted on: 29th August,2017
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Greenbrier – off the beaten path

Why it is great for the families.    Most modern day families and hikers prefer to head to Chimney Tops and Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Greenbrier is quieter, but still an easy

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 26th August,2017
Blue Mountain Lodge Snow

Why Visit Smoky Mountains in the winter

Smoky Mountains is a popular destination year round, but why winter? Here are a few reasons.  1. Better deals, Cheaper Accommodations We offer great winter rates and sometimes even better special

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017

Staying in a Smoky Mountains log cabin: Experience like no other.

Why the log cabin? There are many reasons.  When you stay in a log cabin in the Smoky Mountains, you get an experience like no other.  There’s something you’ll remember when you get olde

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017
Buffalo in Gatlinburg

Buffalo or Bison? Either way, see them in Gatlinburg.

When driving on Glades Road to or from Blue Mountain Lodge or Appalachian Escape cabin to or from Gatlinburg, you will be passing by the Hammonds Farm, where the curious sight of buffalo grazing in th

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017

Why Gatlinburg is called Gatlinburg?

White Oaks Flats. Long before Gatlinburg became one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, it was a small mountain town called White Oaks Flats. The name came from the beautif

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017

Pittman Center – a small hidden gem in the Smokies.

Considered a hidden gem in the Smokies, Pittman Center offers small town charm and breathtaking natural scenery. Visitors to Pittman Center enjoy peace, quiet, history, and an entrance to the Greenbri

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017
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Smoky Mountains: Curios Places with Strange Names.

There are many communities in the Smokies with strange names, but Boogertown may just take the top spot on that list. Located in Sevier County, this area is officially known as Oldham, but it is

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017
Cable Mill in Cades Cove

Smoky Mountains: Grist Mills and History

What are grist mills? A gristmill (also: grist mill, corn mill or flour mill) grinds grain into flour. The term can refer to both the grinding mechanism and the building that holds it. Grist Mill

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 5th August,2017
Booking Direct Matters to You

Listing sites for looking, owner sites for booking!

Save Money – Book Direct with Vacation Rental Owners.  There has been an ongoing push towards ever increasing fees levied by companies that list vacation rental properties such as HomeAway, Fli

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Posted by: Victoria
Posted on: 22nd January,2017
Ridge view lodge Smoky mountains Coming 2019

Ridge View Lodge – coming in 2019!

What is Ridge View Lodge? Ridge View Lodge will be a “sister property” to Blue Mountain Lodge, located higher up the on the same street. It is a totally custom designed hybrid log and heav

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Posted on: 7th August,2016

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