4th of July Fireworks, Parade and Festivals

July Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg Independence Day is a summer highlight and Carr’s Cottages hopes you can plan to make time for celebrating your family and our freedom this July in the Smoky Mountains! Gatlinburg is a popular family vacation destination for a countless number of reasons, but it’s definitely THEE place to […]

Cades Cove This Weekend

What to Do at Cades Cove TN If you vacation in the Smokies, you’ve heard of Cades Cove. And if you’ve heard of Cades Cove but not yet visited, you’re missing out! Cades Cove TN is worth the 27-mile drive from Gatlinburg and a must-visit destination in the Smoky Mountains National Park. Because there are […]

Arts & Crafts Community and Shows

Gatlinburg Crafts Trail and Shows The Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Community Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains is in their 81st year!   This special community of arts and crafts can be found within an 8-mile loop just 3 miles from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg’s busy streets.   This beautiful, peaceful craft crawl […]

Old Favorites and New Gatlinburg Attractions

Gatlinburg Attractions 2018 Have you seen the new Gatlinburg Attractions Association guide? Their 2017-2018 publication is a full color directory giving you a synopsis of the fun to be had, where to go and how to call if you need more information. It features 40 member attractions in and around Gatlinburg that you may or […]

Dollywood 2018

  New at Dollywood Second only to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood is an iconic destination in East Tennessee. What started as Rebel Railroad, Dollywood has grown to earning numerous Golden Tickets and even ranking third best theme park in the world! The 2018 season will likely earn more awards as Dollywood adds […]

Gatlinburg Holiday Craft Shows

   Gatlinburg Crafts Community Thanksgiving & Christmas Craft Shows As the gift-giving season will be in full swing in just a few short weeks, the time to start thinking about the perfect gift is now. You’re sure to find that just-right item at the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Holiday Shows, which will take place […]

Halloween in Pigeon Forge

Halloween Family Fun WonderWorks is a big attraction in Pigeon Forge and for good reason. Kids love all the hands-on activities, sights and sounds and adults love watching their kids have some educational fun. (Right?) It’s interesting, interactive, and challenging, and it gets even one better on Halloween. On October 31, you’ll find signs of […]

Fall Colors in Gatlinburg

Changing Leaves in the Smokies Color is coming. As the evening air turns crisp and the afternoons get shorter and shorter, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will soon be bursting with a vivid array of oranges, reds, and yellows. A lot of people talk about fall foliage “peak weekend” as if the changing of […]

Pickin’ On The Porch

Dulcimers, BanJammers, Back Porch Pickin’ Surely you’ve heard the expression; “There’s music in them thar hills!” And it’s never been more true than in Townsend TN. You can hear guitar strummin’, fiddle playin’, and bass jammin’ in and around the Pigeon Forge-Gatlinburg area, and sometimes even on their street corners. But you won’t find any […]

River Tubing with Smoky Mountain River Rat

All Day Fun on the River Going river tubing with Smoky Mountain River Rat is a great outdoor activity for families with small children up to seniors just wanting a low-key, relaxing way to enjoy some river fun. River Rat is located next to the Little River in Townsend TN and provides two tubing options. […]