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Where are the Most Popular Places in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is filled with wonderful locations your family can access to experience the Smokies. There are endless websites of information about many of the wonderful places to visit in the Smoky Mountains. We have selected these locations due to their proximity to Chalet Village and our area. When you stay with Chalet Village you will have close proximity to these most popular areas of the Smokies. Chimney Tops The chimneys top a sheer rise of…

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Guest Post: Driving Through Wears Valley

The following blog post was sent to us by a couple that recently visited Wears Valley for a rainy afternoon and took a drive through part of the new Foothills Parkway addition that connects Wears Valley to Townsend through the new extension. They wanted to tell us about their visit and showcase some pictures and video they took: “Hello! We recently had the opportunity to take a little afternoon drive through Wears Valley as my husband and I hadn’t been…

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Gorgeous Roaring Fork in the Smokies

Just for some viewing pleasure, we had recently licensed a new set of nature and location photos at Roaring Fork in Gatlinburg. This, as you will see, is a really beautiful and popular location to see views of the National Park, historic cabins and some wildlife and they were shot and brought to life by local photographer extraordinaire John Saunders. More on John Saunders can be found at https://www.pigeonforgechamber.com/listing/john-saunders-productions/.

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Final Spring Blowout in the Smokies!

To cut a long post short, this is the most active May and end of Spring we’ve had in years! Not only do we have more special events going on this end of Spring than we’ve had in quite a few Springs, but we have a huge amount of new attractions and additions opening in just the next few weeks throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Detailing all of them out would take up quite a bit of space and…

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New Attractions Coming To The Smokies

As the tourism season will continue to climb to its peak in the Summer, many more developments and attractions are being built and will soon be open for locals and visitors to enjoy. The attractions landscape in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville are getting ever more varied and we’d like to showcase just a few of the interesting things we are newly enjoying right now or will sooner than later! Let’s take a look: * National Enquirer Live * Pigeon…

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Spring Events To Watch Out For!

We’ve got warm weather going on all week and that will be perfect as Spring begins 10 days early with brilliantly shining days, special events coming back to the calendars, green and grass returning to the mountains and more coming in very soon. To begin this return to Springfest, we’ve got two long-standing Pigeon Forge traditions to tell you about coming up very shortly. Festival of the Nations returns this March 16th to be the grand opening for the Dollywood…

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5 Ways to Get “High” in Gatlinburg

No, no, no, not that kind of “high”, we’re talkin’ altitude here, buddy! The Smoky Mountains are some of the most gorgeous mountains you’ll find on this planet, which means they are some of the most gorgeous mountains you’ll find in the known universe, and you’d be doing yourself a disservice by coming all the way out here and not get where you can see the sights from the heights. Here are 5 attractions in Gatlinburg that will get you…

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Hiking Waterfalls in the Smokies

With the month of September in decline, you know what’s coming up next – the absolute peak of the Autumn season and the Autumn colors. For such an extensive mountain range we have here in Sevier County and the enormous National Park, it’s no surprise that we get thousands and thousands and thousands of people come here from all over the country and world just to see the red, orange, yellow, green, purple and brown trees up close and in…

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Summer Things To Enjoy For Rainy Days

No question about it, this is another rain and storm-filled Summer in the Smokies. We tend to have a 50% chance of our hottest season being enough to channel multiple days of thunder showing up on a weekly forecast and this appears to be the case for this Summer (which not as many locals might complain of since it’d been quite a long time since we had thunder and rain forecasts on the weather stations). So whether or not it…

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