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September 2015

Gatlinburg Cabins to be Moved

A couple of weeks ago I posted a news story courtesy of WATE6 in Knoxville that mentioned a new development named the Anakeesta project that included hotels, retail, and activities. Standing in the way of this project were historical buildings,... Continue Reading →


Breakfast at Atrium Pancakes

Staying on the theme of breakfast, another option located conveniently on the Parkway is Atrium Pancakes and they serve, you guessed it, pancakes. However, they don't just serve pancakes, even though they have about 25 different varieties of pancakes. Their... Continue Reading →

Gatlinburg Brings Home Seven Awards from IFEA

ABC19 has reported that Gatlinburg has taken home seven different awards from the International Festivals and Events Association at the 20th Annual Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards in Tucson, Arizona on Monday. The Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau won for... Continue Reading →

The Donut Friar: Real. Good. Doughnuts.

Sure there are plenty of places to eat breakfast in town, but if you don't want a big breakfast, a perfect alternative is The Donut Friar located in The Village. The Donut Friar opens early. Real early. Try 5 in... Continue Reading →

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival Starts Next Week

As my neighborhood Fall Festival gets underway, I am reminded that there is another Festival in Gatlinburg that ushers in the Fall season. The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival kicks off its 6th year on September 25th and runs through November... Continue Reading →

Get Your Shine On At Sugarlands

Whether you like it or not, moonshine distilleries aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Legal moonshine is a thing now being sold in stores nationwide, and it is big business now with major players right here in Gatlinburg. One of these... Continue Reading →

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