Fourth of July For 2016

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee Festival of Nations Pigeon Forge, Things To Do | 0 comments

Let’s cut to the chase. Here is the rundown for Fourth of July this year. In Pigeon Forge, Patriot Park is having Patriot Fest starting at 12:00PM. The whole park becomes a center of activity with a huge sound stage, lots of activity, food tents, cooling off station, music by Cruisin’ Memories, Just Bcuz Music, Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Joe Diffie and much more until the fireworks start between 9:45PM to 10:00PM. See more at And Gatlinburg will be celebrating in true traditional fashion, and all your favorite activities from the Midnight Parade to the River Raft Regatta will be ready for you to enjoy! The Midnight Parade starts on 12:00AM on Thursday night, registration for the River Raft Regatta is at Christ In The Smokies at 10:00AM the following morning, some free music performances will go on at various times of the day at Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies, and the fireworks themselves will explode over the downtown area at about 10:00PM! See more on this at Happy Fourth of July...

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Feasts, Festivals and More

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Cosby, Dollywood, Things To Do | 0 comments

WOW do we have a lot of special events to look forward to in the next couple weeks here in the Smokies. We’ve got FOUR coming up in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville and 75% of them are food-based festivals. Clear palate, because if you choose to indulge in any of them, your tastebuds are going to have quite a ride. Let’s look: Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival 5/12/16 Not everyday you get to celebrate the Southern wonder that is the mixture of beans and cornbread, so we found time to make May 12th a time to celebrate it. From 5:00PM to 8:00PM between stoplights #6 and #8, many vendors that include local restaurants, experts from abroad and everything in between will set up tables for people to have as much as they want with the purchase of an admission spoon ($10.00). There will be entertainment for the evening provided by Nashville country/honkytonk singer Tara Thompson and much more. See for details. Pigeon Forge – Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass 5/13/16 – 5/22/16 Dollywood has the longest marathon of merriment for this month and you’ll definitely want to check it out. For this awesome week-and-a-half, the price of admission at Dollywood includes round-the-clock performances from Backline, Flatt Lonesome, The Boxcars, The Steeldrivers, Loose Strings Band, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle and almost two dozen additional artists playing throughout the park and the best in pulled pork, smoked sausage, chicken and much more served at Market Square. See more on this at Pigeon Forge – Wilderness Wildlife Week 5/18/16 – 5/22/16 This used to be a Winter event in Pigeon Forge, but this year they’ve moved it to spring. The new Spring version of the Wilderness Wildlife Week, other than the seasonal change is every bit the same as we’ve always enjoyed. The hikes, lectures, workshops and special guest appearances continue to exceed our expectations. You can get more information on that at Sevierville – Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass 5/20/16 – 5/21/16 There aren’t many special events that shutdown downtown Sevierville around the Sevier County courthouse, but the Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass makes it count with a one-and-one-half day festival where dozens of cooking teams will be providing the food, entertainers will provide the aural culture every hour the festival is in play, and the avenues around the courthouse will have arts and crafts vendors showcasing a variety of worthwhile things to look at and consider for yourself....

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Pearl Harbor at Ripley’s Aquarium

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Cosby, Downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee Festival of Nations Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg Tennessee | 0 comments

Did you know Ripley’s Aquarium regularly changes up their exhibition room for new interactive attractions? You probably would if you only visit once a year or so and saw different exhibits there, but it’s officially designed to change up every so often, and this Spring there is a new Pearl Harbor exhibit waiting for potential visitors to come see. The Pearl Harbor exhibit is a three-gallery changeable exhibit featuring models of ships and planes, an interactive map, a life-sized figure of President FDR, a USS Arizona BB-39 Forward Magazine, and, the reason it connects to the Ripley’s Aquarium in the first place, plenty to see and learn about marine life in and around Hawaii, as well as invasive species that were introduced at about that time. See more on this at Just one of many new reasons to come stay out in Gatlinburg this season! Reserve with us to enjoy these reasons and many...

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Upcoming Games at Rocky Top Sports World

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Things To Do | 0 comments

Don’t forget we’re conveniently located just up the road from Rocky Top Sports World for those of you who enjoy watching sports tournaments at an awesome facility high up in the mountains – and who wouldn’t? Here’s some upcoming games scheduled: March 12 – 2016 Knoxville Spring Grappling Games March 12-13 – Gatlinburg Boys and Girls Spring Soccer Classic March 19-20 – Hoopz Showcase Tip Off Classic March 31-April 3 – Smoky Mountain Cup (Soccer) April 1-3 – Tennessee Miracle Spring Classic Basketball. See more on their games and events at...

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Valentine’s Day in the Smokies

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Things To Do | Comments Off on Valentine’s Day in the Smokies

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Cosby Hollow Cabin would be more than happy to receive you for your romantic getaway. With a cabin out in Cosby, you can guarantee genuine serenity away from the main traffic of the Smokies without giving up convenience and accessibility to Gatlinburg, TN, Rocky Top Sports World and even Pigeon Forge just a little further out. We have a fireplace (two, actually) you can curl up against, a pool table for you two to enjoy, a grill and a fully equipped kitchen for a romantic meal at home. Our house is a warm, welcoming spot with plenty to entertain and plenty to make you at home away from home. Our full list is on the side on this blog and you can reserve the cabin right here. No matter what time of the year you come by or for what reason, we can accommodate your vacation needs. Hope to see you...

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Winter Sports at Ober Gatlinburg 2016

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Things To Do | Comments Off on Winter Sports at Ober Gatlinburg 2016

One of the big things we look forward to in the Winter time, and one of the few things you can only find one place for miles and miles around in the Smokies, is Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Sports season – featuring full-service winter sports hangout for ski, snowboard, snowtube and ice-skating enthusiasts. The Winter Sports season for 2016 is open from now until early Spring (usually the second or third week of March). For decades, Ober Gatlinburg has been a consistent provider for seasonal entertainment on top of the mountain in the city and the Winter Sports season is no exception. Whether you’ve been skiing the slopes for 20 years or have never had the chance to try, Ober Gatlinburg is a perfect stop for the quieter winter season to look for action and excitement on top of everything else Ober Gatlinburg offers throughout the year. Winter activities include: * Skiing * Snowboarding * Snow Tubing * Ice Skating * Aerial Tramway * Alpine Slide * Scenic Chairlift * Snowsports lessons The tramway to Ober Gatlinburg (a recommended visit by itself, much less as a means to get there) is about 30 minutes away from Cosby Hollow Cabin and would make the perfect day-trip style outing – and then you get a quality home deep in the serene Smoky Mountains to come home to after a full day out in the snow! Check availability on this page so you can be able to plan for the right time to come to the Smokies. We hope to see you...

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Upcoming Christmas Events

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Cosby, Gatlinburg Tennessee, Things To Do | Comments Off on Upcoming Christmas Events

Is this your first time considering the Smoky Mountains as your Christmas getaway destination? Not sure where to start to get an idea of what special events we’ve got going in the mountains? If yes to either or both, then take a look at what we recommended for Christmas entertainment in nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. 12 Days of Christmas – Gatlinburg 12/5/15 – 12/16/15 To help those purchasing Christmas and holiday gifts for loved ones, nearly 100 businesses in the city will be extending their shopping hours until 10:00PM for added convenience in any context. In addition, the 12 Days of Christmas will also include the Winterfest Tunes and Tales where costumed Appalachian characters sing and perform some of your favorite Smoky Mountain memories up and down the main street of downtown Gatlinburg. Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg 11/11/15 – 1/31/16 Both cities provide guided, heated trolley tours of the main streets in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg where the Smoky Mountain’s famous lighting displays are most collected., Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival – Pigeon Forge 12/9/15 – 12/12/15 This annual music festival is taking place at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge and features: * Eddy Raven * Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road * Marty Raybon & Full Circle * Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver * James King Band * Goldwing Express and many more. See more information on this event at New Years Eve Fireworks in the Smokies is how we end the old year and begin a new year in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. In Pigeon Forge, the big event goes down at The Island in the middle of the downtown parkway and Gatlinburg with music beginning at 6:00PM and surrounding the Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg where the entertainment begins at 10:00PM. At both locations, the fireworks will begin at the stroke of midnight. No admission fees for either! Stay tuned with us again next month as new things are always going on here in the...

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Thanksgiving Events in the Smokies for 2015

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Things To Do | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Events in the Smokies for 2015

If you’re gearing up for a Smoky Mountain vacation sometime this month, take a look at some of the special events going on from now on through Thanksgiving, as well as the special we’re offering below! * Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show November 24, 2015 – November 29, 2015 And while the Festival of Trees is going on at one side of the convention center, the Great Smoky Mountains Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show will be held on the other side of the convention center. With 100+ booths and artists both local and from Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and way beyond, there is a wide berth of arts and crafts available – from candles, baskets and wood works to rock works, paintings, clothes and more. * Christmas In Wears Valley November 24, 2015 Christmas in Wears Valley is Wears Valley’s own little Winterfest celebration. This one offers some unique treats and quieter alternatives for those who seek the holidays in the Smokies, but want to avoid the traffic of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. * Festival of Trees November 25, 2015 – November 29, 2015 The Gatlinburg Festival of Trees takes place at the W.L. Mills convention center and its also an excellent introduction to the coming Christmas season. This is a charity event sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries and features dozens of exquisitely made Christmas trees to make a man-made Yuletide forest in the great convention center. All proceeds go to the ministry efforts of Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. * Fireworks on Thanksgiving at the Titanic November 26, 2015 How often do you get to see fireworks for Thanksgiving? The Titanic, one of the classiest attractions in the Smokies, will be shooting off a marvelous fireworks display to honor the lives of those lost during the original voyage. * Winter Magic Tunes and Tales November 27, 2015 Tunes and Tales is a big hit and one of Gatlinburg’s newest traditions, as far as traditions are structured in Appalachia. Previously a Summer-only event, Tunes and Tales is now entering its second year of a Winter edition complete with caroling, holiday themed storytelling and more. Come see it and get in the Christmas spirit! * Nutcracker Sweet November 27, 2015 – November 28, 2015 Finally, for the third Winterfest Event going on at W.L. Mills for the Thanksgiving Season, the Nutcracker “Sweet” will return for more performances. A new retake on a familiar classic, this will certainly be the crowning jewel of the Thanksgiving special events this year....

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff 2015

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Things To Do | Comments Off on Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff 2015

Weather’s been weird and has kept the colors up longer than we expected, but Winterfest is still coming up and in the next week, Gatlinburg will be having their annual Winter Magic Kickoff this next week and it’s an awesome way to start out the Christmas, Thanksgiving and Holiday spirit in the Smokies. We traditionally have our Winter Magic Kickoff on the same day as Veteran’s Day in Gatlinburg, which is November 11th for this year. The event begins, appropriately, with a Veteran’s Day tribute at the Aquarium at 11:00AM. From there, the main event in downtown Gatlinburg begins at 5:00PM and the entire street from Ripley’s Aquarium to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum gets shut down to accommodate all the chili vendors, entertainment and visitors expected to attend. Ticket sales are only required for sampling the chili, the rest of the entertainment is largely free for people of all ages to come and attend. Then, when the sun goes down, the big switch is thrown to officially begin the million-dollar Winterfest lighting displays and the Trolley Tour of Lights. Be sure to come out and enjoy it with...

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Try a Jeep Or Miata in the Smokies

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Things To Do | Comments Off on Try a Jeep Or Miata in the Smokies

We want to take a moment to highlight a local business as part of our commitment to showcase new trends and ideas for your family getaway in the Smokies. A new trend emerging in our area are “vehicular outdoor adventures” where businesses offer car rentals primarily for the purpose of exploring the Smoky Mountains in style and comfort. The one we want to showcase is Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals just outside of Pigeon Forge, TN. Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals is between 30-40 minutes driving distance from us and they feature a variety of Jeep Grand Cherokee models as well as red Mazda Miatas. While the jeeps may be better suited for driving around the mountains and the Miatas around town, both are well-suited for either occasion and there are plenty of good trips to take nearby: * Highway 321 from Gatlinburg to Cosby * The Arts and Crafts Community towards Dunn’s Mill. * Highway 339 (Foothills Parkway) From Cosby * Highway 441 from Gatlinburg through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. * Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Gatlinburg. And more! See more on Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals at You’ll definitely enjoy driving one of those awesome wheels from our cabin in and out...

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