Many of our guests ask for recommendations on restaurants in and around our area, so we’d like to take this article to showcase some of our favorite restaurants just a short drive from us in Gatlinburg! We’ll section it out by restaurant type to aid […]
Each year, the Smokies is blessed to receive thousands and thousands of visitors who want to make our part of the region their holiday spirit destination. Many are return visitors who come each year or at least each year they’re able to, and many others […]
It is officially and effectively Winterfest in the Smokies! During this time, people come to the mountains for a variety of reasons, not the least because of the holidays, the romance opportunities and just a badly needed break from the routine, but one slightly less obvious reason is that we have capabilities for Winter sports enthusiasts to break out their skis, snowboards and more; and those seeking to get a hot burst of adrenaline out in the cold will want to get to know more about these facilities!
We now have TWO places that can provide winter sport thrillseekers with what they crave any time of season – whether there’s snow or not or even if its particularly cold or not! Let’s introduce you to them:
* CLASSIC *
1310 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
“Ober Gatlinburg offers snow activities for anyone interested in playing in snow AND plenty of things to do inside for those who prefer to stay warm! The opportunity to Ski, Snowboard, Snow Tube, Ice Skate or play in Cubbies Snow Zone presents the foundation for fabulous winter memories! A continued winter tradition for many families, Ober offers the complete experience. Board the Aerial Tramway in Downtown Gatlinburg and arrive to the mountain without driving.” ~ www.obergatlinburg.com
* Ice Skating
* Ice Bumper Cars
* Mountain Coaster
See more information on their website.
* NEW *
Pigeon Forge Snow
2533 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
“Bring the whole family for one-of-a-kind snow tubing action! Hot or cold, rain or shine, Pigeon Forge Snow stays open year round – and our REAL SNOW never melts away. We’ve got fun for all ages, from little ones to teens to parents. And believe it or not, it’s always 60-70 degrees inside, so you won’t even need to bring your parka! We’ve got a whole hillside of snow tubing hills – plus a huge Snow Play area. Everyone can race down the slopes, build snowmen and snow forts, and have all kinds of wintry excitement – even in the middle of July! Our snow is made from 100% pure water, with no additives of any kind. We use a unique patented process to make snow just as nature makes it – except we make our snow every day of the year, so you’ll never have to check the weather report before stopping by. This snowy adventure is a perfect choice for families and kids of all ages. You’ll never pay an entrance fee, and parents can watch kids tube for free!” ~ pigeonforgesnow.com
* Snow play area
* Parents’ watch area
See more information on their website.
Both of these attractions are relatively easy to get to from Cosby Hollow cabin and can be gotten to in roughly 30 minutes or slightly longer (though we might suggest if going to Pigeon Forge Snow that you make it part of a longer visit to Pigeon Forge instead of going there just for Pigeon Forge snow).
* Oktoberfest at Ober * September 21, 2018 – October 28, 2018 “Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun. […]
Gatlinburg is known for their Midnight Parade on the 4th of July. Year after year people line the streets of Gatlinburg at Midnight on the 4th to see the floats and bands and crazy fun! Are you planning on attending the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival? Year after year the Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival gets larger and larger and it’s well worth attending if you are planning your vacation around the 4th of July in the Smoky Mountains.
The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival takes place at Patriot Park. Free parking is available at the Pigeon Forge Municipal Parking Lot on nearby Teaster Lane (between the LeConte Center and The Island). Free trolley rides are provided to shuttle people back and forth between the parking lot and Patriot Festival every 15-20 minutes beginning at noon.
Cosby Hollow Cabin is perfect to get away from it all but still be with in a short drive to where all the activity in the center of town is. Our guests appreciate the quiet that comes when you stay at Cosby Hollow Cabin and like that they can travel a short distance to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. If you like the North Caroina side we are also close to Asheville! Do you love to raft, we are near Hartford, TN also.
Enjoy the fourth of July and all the festivites the day brings, and then enjoy the peace and quiet of Cosby Hollow Cabin.
It’s one of Pigeon Forge’s newest attractions in the recent years and is quite popular! There is no admission price and plenty to do whether you are a shopper, a diner, or a people watcher! Enjoy the rocking chairs that surround the fountain show in […]
* Titanic Museum Kids Noon Years Eve *
Mypigeonforge.com writes: The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN invites you to Ring in the New Year at our First Ever Kids’ “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration! Don’t forget the PJ’s!
This year, kids can ring-in the New Year ahead of time at their very own “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN on Sunday, December 31st, announces the Museum Attraction’s co-owner, Mary Kellogg-Joslyn.
“This rockin’ New Years Noon event will be a kid’s version of a grown-up’s midnight bash, complete with a Titanic Museum Tour, a visit with our own Alice in Wonderland and Mad Hatter character, PLUS a countdown to an exciting Noon Year Balloon Drop,” explains Kellogg Joslyn.
See this information at http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/titanic-museum-kids-noon-years-eve/.
* New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry *
Mypigeonforge.com writes: Ring in the New Year at one of the most anticipated annual events in Pigeon Forge. The New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a spectacular showcase of talent and entertainment. The Smoky Mountain Opry goes all out with stunning set designs, pyrotechnics, laser lighting and other special effects to wow the audience. Not to mention, an incredibly talented cast that includes singers, comedians, dancers, aerialists, magicians and ice skaters!
The holiday show begins with a performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™ at 8 pm. At midnight, watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square on the big screen. And the night doesn’t end there. See the biggest midnight balloon drop in the area, party the night away with the Smoky Mountain Opry cast and dance to a live show band.
See this information on http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/new-years-eve-show-at-the-smoky-mountain-opry/.
* The Island’s New Year’s Eve Celebration *
MyPigeonforge.com writes: Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun! Live music & plenty of family fun, plus attractions!!
And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island! The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun!
See this information on http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/new-years-eve-at-the-island/.
* New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show *
Gatlinburg.com writes: Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2018 in unique style with its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Sunday night, December 31.
Nearly 50,000 people will gather around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Sunday night, December 31 to ring in the New Year. At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2018, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee. The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display.
See this information on https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/new-years-eve-ball-drop-and-fireworks-show/.
We hope you get to enjoy these events and more during the last few days of 2017.
Like the name says, here’s a quick tour through Dollywood in the Christmas season at night. Video footage by Ge’ne L. Kea and the music used is a public domain recording from Jon Sayle.