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Oktoberfest Confirmed For 2020

Oktoberfest Confirmed For 2020

With the unpredictability of which Smoky Mountain Autumn season events will go on and which ones will be postponed until next year, we have the good fortune to announce that Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg, one of our very favorite special events in Gatlinburg just 20…

Important Smoky Mountain Travel News – May 9th

Important Smoky Mountain Travel News – May 9th

As the state of Tennessee is beginning its first stages of re-opening tourism and general business, much is going in during this initial transition: some places have opened, some places are beginning to re-open and some places will not be opening for a bit. Additionally,…

Smoky Mountain Spring Picture Gallery 2020

Smoky Mountain Spring Picture Gallery 2020

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Mypigeonforge.com has posted information on this year’s Festival of Nations at Dollywood that will begin on March 14th for 2020, and we want to re-post and share that information here. Take a look: “Dollywood welcomes the world during Festival of Nations, a fascinating multi-cultural celebration…

Where To See Snow in the Smokies

Where To See Snow in the Smokies

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, either here in the Smokies with us or where you call home. Now we enter the second half of Winterfest in the Smokies and what can effectively be considered the quietest season on the calendar.…

Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Sports Scene

Ober Gatlinburg’s Winter Sports Scene

By now, you likely know that Ober Gatlinburg becomes a center of Winter season excitement for its sledding, snowboarding and snow tubing accommodations. If not, this is a great time to introduce you to what they can offer.

Rather than a long article as usual, we’ll let these videos do the talking for us:

See more on Ober Gatlinburg at www.obergatlinburg.com.

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2019

Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving 2019

The following is a list of restaurants that will be open tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day for 2019.   Alamo Steakhouse (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge) Hours of Holiday Operation: 4:00PM – 9:00PM Address: 705 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, 37738 3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 Website: https://www.alamosteakhouse.com/  …

Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

One of the biggest and most significant new things to come into Gatlinburg in the last few years has been the Anakeesta Theme Park Village in the highlands overlooking the city. We now have two attractions you can spend a few hours at that you…

Carver’s Orchards Near Cosby Hollow

Carver’s Orchards Near Cosby Hollow

It’s been a hot minute or two since we last talked about one of Cosby’s most noteworthy community items – the most famous apple orchard in East Tennessee with Carver’s Orchards and Applehouse on Cosby Highway.

Carver’s has been in business and growing the best apples in the state for almost 80 years (!). The property and vegetation lot used to be a cornfield when Kyle Carver decided to set up apple trees nearby, presumably to add some variation to the field. That one decision has lead to several generations worth of history for the iconic orchard and today they have more than 40,000 trees growing more than 100 varieties of apples.

Smokymountains.com offers more information:

“Carver’s Orchard and Applehouse Restaurant is the quintessential fall family activity. Before you head over to Carver’s, a bit of perspective is important. This is a small, family run business that has a general store with snack bar, orchards, and restaurant.You can experience one or all of these offerings. From the main road, you can’t miss the flashing lights and pink signs leading your vehicle to this place.

When you enter the country store, there is zero-doubt that apples are the main event. The whole right-side of the store is filled with bushels of apples, apple jams, apple jellies, and even full of charts on how to select apples that are perfect for any use. At the front of the store, there is a great selection of cold-pressed apple ciders that are simply to die for.

The orchard store also features all kinds of canned goods – from relish to jam – as well as Appalachian specialties like apple butter, candies, lye soap, and fried pies. They also have a great assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, ready to take home.

Applehouse Restaurant is known for its old-school Southern cooking and apple-related dishes. Stray too far away from those staples and you may not be as happy with your meal as you would like. Fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, catfish, and all things apple-related are what they’re famous for – and for good reason. The restaurant has spent decades perfecting truly Southern dishes, refining them. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a person to stop in for dinner and decide to return the next morning for breakfast.

There are a couple of things you can expect upon entering the restaurant. The first is to be greeted by friendly staff. Second, once seated, you will be brought a basket of apple fritters served with apple butter and a round of fresh apple cider. Nibble away on those fritters as you decide what else you would like to eat.”

Carver’s is such an old-school Tennessee country experience that they, at this time of writing, do not even have a solid web presence – no website and a Facebook page that hasn’t been updated since 2010. As it is, the above information and the article it came from serve as the best online information for Carver’s Orchard. We also recommend visiting the TripAdvisor link for Carver’s Orchard that is provided below.

Smokymountains.com full article listing can be found at https://smokymountains.com/gatlinburg/restaurants/carvers-orchard-applehouse-restaurant/. Carver’s Orchard’s TripAdvisor listing can be found at https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g54976-d619997-Reviews-Carver_s_Orchard_Applehouse_Restaurant-Cosby_Tennessee.html.

Go visit them!