Sunday, May 24, 2015

Dollywood's Great American Summer Pigeon Forge

 Dollywood’s Great American Summer

- 8/2/2015

During this new event Dollywood's operating hours will be 10 AM to 10 PM daily. Every day will begin with a live performance of the Star Spangled Banner and the nights will conclude with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza entitled, Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors. During this event you can experience the park rides like never before! Feel the thrills of riding the Wild Eagle, Thunderhead, Mystery Mine, Tennessee Tornado and the all new FireChaser Express under the light of the moon.

Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors

Don’t miss Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a spectacular nightly fireworks display across the sky above Dollywood.

Synchronized to music, each evening June 13 - Aug. 2 features Paint Your Dreams across the Sky, an inspiring musical crescendo written specifically for the occasion by Dolly, along with other songs that underscore this colorful summertime celebration!
Guests can enjoy the best viewing areas near:
  • Timber Canyon/Wilderness Pass
  • Country Fair in front of Grandstand Cafe
  • Adventures In Imagination between Dolly’s Closet and Dreamsong Theater
  • The Front Gate in front of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame

Interested in an exclusive fireworks experience?   Enjoy our unique Premium Fireworks Experience for only $15 per person. This offer includes:
  • Premium seating located at SkyZip
  • Popcorn and a bottled drink
Seating begins at 9 p.m. with Dolly's Nights of Many Colors beginning at 9:30 p.m. Take advantage of this special offer and reserve your seats today!

 Make plans to visit with us and Dollywood during this special event! Summer is the perfect time to come visit!  One good thing about staying with here at the Lodge the fireworks show can be seen right from our front porch nightly! So call or visit our website and make your reservations today! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Synchronous Fireflies Event at Elkmont 2015

Synchronous Fireflies Event at Elkmont 

If you have never witnessed this special event it is a must see!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for the firefly viewing event in Elkmont. The ticketed event will take place from Tuesday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 9. The online ticketing system, operated through, will again provide visitors with guaranteed parking passes for Sugarlands Visitor Center where ticket-holders will park for reserved shuttle service to Elkmont.

Every year in late May or early June, thousands of visitors gather near the popular Elkmont Campground to observe the naturally occurring phenomenon of Photinus carolinus, a firefly species that flashes synchronously. Access to the viewing area during the 8-days of predicted peak activity is provided through a shuttle service beginning at Sugarlands Visitor Center. All visitors wishing to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont must have a parking pass.
The parking pass covers a maximum of 6 persons in a single passenger vehicle (less than 19 feet in length). Four passes for oversize vehicles, like a mini bus (19 to 30 feet in length and up to 24 persons), will also be available. Each reservation costs $1.50. Parking passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and good only for the date issued. There is a limit of one parking pass per household per season. 

The number of passes issued each day is based on the Sugarlands Visitor Center parking lot capacity. Passes will be issued with staggered arrival times in order to relieve congestion in the parking lot and for boarding the shuttles. The shuttle buses, which are provided in partnership with the city of Gatlinburg, will begin picking up visitors from the Sugarlands Visitor Center RV/bus parking area at 7:00 p.m.The cost will be $1.00 round trip per person, as in previous years, and collected when boarding the shuttle.   

The shuttle service is the only transportation mode for visitor access during this period, except for registered campers staying at the Elkmont Campground. Visitors are not allowed to walk the Elkmont entrance road due to safety concerns. 

The parking passes will be available online for sale beginning at 10:00 a.m.on Thursday, April 30. The park will hold back 85 passes for each day to accommodate individuals who did not learn of the need to pre purchase tickets. These 85 passes will go on sale online at 10:00 a.m.the day before the event and will be available until 3:30 p.m.on the day of the event or until the passes are all reserved. 

You have to reserve early if you want to witness this amazing event! Call today to reserve your parking pass! You will be very happy you did! Hope to see you very soon!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sevierville Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Spring Kick Off 2015

  Friday May 15th from 5pm to 10pm
  Saturday, May 16th from 9am to 10pm 


Sevierville's Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of the state of Tennessee and is coordinated by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. 

Some of the highlights this year will be...
The legendary bluegrass Steep Canyon Rangers will be performing! 
 Festival Entertainment Schedule 2015
  • Friday, May 15, 2015
  • 5:00p.m. – Dixieghost
  • 6:00p.m. – Jimbo Whaley
  • 7:00p.m. – Darrell Webb Band
  • 8:00p.m. – Lonesome River Band

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Noon      – Fiddlin' Carson Peters
  • 1:00p.m. – Mountain Ruckus - presented by Dixie Stampede
  • 2:00p.m. – Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys
  • 3:00p.m. – Flatt Lonesome
  • 4:00p.m. – Sierra Hull
  • 5:00p.m. – Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys
  • 6:00p.m. – Flatt Lonesome
  • 7:00p.m. – Sierra Hull
  • 8:00p.m. – Steep Canyon Rangers


  • Friday, May 15
  • 5:00p.m. - Kevin Griffin
  • 6:40p.m. - Logan Murrell

  • Saturday, May 16
  • 11:00a.m. - TBA
  • 12:40p.m. - January Gray
  •   2:20p.m. - Kevin Griffin
  •   4:00p.m. - Logan Murrell
  •   6:00p.m. - The Reunited
Meet the 2014 Winners of the cook off! 
"Montley Que Crew"

To sum it all up there is so much delicious foot stomping fun going on this weekend you do not want to miss a minute of it! Come help Sevierville kick off Spring in this fun filled event!
We hope you can come join us! Call and reserve your room today for this special weekend event! You will be glad you did! As always we wish you were here!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free Parkway Trolley in Gatlinburg

June 13 - August 15
Free Trolley Ride
Visitors to Gatlinburg have an additional means to explore the Parkway via this shuttle route which is free for the summer.
It will be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg when the City begins offering free Trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 13 through August 15. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway. 
 50 miles of Trolley routes.
Approximately 800,000 patrons use Gatlinburg’s Trolleys annually, making it the fifth-largest Mass Transit System in the state. It originated in 1980 with only six Trolleys, but the fleet has grown to 20-plus Trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles of Trolley routes.

All Gatlinburg Trolleys are handicap accessible.

You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just $2 a day with unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green Trolley routes. The $2 Pass is sold at City Welcome Centers as well as at City Hall and the Mass Transit Center, plus numerous Gatlinburg lodging facilities.

To watch a video about Gatlinburg’s Mass Transit System or view the current location of Trolleys, or for additional information,
visit Click on the GPS Trolley locator and a City map will appear pinpointing Trolleys in service. The box color indicates the Trolley route color.

 This is a fantastic addition Gatlinburg added a few years ago and it was such a big hit they continue to improve it!
Another reason to come visit Gatlinburg and the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains for your vacation destination!
 If you have never visited our beautiful area this is a great incentive to come see us very soon!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gatlinburg Bush Brothers Beans and Cornbread Blast 2015

May14, 2015
This outdoor Beans n' Cornbread Festival in the streets of Gatlinburg that draws hundreds of visitors every year features a beans and cornbread cook off. Locals and visitors alike can enter their own recipe for a chance to win the honor of being the best chef of vittles in all the Smokies!

Registration and entry into the competition begins at 1 PM on May, 14th and costs $10 per team. The competition begins from 3 to 5 pm and winners being announced at 7:15.

 This street festival in Gatlinburg will also have plenty of rousing Smoky Mountain music, games, and of course, plenty of beans and cornbread. This festive event is sponsored by Tennessee's own Bush Brothers and makes an excellent opportunity to celebrate the traditional fare of East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains.
Make plans now to come visit us and go to this delicious event! 
This festive event is sponsored by Tennessee's own Bush Brothers Company.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dolly's 2015 Homecoming Parade Pigeon Forge

May 1, 2015

The Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 2015 kicks off Pigeon Forge Spring fest. Dolly Parton herself as grand marshal will be leading the celebration at 6:00 pm.
The Dolly Parade will begin on River Road near traffic light #7 and will travel north along the Parkway ending at the Belz Factory Outlet World at traffic light #3. All visitors who come to the parade will get a real taste of the entertainment that can be found all year in Pigeon Forge. Every year for the last 25 years Dolly has been holding her annual Homecoming Parade. 

This event puts Spring fest into full swing. The parade usually draws Dolly lovers and spectators from all over the world. It is fun and it is free, and you get to see Dolly herself. It is so much fun to see what parade float and outfit she will come up with next.

In 1986, Dolly Parton joined the Hershend brothers in owning Silver Dollar City. She also shared her name with the theme park and from the opening day in 1986 forward, it became known as the now famous Dollywood.

Now Tennessee’s most-visited tourist attraction, Dollywood ranks in the top fifty most attended theme parks in the world and has now doubled in size. Covering over 100 acres, with several new areas and many more attractions, this theme park draws over two million visitors per year to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! Though Dollywood has expanded and changed ownership, it continues to offer family values and several old-fashioned time periods. Its friendly workers strive to help visitors create “Memories Worth Repeating”.
Make your plans now to attend this special event and you will find there is something for everyone in our beautiful Smoky Mountain vacation destination! 
We hope to see you soon! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Rod Run Pigeon Forge 2015

April 17 & 18

If you have never visited during the special event that we have year after year then we have to tell you a little about it.
This is a very high traffic weekend and some people that are not expecting it could become frustrated due to the high volume of heavy traffic throughout town.

People from all over the world come to this special event to enjoy the beauty of the old model cars. Just about every make, model, and color of every muscle car made can be found at this Pigeon Forge car show. Vendors are also setup selling hard-to-find parts and accessories for classic hot rods as well.You can also win big prizes for entering your own muscle car in the event.

If you would like to participate and register your vehicle in the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run, you can visit the links below to get to the official website and entry form for this Pigeon Forge car show. However, if you just want to cruise your car into town and get in the mix without winning prizes and then head to town and get in the mix of things. Many people do this and you can even sale your muscle car by placing signs in their windshield, there are thousands of potential buyers walking by each day! If you are interested in entering your auto for this event click on the link below for details.
Entry form for 2015 Pigeon Forge Rod Run:
 If you love muscle cars then this is a perfect event for you! If it isn't your thing there is still plenty to do all around town. Although traffic will be busy Veterans boulevard  is still an easy road to get from point a to b without sitting in non moving traffic.

 If you are coming to relax then make your reservations with us and we will make sure you get plenty of rest & relaxation. Breakfast is always included and we offer a lunch basket for two and for dinner we offer a delicious dinner basket for two with your choice of steak, fish or chicken along with all the sides that also includes dessert so you never have to get in traffic.


Call us or visit our website today to make your reservations to attend this special event! We hope to see you very soon!