Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tennessee 31 st annual Winter Special Olympics at Ober Gatlinburg


January 31, 2016 - February 2, 2016


Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

  Watch and cheer as Tennessee Special Olympics athletes compete for the gold and earn medals at their annual Winter Games two-day sports festival. Events include snow skiing, ice skating and snowboarding.

The 2016 State Winter Games will be held Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at Ober Gatlinburg. Competitions are held in Speed Skating, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding and the ability level of the athletes ranges from beginner to advanced.

This is the 31st year that Ober has hosted the event and we'd like to thank the Anders family, and all the folks at Ober for their continued support.
 Winter weekends is also a great time to visit us here at the Lodge. Cuddle up beside our cozy wood burning fireplace and relax the day away with your favorite sweetie or a good book!
Call us or visit our website to make plans to attend this winter event and catch up on some R & R while you are here! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

22nd Annual A Smoky Mountain Quiltfest 2016 Pigeon Forge

Mar. 15, 2016 — Mar. 19, 2016

Come see a landmark quilting 22nd annual event in Pigeon Forge, TN! The proud heritage of this craft is deeply interwoven in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, so it's no wonder that the annual A Mountain Quiltfest event will yet again draw hundreds of quilters to the LeConte center this year.

The heart of the event is a quilt show where quilts from across the country are submitted and compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. There is also a large vendor area with everything a quilter needs to perfect their art.

This 3-day event also features 60 classes for both experienced and rookie quilters alike. Registration for these courses is now open and they cost anywhere from $40 – $60. These courses cover everything from advanced techniques to antique quilt repair to beginners workshops.

Quilters who wish to submit quilts to the competition can do so on the official event website. For those interested, you can also have your quilt critiqued by a NQS certified judge. When event-goers aren't learning more about quilting, they can peruse the quilts on display and marvel at the skill and craftsmanship it takes to produce these beautiful works of art.

Please call us today 865-908-7935 or visit our website and reserve you stay today!  No better way to Spring in to Spring! This is a very special event you do not want to miss! Hope to see and hear from you very soon!



Monday, December 14, 2015

16th Annual SaddleUp Pigeon Forge 2016


- 2/21/2016
Join us as we celebrate the American West at the 16th Annual Saddle Up. We’ll bring you the finest in cowboy and cowgirl entertainers, a chuck wagon cook off, workshops and seminars, a cowboy dance, cowboy church and much more. Saddle Up is the place to be to let your cowboy spirit shine. Watch this page for updates and announcements.We’ll see you and your posse in Pigeon Forge, Feb. 17-21, 2016!
Event Description
In true cowboy spirit, the 16th Annual Saddle Up event will take place come wind, snow, rain or shine. Come join us for the stellar entertainment and the fun activities!
Tickets are on sale now for the 16th Annual Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge. We’ve rounded up some fine talent and hope you’ll join us Feb. 17-21, 2016, for all the outstanding cowboy entertainment and activities!
Tickets will also be available for purchase on site along with the Special Saddle Up Concert Pass that Includes all three concerts in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge – Greenbrier Hall. $60.36, tax inclusive ($65.85 value) limited to 100 tickets.

Here’s what you’ll see and hear during Saddle Up 2016:
2016 Agenda
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Patchwork of the Prairie: A Quilt Trunk Show - (Free) 
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cowboy Fun at Blairs Valley Ranch in Wears Valley - (Free) 
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Intimate Evening Dinner Concert 
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cowbucks Café 
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) 
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Western Dance Class - (Free) 
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intimate Evening Dinner Concert – R.W. Hampton 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intimate Evening Concert – Dave Stamey & Andy Neslon 
9:00 am - 10:00 am
NEW: Cooking Demonstration: Kent & Shannon Rollins: Red River Ranch Pottery House Café - (Free) 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stories & Strings 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saddle Up Concert 
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saddle Up Concert 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buckaroo Roundup - (Free) 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Lunch 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saddle Up Concert
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cowboy Dance 
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Chuck Wagon Breakfast 
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cowboy Church - (Free) 


 Tickets are now on sale! Click here to register.

Please visit our website or call us 865-908-7935 if you plan to attend this wonderful event! We have rooms available! Have a fun filled day on the ranch and come back and catch up on some rest and relaxation by the cozy fireplace! We hope to see you very soon! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gatlinburg's New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show 2016

 December 31, 2015

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2016 in unique style with its 28th 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 Thursday night, December 31.

At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2016, 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.  Free entertainment will begin at 10:00 pm near the Space Needle.

The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way with many restaurants and businesses offering celebration specials. For more information on New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg, call the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-588-1817.
 We hope you can come visit with us and celebrate the coming of the New Year 2016! We look forward to another amazing year with frequent visits from you! Hope to see you all again very soon!

Friday, December 4, 2015

New Years 2016 Celebration at The Island Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year at The Island

Dec. 31, 2015

 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! Music kicks off at 6PM with live music and plenty of fun attractions!! We’ll have face painting and kids activities all night.

And what’s a New Years Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks?? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island!

The Island

131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN
There are many reason to come visit with us this time of year and this is one of them! Hope to see you soon! 
Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Winter Magic Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales 2015

November 27-December 19th

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! 

 Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! 

he City of Gatlinburg spices up the holiday season with free weekend entertainment by presenting the Gatlinburg Winter Magic version of its Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales program live on the Parkway on Friday and Saturday nights between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

During Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the City magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays throughout town, featuring all LED bulbs. The length of the Parkway is lined by a forest of branches and scrolls, accentuating the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past years including animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, busy black bears, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children, toy soliders and a shiny rocking horse.

Come visit and take a step back in time when things were simpler and get in the true spirit of the Christmas Season! 

When you enter Sevierville all through out town over in to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg the entire town is twinkling with millions of spectacular light and the air is filled with the smells and sounds of the holiday season! 

Here at the Lodge you will find true Southern hospitality and the true joy of the Christmas Season! 

Patrick & Sue have taken great care in making sure the Lodge is warm and welcoming and you will feel right at home. 

Whether you want to snuggle by the cozy fire in our spacious living room or sit out on the back porch sipping a hot cup of coffee, apple cider or homemade hot cocoa. 

We have it all here and it is put together with love and care just for you! 
We hope to see you very soon!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pigeon Forge Yama Con 2015


- 12/6/2015
Yama-Con is coming to Pigeon Forge! This convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but will also feature other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more.  

 Registration fees range from $25-$75 and can be completed online at  Come celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku!

Smoky Mountain Convention Center

4010 Pakway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Local: 865-908-3015