Friday, April 29, 2011

26th Annual Spring Dolly Parton Homecoming Parade

May 6th at 6:00pm on the parkway in Pigeon Forge! Dolly will be on the first float! It begins at traffic light number 6 and goes north on the parkway and ends at traffic light number 3. So all you Dolly Parton fans come see her in person! There will be over 100 Floats this year! A great way to spend a nice Sunny afternoon!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sevierville 2011 Blooming BBQ & Bluegrass

Blooming BBQ & Bluegrass will be held in downtown Sevierville on Friday May 20 from 5pm-10pm and Saturday May 21 from 9am -10pm If you are looking for great food and entertainment then this is where it can be found! We still have accomodations available for this event... or give us a call at 865-908-7935 We look forward to your visit to our area!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars Recipe

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars Recipe: 20 Min Prep time and 18-20 Min Cook time
Pre-heat oven to 375 Grease 13x9inch pan
4 onces (1stick) butter softened
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
...1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 12oz package semisweet choc chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts

1) Beat together butter, peanut butter, and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy
2)Beat egg, water, and vanilla into butter mixture
3)gether flour, baking soda, baking powder. At low speed, beat flour mixture into peanut butter mixture. Stir in half the chocolate chips
4)Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until brown and a toothpick inmserted in the center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes.
6) Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top and return to the oven until they have melted Approx 1 minute.
7) spread evenly over cookie base and top with nuts.
8) Let cool completely and cut into 24 bars.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunrise Quick Bread

Sue's Recipes
Sunrise Quick Bread


Preheat oven 350 degrees and grease loaf pan


 2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

Add in:

2 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup coconut

Set aside and beat together:

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegtable oil

3/4 cup applesauce

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 medium apple chopped small (peeled)

Mix all together and put in greased pan.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes then remove and cool completely.

Wrap in plastic wrap and  leave in refrigerator over night and enjoy the next day.

Spring Newsletter 2011

Beautifil tree blooming in front of the lodge

Spring has finally Sprung!
Happy Spring from Berry Springs Lodge

Bear Bench Made by P.J and TracyThe beginning of spring began with a little rain, thunderstorms, and a lot of sunshine for it to be so early in the spring season this year! After the cold snowy winter we were ready for sunshine! Things are beginning to bloom and the grass is turning bright green and we look so forward to the Saturday evening bon fires eating smores and visiting with everyone! Spring is definitely in the air! As you all can tell from the list of things going on in our area that we are gearing up for aMaking Smores around the Campfire busy and exciting season! We are running our Back to Nature special now through May 31st! All you have to do is bring a flower, plant, rock or anything from nature to receive $40.00 off per night! We replant all the plants and flowers given to us and so when you visit on your next trip you will Beautiful Spring Flowersprobably see the one you brought planted somewhere around the grounds! We appreciate your participation in making our environment look beautiful!
There is so much going on in the area to share with you... We have the Festival of Nations at Dollywood and they will be here until May 2nd. We feel that is a definate must see!  

Festival of Nations at DollywoodLooking forward to ten more! Hope to see you all soon.

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          "Home Improvements"

 As you all know spring give us opportunity to get out and start sImprovements being made around the ponds a new Rock Gardenprucing things up outside.  If you remember last year we cleaned up the area around the dam. We  are now making a little garden area with plants, flowers, rocks, etc.  P.J. is getting the trellis all painted up to go in front of the area. This will give guests another option for wedding ceremonies on property.  Especially if they have bigger groups. With the lower pavilion, the large field and parking this will be a nice place for weddings.  
  I am anxious for mom and dad to return so we can get started on cutting the new road up to the other ridge on the property.  We could start now but I want dad to help me layout the road so I don't mess it up and put it in the wrong place.  Not that I ever mess anything up!!

Again thank you for your help and spreading the word. 



What's Special in 2011?

 We are offering different specials throughout the year.   This Spring we are bringing back the "Spring Back to Nature" promotion that we did a couple Guests taking a nice Canoe ride on one of the ponds here at the lodgeyears back.  In the Summer you will have a chance to stay longer and save with our "Summer Extended Stay" special.  In the fall we are offering a $20.  off a night special when you bring a DVD.  We need some  newer titles for the guest movieSigns pointing you in the right direction for fishing and hiking during your visit with us library.  Christmas we will have two specials.  The first one will be in the beginning of the month.  It is the "Toys for Children" promotion and the end of December we are going to do a "Christmas DVD" special.  Just like the fall DVD special but you can bring a Christmas movie. The 2 ponds for fishing and taking out the Canoe on a nice Spring day

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Gatlinburg Ribfest 2011

Gatlinburgs Ribfest, Entertainment, Fundraiser, Food & Fun

Enjoy the area’s best ribs and wings as well as live entertainment during Gatlinburg’s Ribfest & Wings on Thursday, April 28. One admission price allows sampling until the ribs and wings run out as the Parkway transforms into a Street Fair. 

The popular ninth annual festival will feature musical entertainment, food sampling from 5 to 8 p.m. and loads of atmosphere on the Parkway between Traffic Light 6 and Riverside Motor Lodge/Reagan Terrace Mall.

Come out and enjoy live entertainment, hot wing eating contests and ice cream eating contests, each promising a wonderfully good time!

A portion of the proceeds benefit Gatlinburg Hospitality Association’s educational scholarship fund.