Saturday, June 15, 2019

Smoky Mountain 2019 New Summer Shows and Events

Just opened!  “NEW” Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show in Pigeon Forge!  Dolly Parton has done it again, and done it well! This show was launched in Myrtle Beach, SC and it did so well there, she has brought it home to Sevier County! The show is action packed, with lots of food for ya Matey’s ! Sue and I had the opportunity to see the new show and we loved it.  Of course the Stampede is also one of our favorites.  Just like the Stamped it keeps you entertained nonstop from beginning to end.  They have everything from Jugglers, acrobat artists, pirates, mermaids and even seals.  The dinner was very good as well.  More food than most can eat and tasty too!  We would definitely recommend it as a must see if you are in the area. 

Are you ready for this year’s Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales!  It is a good time to experience the walk-able town of Gatlinburg, TN. 2019 “Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and cloggers, portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Dates: June 21, 2019 till August 3, Daily performances will be from 6 p.m. to 11p.m."

July 4th Celebration: get back to childhood with  Gatlinburg’s River Raft Regatta .  Sorry sailor, Gatlinburg’s River Raft Regatta is not an actual “all hands on deck!” sailing regatta. People are not allowed aboard the tiny water craft. The fun is in seeing whose floatable will make it to the finish line first. Registration begins at 10:00 am and the race starts 12:00 noon. The bridge at Christ in the Smokies on River Road is the starting point and the finish line is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  If you have something that will float, you can enter it in the race.

This year’s FANBOY EXPO is bigger and better - the weekend of July 12-14th at the Convention center.  About an hour drive from the Lodge is Knoxville, TN. This Comic Con is offering you a lot of options to meet and greet some of your favorite celebrities for times past and present…   Including Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers! Check out the list of celebrities here!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Dollywood's Barbeque & Bluegrass 2019

Dollywood Bluegrass & Barbeque

Dollywood Bluegrass & Barbeque in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee runs over the course of 17 days with FREE performances on different days by different bluegrass bands.
The 2019 Dollywood Bluegrass & Barbeque festival is set for May 24 – June 2.
Doyle Lawson and QuicksilverFriday, May 24Celebrity Theater
Sugar & The MintFriday, May 24Showstreet Palace Theater
Rhonda Vincent and The RageSaturday, May 25Celebrity Theater
Terry Baucom's Dukes of DriveSaturday, May 25Showstreet Palace Theater
Rhonda Vincent and The RageSunday, May 26Celebrity Theater
Summer Brooke and Mountain FaithSunday, May 26Showstreet Palace Theater
Dailey and VincentMonday, May 27Celebrity Theater
Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperMonday, May 27Showstreet Palace Theater
Dailey and VincentTuesday, May 28Celebrity Theater
Lonesome River BandTuesday, May 28Showstreet Palace Theater
The GrascalsWednesday, May 29Celebrity Theater
The Little Roy and Lizzie ShowWednesday, May 29Showstreet Palace Theater
Sister SadieThursday, May 30Celebrity Theater
Chris Jones and The Night DriversThursday, May 30Showstreet Palace Theater
Flatt LonesomeFriday, May 31Celebrity Theater
Lorraine Jordan and Carolina RoadFriday, May 31Showstreet Palace Theater
Joe Mullins and The Radio RamblersSaturday, June 01Celebrity Theater
The Kenny and Amanda Smith BandSaturday, June 01Showstreet Palace Theater
Blue HighwaySunday, June 02Celebrity Theater
Volume FiveSunday, June 02Showstreet Palace Theater

For more information visit Festival Website.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Springtime in the Smoky Mountains

Guests of the lodge just love our new fire pit, located next to our outdoor kitchen! Lots of folks utilizing both spaces to entertain new and old friends during an evening sunset!  We do offer lunch, dinner and S’mores packages for your stay - please inquire about it for your next visit here. As you know it is very peaceful here on the Mountain, yet we are so close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, why would you stay anywhere else?

Looking for something different? Look to Gatlinburg, May-17-2019 thru May-27-2019 and enjoy a traditional German celebration to welcome spring! Ober Gatlinburg to host Mayfest 2019  You can see displays of history, culture, and the Maypole dance. Celebrates spring with a beer Olympics, a 5K hike, children's activities, local artisans, and live music. Children can enjoy bounce houses, games, face painting, and crafts while
adults can enjoy art displays and refreshments provided by Shulz Brau Biergarten!

How about bringing home a little Tennessee with you, so you can live in your own Log Cabin?  Are you interested a log home and have questions, come visit us in early June! Bring your ideas and questions to the Log and Timber Home Show Fri. Jun 7 to  Sun. Jun 9 located here in Sevierville, Tennessee. At a Log and Timber Home Show you can meet with builders, log and timber home companies face to face to ask questions, even attend Log and Timber Home University

Celebrate spring and summer here, at your favorite Bed and Breakfast. You can find us on the web , on TripAdvisor - where we have been rewarded with the Certificate of Excellence, or in the Select Registry Directory, located on page 283.
As always, it’s our pleasure to serve you, come see us again, soon!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spring Events in the Smoky Mountains

Spring thunderstorms come and go washing away the pollen for a day to give spring flowers that extra push they need to bloom. The weather is warming up nicely, with temps hitting the upper 70’s already – before Easter!  Wild turkeys, deer, colorful songbirds and even some late night raccoons are coming by the lodge this spring!

This spring we are meeting more and more new guests as we sit by our new fire pit! So cozy to sit and watch the sunset with a crackling fire, and listen to nature. We offer campfire s’mores as an add on to anyone’s stay, and they’re already most often requested to this year’s bookings. We also have many return guests coming back to enjoy the serenity this vacation spot offers. We’re glad we could make your trip memorable.

Coming April 17-20 is the Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show – Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. To “Do the Loop” visit, for information.

April 24-27 is The 69th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage, which dates back to 1951, offers over 150 programs including an array of instructional walks and guided hiking tours tailored to meet individual walking skills and ability, along with demonstrations, motorcades, lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors .  These tours showcase the abundant varieties of wildflowers, plants, ferns, mosses, trees and shrubs, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians, all native to the Great Smoky Mountains. Please visit their official Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage website,  or call (865) 436-7318 ext. 222 for more information, or to register.

Love good BBQ and Bluegrass? Bloomin BBQ & BluegrassFestival  - May 17th and 18th is your weekend to visit! Come to the home of Dolly Parton= Sevierville TN.  “More than forty of the nation's top BBQ cook teams will be on hand for the Bush's Best Tennessee State Championship Cook Off. Other event highlights include The Mountain Soul Vocal Competition honoring the songwriting of Dolly Parton, The Late Night Jam, and The People's Choice Tasting Contest (ticketed) which lets the public sample and vote for their favorite pulled pork.  Free admission.  Free concerts.”

If you’d like to elope here in the Smokies, we have packages that will take the hassle out of wedding planning, and give you more time to focus on fun. At Berry Springs Lodge, we have different wedding packages, complete with a minister to perform the ceremony, 33 acres of mountain views, overnight stay in a suite with sunrise and sunset view, whirlpool tub perfect for two, a private balcony, professional photographer, wedding cake for two, and online gallery to share with family and friends.  Interested in less hassle - y’all can book with us!

Lots to see and do here! We have become home to couples, family reunions or groups looking for a great, relaxing place to get together. We’re easy to find and close to numerous area attractions. Motorcycle friendly, you’ll love the winding roads! Our accommodations are clean, secure, private, friendly, and welcoming. We have walking trails, mountain bikes, canoes, fishing, horseshoes, and croquet, or relax under a shade tree in a hammock with a book. Complimentary breakfast, and decadent deserts every day. Our friendly staff is always here to help you, call us today to plan your stay. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Here at Berry Springs Lodge, we are all ready to SPRING FORWARD. The recent rains have given way to green grass, blooms on our daffodils, and buds on the trees. Cooler temps at night, yet it warms up nicely during the day. Come stay with us this spring, where you’ll be treated to a free breakfast, freshly prepared by a new addition to our family. Patrick and Sue welcome Kate to the lodge. Come, stay, meet her, she’s always whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, duplicating or Berry Springs (Sue’s) recipes, or starting a cozy wood fire in the living room for the guests to enjoy.  We love catering to our guests, and to better provide for you, we’ve brought Amy on board to assist Melissa in housekeeping.
Image result for festival of nations 2019Spring time also has us looking forward to DOLLYWOOD opening! So close by, you can’t miss visiting a local favorite. Opening weekend features the Festival of Nations. The park is beautifully decorated to represent diversity in culture, country or territory. Dollywoodis also set for a very large expansion in 2019, including new rides, attractions and PIRATES VOYAGE dinner and show, which has been proven very successful in Myrtle Beach S.C. Best time to visit this theme park is March 16th- April 14th, during the Festival of Nations. Bring your dancing shoes, and your appetite! You may even get to see Dolly Parton herself!
Other area things to do include hiking, drive the Great Smoky Mountains, local winery’s, moonshine tastings, or kick back and enjoy a stage show at the Smoky Mountain Opry, Wonders of Magic show, or Dolly Parton’s STAMPEDE. 
Image result for wonders of magicAt the end of your day, we’ll be here at the Lodge, making something sweet for your evening snack. With breathtaking mountain views at the lodge, your room will be waiting for you with your choice of hot tub, whirlpool bath, or in room fireplace. Our modern day lodge, complete with your own private bathroom, is even more updated! Your room now has a 50” flat screen TV, with ROKU service. If you’re looking for a quiet home away from it all, check us out! We are quaint, cozy and charming, yet so close to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville Tennessee!
Wedding, birthday, or massage packages are available as an add-on to your stay! Call us today to book. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pigeon Forge 2018 Celebrate Freedom

August 1 - 31, 2018

During the month of August, we Celebrate Freedom!™ in Pigeon Forge as we say thank you to America’s military and first responders. Throughout August, participating businesses in Pigeon Forge offer discounts to active and veteran military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and other first responders.
Below is a list of a few place that will be honoring the discounts  just stop by the  Pigeon Forge Welcome Center (traffic light #0) and show your ID to receive the Celebrate Freedom benefits.

 Alamo Steakhouse 3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-908-9998 15% off lunch (11am-3pm).

Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que 2910 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-429-2200 20% off breakfast (8am-11am).

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria 3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-429-7171 15% off all day (11am-close).

Corky’s Ribs & BBQ 3584 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-453-7427 $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers. 

Flapjacks Pancake Cabin 2734 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-908-6115 $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers. 

Frizzle Chicken Pancake Coop 2785 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-774-7707 10% off total check.

Golden Corral 3610 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-453-1827 $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers. 

Huck Finn’s Catfish  3330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863  865-429-3353  Complimentary order of fried pickles appetizer.

Mad Dog’s Creamery 3048 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-774-5558 15% off all day.

Mama’s Farmhouse 208 Pickel Street, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-908-4646 15% off dinner (3pm-close)

Marco’s Pizza 2656 Parkway, Ste. 1, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-277-6361 20% off regular menu price (not valid for delivery orders).

Reagan's House of Pancakes  2820 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863  865-428-0652  20% off.

Reagan’s House of Pancakes 3516 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-453-4600 20% off.

Shoney's North 3164 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-453-1806  15% off all food and beverages for military personnel and veterans. 

Shoney’s South 3885 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-428-3440 15% off all food and beverages for military personnel and veterans. 

TGI Friday’s 2794 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-453-1750 $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers


The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel  131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863  865-286-0119  $7 Wheel admission per person for military member and immediate family (spouse and children living in household).

Ole Smoky Moonshine  131 The Island Drive, Ste. 9115, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-436-6995  15% off.

Outdoor Gravity Park 203 Sugar Hollow Road, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-366-2687 $17 per roll.

Titanic Museum Attraction  2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863  1-800-381-7670  Complimentary admission for all veterans, active duty military, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, and firefighters. Guest must show valid agency ID to qualify. All others in party, regular admission rates apply. Reservations are recommended. 1-800-381-7670, mention: ‘Celebrate Freedom 2018.’ Complimentary admission valid August 1-31, 2018 with agency ID only. 

WonderWorks 100 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-868-1800 $5 off All Access admission at WonderWorks indoor amusement park.


Comedy Barn  2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863  1-800-295-2844; 865-428-5222
 $5.00 off adult ticket price.

Country Tonite Theatre 129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-453-2003  Half price tickets to Country Tonite show. Valid for all adults in party. *Not valid for special concerts.

The Grand Majestic Theater 2330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-774-7777 Buy one show or dinner show – get one free with proper ID. 

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud 119 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 1-800-985-5494; 865-908-7469 $5.00 off adult ticket price.

Magic Beyond Belief 2046 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 1-800-768-1170; 865-428-7469 $5.00 off adult ticket price.

Smoky Mountain Opry 2046 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-428-7469  $5.00 off adult ticket price.


Angel’s Dolls, Toys & Gifts 2736 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-908-6688 20% off, except final sale items. 

Big Dog Sportswear 2850 Parkway, Ste. 1, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863  865-428-6832 “Heroes Discount” – 10% off any purchase.

Board & Brush 513 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-415-5659 $20.00 off a regular priced workshop (re. price $65.00). **Guest must email  for the coupon code before registering online.

Lid’l Dolly’s Factory Store 2870 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-429-4867 20% off – excludes clearance.  Patriot Peddler  131 Island Drive, Ste. 3103, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863       865-216-2359  10% off to all past and present U.S. military and first responders.

Puzzled on the Island  131 Island Drive, Ste. 4103, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863       865-366-1188  20% off all regular priced items. Unlimited with Military, Fire, Police or EMS ID.

Smoky Mountain Gourmet Popcorn 2530 Parkway, Ste. 25, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-428-6880 15% discount; may not be combined with other discount bands or coupons.

The Veterans Store 2850 Parkway, Ste. 23, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 865-428-1378 10% discount.


The Spa at RiverStone Resort 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN  37863 1-877-703-3220; 865-286-3400
 20% off spa services. Not valid with any other promotions or discounts. Must mention Celebrate Freedom discount.                        

 Please read carefully. Offers from participating businesses vary. Check with business for exact offer details. Discounts valid August 1 – 31, 2018 only, unless otherwise stated in offer. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 2018

June 22, 2018 - August 11, 2018

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s.

Gatlinburg will present the 13th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg June 22 through August 11, 2018.

“Gatlinburg is a town built for walking around. Tunes & Tales adds to the beauty for each visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings.  “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”

Each performer adds a special unique personality and performers  arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling.

If you have never taken a long walk up and down the parkway in the summer time you are missing out! Pack those bags and come for a visit! We will pamper you during your stay and then send you off on a magical journey back in time as you casually stroll the parkway in Gatlinburg and enjoy the story telling live music and street performers! You will not be disappointment and we are sure you will make this an every year event after you visit us in the sweet summer time! See you very soon!