Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Stay at Berry Springs Lodge was the most wonderfull experience that anyone could ask for

The entire staff of Berry Springs Lodge were always willing to exceed your expections. in every possible way. The food was always prepared to suit your personal needs and/or likes. It was just delicious! Our four night stay there was the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation we have ever experienced. We will definitely recommend it to all of our friends and family. We are already making plans for our next getaway to Berry Springs! Nov 30, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

stayed complaints

We had a small reunion of friends. Berry Springs made this year's experience one of our best.. Not only a great place, but Patrick and Sue went the extra mile to help us do whatever we wanted to enjoy our reunion. We will return.

Bluffton, SC

Nov 15, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gatlinburg Winter Magic

Listed as one of winter's “Top 20 Events” by the Southeast Tourism Society, Gatlinburg’s four-month Winterfest Celebration transforms the mountain resort town of Gatlinburg into a spectacular winter wonderland from November through February.

A holiday craft show, Christmas parade, Winter Magic Tunes & Tales, and the popular New Year's Ball Drop combine with millions of LED lighting displays and attractions to make Winterfest an activity filled season in Gatlinburg.

November 4, 2009 - February 28, 2010

Trolley Ride of Lights

Enjoy a guided trolley ride of the spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Enjoy a guided trolley ride of Gatlinburg's spectacular Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure from Mass Transit/Trolley Center at Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. Tours leave nightly at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. beginning November 4 except on December 4, 24, 25 & 31, and run each Saturday during January.   
Call 865/436-0535 beginning October 15 for reservations.
 November 4, 2009 - January 30, 2010

New Year's Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks

Gatlinburg welcomes the arrival of 2010 with a street party that begins around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. An estimated crowd of 40,000 revelers gather in the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. At the stroke of midnight, the sky will light up with a fireworks and music show. The event is free to the public and features music and party favors. 

December 31

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Soak Up Gatlinburg’s 34th Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, Presented by Land O’ Lakes Half & Half

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smokies Superintendent Dale Ditmanson will serve as Grand Marshal of Gatlinburg’s 34th annual Fantasy of Light Christmas Parade on Friday, December 4.
Classic motor cars and period dancing routines will salute the Smokies’ anniversary at the lead of the parade, which is sponsored by Land O’ Lakes Half & Half.

December 4

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit or call (800) 568-4748.

November 30 - December 6

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Nutcracker "Sweet"

Presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GSE) Call (865) 680-7369 for information and reservations.
November 27 - 28

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales

Gatlinburg Winter Magic from Elfdom 

The magic of the holiday season comes to life when award winning designer DeWayne Kirchner’s Whimsical Elves enchant the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg for eight fanciful nights of live Winter Magic Tunes & Tales entertainment.
 Each Friday and Saturday night starting on November 27 the main street of the City transforms to an enchanted stage with singing, dancing and storytelling performed by brightly-dressed, immaculate Elves from the Land of Elfdom created especially for the sidewalks of Gatlinburg.
Children of all ages can meet as many as 20 charming and affable characters hailing from such locales as Jolly Town, Cinnamon City, Gum Drop Lake, the Nutwood Forest and the Village of Belldom, including distinct personalities like Jilly Bean, Cinny Mon, Jingle R. Bell, Holly Berry, Mayor Wally Nutt and Professor Tant E. Baum.
The Elfdom cast will thrill the gathering crowd with classical Christmas songs, amusing and mesmerizing tales of life in Elfdom, and extraordinary dancing numbers, adding to the spirit of the holiday season in downtown Gatlinburg.
The performances are free to the public. All that’s missing is your presence as Gatlinburg presents it’s third annual Winter Magic Tunes & Tales program.

November 27 - December 20

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Festival of Christmas Past

2009 will mark the 34th annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration, to be held Saturday, December 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sugarlands Visitor Center. The event, sponsored in cooperation with Great Smoky Mountains Association, is free to the public. The popular event is a celebration of Christmas and winter in the Smokies. Around Christmas time, people gathered in churches, homes, and schools, and many of them celebrated the holiday through music, storytelling, and crafts. The Festival of Christmas Past lets us pause and remember some of these traditions. The festival will include old-time mountain music and Old Harp singing, as well as demonstrations of traditional domestic skills such as the basketmaking, quilting, spinning, and apple butter making. Call (865)436-1291 for details.

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public  at the Sugarlands Visitor Center

Pampered, nothing left undone

After searching the internet for a B&B in the Smokies, we decided to try a stay at Berry Springs Lodge. What a treat! This bed and breakfast is definitely worth a visit. We have stayed at several B&B's and can say we would most certainly make a repeat visit. The hosts have thought of everything and are the most hospitable innkeepers we have ever had! At every turn they have done just "one more thing" to make your stay enjoyable. Although we had inclement weather during our stay, which meant we could not take advantage of the amenities on the property, the view alone was worth it. Pictures on the internet don't do it justice. The rooms were spacious and clean (thanks to the excellent housekeeping!) and very comfortable. The common areas and breakfast room were delightful, and breakfast was a real treat! Also, there are snacks and drinks available all day, which we have never encountered at any other B&B we've stayed at, and there is a nightly dessert each evening! If you want to experience a bed and breakfast inn and have never tried one, this would be a great first experience. You can't go wrong with Berry Springs Lodge!

Nov 5, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Incredible Hospitality

Nothing was left to chance at the Berry Springs Lodge. From the moment we arrived, our every need was taken care of . The breakfasts were wonderful and the nighttime homemade deserts were an added bonus. The view from our balcony was nothing short of spectacular. In short, our stay at Berry Springs Lodge exceeded our expectations.

Nov 2, 2009

I have to go back

I recommend this place very highly. They took care of the smallest detail in making the lodge a perfect place to rest and relax. The food is great. The service is great. Patrick will even recommend the best ways to get around the area. Patrick is very hospitable. He makes you feel very comfortable. If you are making your plans to visit the Smokies, this is the place to be.

Houston, Texas

Nov 1, 2009