Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Years Eve Celebration for 2015 at The Island Pigeon Forge

New Years Eve Pigeon Forge
Dec 31st

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 performances by Joe the Show and a showcase by The Live Rock n Roll Theater, followed by our headliners Fairview Union!! 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!  

We still have a few rooms available! Call us today or visit our website to reserve your stay with us and plan to attend this fun and Free event in Pigeon Forge! Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

New Years Eve Ball Drop for 2015 Gatlinburg

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

 Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th 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 Wednesday night, December 31.

At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2015, 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 Lafayette, Tennessee. The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas on Ice at Ober Gatlinburg 2014

Christmas on Ice

Enjoy the spirit of the season as local skaters display their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena.


December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014


Ober Gatlinburg Ice Rink
1339 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 


(800) 251-9202
Christmas on Ice Show
Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014 ~ 5:00 PM


The annual Christmas on Ice Show at the Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Arena features local amateur skaters performing ice skating routines to traditional Christmas music, choreographed by rink instructor Devon Harman

Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Gatlinburg's Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

December 5, 2014

The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 39th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m.

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Gatlinburg’s 39th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade travels through downtown Gatlinburg on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. to the cheers of more than 80,000 spectators.

Over 100 parade entries, over a dozen marching bands from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama, and giant balloons will take to the streets of downtown Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade earned the IFEA / Haas & Wilkerson Grand Pinnacle Award for excellence in events production in 2013 and 2009. 

The parade begins at Traffic Light #1A on Hwy 321 at 7:30 p.m. and ends about an hour-and-a-half later at Traffic Light #10.

Jamming sidewalks and balconies along the parade route, a large crowd will be able to soak up the illuminating glow of Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the City of Gatlinburg’s popular holiday lights program which has received a $1.6 million injection of new displays plus a 100-percent conversion to energy-efficient LED bulbs over the past few years.

 Christmas fills the air during this amazing event! We still have rooms available and would love to have you join us during this holiday season and feel the Christmas Spirit Southern style! A wonderful time to be had by all! Visit our website or call and reserve your room today and make plans to join us at the Parade! Hope to see you very soon!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

December 1, 2014 - December 7, 2014
 Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. 

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation's largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. 

The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests.

 There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you'll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.
December is the perfect time of year to visit our beautiful town! Visit our website or call us today and make plans to visit us and experience an old fashion Christmas event! You can pick up a unique gift for that hard to buy for person in your life! Hope to see you soon! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gatlinburg Nutcraker "Sweet" Production

 November 28, 2014 - November 29, 2014
Presented by the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium.

The holiday season is in full swing, and Gatlinburg has plenty of events for you to attend to join in on the spirit. During Thanksgiving weekend performers of all ages welcome people of all ages to the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre’s performance of the Nutcracker “Sweet”.

If you’re not familiar with the story of the Nutcracker ballet, it is based on a story written by E.T.A. Hoffman. It is about the magic of Christmas and a young girl’s dream of a Nutcracker Prince and a battle against a Mouse King coming to life. The music and choreography is incredibly enchanting. It’s definitely an experience you won’t forget, and it’s great for the whole family!

This is sure to put you in the Holiday Spirit! 
Please come join us during Thanksgiving weekend this year and make plans to see this wonderful performance! 

We still have rooms available for this weekend! So visit our website or call us and book your stay today! We look forward to spending the holidays with you! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Dining, Shopping & Relaxing in Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge 2014

Come spend Thanksgiving weekend with us this year for delicious food, shopping till you drop and a little Rest & Relaxation all rolled in to one amazing weekend! 
 For your convenience we have put together a list of restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving day! 
So start planning your visit with us and  your meal right here right now! 

Sevierville Restaurants Open

Applebee’s, Big Daddy's Pizza, Cracker Barrell, Golden Coral, Holston's Kitchen, Shoney's,
Steak N' Shake, TGI Friday's

Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open

Alamo Steakhouse, Cracker Barrell, Golden Coral, Geno's Pizza, Hard Rock Cafe, Iron Boar Saloon,
 J.T. Hannah's Kitchen, Mama's Farmhouse, Margaritaville, No Way Jose's Cantina, Old Mill Restaurant, Reagan's House of Pancakes, Shoney's, Smoky Mountain Brewery, TGI Friday's, Wood Grill Buffet

Gatlinburg Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

 Atrium Pancakes, Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que, Bog Daddy's Pizza, Blaine's Bar & Grill, Calhoun's, Johnny Rocket's, Loco Burro, No Way Jose's Cantina, Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge, Shoney's, TGI Friday's, The Park Grill, Three Jimmy's, Smoky Mountain Brewery

Now that takes care of the food how about the shopping!
Tanger Outlet Mall will open at midnight in Thanksgiving night to kick off the Christmas shopping season! Come stay with us and eat relax and then shop till you drop! 

Call or visit our website at www.berrysprings.com and book your Thanksgiving weekend with us! We look forward to your arrival! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival Pigeon Forge

- 1/3/2015 

Don't miss the five-time winner of America's Best Christmas Event, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana! Walk amid a winter wonderland of four million lights as you enjoy more than 20 rides and attractions for the entire family. Settle in for one of the park's holiday shows, including Dollywood's A Christmas Carol, Christmas in the Smokies and O' Holy Night before gathering around the table for a delicious holiday meal served at one of the park's many restaurants.

A five-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, Nov. 8 through Jan. 3, 2015, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances, including Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, an all-new adaptation of the Dickens classic. 

In A Dollywood Christmas Carol, the three spirits of Christmas visit stodgy Ebenezer Scrooge in this inspiring story of redemption told through song and story. The original musical adaptation entertains audiences with a 15-member cast, fully orchestrated musical tracks, Victorian scenery and period costuming. Familiar holiday favorites Christmas in the Smokies, An Appalachian Christmas, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, O’ Holy Night, Christmas with The Kingdom Heirs and Carol of the Trees return, too.

From the more than 20 rides and attractions and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures every essence of the holidays while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

We hope you can come visit our beautiful town during these special holiday celebrations! We have rooms available during this time so visit our website and make your plans to attend!
Hope to see you very soon!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pigeon Forge Salute to our Veterns Parade & 25th Annual Winterfest Kick-off

November 11th
Join us for our 25th Annual Winterfest Kickoff, immediately following the Salute to Veterans Parade at 4:30 p.m.

Kickoff festivities are free and will begin around 5 p.m. The traditional lighting of more than five million sparkling lights on our Winterfest displays will highlight the evening.

Following the lighting ceremony, get in line for the free Trolley Tour of Lights, offered at no charge for one night only, as part of the Kickoff activities.
The ceremony will take place at the intersection of River Road and Old Mill Avenue. The location is the bridge near Old Mill Restaurant, which is the site of one of the city’s newest and largest Winterfest light displays.

 The key note speaker for this year's kick-off is Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier, who is also a Vietnam Veteran.
The festivities for Winterfest begin at 5:00 PM and include:

-Kids' Play Area
-Food Vendors
-Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus
-Musical Entertainment

The traditional lighting of more than five million lights on the Winterfest displays, followed by fireworks, will top off the evening.

Winterfest continues through Feb. 28, 2015. 
We sure hope you can join us for this fun filled event! 
Visit our website at  www.berrysprings.com to view our specials during this special time of hear!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gatlinburg's 25th Annual Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

 Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 25th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.
 Winter is an exciting and magical time in Gatlinburg, as millions of LED lights are switched on throughout the beautiful resort city on Wednesday, November 12 at the 25th annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff.

Set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the downtown Parkway, the Chili Cookoff will feature area restaurants, attractions, civic groups, retailers, banks, and public service agencies serving thousands of cups of chili as each participating group competes for a variety of awards.

Those attending are encouraged to vote for their favorite chili. These votes will be tallied to award the coveted People’s Choice Award to the most popular chili. A panel of judges will cast their votes for other awards, including: Best Presentation, Best Chili Apron, and Best Chili.
Excitement will really heat up with the popular hot-chili eating contest during the event. Contestants will consume chili with increasing levels of heat as the competition progresses. 
 If you have never attended Gatlinburg's Winter Magic Chili Cookoff then you are in for a real treat! Not only is the chili delicious but it is a fun evening for the entire family! We hope you can come join us in the kick off to Winter! Visit our website at www.berrysprings.com and view our specials and make your reservation to join us! We hope to see you very soon!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gatlinburg 12th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.
The City of Gatlinburg will extend a heartfelt “Thank You!” to the men and women who put service before self at the Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration. The popular free-admission event on Tuesday, November 11 will be held on Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at 11:00 am.

The 12th annual Gatlinburg Veterans Day Celebration will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 on Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Activities will include patriotic music, recognition of veterans in attendance, remembrance of fallen comrades, and stirring words from notable veterans.
Gatlinburg is an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day as designated by Veterans Day National Committee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
We would like to thank all of the men & women who chose to serve and protect us! We hope you can join us in this beautiful celebration! Visit our website at www.berrysprings.com to view our specials and to make your reservations. We look forward to seeing you! 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

2015 Scrap Booking Retreat at Berry Springs Lodge


The 2015 Scrap booking retreat dates are firmed up and ready to book click on the link to reserve your spot today or call us at 1-800-428-2814. We look forward to another fun filled weekend with you all! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Bush Hoging of Rolling hills behind the Lodge

The beautiful rolling hills behind the Lodge are getting their yearly grooming!

Most of you have wanted to know how they stay so beautiful! The farmer cuts them once or twice a year! The rest of the year the cows graze and keep it neat and tidy! Enjoy the video!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Date: Saturday, September 27th. & Sunday, September 28th., 2014 

Time: Saturday, Sunrise - 4 p.m. & Sunday, Sunrise - 2 p.m. or 30 minutes before daylight, whichever comes first. 


Smoky Mountain
Trout Tournament


  • Single hook only; 1 hand-held rod; five (5) fish limit.
  • NO fishing on Friday, September 26th., 2014; NO fishing before / or after tournament hours on Saturday, September 27th. & Sunday, September 28th., 2014.
  • Trout only will be weighed; No dry fish will be weighed; Smallest trout must be 7 inches.
  • Participants may not fish with individuals not enteres in the tournament.
  • All trout must be at weigh-in located at Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge, traffic light #7 by 4 p.m. on Saturday & 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Tournament hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. and 30 minutes before sunrise to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Winners will be determined by total weight of the 2-day tournament.
  • All Gatlinburg and state regulations will be observed.
  • All participants will be subject to a polygraph test.
  • Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament officials reserve the right to disqualify any participant.
  • Participants must be present at weigh-ins to win.
  • Drawings for prizes will be held at each weigh-in.
  • Tournament badges are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Late registration for Fall Trout Tournament from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Rocky Top Outfitters on September 27th. & 28th., 2014.
  • Register for the Trout Tournament at Rocky Top Outfitters.

Prizes and Drawings:

  • $500 for largest trout
  • $500 for smallest trout
  • Gift Certificates
  • Trophies
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Hotel / Motel Accommodations
  • Amusement Passes
  • Much, much more! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day

 Sept. 27th
 10am -6pm

The 11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, will be filled with music, food, fun and games for all ages, demonstrations, crafts, storytelling and best of all – tradition. Throughout the day you will be able to see firsthand what a "day in the life" of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was like. Crafts people will be on hand with demonstrations such as making lye soap, sorghum and apple butter along with cast iron cooking over open fires. Take a free guided tour of our 184 year old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used. Bring Chairs and Blankets.
Experience the past now at the Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day! At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! 
See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter. Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit! People young and old are sure to enjoy the Old Mill Heritage Day. 
 Authentic Mountain Demonstrations • Arts & Crafts • Quilting Demonstrations • Pumpkin Painting • Sorghum Making Demonstrations • Cake Walk
• Bingo • Old-Fashioned Games • Moonshine Demonstration
• Antique Engine & Tractor Association • Farmer's Market
 Children's Arts, Crafts & Games • Petting Zoo • Old-Fashioned Games • Train Rides
• Live Music for Kids • Arts & Craft Tent
 Mountain Music & Entertainment
• World-Class Bluegrass • Traditional Folk Songs
• Cloggers • Dancers • Twirlers 
 Appalachian Food
• Pinto Beans & Cornbread • Chicken & Dumplings
• Fried Green Tomatoes • Potatoes & Onions
and More....
 A fun filled day for the entire family! Hope you can join us in the old fashion celebration! Great food, entertainment and fun!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gatlinburg's 17th Annual Taste of Autumn

 Taste of Autumn
 Gatlinburg swings into fall in the most delightful way as dining and dancing will highlight Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn on Tuesday, October 28 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Gatlinburg’s 17th Annual Taste of Autumn takes center stage Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Attendees will enjoy unlimited sampling of the best foods and drinks to be found in the Smoky Mountains!

Traditionally, Taste of Autumn is an excellent opportunity to sample some outstanding food and beverage offerings, support the United Way of Sevier County, and have a great time doing it.
Tickets are $25 (children under 7 are free).  One hundred percent of the proceeds from Taste of Autumn benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

The United Way of Sevier County focuses on improving lives by involving our communities to create lasting change in community conditions. Beneficiaries of United Way funding include the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic
 Hope you can make it out to enjoy a taste of Autumn served to you Southern style! You will be very glad you came!