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. 

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