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Trees covered with LED lights

It may still be fall in the Smoky Mountains, but the winter weather is well on its way. Even though the weather is a little cooler outside and the leaves are starting to fall to the ground, it’s the perfect time to visit! Starting in November, so many great holiday things are happening in the Gatlinburg area, starting with one amazing Winterfest kickoff! (more…)

Snow covering a fence in the Smokies

For anyone who hasn’t visited the Smokies, it’s always one of the first questions they ask–”Does it snow in the Smoky Mountains?” (more…)

Thanksgiving holiday decor

Are you getting ready to start planning a Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving vacation? We want to help you make the most of your vacation this holiday season, so take a look at these planning tips: (more…)

Three pairs of rainboots

Just because the rainy weather decided to arrive during your vacation doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains. There’s plenty of indoor attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that are perfect for groups and families on any rainy day. (more…)

woman enjoying Smoky Mountain vacation

Have you ever dreamed of having a perfect vacation? At Jackson Mountain Homes, we want you to be able to experience the perfect vacation you’ve been imagining. We’ve put together 5 easy steps to help you plan your Gatlinburg vacation, so you can have the best vacation of your life: (more…)

Pretzels and beer

One of the most anticipated events every year in Europe is the celebration of Oktoberfest in Germany. Commemorating the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria in October of 1810, the original celebration had music, dancing, food and beer. Since the original anniversary celebration in 1811 the festival has taken on a life of its own and has spread across the globe to right here in Gatlinburg. (more…)

Boy embraces a dog

Planning a vacation in the Smoky Mountains with a furry family member? Here are five helpful tips for guests bringing a dog with them to Gatlinburg: (more…)

Bright fall colors throughout the Smoky Mountains

In our recent blog post, we told you the best places to visit to see the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains. Now that we have made our way into September, we want to share our secrets for the best times to visit to see all of the bright fall colors throughout the mountaintops. (more…)

Young girl painting on paper

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is making its way to the Smoky Mountains for its 10th annual craft fair. For visitors, this is the perfect time to get together to celebrate the best of fine arts and crafts, while enjoying the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding the festival. (more…)

Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Spring, summer, fall and winter are all excellent times to visit the Smoky Mountains and take in all of the natural beauty that characterizes the area year round. (more…)