Fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.

3 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

While the Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful at any time of year, there is just something magical about autumn! Whether it is the fall foliage, the spectacular weather or the fun seasonal events, the fall is a wonderful time to visit the Smokies! Here are 4 reasons why you should visit the Smoky Mountains in…

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GSMNP entrance sign

6 Cheap and Free Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains is one of the most perfect places to have an affordable yet enjoyable vacation. This is partly because of all the exciting things you can do for free! You won’t have to break the bank to have a great time in the mountains. To help you save money on your vacation, we’ve…

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A car driving along Newfound Gap Road in the Smoky Mountains.

3 Fun Day Trips from Gatlinburg You Don’t Want to Miss

Although there are plenty of wonderful sights and attractions to see in Gatlinburg, it can also be fun to take a day to explore the surrounding area! While staying at Chalet Village, you are just a short drive from several fantastic attractions in the outlying areas! So hop in the car, buckle up and hit…

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A black bear walking through the woods.

Everything You Need to Know About Bears in the Smoky Mountains

When you think of the Smoky Mountains, one of the first images that often comes to mind is the black bear. After all, nearly every gift shop in Gatlinburg has T-shirts, postcards and magnets dedicated to this animal! This is because the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in…

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