• Flowers, Blooms, Tunes and More! Spring Events in Gatlinburg For 2021

    Some awesome events are coming up as Spring begins to blend into Summer here in the Smokies. Spring Events in Gatlinburg for 2021 include the following:

    * Blooms and Tunes *
    Now to May 23rd

    From Gatlinburg.com:
    “Anakeesta is in full bloom during the “Blooms and Tunes” spring event. Beginning April 2, Anakeesta will feature grand and colorful nature-themed art installations throughout the park including a 20’ long-blooming daisy, live music Thursday through Sunday and a spring-themed food and beverage menu at their four dining venues. Twinkling light displays and firepits warm up the cool spring nights. The event runs through May 23.”

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    * Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage *
    Now to May 16th

    From Gatlinburg.com:
    “As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg blossoms into the center of all things botanical during the Great Smoky Mountain Association’s Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.

    From May 8-16, everyone from the serious botanist to the weekend gardener can experience unprecedented access to some of the nation’s leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.”

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    * MayFest *
    May 21st to May 31st

    From Gatlinburg.com:
    “Ober Gatlinburg will host our 3rd MayFest, beginning Friday, May 21 running through Sunday, May 31, 2021. MayFest is a traditional German celebration of the arrival of spring with displays of history, culture and the traditional Maypole dance.

    Visitors to Ober Gatlinburg will enjoy the Biergarten and demonstrations by artists from the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. This year we are adding several competitions – stay tuned for more details coming soon.

    For a challenge, participate in Ober’s grueling Uphill 5k on May 22, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.”

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    * Dollywood’s Summer Celebration *
    June 25th to July 31st

    From mypigeonforge.com:
    “Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is just that—a time to celebrate making memories with family at a place everyone enjoys! This summertime event gives families a unique chance to ride Dollywood’s world-class roller coasters, including Lightning Rod and Wild Eagle all day and well into the night!

    Dollywood’s great shows, like Dreamland Drive-In and Live at the Back Porch, make dancing in the aisles acceptable and bring out the kid in everyone. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is a great reminder that some of the best family memories are made after the sun goes down.”

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  • Shinerunners UTV Rentals | Smoky Mountain UTV Rentals

    Rent a UTV and discover the Smokies in a brand new way! What could be more fun than exploring the beautiful East Tennessee region with one of our Smoky Mountain UTV Rentals? One of the biggest things on vacation is trying to get the most bang for your buck. Did you know that we beat ALL competition in the area in prices AND rental hours? This means less money spent and more time enjoying the open road and family. Get the most out of your money with one of our rentals.

    We offer brand new UTV’s, competitive pricing, multiple rental plans and excellent customer service. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just looking to explore the gorgeous scenery that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer, we have a trail for you!

    Shinerunner’s UTV Rentals located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN, and Serves the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Wears Valley and Douglas Lake communities of the region. Visit us at https://shinerunnersutvrentals.com/.

  • Break Into Spring With Deer Ridge Mountain Resort

    Is there any season Deer Ridge doesn’t look forward to? We hope not, every season forward is a season to rejoice in what we have in the Smokies as well as the many possibilities they present to us. Just as well, new seasons in our part of Appalachia present many opportunities to our visitors from outside East Tennessee and we’re absolutely sure they’d like to get a break from their studies, the snow, and everything that ain’t the Smokies!

    That wonderful season is called “Spring Break” and whether you’re a student or not, you definitely deserve to have a week off and relax with the best the Smoky Mountains can offer; and Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in the Smoky Mountains and the best in luxury mountain accommodations overlooking the best views for those mountains.

    Practically everything you want for a full week of rest, adventure, culture and thrills is either available here onsite or within 15 minutes driving.

    Our amenities include:
    * Our Private Lounge & Grill features popular wines and beers as well as a limited menu of starters, burgers and sandwiches.
    * Happy Hour is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, open seasonally Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    * WiFi throughout the resort.
    * Heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. Open year round!
    * Sundeck providing panoramic views of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
    * Lighted tennis court (rackets and balls available at front desk).
    * ½ acre playground with playhouse, swings, basketball court and horseshoes.
    * Picnic tables and charcoal grills available throughout our property.
    * Pavilion available to rent for special occasions.
    * Coin-operated laundry facility located in recreation center building.
    * Walking trail that extends the full length of our property.

    And recommended nearby properties include:
    * Two outdoor community pools located just a short drive away (Open June, July and August).
    * Bent Creek Golf Course located in the valley just below Deer Ridge.
    * Zip Line and Mountain Bike course within 2 miles.
    * The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Greenbrier and Cosby entrances.
    * Hiking trails and fishing holes. Check with our staff.
    * Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community.
    * Horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains.
    * Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort.
    * Closest resort to White Water Rafting.
    * Dollywood and Splash Country theme parks.
    * Tennessee’s largest Factory Outlet Center.
    * Music and dinner theaters in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.

    Even better – take advantage of our Spring Break special to get the best for even less.

    * Get a 4th night free if booking between Sunday to Thursday.
    * Get 20% off 4 nights during weekends.
    * 6th and 7th nights are FREE when you pay for 5 nights.

    This special is valid from March 1st to April 24th and can be reserved right now by booking online at https://deerridge.com/contact/ or by calling 865-436-2325. Break into Spring with Deer Ridge Mountain Resort!