Black Bears in Cades Cove

Spotting the black bears in Cades Cove is one of the most sought after experiences when visiting the Cove. The black bears in Cades Cove are a majestic sight, indeed; however, there are a few things to be aware of when seeking out this experience. Don’t Feed the Black Bears in Cades Cove Yes, the black bear is a symbol of the Smokies. All around Tennessee towns and parks sell t-shirts and hoodies with black bears on them, mugs...

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Tips for the Ultimate Destination Wedding in the Smoky Mountains

Did you know that the Smoky Mountain area is known as the wedding capital of the South? It’s true. More couples decide to hold their wedding in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville area than anywhere else in the United States, second only to Las Vegas, Nevada.  These couples have a reason for getting married here too! It’s just simply beautiful with tons of available lodging for families and friends to spend the night. Make...

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The History of Cades Cove
Aug21

The History of Cades Cove

When new visitors travel to Cades Cove, they’ll notice beautiful fir trees, views of the Smoky Mountains, and a sense of peace as they escape the busy city life. Visitors often come to camp or lodge in cozy cabins while enjoying horseback rides, hiking, or the many historical sites in the national park. Today, Cades Coves is a part of one of the most visited national parks in America: The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Yet, what...

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The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Cades Cove
Aug15

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Cades Cove

Maybe you’re camping to fulfill nostalgic childhood memories of cooking s’mores around the campfire. Or, you’re an experienced camper just looking for a new spot that will offer you a fun weekend trip guaranteed. Either way, camping in Cades Cove will exceed your expectations. With tons of campsites, not to mention an amazing view almost anywhere you go, we promise that you’ll love setting up camp here. To help you make the most of...

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Reasons to Drive the Cades Cove Scenic Loop
Aug15

Reasons to Drive the Cades Cove Scenic Loop

Going for a joyride takes on a whole new meaning here in Cades Cove. Especially when you head out on the Cades Cove Scenic Loop. Here, you will drive through 11 miles of trees, wildlife, and historic sites. The picturesque experience takes some time though. So, we suggest just trying to savor the 2-4 hours it may take to complete the loop. Historic landmarks The winding roads will take you through some amazing sights, including, many...

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