Campgrounds

There is a beautiful campground at the entrance to Cades Cove and several backcountry sites accessible via the hiking trails. The largest campground by far is the one on the left as you enter the Cades Cove area. It has one hundred and fifty nine campsites some of which are wheelchair accessible. Sites handle trailers up to thirty five feet. Motor homes can be a little larger-forty feet. The sites have picnic tables, fire rings and...

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Horseback Riding

There is a riding stable near the entrance of the Cades Cove loop in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the horses provide an excellent way to enjoy the cove, you may want to stop there. 2017 Hours The Cades Cove Riding Stables are open March 4 – November 30, weather permitting. Guided trail rides are conducted on horseback for $30 per person. Carriage rides around Cades Cove run $12 per person and last approximately 30...

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What To Expect When You Visit The Cades Cove Riding Stables
Aug15

What To Expect When You Visit The Cades Cove Riding Stables

The only authorized horseback riding stable in Cades Cove, the Cades Cove Riding Stables is a perfect way for you and your family or group to explore this scenic and historic area. From guided horseback riding trails to relaxing and informative carriage rides, the stables have a fun activity for everyone! To learn more about all of the exciting activities offered by the Cades Cove Riding Stables, read below! Horseback Riding at the...

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How Far is Cades Cove from Gatlinburg?
Aug15

How Far is Cades Cove from Gatlinburg?

You have been planning your trip to the Smoky Mountain/Gatlinburg area for some time now and you are excited to make the trip to this beautiful area of the country. You are looking forward to truly enjoying the wonders of the area from downtown Gatlinburg to the Smoky Mountains National Park. Well, no trip to the Smoky Mountains/Gatlinburg area is complete without spending time in the amazing Cades Cove. Cades Cove is the most popular...

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Henry Whitehead Place in Cades Cove
Aug15

Henry Whitehead Place in Cades Cove

Life was not always perfect in Cades Cove. Divorces and separations, though rare, sometimes happened. Take Matilda Shields Gregory, of Cades Cove, for instance. She and her young son were deserted by her husband. But in the Cades Cove culture, if you had family nearby, you had help. Her brothers quickly built a small mountain cabin to give her shelter which was no small task when you consider they also had to build the fireplace and...

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