Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016


It's that time of year again where we celebrate a beautifully romantic month in the Smokies. Valentine's Day or not, the Winter atmosphere of the mountains during February provides a pleasant solitude and a quiet dignity perfect for couples to enjoy each other in. That it gives a wonderful opportunity for a romantic getaway is obvious, but how or where does one start in planning a romantic getaway to the Smoky Mountains?

With Cove Mountain, of course!

May we recommend Teaberry, Smoky Mountain Dreams, Lakeside Rendezvous, A Piece of Heaven, Bears Inn or the appropriately named Alone at Last?Then you can compliment your visit with a gift basket from Romantic Gift Baskets in the Smokies. It will be an amazing time for the both of you!

We can also recommend the following for romantic dining in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:
www.alamosteakhouse.com
www.bestitalian.com
www.crystellecreek.com
www.greenbrierrestaurant.com
www.pancakepantry.com
www.parkgrillgatlinburg.com
www.peddlergatlinburg.com



Another item worth talking about this month is the return of Saddle Up! in Pigeon Forge between February 17-21 for 2016. Western fans local and guest rejoice as a cavalcade of Western entertainment, singing, dancing, poetry, chuckwagon breakfast, Western workshops and seminars, Cowboy Church and much more will be spread out all across the city (admission fees may apply). Featured entertainers this year include Andy Nelson, Brigid Reedy, Chris Isaacs, Jay Snider, Sourdough Slim and many more that you can see here: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/141805/323424/

You can bet after a weekend of western singing and dancing, a relaxing vacation house to go home to at night will be just what you need, and even if you aren't able to make it for Valentine's Day, any day of this month can perfectly function as a romantic getaway at Cove Mountain. See our other houses at www.covemountain.com.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Winterfest After the Holidays



It's that time of the year when it's not really a time of the year at all - the big holidays are over with, the mountains are bare, and things are quiet for the most part until mid-March... but don't go thinking that this some sort of despondent time for the Smokies. The low traffic and even lower temperatures afford those who choose to come out the opportunity to enjoy East Tennessee at it's most solemnly dignified. No color in the hills, but they project a haunting beauty all the same, and the atmosphere lends itself well to romantic getaways and vacations you couldn't take during the holidays because the holidays themselves were no holiday at all!

Such are just a few examples of why you should consider a trip to the Smoky Mountains here in January. If you'd like some more, consider the following:

1. We currently have low traffic, low prices for gas ($1.65 as of current) and many places in town running specials for their attractions or restaurants. Alamo Steakhouse and Bennetts BBQ run B1G1 free specials for this month, just for starters.

2. Romantic bliss in all the air - from the peaks on down to the valleys, there is a stillness to the ambiance in the mountains that makes one reflective, introspective, and finally amorous to their romantic partner. If the bare mountain in the distance holding up the snow-capped peaks in the distance while the the quiet, crisp winter air blows over you doesn't make you feel like baring your soul to your partner and to nature herself, nothing will.
3. We have plenty of luxury Smoky Mountain cabins waiting for you here at Cove Mountain Resort! Anywhere from 1 bedroom to 7 right here in Wears Valley between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, TN (some cabins are even pet-friendly!)

See more on what a January trip to the Smokies with Cove Mountain could mean for you at www.covemountain.com.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies


Going on right now is another Christmastime festival favorite at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center until December the 12th.

For those who enjoy the rich wealth of quality Southern music (as if there was any other kind!) Pigeon Forge plays throughout the year at some of our other festivals like the southern Harvest and Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood or the National Quartet Convention, this event is an awesome bridge between that excellent pastime and the holiday season. The location is set directly in downtown Pigeon Forge, excellently convenient from pretty much anywhere you stay in the Smokies, and offers copious parking space along with trolley access.

Artists for this year include:
* Eddy Raven
* Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
* Marty Raybon & Full Circle
* Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
* James King Band
* Goldwing Express
and many more.

See more information on this event at http://bluegrasschristmasinsmokies.com/.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Give Thanks Dinner


From the Wears Valley Area Chamber news page:

Give Thanks Dinner

Proceeds benefit:
Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic

November 24, 2015 4:30-7:00 pm
Cove Creek RV Resort


$10 for a traditional Thanksgiving Meal OR
to provide for a needy family in the community;
Silent Auction
Call for reservations: 865-428-1315

DJ Jeff from Side-by-Side Entertainment!

Also... Community Tree Lighting &
Kick-Off of Christmas In Wears Valley

November 24, 2015 7:15 pm
Cove Creek RV Resort

Sponsors: Thank you!!!
Great Smoky Mountain Outfitters
SmokiesCabin.com
Moose Creek Crossing Cabin Rentals
Wright Stuff Catering & Wright Cheek BBQ Team
Smokey Mountain Wedding & Party Barn
Mountain Realty Group
William Knight Insurance
Integrity Pest Control
Bush Builders


Community Tree Ornament Participants: Thank you!!!
Moose Creek Crossing Cabin Rentals
Wright Stuff Catering
Wright Cheek BBQ
Pat & Steve Wright
Cove Creek RV Resort
Great Smoky Mountain Outfitters
Church of Restoration
Tom Lolio Property Management
Wears Valley Armorer
Mountain Realty Group
Smoky Mountain Wedding & Party Barn
Wears Valley United Methodist Church


If you are interested in participating in the Community Tree Ornament program, please contact Alicia White at Smokey Mountain Wedding & Party Barn

Silent Auction Donors: Thank you!!!
Wright Stuff Catering
Smokey Mountain Wedding & Party Barn
Cove Creek RV Resort
Personalized Etchings
Magi Quest
Jim Easton Photography
Side-by-Side Entertainment
Great Smoky Mountain Outfitters
Tom Lolio Property Management
Wears Valley Armorer
Mountain Realty Group
Jean Shamblin
Sky High Air Tours
Ripley’s Attractions
TN State Bank
SmartBank


See more on this at www.wearsvalleyareachamber.com/news.html

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Winterfest Kickoff in Pigeon Forge 2015


Next week, the city of Pigeon Forge will celebrate the upcoming Winterfest season with an event at the Old Mill in the center of downtown Pigeon Forge.

on November 10th, Pigeon Forge will be bringing Christmas and holiday spirit to Patriot Park right next to the Old Mill Square complex. This is a free event that all are invited to intend starting at 4:00PM. There will be live music entertainment featuring the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Boogertown Gap, Hills-N-Hollows and Lost Mill String Band, a children's games area, and then once the sun goes down and the million-dollar lighting displays go on. Pigeon Forge will also offer complimentary Trolley Tour of Lights for visitors who attend! See more on this event at www.mypigeonforge.com/events/winterfest/.

The Old Mill is only about 20-25 minutes from our cabins in Wears Valley and the drive to and from should be quite easy for visitors staying with us in the Smokies. See our available cabins at www.covemountain.com.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Only One Week And a Half of Harvest Festival Activities Left!



Do you have any plans to visit the Smokies for the Fall festivities yet? No? Good gracious man, get on it! We've only got a few more days for the Harvest Festival season and the colors are finally coming into their prime, and there's quite a bit to see and do before then. You won't want to miss any of it.

Here's what we're looking at before the start of Winterfest.

* Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair *
Now - 10/25/15
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=10

* Halloween Trick or Treat
10/29/15
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/halloween-trick-or-treat/

* Dollywood National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration *
Now - 10/31/15
http://www.dollywood.com

Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival
10/31/15
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=54

* Halloween in the Hills
10/30/15 - 11/1/15
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/halloween-in-the-hills/

* Shocktober
Now - 11/1/15
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=191

* Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg *
Now - 11/1/15
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=80

And Cove Mountain would like to be your home away from home no matter what your vacation plans may be. We're only 30 minutes at most from pretty much all the activities in town, and you can see our reservations and openings at www.covemountain.com. Come in and join the Halloween season fun!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Upcoming Events for Autumn 2015


We don't want cry wolf, but it's been confirmed that the color change has already started in Pigeon Forge and we could see the full Autumn Bloom as early as two weeks ahead of schedule. Visitors hoping to get a colorful Autumn trip to the Smokies might need to make arrangements to come sooner than later.

Luckily there will be plenty of special events waiting for you should you come within the next few weeks. Just a sampling of the festivities going on in town around then include:

Pigeon Forge:
10th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day (September 26, 2015)
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/old-mill-heritage-day/

Rotary Club Craft Fair (September 26, 2015)
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/pigeon-forge-rotary-club-craft-fair/

National Quartet Convention (September 27, 2015)
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/national-quartet-convention/

Dollywood's National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration (October 2-October 31, 2015)
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/national-southern-gospel-harvest-celebration/

Gatlinburg:
Fast Cars 'n' Mason Jars (September 26-28, 2013)
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=123

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg (September 25-November 1, 2015)
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=80

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair (October 8-25, 2013)
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=10

If this looks good to you, come out and spend the Autumn season with us at Cove Mountain! Close to Pigeon Forge and Townsend without much of the traffic and two camera memory cards worth of views guaranteed! www.covemountain.com.