Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Labor Day Weekend 2014


Yes, ladies and the gentlemen, the fabled Labor Day weekend is coming up this weekend. 3 days of Smoky Mountain supernal sublimity is just what you need, whether you were able to come out during the Summer season or not, and Cove Mountain wants to be your home away from home during this time or any time!

We have over 100 cabins, from cozy, romantic one-bedroom houses where you and your loved one can enjoy each other and plenty of luxury amenities wrapped in a gossamer blanket of Smoky Mountain ambience, to huge houses where you, the kids, your parents and your sibling's family can all go in on a late Summer family fun blowout to end the season on a bang. And then we have plenty to accommodate sizes and needs in between!

Reserve today at www.covemountain.com before all the reservations are taken up!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Celebrate Freedom 2014 And More Special Events


Whoever said August would be a slow month because of the "Summer blues" had not seen the event schedule for August 2014 in Pigeon Forge! This weekend alone sees the start of Celebrate Freedom and the Sales-Tax Free weekend, and there's a nice-sized list of even more events coming up that you can see below:

8/2/14
Stringtime in the Smokies

8/2/14
Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race

8/11/14-8/15/14
Kidabra! The International Association of Family & Kid Show Performers Annual Convention

8/21/14-8/24/14
Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

8/23/14-8/24/14
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show

8/23/14
Welcome Home Vietnam Parade

Come out to the Smokies for one last Summer getaway with the family, even if school HAS started again, and choose one of our cabins at www.covemountain.com to get the school year started on a good foot!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July 2014


Let's cut to the chase. Here is the rundown for Fourth of July this year.

In Pigeon Forge, Patriot Park is having Patriot Fest starting at 12:00PM on Friday. The whole park becomes a center of activity with a huge sound stage, lots of activity, food tents, cooling off station, music by The Tim Kellar Band, Adkins and Loudermilk, Lonestar, and much more until the fireworks start between 9:45PM to 10:00PM. See more at www.mypigeonforge.com.

And Gatlinburg will be celebrating in true traditional fashion, and all your favorite activities from the Midnight Parade to the River Raft Regatta will be ready for you to enjoy! The Midnight Parade starts on 12:00AM on Thursday night, registration for the River Raft Regatta is at Christ In The Smokies at 10:00AM the following morning, some free music performances will go on at various times of the day at Ripley's Aquarium in the Smokies, and the fireworks themselves will explode over the downtown area at about 10:00PM! See more on this at www.gatlinburg.com.

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wears Valley Adventures


Wears Valley is going to be the "It" spot this Summer, and you should definitely take advantage of it with a reservation to Cove Mountain's awesome cabin selection.

Why Wears Valley? Because our little community has been on a serious rate of growth for over a year now and there are many adventures you can undertake here. Some of these include:

* Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals (www.smokymountainjeeprentals.com)
* Groovy Tours (www.smokymountainmotorcycletours.com)
* Friendly Falls (www.friendlyfalls.com)
* GSM Outfitters (www.gsmoutfitters.com)
* Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (www.smokymountainalpinecoaster.com)

And many more you can find at www.wearsvalleyadventures.com!


We'll be back in just a little bit to get you up to date on other events going on in nearby Pigeon Forge and on to Gatlinburg for the Summer. You've earned your vacation, now come take it at www.covemountain.com!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dollys Homecoming Parade and Sevier County Days!


Looking for some affordable entertainment in the Smokies to enjoy with the family? Come out this weekend where we have two events going on in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

The first one is this Friday, May 2nd, where Pigeon Forge will be holding the annual Dolly Homecoming Parade between Stoplights #6 and #3 on the main parkway. This is a city-wide effort where dozens of floats, locals and business owners all march down the main street of the city with Miss Dolly herself following close behind. www.mypigeonforge.com/events/dolly-parade/

The second one starts Sunday, May 4th, and goes on to Thursday, May 8th. Ripley's in Gatlinburg will be holding "Sevier County Days", where locals and visitors who live or work in Sevier County, Jefferson County, and Cocke County can get into any Ripley's attraction, including the Aquarium, Haunted Adventure, Guinness World of Records, any of them for only $4 a person. And money that goes to Ripleys goes on to the Sevier County Food Ministry as well. www.ripleysgatlinburg.com.


Check back with us in a little while for special events coming up next month as the Summer season starts. www.covemountain.com.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A Mountain Quiltfest and Festival of the Nations 2014


Yes indeed, this week is the week the special events and the "visitor's season" comes back to the Smokies. We have two big events going on within 7 minutes of each other in Pigeon Forge.

The first starts today, 3/19, and goes on to 3/22 with the "A Mountain Quiltfest" going on at the LeConte Conference Center in downtown Pigeon Forge. This is, to put it simply, a huge quilt festival, but it is surprisingly popular and very enriching, whether you're a fan of Appalachian culture or not. Lots of beautiful works of art will be on display, and those initiated can find quilting workshops to learn professional skills, plus there will be a quilting contest with a prize of $20,000 at stake. Yes, quilting is serious business here in the Smokies!

And then on Friday, 3/22, is the grand opening for the 2014 season of Dollywood with perennial favorite "Festival of the Nations" opening the revelry. This year the headlining act is "Mother Africa", at the main theater on park, while many newer performers play at venues throughout alongside returning favorites like Zambia Vocal Group and Atahualpa coming back again. You better believe this is the real start to Spring in the Smokies!

Both are no more than 20 minutes driving distance from Cove Mountain, and wouldn't you love to have one of our luxury cabins to go home to after an awesome day at Dollywood or downtown Pigeon Forge? Not sure? Take a look at our houses at www.covemountain.com and see for yourself!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Wears Activity Coming for Spring and Summer

A press release from GSM Outfitters here in Wears Valley.

WEARS VALLEY, TN – A brand new program opens up in the heart of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains allowing locals and visitors to better understand and appreciate the nature of the Appalachians in our region. This program is a collaboration between the owners of GSM Outfitters in Wears Valley, and wildlife biologist Liz Domingue.

“Just Get Outdoors!” will feature lectures, workshops, interactive activities for kids, photography and much more. Day and evening classes will be available. The following is a list of the classes and activities scheduled:

* Wildflowers, Wildflowers, Wildflowers!
April 10, 2014

* Wildflower Walk With a Naturalist
April 11, 2014

* Nature Photography Workshop
May 24, 2014

* Salamander Capital of the World!
July 25, 2014

* Salamander Foray
July 26, 2014

Group size will be small and space is limited. Participants will be asked to arrive 15 minutes ahead of time, to bring their own lunch and drinks and rainwear. Hiking boots also recommended.

To sign up for the outings and evening programs, contact Michael or Heather at 865-366-2608 or at Michael@gsmoutfitters.comcastbiz.net.