We've extended our 25% off offer into the Christmas Season.
Please see our specials page for more info.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
We say goodbye to the Harvest Festival this week. It was great fun and wonderfully cheerful weather as the leaves reflected gold brilliance back to the sun that set them alight, but soon we will look forward to Winterfest and the amazing magic that comes from it year after year.
It's still autumn though, so it still means guests with Cove Mountain will be seeing, breathing and absorbing miles and miles of fall colors and autumnal bliss here in Wears Valley! Nothing put thats haunting yet serene feeling of comfort into your body like a luxury cabin that views out to the stretches of misty and mystical Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge isn't far away either, so when it comes time for the big Winterfest switch (November 9th) you'll only be about 15 minutes driving from Patriot Park where the festivities will be going on!
Keep checking back with us as we offer new updates and specials and items of interest. There's more coming up soon; don't miss it!
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The colors will be here any minute. Everywhere you look across the distances in town you can see the mountains stretch and revolve around you. Most of the time its dark green or brown/gray, but for a brief period of time, it's almost every color you can imagine springing and bursting for a final hurrah before the mountain floors become littered with them.
Take great advantage of this time to come to Pigeon Forge where the modern culture meets with the cultures of yesteryear to bring you the city-wide celebration of Harvest Festival. Dollywood celebrates with a fervent splendor by having the month-long Southern Gospel and Harvest Festival where you can see all kinds of crafts and listen to hundreds of performances by the best Southern Gospel groups in the country!
To get to where all the action is, just drive a scenic 15-minute drive through Wears valley (one of the major epicenters of the color explosions every year) to get to Pigeon Forge. If you want to enjoy the colors with as little hassle as possible - just stay right where you are or stay right with us here at Cove Mountain. We chose Wears Valley as the perfect place for Cove Mountain for its peace, quiet, and incredible saturation of the mountains around us.
Make those reservations today because people come from all over the world to see the leaves change color here in the mountains. Don't wait until its too late!
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Saturday, August 28, 2010
The Rod Runs of September are upon us! Pigeon Forge is famous at this entrance point of the autumn season for hosting large scale Rod Runs throughout the city. Parading down the streets and hanging out in the parking lots, adding immense color to the city, will be hundreds of hot rods from the start of the Spur connecting to Gatlinburg all the way down to Walden's Landing (or beyond)
There are two major Rod Runs coming up for September (three total for the year, the other being the Grand Spring Rod Run in April) The Shades of the Past Grand Rod Run XXVIII and the Grand Fall Rod Run. Both are convention-style events, meaning you'll see booths and merchandise all along the sidewalks along with the insane cars you're going to see. It also means you're going to want to find a parking spot anywhere you can (legally) and call it good, because traffic will be at a virtual stand still during the Rod Runs.
And thats where Cove Mountain comes into play. Cove Mountain is only a short 10-15 minute drive to Pigeon Forge and most of the traffic will not be coming back through, meaning you'll still get the peace and quiet you came to the mountains for. It'll be incredible to go out for a full Rod Run day and then come back to a well-deserved rest at Cove Mountain Resorts!
Shades of the Past is September 10th-11th and the Grand Fall Rod Run is September 16th-19th. Make your reservations today because every parking spot in Pigeon Forge, every single one, will fill up quickly. Call today!
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Monday, August 2, 2010
It's August now, so the mood is more of the preparations for the year to come and not on splashing around the pool or biking through the hills. School starts earlier than ever before and everyone's mind and money are on books and stationary of every color of the rainbow.
But before you bid the summer its annual farewell, consider how easy it would be for one last Aestival romp through the mountains here at Cove Mountain Resorts. Our location in Wears Valley puts you at a more scenic location of the Great Smokies with less incorporation and less driving hassle, not to mention our myriad of amenities onsite.
Wears Valley is the midpoint between Pigeon Forge and Townsend. It's roughly 10-12 minutes each way, with downtown Pigeon Forge between 15-18 minutes. Wears Valley itself features a handful of genuinely interesting shops and great southern restaurants plus a farmer's market. Pigeon Forge offers so many things, you'd need to go to www.mypigeonforge.com for all they offer while Townsend is for the nature lovers. Townsend's much, much quieter setting offers the famous "Wye" river for swimming, picnicking and tubing and Cades Cove, one of the most visited and highly respected sections of the Great Smoky Mountains national park.
Yes, summer is fading, but there's always time for one more trip before school and Cove Mountain Resorts sits happily in the middle of several choices to choose from! Be it Pigeon Forge or Townsend or right here in Wears Valley, Cove Mountain is your home in the Smokies! We look forward to seeing you!
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
August is a quieter month for Pigeon Forge after an active vacation season in June and the loud booms of July's independence day and the hot, swimming pool and river weather plus traffic, but there's still plenty to do!
Dollywood's Kidsfest ends in August, but what that means is that the traffic in the park dies out to a considerable degree. There is still plenty for the kids to see (two sections of the park are reserved for them specifically!) and now they don't have to wait 30 minutes in line for a ride! Dollywood is always entertaining, so don't miss a chance to go when the getting's good!
If you're visiting from August 6th to the 8th, Tennessee is holding its annual tax-free holiday weekend. With our many shopping complexes here and outlets offering discounted prices already, if you were looking to get some stuff from Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, this is a good time to get basically 10% off everything in the state.
From the 11th to the 14th, KIDABRA, the association of Family and Kidshow Performers, will be hosted at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center with a Grand Finale Public Show at the close of the day, 8/14 - 8:00 PM. Other performances will be on the same weekend at The Old Mill Square for Stringtime in the Smokies - free to the public, you can visit www.oldmillsquare.com.
On the 20th, Chubby Checker performs at the Country Tonite Theater and finally on the weekend of the 23rd, the 14th Annual World Premiere Gospel Concert is held at the Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center.
There's still plenty to do in Pigeon Forge for the last leg of the summer! And you can do it all just 10-15 minutes from Cove Mountain in Wears Valley! Pigeon Forge is a super simple and convenient (as well as scenic!) drive from Wears Valley and getting there and back is a snap. You can enjoy everything all day and be home to soak tired feet and bodies and relax in the mountains the way you deserve to.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wears Valley is not the most known about or heavily trafficked area in the Pigeon Forge side of East Tennessee, but those who venture out across the mountains find a treasure trove of stuff you don't find much of in the main city of Pigeon Forge. It connects to Townsend, TN, which is famous for its genuine solitude and river, and has plenty to see on its own and then further connects to Cades Cove - easily one of the most popular spots in the National Park!
In Wears Valley, you can visit a farmer's market for homegrown fruits and vegetables, barbecue and honeys and more. You can get a quick bite to eat or sit down to a nice restaurant of great southern food you came here for. You can see old churches and visit Antique stores small and large. You can hike a trail or stop for a picnic. Wears Valley is the Arts and Crafts Community for the Pigeon Forge area and features plenty of artists in its own right.
Townsend is a great destination. For a town that attractions millions a year, it leaves very little trace of it compared to other towns in the industry. The Wye (Townsend's major river) is still a clean and reputable place for real summer fun and tubing - lot's of tubing. Few chain restaurants in favor of more homegrown ones. A free Train museum. A real life Barn Event Center. Southern music performances on occasion. Plenty of arts and artisans.
Cades Cove is the most visited part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park--and for good reason. The idyllic setting of Cades Cove is a sampler of everything the Park has to offer the Smokies visitor. Interesting Tennessee cabins and other pioneer structures dot this cove and tell the history of its early inhabitants. Wildlife is abundant. More than a dozen hiking and horseback riding trails originate in Cades Cove. The Smoky Mountains, which tower above picturesque Cades Cove, serve as guardians to the Cove's serene beauty; and the splendor of color when Mother Nature empties her paint buckets on the Cove's hardwoods in the Fall is unmatched! Cades Cove is home to trout streams to tease the fly- fishing enthusiast and campgrounds are available for those who want to live in Cades Cove--even if only temporarily.
But don't try to squeeze everything to get everything done as soon as you can. Wears Valley is for kicking back and relaxing. Its about having enough and not more. Wears Valley and Townsend gives you that and thats why we wanted our business here. You came for the solitude of the mountains and you will get it here at Cove Mountain RV Resorts in Wears Valley!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Is there any summer activity that's greater than the Fourth of July? Good luck trying to find one. There are only two events a year in this country that are so important, we shoot off high-powered, multi-colored explosives in public and in our backyards as an active means to personify our jubilation - the birth of the year and the birth of the nation.
To celebrate the Fourth of July in Sevier County takes some energy and some planning, but wow can you get a lot done in roughly 40 hours.
For one, Pigeon Forge is pulling a fast one on us and having its usual Fourth of July celebration on July 3rd! This day belongs to Pigeon Forge, as Patriot Park, the huge, level, open park in the Old Mill district, turns into the outdoor Fourth of July central. Bring a cooler, some chairs, a beach towel and enjoy some outdoors the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Some food vendors will be there and a large sound stage will be built for entertainment starting in the afternoon and lasting until the fireworks start. Diamond Rio and many other guests, local and abroad, are expected to perform that day!
Then, travel to Gatlinburg, which on a busy July 3rd evening starts filling with people in the mood for a celebration. At the stroke of midnight that evening, right as it turns into the Fourth of July, an enormous parade starts and marches through the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. Lots of floats, lots of people, lots of patriotism - the way a Fourth of July parade should be done.
The next day, you can return to downtown Gatlinburg for the midday favorite ID4 event, The River Raft Regatta, at the Ripley's Aquarium. It's an unmanned river raft race down the Little Pigeon River and you can find out more about it at this page: http://www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=33.
Then, as night draws near again, you have a choice - stay in Gatlinburg and watch the fireworks or check out the amazing fireworks at Smokies Stadium in Sevierville. Smokies Stadium would be a drive to get to, but what says America better than watching American fireworks celebrate America at America's favorite pasttime stadium? Certainly not me trying to fit the ubiqitous word into a sentence as many times as I can. Either way, you'll be treated to another incredible and bright fireworks display.
Two in one year! Only in Sevier County!
And then you have that gorgeous Cove Mountain cabin to come back to. All your effort will be worth it to come back home to peace, quiet, solitude, mountain tranquility and little traffic. Find a bed and just surrender to it all you want with cable/satellite TV to entertain, a hot tub/jacuzzi to revitalize the body and then some!
Cove Mountain will give you that. You hit the cities, now enjoy the mountains in Wears Valley! We look forward to seeing you.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
...a match made in The Smokies. Cades Cove is by far one of the most popular sites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and for good reason. It is one of the most authentic sites for the Appalachian Culture in Tennessee. Besides picturesque views, everything is as it should be in Cades Cove with abundant wildlife, untouched nature and much more.
In Cades Cove, you can bike through the 11 mile Cades Cove Loop Road, or the shortcut accommodating it, hike through dozens of trails, fish for trout, do some backcountry camping, ride some horses and there's still more to see.
Cades Cove is not the easiest spot to drive to, but from your cabin at Cove Mountain, you should be able to get there in 10-15 minutes. During that time, your car ride will be filled with all kinds of gorgeous mountain views and other nature at work through Townsend and Wears Valley. Just one of the many advantages of making your vacation reservations with Cove Mountain Resorts in Wears Valley!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Cove Mountain Resorts of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee welcomes you to the Valley. Only in Wears Valley can you enjoy the scenery that awaits you. Our proximity leaves you as close to Pigeon Forge as you are to Townsend, Tennessee offering a quieter view of the Smokies.
Enjoy the hot coffee at sunrise and a cool refreshment at sunset in your beautiful Cove Mountain Cabin. Are you planning on camping? We have the Cove Mountain RV Park and Resort ready and awaiting your family RV! http://www.covemountain.com