Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gatlinburg New Years Eve Party!

In the Smoky Mountains, as anyone who has ever visited us would know, we take our special events seriously. Our Harvest Festivals are saturated with colors, our Springs are brisk with bloom to spare, our Summers are wall-to-wall attractions and special events and our Winterfests are full of holiday cheer.

And during New Years Eve, we both end AND begin the years with a bang!

Come to Gatlinburg for the big New Years Eve party where there will be many restaurants and local places celebrating the event. There will be entertainment leading up to final countdown, and then the epic ball drop at the final seconds of 2012 that ends with an EXPLOSION of fireworks on the Space Needle in the center of downtown Gatlinburg. More than 15 minutes of colorful sparks and flames will fire from the tower.

Complete the New Years Eve experience with a luxury cabin in the Smokies from Cove Mountain! Have the time of your life out in Gatlinburg and then come back to a regal and relaxing house of your very own on the quiet side of the mountains. See our cabins at www.covemountain.com.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend 2012

Gatlinburg will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Season as the city traditionally does - with three special events going on at the same time, under the same roof at W.L. Mills Auditorium near Ripley's Haunted Adventure.

From 11/20/12 to 11/24/12, the Gatlinburg Festival of Trees will be the first event to take place at W.L. Mills and its also an excellent introduction to the coming Christmas season. This is a charity event sponsored by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries and features dozens of exquisitely made Christmas trees to make a man-made Yuletide forest in the great convention center. All proceeds go to the ministry efforts of Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Then, from 11/21/12 to 11/25/12, the Great Smoky Mountains Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show will be held on the other side of the convention center. With 100+ booths and artists both local and from Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and way beyond, there is a wide berth of arts and crafts available - from candles, baskets and wood works to rock works, paintings, clothes and more.

Finally, on the nights of 11/23/12 and 11/24/12, the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre will perform two shows of the Nutcracker "Sweet", which means that on 11/23/12 and 11/24/12, you could enjoy three amazing holiday special events on the same day under the same roof! If you are your family are looking for something amazing to start the holiday season, here it is!

Gatlinburg is less than a day-trip distance away from our Cove Mountain houses and it will be worth the drive! Choose one of our luxury cabins at www.covemountain.com for the Thanksgiving holiday and you'll have every amenity you'll ever want and enough room for the whole family to enjoy the turkey!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn in the Smokies 2012

This is the month we've been waiting for since Autumn of last year - October is the prime of the Fall season where we see the full color bloom, and those of you who are looking to come to the Smokies to see it need to make reservations quite soon, as they tend to fill up quickly during this time of the year!

Also worth noting, just down the road from us, the Wears Valley Chamber of Commerce will be having their 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Harvest Festival Celebration and this year will be the biggest yet - with more arts and crafts, more food vendors, a children's fun area, special guests including Bill Landry of The Heartland Series performers from SkyDive East Tennessee, and, last but by far least, the "Stars of the Smokies" talent competition where local singer-songwriters will compete for $4,000 worth of prizes. Oktoberfest has quickly become a major Autumn treat for Wears Valley and we want to invite you to it!

See more on the Oktoberfest at www.wearsvalleychamber.com.

See our cabins at www.covemountain.com and make your reservation today so you can be here for the fall colors!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Labor Day Weekend 2012

Labor Day weekend is coming up this next weekend, so if you're wanting to take a trip into the mountains, now is the time to start planning!

The area is actually light on special events for Labor Day weekend, but this is to give our visitors more of a chance to enjoy the attractions and entertainment that's already here. There are several sidewalk sales at shopping centers around the city - Christmas Village, Pigeon Forge Crossing and Tanger Outlet will all be having outdoor sales throughout the weekend.

Sidewalk entertainment has a special place for Labor Day it seems, and bringing the family to the many little fun centers downtown - like Fast Tracks, Rockin' Raceway, Star Tracks, 3 Bears General Store and more! Comedy Barn, Lumberjack Feud and many other theater shows are also on the main sidewalks in the city and well worth the ticket purchases.

Finally, add a luxury house for your family needs and it won't just be the icing on the cake, it will be the start of a brand new tradition for the start of Fall. See our houses at www.covemountain.com.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Fun Suggestions

It's true the Summer is half over and it's only a few weeks away until school starts again, but a few weeks can still get you the best of Pigeon Forge! Take a look at what you could enjoy with the kids before the class bell rings.

Dollywood - No list of Summer Fun suggestions is complete without Dollywood (whether we're talking about Pigeon Forge or not). Dollywood features a unique variety of music, crafts, attractions, and rides, including over 40 live performances every day, over 20 different crafts and the fun and excitement of 30 rides and attractions for kids of all ages. Families and couples alike will enjoy sharing this unique entertainment experience. (865) 428-9488

Dolly's Splash Country - Like Dollywood before it, Dolly's Splash Country is another high-quality family park with very serious attention to detail to provide safe, family fun. Huge slides, a wave pool, plenty of play area and interactive stuff for the younger kids. Every year they add more on to it, so always keep checking back for exciting new changes! (865) 428-9488

Dixie Stampede - Enjoy a delicious 4-course feast and be dazzled by a horse-racing, whip-cracking, wagon-busting good time complete with the North/South rivalry. Get there an hour early and enjoy the pre-show in the Dixie Belle non-alcoholic Saloon! (865) 453-4400

The Comedy Barn - America's funniest family variety show! We feature nationally known comedians, magicians, jugglers and "Arnold the Mind Reading Pig"! Reservations suggested and Kids are free! (865) 428-5222

Wonderworks - Upside down is right-side up and nothing is what it seems at Wonderworks in Tennessee. The largest imagination station in Sevier County is the perfect place to take the kids for an entire afternoon or even the whole day! Come to watch gravity defied, virtual reality and 3D sound, a build-it-yourself roller coaster ride and a bike that goes up and around! Only Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge lets you break free from reality to have a real live psychic battle with a friend. Check it out as soon as you get here! (865) 868-1800

Zorb - You've always wanted to try it when you were a kid, and now you can! With Zorb, you get to climb inside a giant inflatable ball and roll down a hill like you mean it - and this is the Smoky Mountains, friend, we got some BIG hills coming down from the mountain! Try something wild and extreme with a trip to the mountains and then right back down the mountains again with Zorb! (865) 428-2422

Add luxury to your Smoky Mountain Vacation at www.covemountain.com.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

4th of July in the Smokies 2012

Its that time of the year everyone looks forward to from the start of June to the 4th of July and we want to invite you out to Wears Valley and Pigeon Forge to spend it with us in the Smokies!

Pigeon Forge is where you want to be for that magical day and Patriot Park is where all the action is going on. The entire park becomes a family picnic and fun park. Inflatable attractions for the young'uns, food tents, cooling down stations, and the entire Old Mill complex to enjoy. There is a huge soundstage erected at the North end of the park where there will be entertainment and music almost nonstop throughout the day with special guests John Anderson and The Loving Spoonful performing throughout the evening.

Then, between 9:30-9:45PM, the big show will start. For more than 15 minutes, the fireworks will explode over the park in an amazingly colorful display you'll remember for years. Well worth the visit to the Smokies to enjoy!

Come stay with us at Cove Mountain and you'll only be between 15-20 minutes from the action in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy a full day of fun out and about and then come back to a luxury home-away-from-home to rest those aching feet in our hot tubs, enjoy our swimming pool or anything else you can imagine in a luxury home.

See our website at www.covemountainresort.com for all our cabins. We hope to see you soon!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day Weekend is more than just an opportunity to have Monday off, its where we celebrate the freedom that comes with being a United States citizen and give thanks to our many men and women in the armed services, past and present, who gave their time and their lives to protect us. We salute you and we want to invite you to spend that time with us at Cove Mountain!

For those coming to Pigeon Forge for the extended weekend, Dollywood is starting it's Barbeque and Bluegrass celebration early in the year, starting at May 26th and going on until June 10th. You can't get a better Summer preview than that! Definitely worth a look. Also consider taking a look through many of the shopping centers downtown as many Memorial Day specials will be going on.

We hope to see you out here this weekend and we hope you enjoy your stay in Pigeon Forge. Come see what we can offer you at www.covemountain.com

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ribsfest 2012

If you were waiting for the peak of Springfest to enjoy an April visit to the Smokies, you'd better hurry up, because the best two events of the month are going on RIGHT NOW.

Today, from 5PM to 9PM is Ribsfest, Wings and BBQ in downtown Gatlinburg. This is one of the most anticipated events in the Smokies' calendar year - an event so large it has to shut down a THIRD of the main road in Gatlinburg (near Ripley's Aquarium) just so it can accommodate all the vendors and entertainers promising to deliver it's 11th annual promise of being the most fun you can have in the Smokies.

Vendors include: Crawdaddy's, Bubba Gump Shrimp, the Partridge and the Pear Restaurant, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Brewery and the even Gatlinburg Police and Fire Departments are getting in to serve you!

Come stay with us at Cove Mountain Resorts and add luxury to your Smoky Mountain Spring vacation or any vacation throughout the year! Visit us at www.covemountain.com.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Springfest 2012

April is yet another month for the Smokies - this time as the most event-filled month in Springfest with lots of incredible events returning to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

The biggest one is Dollywood's grand re-opening for the 2012 season with the ever-popular "Festival of the Nations" and a much-anticipated new rollercoaster called "Wild Eagle". Festival of the Nations this year is featuring a huge Irish dance production called " Spirit of the Dance", which has premiered in Las Vegas, London, New York City and elsewhere, while favorites like Atahaulpa and Zambia Vocal Group return for more performances until April 30th - and the new Wild Eagle rollercoaster leaves up to its name, allowing you to soar over the Smokies like never before!

We've also got Ribsfest, The Easter Arts and Crafts Show, and The wildflower Pilgrimage to look forward to as well! Let's take a look:

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center/W.L. Mills Auditorium. Perfect Easter Time outing with the family. www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=30

Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg continues its tradition of offering a free breakfast buffet and a sunrise Easter service at their facilities at the top of the mountain. Tram service starts at 5:15AM and the breakfast buffet at 6:00AM. www.obergatlinburg.com.

62nd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Celebrate and enjoy the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with over 150 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and classroom lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors. For more information, call (865) 436-7318 ext. 22 or visit www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org. ($)

Ribsfest, Wings and BBQ

The mountain of ribs and wings blend nicely against the Smoky Mountains as Ribsfest, Wings and BBQ starts again at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. The price of admission buys you all the ribs and wings you can eat plus entertainment, vendors and an Ice Cream Eating contest just to name a few. www.eventsgatlinburg.com/event_detail.aspx?id=27.

The Smokies are calling you for the most fun you can have in the Springtime! Come stay with us at Cove Mountain Resort to add luxury to your vacation. See our cabins at www.covemountainresort.com.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Early Spring Preview

Springtime is one of the best times to come out to the Smokies. The warmth returns and the mountains explode with color again - this time in bloom with purples, whites, green, orange, blue and more. Birds start chirping, the wildlife return to the mountains and life begins anew!

But you don't have to wait until April for Spring to return to the Smokies, it's going on right NOW.

The Smokies are starting to bloom and Cove Mountain wants to be your home away from home at a time when much of the Spring traffic is not here yet. Come to the Smokies this weekend and have all the fun in the world with the same quiet serenity and reasonable traffic level as there is during Winterfest. See our cabins and what we can offer you at www.covemountain.com

And here's a look at upcoming events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

The 18th Annual "A Mountain Quiltfest"

The city of Pigeon Forge hosts a very popular festival in which over 20,000 visitors participate in many classes and seminars, and view some of the most gorgeous quilts in the country. www.mountainquiltfest.com

ClausFest Parade

Gatlinburg's Spring Parade is back on for 2012. The Clausfest parade features, get ready for this, all your favorite Christmas and St. Patrick's Day icons marching together in a grand fashion down the main street of downtown Gatlinburg. It's a sight worth coming to see. www.clausfest.org

Dollywood "Festival Of the Nations"

Dollywood opens it's gates once again to the tune of world music as Festival of the Nations returns to captivate visitors to the Smokies. Groups from Ireland, South America, Africa, Germany and more will be coming and coming back to entertain us here in the Smokies. www.dollywood.com

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show

Imagine if the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, with dozens of other independent artists and artisans from whole states away gathered in one huge building in downtown Gatlinburg and you have the setting for the Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Highlights for February 2012

One thing we forgot to tell you about the quiet season in the Smokies here: after a couple weeks when things get settled down, a natural ambiance comes down from the mountains and the serenity it creates evolves into a romantic air that is all around the county. February is a romantic getaway goldmine and not just because of Valentine's Day.

Whether you're coming to the Smokies for a honeymoon or that trip with just the two of you that you've been waiting for, you'll find everything you need to enjoy that lovin' you've been missin' here at Cove Mountain whether you get here for Valentine's or not. The ambiance is the same and the opportunities are the same.

Take her out for a walk along the river's edge in Townsend at the gate of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Take him out to one of the 30-40 restaurants within a 15 minute drive of our cabins in Wears Valley.

Treat each other with a romantic massage and gift basket coming straight to your cabin from In Cabin Services.

These are just a few of the suggestions we could offer that could start the best romantic getaway you'll remember for years. See what our cabins can do you and your loved one, for Valentine's Day, February or any time of the year, at www.covemountain.com.