Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Hotels in the Smokies Comfort Inn

     Fall is a wonderful time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains cities of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. The weather is moderate, the traffic is lighter, and normally the leaves on the trees in the mountains turn into gorgeous shades of red, yellow, orange and gold. Who could ask for anything more? But you have to be here and you will need a good, comfortable, clean and centrally located place to stay - how about the Comfort Inn Apple Valley?

Clean comfortable rooms near GatlinburgHeated outdoor pool near Pigeon ForgeIndoor pool close to outlet shopping
Smokies Hotel Free hot breakfast
     Yes there are many good places to stay in the Smokies area but the Comfort Inn Apple Valley is a multiple winner of Choice Hotels Preferred Platinum Award for excellence, has a 4.8 Choice Guest Rating out of 5, and a 97% guest recommendation rate. So the hotel classifies as good, clean and comfortable and they also have top notch amenities. Indoor pool and outdoor heated pool, free hot breakfast, plenty of parking, free Wi-Fi and interior corridors 
to name a few.

Hotel of the year three times in the Smokies   Convenience? Of course. Many of the top live shows are located just down the street, as are well-known and local restaurants like Joe's Crab Shack, Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse. Fast food, a drug store, IHOP and Wal-Mart are up the street, and the outlet shopping mecca of the area, Tanger Outlet Mall, is but a stone's throw from the hotel. More shopping awaits around the corner at Governor's Crossing, and if you are in the mood you can race go-karts at the NASCAR Speedpark or zipline, horseback ride or challenge yourself at a ropes course at Adventure Park. So as you can see, fun, food and bargain hunting is right outside your hotel room door at Comfort Inn Apple Valley.

     So join us for fall fun and make your reservations for Thanksgiving and Christmas to make sure that you have a room at the Comfort Inn Apple Valley. You will be glad that you did. And if you need to get more information about things to do and places to eat and shop, go to the Best Read Guide website at, and be sure to print out the money-saving coupons.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


National Quartet Convention Pigeon Forge
Gospel Music celebration in the Smokies

Leconte Center Pigeon Forge, TNThe National Quartet Convention rolls into Pigeon Forge for the second year in a row, making their home at the beautiful Leconte Center. From Sunday September 25th, through Saturday October 1st, 2017, joyful noises emanate from the Leconte Center as groups like The Hoppers, Karen Peck & New River, Kingsmen, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Tim Lovelace and many more gospel groups take to the stage.

National Quartet Convention (NQC) is the largest gathering of gospel groups, gospel music and gospel music fans in the country. Over 40,000 people from more than 40 states gather each year to enjoy and celebrate the music of over 300 groups and visit with over 500 vendors of gospel-related items and events. For six days the exhibits are open f4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., closing as the last gospel groups finish on the main stage.

Gospel Music in the Great Smoky MountainsEach morning opens with Chapel with speakers, inspirational messages and glorious gospel music, followed by the Morning Main Stage Showcase, a Matinee and the NQC Artist Showcase. Each day wraps up with Evening Concerts from 5:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. This year the artists will be projected onto screens with a state-of-the-art video imaging system that puts everyone in the audience 'on the front row'.

Soul'd Out, Talleys, Nelons, Ivan Parker gospel music
Perrys, Legacy Five, Mark Trammell gospel groupsBut the star of the event is gospel music, and the performers are the world's best. In addition to the groups mentioned above, the list includes Legacy Five, Mark Trammell Quartet, Dixie Echoes, Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, Whisnants, Freedom, Perrys, Ivan Parker, Talleys, Nelons, Soul'd Out, 11th Hour, Isaacs, Sneed Family, Triumphant and many, many more. For lodging information for the Smoky Mountain area go to, the Smoky Mountains Lodging Guide. Then click back to the Best Read Guide site for information on dining, shopping, live shows and attractions. There you will find coupons and more information. Enjoy your stay in the Great Smoky Mountains where you will immerse yourself in the beauty of God's mountain creations and the wonderful gospel music presented by the National Quartet Convention.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Auntie Belham's Cabin Rentals Pigeon Forge

     The fall is a wonderful time to visit the Smokies. The weather is cooler, the crowds are smaller as kids are back in school, and during late October and sometimes into early November, the trees in the Smokies shed the greens of summer for the oranges, yellows, golds and reds of the fall as they change color in preparation for the winter season. For all of these reasons you will enjoy a weekend or week in an Auntie Belham's Cabin Rentals for a cabin or chalet in the Smokies.

Cabins and Chalets in Gatlinburg     Let's paint the picture.... you and your spouse, significant other or fiancee, relaxing in front of a crackling fire in the cozy cabin in the woods close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sound inviting? Or, picture your family all together in a large cabin relaxing, playing games and cooking meals together, everyone seated around the same table exchanging stories, catching up on business of the day and sharing experiences from your day. You know, the way it was when we were growing up and everyone ate together and communicated with each other. Auntie Belham's can help you make this experience happen.

Spectacular Smoky Mountain views     Auntie Belham's has cabins in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas and can fix you up with cabins and chalets from economy travel to luxuriously appointed accommodations. Amenities like hot tubs, fireplaces, game rooms, plasma TV's, Jacuzzi Tubs and spectacular mountain views are also available, and all you have to do is tell the folks at Auntie Belham's what you want and where you want to be. And the Smokies is where you want to be.

     In the Smoky Mountain cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville you will find unlimited attractions - from low impact like mini-golf, to high adventure like ziplining - unlimited dinning opportunities, unlimited shopping expediences, and some of the greatest live entertainment available in the United States. So plan your trip to the Smokies and give Auntie Belham's a call to help you find the perfect lodging for you and your loved ones.And for more Smoky Mountain information and coupons, check out the Best Read Guide website at

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Crossroads Inn  &Suites Gatlinburg, TN

Vacations can be a hassle, especially when choosing a place to stay. But it doesn't have to be if you want to stay in a well-established hotel in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can choose the Crossroads Inn & Suites.

Pool & Kiddie pool at downtown Gatlinburg hotelIn the 1950's and 1960's, the main crossroads in Gatlinburg were Highway 441 - The Parkway - and Highway 321. So a natural name for a hotel built in that location was Crossroads. The rooms were built big and some have sitting rooms, and the vanity and bathrooms are separate leading to the name Crossroads Inn & Suites. All rooms have a view of the mountains and also the pool and kiddie pool.

Clean, convenient and positive reviews

The Crossroads Inn & Suites have been a favorite for many families who vacation in the Smokies year after year.They enjoy the convenience of the hotel, free parking and the Simmons Beautyrest, pillow top mattresses.  The ownership keeps the rooms and linens updated The hotel is smaller- 77 rooms - the staff is great and many have been at the Crossroads for decades, so be sure to plan ahead.
The Crossroads Inn & Suite carried the Best Western flag for years, the owners strive to meet or exceed the Best Western standards and they offer a complimentary breakfast.

Complimentary breakfast, free parking & Wi-Fi

You can find more information about the Crossroads Inn & Suites, and get money-saving coupons at the Best Read Guide website at There you will find information on attraction, shopping, attractions and more. Travel safely!