Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Hotels Bearskin Lodge on the River

     Bearskin Lodge on the River in Gatlinburg, TN, is a great place to stay and relax when  you are visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.

Gatlinburg Hotel Bearskin Lodge

Lazy River Great Smoky Mountains National Park     The Lodge is walkable to most of Gatlinburg's best restaurants and shops, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a stone's throw from the Lodge. But if your vision of a vacation or weekend get-a-way is relaxing in the grand tradition of a beautiful, Lodge-style hotel with great features and a mountain stream rolling by your room, then Bearskin Lodge on the River should be your choice.

     Here are a few of the amenities that Bearskin Lodge on the River offers:

    Comfortable beds lodge decor
  • Extra comfortable beds and spectacular river views
  • Private balcony overlooking a mountain stream
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Lodge decor and atmosphere
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Lazy River.
Outdoor pool near The Smokies

     And there are new guest rooms coming in 2018 that will feature hardwood flooring and fabulous walk-in showers. Can you imagine a good, long soak in the shower after a long day at the pool, walking the downtown streets of Gatlinburg or a hike in the National Forest. Ahhhhhh!

     So plan your next stay at the Bearskin Lodge on the River in Gatlinburg, TN. And go to for information and coupons on area attractions, shopping, theaters, restaurants and outdoor attractions. The download the BRG App for special deals and to get coupons on your phone. Enjoy your stay at the Bearskin Lodge on the River in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Attraction Ole Smokey Moonshine

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine has a rich history with making liquor. From the tough economic times of the early 1900's, to becoming the first legal distillery in the Smokies, Ole Smoky Moonshine has a strong tie to the people and land of the Appalachians and the traditions of moonshine makin'.
Moonshine Gatlinburg TN

Shine Pigeon Forge TN

At Ole Smoky they have honed the traditions of making moonshine and whiskey from decades old recipes
and now offer traditional moonshine and many
different flavors of shine from the Original
100 Proof down to 35 Proof. Here are
some favorite moonshine flavors:
White Lightnin'
Harley Davidson Road House Customs
And for a sweet treat, Moonshine Cherries.

Moonshine Peaches Cherries Smokies

Flavored shine comes in 27 flavors and Moonshine Peaches, Cherries and Chocolate Cherries.
Lemon Drop
Pina Colada
Apple Pie

Whiskey Distilling Gatlinburg

There are 12 different whiskeys and creams to choose from including:
Attraction Sipping creams Great Smoky Mountains              Peppermint Patty
              Salty Caramel
              Root Beer

The Holler Moonshine Distilling Gatlinburg

See and smell liquor distilling at 'The Holler" in Gatlinburg, talk to the distillers at the Barrelhouse in the middle of Gatlinburg, or sit a spell and listen to live music at the outpost at the Island in Pigeon Forge. Each place is a different and unique experience but they have one thing in common - locally
distilled products for you to take home and enjoy.

Learn more about Ole Smoky Moonshine and the other great attractions, restaurants, shopping and theaters in the Smokies at where you will find coupons, maps, more informational blogs, videos and events in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Hotels Comfort Inn Apple Valley

When you are planning your Smoky Mountain vacation you want a great place to lay your head at night. That place is the Comfort Inn Apple Valley, the home of Southern Hospitality and a great location to explore all of the fun that the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer.

Here are TEN great reasons to stay at the Comfort Inn Apple Valley:

1. The staff is friendly, helpful and full of Southern Hospitality.

2. The Inn is spotless, well-maintained and is a multiple year Platinum Award-Winner.

Spacious hotel rooms Pigeon Forge

3. The rooms and suites are spacious and well appointed.

4. Rooms have private balconies, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, microwaves and flat panel TVs.

Outdoor pool Wi-Fi private balconiesIndoor pool Smoky Mountain hotel

5. Relax around the seasonal outdoor pool or the newly remodeled indoor pool.

Free hot breakfast near Gatlinburg6. Enjoy a free hot breakfast in the Apple Valley Cafe every morning.

Riverfront hotel property near Gatlinburg7. Stroll along the Little Pigeon River that winds behind the hotel.

8. Walk to the Apple Barn Restaurant, Applewood Grill or the Apple Barn.

9. Shop next door at Orvis or Walgreen's and Tanger Outlets down the street.

10. Close to WonderWorks, Titanic, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show and other popular attractions.

Comfort, hospitality, convenience. All good reasons to stay at the Comfort Inn Apple Valley on your next trip to the Smokies. And to help you plan your trip and save you money, visit the Best Read Guide website at

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Hotels Park Side Cabin Rentals

Park Side Cabin Rentals offers beautiful cabins in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. They have a wide-range of options from luxury cabins and chalets to affordable cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Large cabins for groups or family reunions, small cabins for intimate get-a-ways or wedding parties. One bedroom to six or more plus pet friendly cabins too!

Luxury cabins in the Smokies

Hot tub cabins in GatlinburgCabins and chalets offer more space and more privacy than most hotel rooms. In addition, the locations are grand. Mountainside, stream side, privacy in the woods and the proximity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are all options that you can experience.

Family friendly cabins in the SmokiesModern Kitchen cabins Pigeon ForgeThe amenities are special too. Game rooms with pool tables, private hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, outdoor grills and fireplaces. In a cabin you can gather the family around the dining room table and serve freshly prepared meals from the fully stocked kitchens. Clean-up is easy with all of the conveniences of a modern, well-equipped kitchen.

And when you want to venture down the mountain, the city of Gatlinburg is in full swing and downtown businesses are eager to make your Smoky Mountain vacation a wonderful and fun time. There's plenty to do downtown and all of the attractions, shopping and restaurants are open and ready for your business. Choose your accommodations at Park Side Cabin Rentals and take in the awesome experience of staying in a mountain cabin. It is an experience that you will never forget and will want to do again and again.

When planning your vacation you can get additional information and money-saving coupons at

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Outdoor Attraction Smokies

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm - Petting Zoo, Pony Rides & Riding Stables.

Petting zoo near Pigeon ForgeExotic animals near Gatlinburg

The Deer Farm is a great place to enjoy domestic and exotic animals, and a ride in the woods.
It is a wonderful place to take the kids, grand kids and kids of all ages.
Feed and pet deer, a kangaroo, goats, camels and donkeys.
Scratch a pot-bellied pig or take a picture with an emu.
Elk, zebras, mini-horses, exotic cattle and more!

Pony rides in the SmokiesSafe, fun pony rides

Pony rides are available for younger children, and they just hold on to the saddle horn.
Parents can lead the pony around a safe, level and shaded sandy track.
The ride is 100% refundable if your child does not want to ride.

Trail rides in the Smokies
Guide led trail rides

For more experienced or bigger riders, The Deer Farm has a full stable of gentle horses.
The horses are well-groomed, maintained and rested and all provide an easy ride.
The stable is well maintained and the trails are wide, shaded and well kept.
Their guides give you confidence and keep you entertained.
Rides are 30, 45 or 60 minutes long.

Visit Smoky Mountain Deer Farm today and make some unforgettable vacation memories.
There is more information and coupons at
Plan your next trip to the Smokies and include a day at the Deer Farm!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Hotels in the Smokies

Outdoor pool and slide Greystone LodgeRipley's Aquarium next to GreystoneThe rooms at the Greystone Lodge all have balconies, flat panel TVs and a mini fridge. Added features include an outdoor pool  free Wi-Fi,  and room options for a fireplace or Jacuzzi tub. Their location in Gatlinburg is across the street from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, which adds convenience to the comfort, value and options the hotel offers.

In addition to their location by the Aquarium, the hotel has restaurants, shopping and attractions nearby on the Parkway. And later in 2017 the Anakeesta Development will open across the Parkway and the Rowdy Bear Ride will open a couple of blocks down the Parkway.

Bunk bed rooms near Pigeon Forge
Bunk beds in the Suite
Balconies Little Pigeon River TN
Balcony over the river
King Suites Great Smoky MountainsDeluxe accommodations Smoky Mountains
The Greystone Lodge has undergone a $5 million renovation to make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. Most of the rooms overlook the Little Pigeon River so you can enjoy sitting on your balcony and letting the running waters float your cares away.  \\\

You can choose from Executive Rooms - with work and sitting areas, Suites with Jacuzzi Tubs, Fireplaces and lots of room for families to eat, sleep and socialize, King and Queen bed rooms, and hillside Cottages.

Hotels Cottages Gatlinburg
Cottage porch
Deluxe Breakfast Greystone Lodge
Deluxe Breakfast
Meetings Reunions Bus Groups Smoky Mountains
Meeting r
The Greystone Lodge is a great place for bus groups and reunions as they offer meeting space, plenty of free bus or van parking, a deluxe continental breakfast, Trolley service and a great location close to the Parkway with easy walking distance to food, fun and shopping. And there is always welcoming Southern Hospitality from everyone at the Lodge. Plan to stay at the Greystone Lodge in Gatlinburg on your next trip to the Smokies. And check out the other fun things to do and places to eat,shop and see in the area at download the BRG App for more deals, area information and coupons.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Dining Fuddruckers Smokies

 Fuddruckers offers USDA never frozen, All-American premium cut beef in their 1/3, 1/2 or 2/3 pound burgers that are prepared and served fresh when you order. And great hamburgers are just the start of your Fuddruckers feast.

World's greatest hamburger Pigeon Forge
But let's start with hamburgers. Juicy, delicious, fresh hamburgers on the worlds greatest bun that we bake fresh so they will caress and enhance the worlds greatest hamburger and the other meats that we offer. Then you will adorn this combination with the toppings of your choice from our Build Your Own market fresh produce bar. Fresh tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pico de gallo, cheese sauces and a variety of condiments. You are the master of your burger adornment so be creative and enjoy!

Build your own produce bar Gatlinburg

But hamburgers aren't your only choice at Fuddruckers, oh no. There is chicken - grilled or crispy white meat -  hot dogs, chicken tenders and exotics like elk and bison, and veggie burgers, all 100% antibiotic and hormone free. And again, you are the designer with the fresh veggies and toppings on  our Build Your Own bar. Add a delicious salad and a wide-range of sides and you have almost the perfect meal. Almost? Yeah, what about drinks and desserts??
Desserts shakes brownies cookies Smoky Mountains

Of course Fudds offers a wide-range of sodas, teas and water, but they are famous for old-fashioned, creamy milk shakes. Now you could combine drink an dessert with a milk shake, but why short-change yourself when you can have both. So finish off that meal and shake and stroll over to the bakery to choose from several shelves of fresh-baked delights. Cookies of all types, brownies, rice krispy treats, ice cream or another shake? Try a different flavor this time. Go ahead, treat yourself!

After filling up at Fuddruckers, go out and explore everything that the Smokies have to offer. Attractions, museums, games, race tracks, ziplines, bungee jumping, haunted houses and more await you in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Find out more and get deals with the BRG App or at Find out the things you want to do and print out a coupon to save money. Enjoy your meal at Fuddruckers and your time in the Smokies!


Eagles Ridge Resort Pigeon Forge

Eagle's Ridge Resort offers a community of cabins that is off the beaten track, but close to all of the action of Pigeon Forge. You can choose from cabin sizes from one bedroom to nine and they can accommodate anything from a romantic get-a-way to a family reunion. They have a party house, with full accommodations for a party, wedding or group event, and a large, fenced-in pool.

Hotels in the Smokies
Cabins have fully equipped kitchens, game rooms, theater rooms, rocking chairs on the porch, hot tubs, Wi-Fi, Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and some are even pet friendly. You can relax on your porch or in your hot tub and enjoy Smoky Mountain views with total peace and quiet. But you can be on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge in just minutes.

Hot tubs near Gatlinburg
full amenities near GatlinburgOn the Pigeon Forge Parkway you can enjoy a wide array of attractions including miniature golf, go-kart racing, Laser Tag, The Titanic Museum, WonderWorks, Top Jump Trampoline Park and The Wheel at the Island. Over on Veterans Boulevard you can visit Dollywood and Dolly's Splash Country. If you are a hiker, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a short drive down the Parkway, and restaurants and shopping opportunities abound on the Parkway.

The Old Mill Restaurant and The Pottery House Cafe are just two of the highly recommended restaurants in the area, but dozens more line the party including pancake houses like Reagan's House of Pancakes, Captain Jim's Seafood Buffet and CiCi's and Domino's Pizza. Shopping ranges from unique souvenir shops to outlet malls and total immersion experiences where you can shop, eat and play.
Relaxing accommodations in the Smokies

Eagle's Ridge Resort gives you and your family the perfect location to enjoy all of the fun things to do in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. For help in planning your Smoky Mountain vacation visit and download the BRG App for additional deals and information.