2017 National Quartet Convention 9/24-9/30 in Pigeon Forge!

2017 National Quartet Convention 9/24-9/30 in Pigeon Forge!

September 24 thru the 30th Pigeon Forge holds the National Quartet Convention at the LeConte Center near the Island. Considered the largest gospel music’s largest annual event of the year.  Many well known gospel artists and groups will be performing.

 

Check out their facebook page for an idea who will be attending, as well as their website where you can purchase your tickets:

https://www.facebook.com/NQConline/

http://www.natqc.com/nqc-2017/#.Wahj9yiGOCg

 

As of this post, Lazy Bear Cabin is available for that week. Mention this post and receive 10% off the total cost if you book direct through our website at www.bearental.com

Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood! New!

Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood! New!

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival begins September 29th and last through October 28th in the Smokies! There are going to be thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns to view. This is the largest addition to Dolly’s Fall Festival ever! Pure art! Dolly’s whole fall event is amazing. Check it out here:

http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Entertainment/GreatPumpkinLuminights

Whitewater in the Smokies!

Whitewater in the Smokies!

Smoky Mountain Whitewater!

River cruises are abundant in the Smokies. After a quick rain, the Little Pigeon River Middle Prong runs. (see gauges on AWW page).

Here is a link to the runs within minutes of the cabin:

https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1759/

https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1760/

III-IV rapids, small channels. Creek type lines.

 

Whitewater rafting trips are a specialty of the Smokies. Check out these companies for a guided great time.

https://noc.com/plan-your-trip/pigeon-river?st-t=829&vt-k=white%20water%20rafting&vt-mt=p&vt-d=c&vt-c=845527368&gclid=CPzi896T3dUCFUpNfgodV4wJ5g

https://raftinginthesmokies.com/pigeon-river-rafting-trips/

 

It doesn’t get any more beautiful!

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival!

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival!

August 16th through the 20th, Gatlinburg holds the Songwriters Festival. Live musical entertainment in downtown Gatlinburg. There are only 3 ticketed concerts, all the others are free. We were there last year and sat on Bubba Gumps deck, ate shrimp and listened to the singing from across the street. Great week to vacation in the Smokies. Lazy Bear Cabin has this week open and anyone that mentions this post will receive 10% off total lodging!

14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day!

14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day!

On September 3rd, the Old Mill district holds its annual Heritage Day. Local mountain crafts, bingo, pumpkin painting and a farmers market will be there as many other venues. World class bluegrass and line dancing will also be part of the activities. For the kids there is a petting zoo, firetruck and a special arts and crafts tent. Free admission,  bring your chairs (Lazy Bears are in the washer/dryer room) and blanket.

 

September 3rd 2017

Hours: 10-6pm

Gatlinburg Skylift Now Open!

Gatlinburg Skylift Now Open!

On Friday May 26th, the Gatlinburg sky lift started rolling up and down the mountain again. They lengthened the distance of the ride as well. The landing below Ober is still closed so you go up circle around and come back down currently. They say the landing should be completed by fall. All brand new chairs. The gondola next door is still running people to Ober.

 

Adult: $12.00 / All day $14.00

Children: $9.00 / All day $10.00

Military: $12.00 all day

http://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/

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