Foothills Parkway Offers Quiet Escape During Fall Foliage Season

Fall foliage season in the Smoky Mountains is nearly upon us, as mountain vistas across East Tennessee don a stunning...

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Maryville’s Main Street Attracts New Businesses and Residents

Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Smoky Mountains with a quaint yet vibrant downtown, it’s no wonder Maryville, Tennessee,...

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Once Closed to Public, RT Lodge in Maryville Now Welcomes Guests

Gary Doyle didn’t want this treasure to remain hidden. For 20 years, RT Lodge in Maryville, Tenn., hosted corporate retreats,...

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Rising from the Ashes: Dancing Bear Lodge Resurrects Powerful Memories

Mark Oldham faced a dream disguised as a dilemma. He had sold his business and traveled the world for six...

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Butterfly Gap Retreat: An Iconic Couples’ Getaway in the Smokies

When realtors Mike and Becky Johnson were charged with the task of selling a stunningly scenic 1,000-acre property along the...

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Smartphones and Tablets help leaf peepers make the most of a Fall Smokies Visit

Every autumn travelers journey to the Smoky Mountains from all over the world to experience the crisp air, comfortable temperatures...

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Harley-Davidson Dealer Contributes to Smoky Mountains Tourism

With attractions like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Ober Gatlinburg; University of Tennessee athletics; and Dollywood; hundreds of hiking...

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Trains in Townsend: The History of The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company

Townsend, Tennessee is known as “the peaceful side of the Smokies,” and for good reason. As visitors drive toward this...

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Synchronous Fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

East Tennesseans who live near the Smoky Mountains know their home is a special place. This area is so special,...

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