Rain on an umbrella

April Showers

So it is April and sure enough, the rain has arrived. With so many indoor attractions, Gatlinburg still remains a great holiday destination or weekend getaway in April. Gatlinburg TN vacations are sure to thrill anybody who comes here to relax and recharge.  Hotels near Gatlinburg and hotels in Gatlinburg alike will be very pleased to welcome you and show you the quickest routes to your restaurant of choice in order to avoid the rain. Read more

Freshly made cornbread

Can't Get Enough Cornbread

The Appalachian area is known for many things, the beautiful landscape, the moonshine, and definitely the down-home, delicious food. On May 12th, visitors can come celebrate it at the Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival. The festival, located in downtown Gatlinburg, right around the corner from Zoder’s Inn, will feature a beans and cornbread cook-off, foot-stomping folk and bluegrass music in the form of live bands, games and activities, and antique engines on display, showcasing the old way of doing things in the mountains. Read more

Spring flowers in a rustic metal cup on a window sill

Where Is Spring?

That groundhog in Pennsylvania is something else. Did he say early spring or was he just confused? Where is the heat? If you are spending your spring break in one of the many Gatlinburg cabin resorts or hotels near Smoky Mountains, you know temperatures have gone from 51F to – well – not much higher than that.  We were told two weeks ago that it was the last week of a cold front. Then, spring would start. It didn't. Hmmm… The weather man is wrong. Again. Read more