Anakeesta – A Magical Mountain Experience

Anakeesta is Gatlinburg’s award-winning outdoor family theme park and the hottest attraction in town. To help you with planning your mountain adventure, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the attractions, activities, shops and good eats you’ll find after riding to Anakeesta’s summit. Though our list may not include everything Anakeesta has to offer, we hope it gives you an idea of where you’d like to start first! (more…)

The Best Distilleries North Of The Smoky Mountains

Best Distilleries North Of The Smokies

In the South, and especially in Tennessee, seeking out the best distilled spirits to try, is not only a must, it’s considered a rite of passage. If you look back through Tennessee history, you may notice that there is a steady undercurrent of firewater running throughout it. As the years have progressed, moonshine – as well as spirits in general – have been entrenched in southern history and become synonymous with Tennessee culture. Since the mid-1700’s, when local Scottish and Irish immigrants began distilling whiskey using surplus corn to share with their communities, moonshine’s legacy has been fraught with scandal. In the 1790’s, new tax requirements and later the Prohibition (ironically, Tennessee was the first state in the US to pass any kind of prohibition law in 1838), drove production underground – quiet literally in some cases. These illicit (more…)

15 Reasons Why Parkside Resort Has The Best Cabins In Tennessee

15 Reasons Why Parkside Cabins Are The Best

If you’ve done any research into accommodation options in or near Pigeon Forge, TN, you’ve more than likely made note of the various cabins that popped up during your search. It makes sense – with the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Great Smoky Mountains – a wood cabin fits the scene perfectly. However, at Parkside Resort, (more…)

5 Must-See Places To Visit In the Great Smoky Mountains This Summer

5 Must-See Places in The Great Smokey Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts and outdoorsy folk alike. Every year, millions of people travel to the park to partake in the myriad of activities and destinations it has to offer. From ample and varied vegetation and wildlife, to rushing rivers and winding hiking trails to countless scenic panoramas, you’ll have your breath taken away, regardless of who you are. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of 5 must-see destinations located in the Great Smoky Mountains for you to visit this summer. (more…)

5 Ways To Spend A Summer Day In Pigeon Forge

Top 5 Ways To Spend A Summer Day In Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, a Tennessee town nestled on the edge of the beautiful Great Smokey Mountain National Park, draws roughly 11 million tourists every year. Though small, this picturesque mountain town is jam-packed with activities, events and excursions to demand your attention and hours. With the town’s rich history, penchant for sweet Southern charm, and natural beauty, it makes for the perfect destination for families and friends hoping to make some new summer memories.


All You Need to Know About the Titanic Museum Attraction

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Are you planning on visiting Pigeon Forge this fall or winter? If so, there’s plenty to do aside from enjoying all Mother Nature has to offer. If you enjoy visiting museums, the one that must be at the top of your list is the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. You definitely won’t miss this museum when traveling on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge as there is a massive replica ship outside for all to see. This entry will cover everything you need to know about this attraction. (more…)

Why a Fall Cabin in Pigeon Forge is Unique

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As you plan your next family vacation or sweetheart getaway, you should consider a vacation to the Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge is one of the most breathtaking places along the Smoky Mountains, especially in the fall season. Aside from the fall foliage, Pigeon Forge contains a plethora of attractions and dining to keep you busy during your entire trip. The best way to vacation in Pigeon Forge is in a Smoky Mountains cabin at Parkside Resort. This piece will provide you with various reasons why a fall cabin in Pigeon Forge is so unique. (more…)

Enjoy an Unforgettable Fall Spa Experience in Pigeon Forge

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Are you ready to unwind? Do you need to tune out the world around you for a weekend and spend time with your significant other? A long weekend trip to a Pigeon Forge spa might be just what the doctor ordered. A weekend receiving spa treatments, while staying in a beautiful, picturesque cabin, can relieve all the stress and worry of the real world. This article will cover how a weekend spa getaway in the Smoky Mountains can create a truly unforgettable experience for you and your significant other. (more…)

Pigeon Forge Essentials: What to Pack for Your Vacation This Fall

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If you are planning an unforgettable vacation in Pigeon Forge this fall season, you will need to know what to pack. Packing the right type of clothes and additional items is essential to enjoying your trip to Pigeon Forge. So, what should go in your suitcase for a Pigeon Forge vacation? Let the team from Parkside Resort build your packing list for you so that you don’t miss anything you might need for a great journey. (more…)

5 Ways to Enjoy a Cabin Getaway This Fall

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Are you planning a vacation for your family this fall season? If so, consider going on a cabin getaway. Vacationing in a cabin is relaxing, peaceful, and pleasurable, not to mention it brings you closer to nature. A Smoky Mountain cabin rental can make all the difference when vacationing this fall. Whether you are new to cabin life or a veteran cabineer, here are five ways you can enjoy a cabin vacation this fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. (more…)