9 Kid-Friendly Holiday Crafts for a Fun & Cozy Cabin Stay

9 Kid-Friendly Holiday Crafts for a Fun & Cozy Cabin Stay

Do you want to make this holiday season the most magical and memorable one for your family? Do you dream of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and spending some quality time with your loved ones in the serene and scenic Smoky Mountains?

In this blog post, we will share with you nine kid-friendly holiday craft projects that you can do with your family during your stay in the Smoky Mountains. These craft projects are fun, easy, creative, festive, mess-free and they will keep your kids entertained and happy while you enjoy the cozy and warm atmosphere of your Smoky Mountain cabin. Just make sure you have all the necessary components (like a disposable tablecloth to cover your designated arts-and-crafts area with for easy clean-up afterwards) and the creativity flow! (more…)

The Perfect Smoky Mountain Christmas Planner

The Perfect Smoky Mountain Christmas Planner

Have you ever dreamed of spending Christmas in a winter wonderland, surrounded by majestic mountains, sparkling lights, and festive cheer? If so, you might want to consider planning your next holiday vacation in the Smoky Mountains region, where you can experience all that and more. Home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the most visited national park in the United States – this region’s charming mountain towns offer a variety of whimsical holiday attractions, activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages to explore. To help you get started on your festive planning, we’ve compiled a list of top-rated Christmas experiences and events happening in the Smokies this upcoming holiday season! (more…)

5 Delicious Recipes to Try at Your Parkside Cabin

5 Delicious Recipes to Try at Your Parkside Cabin

Have you ever dreamed of escaping to the Smoky Mountains with your family and enjoying some delicious and popular dishes from the region? Imagine yourself in a cozy, beautifully appointed Parkside cabin, nestled amongst the lush canopy, where you can prepare mouthwatering meals and create lasting memories with your loved ones. In this post, we have gathered five Smoky Mountain recipes that you can easily make in your luxury cabin kitchen. From pancakes to chowder, hearty Southern cooking to traditional age-old meals, these recipes will satisfy your taste buds and make you feel right at home in the heart of the Smokies. (more…)

Thanksgiving: The Smoky Mountains Edition

Thanksgiving The Smoky Mountains Edition

Are you ready to elevate your Thanksgiving celebration to new heights this year? Picture this: a cozy, luxurious cabin nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Smoky Mountains, where the crisp, cool air carries the scent of pine and the promise of unforgettable memories. Parkside Resort is your ideal destination for a Thanksgiving experience that marries tradition with adventure. From accommodating the whole family to indulging in mouthwatering homemade feasts, we have you covered, ensuring that every moment of your holiday is something to remember. Join us in exploring the top reasons to choose Parkside Resort as your Thanksgiving retreat. (more…)

5 Perks of Glamping – Camping’s Superior Alternative

5 Perks of Glamping - Camping's Superior Alternative

When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, there’s no doubt that camping is a fantastic way to get close to nature. The Smoky Mountains, in particular, offer a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts of any kind. However, traditional camping isn’t for everyone. For those who crave a more comfortable and hassle-free experience, “glamping” in the Smoky Mountains might be the perfect choice! Glamping, short for glamorous camping, combines the best of both worlds – the beauty of nature and the luxuries of modern living. If you’re looking to try something new, continue reading to explore five perks that make glamping a superior alternative to traditional camping in the Smokies. (more…)

Best Spots in the Smokies for Souvenirs and Gifts

Souvenirs and Gifts in the Smokies

If you’re planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll want to bring home some souvenirs and gifts to remember your trip to this enchanting region. Luckily, the Smokies are not just about stunning landscapes, hiking trails, and wildlife; there are also countless uniquely charming shops that offer a variety of local products, handmade crafts, and specialty items to explore. Whether you’re seeking something cute, rustic, beautiful or quirky, we’re positive you’ll find something special to commemorate your stay in the Smoky Mountains! To help you get started on your shopping excursion, here’s a list of the some of the best spots for Smoky Mountain souvenirs and gifts, including local gems and hidden treasures you won’t want to miss. (more…)

The Ultimate Guide to Fall and Winter Photography in the Smoky Mountains

The Ultimate Guide to Fall and Winter Photography in the Smoky Mountains

Nestled along the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains are a breathtaking natural wonder all year round. But it’s during the fall and winter seasons that this pristine wilderness transforms into a photographer’s wonderland. Picture this: vast expanses of dense forests turning every shade of red, gold, and orange in autumn, and snow-draped peaks and crystalline icicles glistening under the winter sun. If you’re passionate about photography, the Smokies in the fall and winter are where your camera need to be this year. (more…)

Best Viewpoints for Fall Colors in the Smoky Mountains

Best Viewpoints for Fall Colors in the Smokies Mountains

Fall is here, and that means it’s time to enjoy the spectacular display of nature’s colors in the Great Smoky Mountains. The landscape transforms into a canvas of vibrant hues, with trees adorned in shades of auburn, crimson and gold that make for a truly breathtaking image. It’s a time when the Smoky Mountain landscape seems to don its finest attire, and witnessing the transformation is an experience like no other. (more…)

Why You Should Visit Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

Dollywood's Harvest Festival

Mark your calendars folks, because Dollywood’s Harvest Festival arrives on September 20th of this year and will continue through till October 30th! The fall season brings all sorts of wonderful traditions with it, like sipping cups of warm apple cider, pumpkin carving parties, enjoying the beautiful color-changing foliage and, of course, spending time with our loved ones. If you’ve never heard of Dollywood’s Harvest Festival, then we suggest you add another stop to your list of autumn adventures pronto, because this annual Smokey Mountain event is an experience like none other and an absolute favorite among locals and visitors alike. (more…)

Halloween in the Smokies: Thrills, Chills, and Fall Beauty

Halloween in the Smokies - thrills, chills and fall beauty

The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are known for their breathtaking beauty, but as the leaves change and autumn sets in, the region also transforms into a spook-tacular Halloween paradise! If you’re looking for a exceptional and exciting way to celebrate this year’s spooky season, then look no further than the Smokies. From festivals filled with harvest celebrations to immersive haunted adventures and family-friendly Halloween activities, the Smoky Mountains have it all. Keep reading for your guide to the most thrilling Halloween events happening in the Smokies in 2023. (more…)