• Alum Cave Trail in the spring 12 of the Best Spring Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

    Every season is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains but there is something extra special about springtime in the hills of Southern Appalachia. You can view the beauty from afar as you’re driving into town and you can see it even better if you take a trip along the winding mountain roads. However, to truly experience the life and magic that exists in the Smokies, you must travel a bit on foot. A connection to this sacred place can be felt with an easy peasy hike, a trek to a stunning view, while standing beside a roaring waterfall, among the wildflowers and more. Below are a selection of hikes that are excellent during the spring months but that are also wonderful hikes at any time of the year.Continue Reading

  • bridge along porters creek trail 4 Best Hikes near Sevierville TN You Have to Try

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with trails that are perfect for hikers and guests of all levels of experience. During your stay with us at the Oak Tree Lodge we would love for you to take time to go outside and play among the beauty of the mountains that we call home. We’ve put together 4 hikes to get you started, 2 of which are perfect for guests travelling with their favorite canine companion!Continue Reading

  • smoky mountain fall foliage 3 Tips For Seeing The Smoky Mountain Fall Colors

    If an autumn escape to the Appalachian Mountains is on your bucket list this year, you’ll certainly want to add a trip to Gatlinburg and The Smokies to the top of the to do list! Our beautiful mountains are a national treasure year-round, but when the leaves begin to show their true colors during the fall, the peaks and valleys transform into one of the most stunning sights that you’ll ever witness! We want to help you make the most of your trip by sharing a few tips for seeing the Smoky Mountain fall colors during your stay with us. Read over each of the tips, book your stay, pack your bags and get on your way because the mountains are waiting!Continue Reading

  • The Oak Tree Lodge, a hotel at Pigeon Forge TN. Top 4 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July While Staying in Our Sevierville Hotel

    When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, there is no better place to be than in the Smoky Mountains! With everything from wonderful parades to spectacular fireworks displays, you will find it all just minutes from the Oak Tree Lodge! Here are the top 4 ways to celebrate the Fourth of July while staying at our Sevierville hotel:Continue Reading

  • Stunning light display at Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland. Amazing Christmas Lights Show Returns to the Smoky Mountains

    If you like Christmas lights, then you will love Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland! Back for the holiday season, this one-of-a-kind attraction offers one of the very best light shows in the country. Located just a short drive from the Oak Tree Lodge, Shadrack’s is a must-see for anyone staying with us this winter. Read on for everything you need to know about this incredible Christmas lights show in the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

  • Beautiful photo of spring in the Smoky Mountains. Top 4 Reasons to Experience Spring in the Smoky Mountains

    While every season in the Smoky Mountains has something special to offer, spring may just be our favorite! When the last traces of winter melt away, Pigeon Forge, TN and the surrounding area come alive with beautiful scenery and a number of special events. To help you plan your next vacation, the Oak Tree Lodge has put together four reasons you’ll love experiencing spring in the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

  • Stunning photo of the Smoky Mountains fall colors. Top 4 Ways to Experience the Smoky Mountains Fall Colors

    Autumn is around the corner, and it’s time to start planning your family’s vacation to Pigeon Forge TN! If you’ve been looking for the best way to take in the beautiful mountain scenery, we’ve created a list of our 4 favorite ways to experience the Smoky Mountains fall colors this year!Continue Reading

  • Family Hiking In Countryside Wearing Backpacks Top 3 Tips For a Stress Free Smoky Mountain Vacation

    Your vacation should be filled with family, fun, and sweet relaxation. There is absolutely no room for stress! When you stay at our Pigeon Forge hotel, you shouldn’t have to worry about a thing. That’s why we’ve put together these great tips for having a completely care free vacation in the Smokies.Continue Reading

  • happy family at cabin 4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hotel in the Great Smoky Mountains

    Spring is a fantastic time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains! The weather is wonderful and there are so many fun and exciting things to do and see. Finding the best place to stay in the Smokies can be a bit overwhelming, because there are so many options. To help you make the right decision, we have put together a handy list of questions to ask as you search for the perfect hotel in Sevierville.Continue Reading

  • Great Smoky Mountains during autumn Experience Summer and Autumn At The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses a biologically diverse region of ridges, valleys, and ancient mountains. The unique seasons of the park will astound you and your entire family. Expectations for natural wonder are more than met when you set out on a voyage of exploration and relaxation.Continue Reading

  • baby black bear in the Smoky Mountains Top Two Places to See Animals in the Smoky Mountains

    If you are looking to spend the day in the Smoky Mountains, make sure you visit Cades Cove or the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail for the best wildlife sightseeing in the Smokies! The animals in the Smoky Mountains can be found, without a doubt, at these two locations, so be sure to plan a day to do some wildlife sightseeing!Continue Reading

  • Cades Cove Cades Cove Loop Scenic Views Of The Great Smoky Mountains

    A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains offers many outdoor adventures from a scenic drive, hiking on nature trails, viewing and photographing wildlife, bike riding, and horseback riding.  And one great place to head to for your adventure just a short drive from the Pigeon Forge area is the Cades Cove Loop in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Cades Cove has a large loop for a scenic drive, bike ride or horse back ride.
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