Arts and Crafts Community – The largest group of independent artisans in North America. This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils and watercolors, also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda fountain and candy shops.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
At the Blue Mountain Mist, you are only minutes from the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and are convenient to many popular features of the Park, including the Greenbrier area. An auto tour of Greenbrier Road, which runs parallel to the Little Pigeon River, is less than twenty minutes from the Blue Mountain Mist. From the Greenbrier area, you can reach the trailhead to Ramsey Cascades, which is one of the best waterfalls in the Smokies. You can also test your angling skills for trout in the Greenbrier, Middle Prong, or Porters Creek areas.
Cades Cove is the most visited feature of the Park. Millions of visitors annually flock to Cades Cove to see the preserved pioneer homesteads, the blue-misted mountains which serve as a backdrop to the Cove, and the abundant wildlife which now populate the area. To facilitate visitors, the Park provides a self-guided tour book at the Cove’s entrance. The 11-mile loop road takes approximately 45 minutes to complete casually from your vehicle. A more detailed look at the homesteads, some of which require brief hikes, can take several hours. Or you can make an entire day of Cades Cove if you stop at the Cable Mill area visitor center and include a 5-mile (round trip) hike to Abrams Falls.
Hiking – The best part of the Smoky Mountains area is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself, which has over 800 miles of trails, and more than 500,000 acres of land. During your visit to Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn, you should enjoy several of the hikes the Park has established.
Fishing – To fish in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you need a valid Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license. They are not available in the Park, but can be obtained from sources in the towns adjacent to the Park. Fishing is permitted year round in the Smokies from one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset. You should know your fish before you go, because there are restrictions.
We like Pigeon Forge, not only because it’s in our stomping grounds, but also because it’s an affordable family vacation destination that fit right into the family budget – a great option in these economic times! No matter if you’re bringing a family of five, a vacationing senior citizen group or a honeymooning couple, Pigeon Forge really does have something for everyone. We’ve gathered a nice list of places we thought you’d enjoy visiting when you stay with us.
Sevierville got underway in 1794 when a town square was established with a 25-acre donation of land. Since then the city’s been growing at a nice pace, but it’s nice to know that it’s never lost its charm after all these years. We’re mighty proud of our town of Sevierville, and we think you’ll grow to like it in the time that you’re with us. If you decide to take a tour around the town, there are a number of enjoyable attractions awaiting you. We’ve created a nice little list here, along with the links so you can putter around each website and see what they have:
Sevierville Events Center – Here’s a nice part of the community that serves both the local folks as well as guests to our region. Lots to do at our Center! From classic car auctions to gymnastic competitions, there are conferences continuing throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. The Sevierville Events Center is wholly owned and operated by the City of Sevierville, Tennessee Public Building Authority. The facility hosts large tradeshows, expositions, competitive arts events and large retreats all through the year. Take a look and see if an event might be an interesting part of your vacation..