About Us

Welcome to our site, where we celebrate the beauty of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its environs 24/7! There are so many things that we love about our national park that it’s difficult to know where to start. But we’ll give it our best try. Here is just a sampling of what we have to offer visitors.


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Do you like to hike? If you do, you’ll be happy to know that we have more than 100 hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Walk the trails and admire the beauty of the Fraser firs and sugar maples along with the other 100 native tree species in our park. You may spot an Eastern screech owl or a yellow-billed cuckoo flying through the trees. These are just two of the more than 200 types of birds that make their home in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Lots of our visitors come to see the American black bears that are the unofficial stars of our park. Of course, visitors spend a lot of time admiring the Smoky Mountains. The highest point of the Smokies, Clingman’s Dome, is just one of the dozens of breathtaking sights to take in.

Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a highlight of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This valley is alive with a variety of plants and wildflowers. Not surprisingly, many types of wildlife can be seen in Cades Cove, including white-tailed deer, turkeys, woodchucks, and raccoons. Visitors can also see old churches, barns, and houses that are a part of the area’s long history.

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, just outside of the park, is the perfect stop for visitors who want to enjoy a delicious meal. There are restaurants that serve Italian cuisine, Japanese, Mexican, steaks, seafood, and more! Shoppers can find bargains on furniture, clothing, and keepsakes at one of the many outlet stores or boutiques.

Fun Events and Attractions

Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park means you get to choose from a list of dozens of exciting attractions nearby. Dollywood, with its rides, shows, shops, and eateries, is one of the most well-known attractions. Parrot Mountain and Gardens is a favorite with visitors who want to walk through gardens full of tropical birds, trees, and flowers. Ripley’s Aquarium and the Smith Family Dinner Theater are just a few of the other attractions that are popular with visitors.


We provide visitors with information on a varied selection of lodgings where they can stay in comfort as they enjoy Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors can stay in a rental cabin or chalet that has all of the conveniences of home plus a spectacular view! Staying in a stylishly decorated condo is another option for visitors who want to relax in luxury. And, of course, we have the facts on affordable hotels and motels that put visitors close to all of the sights and activities in our national park.

We invite you to explore our site for more information as you plan the details of an exciting trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hope to see you soon!

~ Carl and Roxanne Brown (carl@smokymountainsnationalparks.com/roxy@smokymountainsnationalparks.com)