Sunday, January 29, 2012

Highlights for February 2012

Whats going on this month? Not much, and for that we're quite glad. The "quiet" season of the Smokies combined with an unusually consistent mild weather (up to 60 degrees on a lot of days so far this "winter") has made the atmosphere here in Pigeon Forge absolutely gorgeous - more than we're used to in February! If ever there was a time to come out and just relax in the Smokies, here it is.

Actually, we fib just a bit. There are a few things going on for February. Apart from Valentine's Day and the plethora of restaurants we're between 5-10 minutes from (Alamo Steakhouse, Kinkaku, Calhoun's and so on), the weekend between February 23-26 has two events going on at the same time - the 12th Annual "Saddle Up!" western festival here across Pigeon Forge and the brand new "Gatlinburg Improv Fest" at Sweet Fanny Adams Theater in downtown Gatlinburg.

It's not every month two one-of-a-kind events for Western and comedy enthusiasts happen on the same weekend here in the Smokies, so make your reservations today at

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pigeon Forge is a "Destination on the Rise".

We've got some exciting news to share on behalf of the city! Pigeon Forge was recently rated #4 out of 15 "Destinations on the Rise" according to Pigeon Forge beat out Branson, Missouri, Asheville, North Carolina, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Charleston, South Carolina. You can read the post here.

If we were to guess how Pigeon Forge got so high on a list full of more popular city names, it would be because Pigeon Forge, despite the economic downturn for the last few years, has still been able to draw huge crowds from all around the world thanks to a generally low-cost economy (gas, food, accommodations and many things are generally cheaper here than many cities around us), an abundance of free activities in town (Wilderness Wildlife Week going on this week being one, plus hiking the Great Smoky Mountains Park and visiting places like Sugarlands Visitors Center are free as well) and a consistent dedication to quality of entertainment.

You know - Dollywood is unveiling a new ride this year, along with Splash Country here in the Summer time. The music theaters in town continue to offer high-quality professional country/gospel entertainers while places like Zorb, Wonderworks and the Titanic Museum REALLY broaden out the spectrum for what Pigeon Forge can offer - just to start.

We're looking forward to what 2012 can offer us and we hope you get to experience this new growth with us here at Green Valley Pigeon Forge! See how we can help your Smoky Mountain vacation at