The Pancake Pantry in Nashville was on my Bucket List for awhile. Now, I’ve been there several times. See why there’s always a line at the Pancake Pantry Nashville – which is one of the Top 3 Pancake Restaurants in America! By the way, there’s a Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg now too.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee (about 4 hours from Nashville) is a great place to spend a weekend! We go there at least once a year. See our favorite things about Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and surrounding areas -- from cabin rentals to kayaking, whitewater rafting, and other fun things to do in East Tennessee and the Gatlinburg area.
We rented a cabin at Brothers Cove in Sevierville, Tennessee. There were 8 of us — including 2 children. If you’re looking for some really nice and affordable Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, then Brothers Cove is definitely worth considering! Here’s why…
If you’re in the Franklin/Nashville area, I’d encourage you to take one of these walking tours. See how scared you get as part of a small group of people walking the streets at night while hearing about dozens of well-documented stories about local ghosts & hauntings! If you’re looking for a LIST of haunted places in Nashville… and other parts of Tennessee, then check this out…
We love exploring all there is to see & do in the Gatlinburg area. Actually, I’m referring to those areas surrounding Gatlinburg more than the actual town of Gatlinburg itself. Why? Because the town itself is so touristy — with all the souvenir shops and fun things to do downtown — that it gets pretty hectic and congested. That’s why we typically hang out somewhere between Townsend (to the west), Cosby (to the east) and Bryson City (to the south).
After researching several different cabins online, we opted to rent through Cosby Creek Cabins in Cosby, Tennessee. They offered the best view, the most amenities, and the lowest price — AND they were just a hop, skip & a jump from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Here are the details of our Gatlinburg cabin rental experience.
The Ocoee River is known as “the birthplace of freestyle kayaking”, and after watching freestyle kayakers and playboaters today, I can see why!
We skipped town for the weekend and headed to Gatlinburg over the 4th of July holiday. Not only did we get to see ‘the nation’s FIRST Fourth of July Parade’ — which took place at 12:01 a.m. on Monday July 4th — really midnight of July 3rd. But we also got to witness ‘the nation’s LAST Fourth of July Fireworks Display’ — which took place at 11:59 p.m. on Monday July 4th. Both were just okay.
Looking for colorful leaves? Hoping to catch the fiery Fall colors before they fade? We are too. Here are some leaf peeping tips for people who live in or near the state of Tennessee.
A little about our whitewater rafting trip – Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC. It was mom’s first time going whitewater rafting.
Black bears aren’t so frightening… at least when they’re way up in the trees! We spotted a mama bear and her cubs up high in a tree at Cades Cove in Gatlinburg, TN. It was incredibly exciting.