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where you will find everything you need to plan your next Smoky Mountain vacation, from budget Gatlinburg vacation tips to the top five secret vacation spots in the Smokies. Planning a vacation to the Smoky Mountains can be overwhelming since there are so many things to see and do. How do you choose which Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions and activities are right for you? Or perhaps you would prefer to include activities in Townsend, TN or in Cherokee, NC for a more peaceful Smoky Mountain vacation.

A great place to start in planning your Smoky Mountain vacation is my Top Five lists under the Attractions and National Park pages. You'll find lists like the "Top Five Secret Spots in the Smokies " and "Top Five Dollywood Tips ", as well as a list of Dollywood Menus and Food Prices for 2012

With rising gas prices, more people are interested in planning a budget vacation to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. We offer tips on how to save money on Gatlinburg vacations as well as how to find a Pigeon Forge budget vacation rental in the article Budget Smoky Mountain vacation Ideas

In addition to articles and "top five" lists, MySmokyMtnVacations has the only forums on the net dedicated to vacationing in the Smokies. Post questions and trade advice with other vacationers. Now is the time to get started  planning your next Smoky Mountain vacation.


Dollywood Food and Prices

Published in : Attractions , Attractions and Activities

If you've never been to Dollywood - and even if you have - you may wonder about food at Dollywood. What food does Dollywood have beyond the standard hamburger and fries? What are prices like? If you have an idea about what food is available at Dollywood before you go, you will be better able to plan your visit.

I have broken out the menus by area of the park. I have also indicated whether it is counter service with no seating or with seating, or full service restaurant. In general you will find that Dollywood has a variety of food and food prices at Dollywood are as reasonable as (and in some cases more reasonable than)  most theme parks. 

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Budget Smoky Mountain Vacation Ideas

With the rising cost of living in America,you want to get the most for your money. Going on vacation is no exception. A Smoky Mountain vacation, whether it's based in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Townsend, can be both economical and exciting for the whole family. I've outlined several budget friendly tips to consider when planning your next Smokies vacation so you can have a great time without breaking the bank!


Smoky Mountain Springfest

105_0527 (Custom).JPGSpring in the Smoky Mountains is filled with incredible sights and sensations - from blooming trillium and rhododendron to mountain waterfalls full with spring runoff to that unique mountain "spring is in the air" scent.  In addition to the beauty of the mountains, Gatlinburg and  Pigeon Forge offer even more reasons to visit the Smokies in spring. I've highlighted five Springfest events you won't want to miss when you visit the Smokies this spring:

Top Five Free Things To Do in the Smokies

Published in : Attractions , Attractions and Activities

A vacation to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains doesn't have to be expensive. Inside this article I have outlined five activities that are fun, entertaining and best of all, cost nothing! And for more tips on how to have a memorable vacation without breaking the bank, visit my Budget Smoky Mountain Vacation Ideas .
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Top Five “Secret” Great Smoky Mountains National Park Vacation Spots

Published in : National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Image The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. With so many visitors the most popular areas of the park can get very crowded, especially during peak times. But the Smokies encompass a lot of land and there are plenty of places you can escape the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty of the Smokies even on the most crowded days. 

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Poplar Ridge Log Cabin Rentals

Published in : Lodging, Cabins

 Gatlinburg Cabin

Welcoming smiles, personal service, and attention to detail are hard to find in today's era of big business, but that is just what you'll find at Poplar Ridge Log Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg. The owners and proprietors, Patti and Lester, started Poplar Ridge Log Cabin Rentals almost 20 years ago on the premise that every guest would receive individual attention – and they still offer that same service today.

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