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2016 Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Photo credit: Gatlinburg.com For a small town Gatlinburg knows how to host a crowd and our award winning parades are known

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Thanksgiving Message from Mountain Laurel Chalets

Photo: The Egli Family Thanksgiving Table 2012 @ Smoky Mountain Memories   Thanksgiving is a time of year where we pause

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You can find “Serenity” here! 

Photo Credit: Mountain Laurel Chalets Serenity – what type of feelings does that word evoke for you?  To me it represents

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15 dining options for Thanksgiving 2016

Photo Credit: Nathan Yergler via Flikr – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode   Thanksgiving is almost here and we are expecting a huge crowd in Gatlinburg.

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Gatlinburg experiences a Downhill Trend

This photo of Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is courtesy of TripAdvisor   The tourist industry is always moving forward looking to provide

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Gatlinburg Climate Averages and more

Weather in Gatlinburg can change rapidly due to systems that move through the mountains.  What holds true for downtown locations is

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Roaring Fork – A drive back in time

Situated above the town of Gatlinburg is an area known as the “Roaring Fork”. This name comes from LeConte creek which runs

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We’ve been “Mugged” by Fowler’s Ceramics!

When Mountain Laurel Chalets wanted to have a coffee mug produced to offer to our guests, our CEO went on a hunt.

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Buyers flock to Gatlinburg for some fabulous Trade Shows!

Those of you that are business owners outside of the Gatlinburg area need to be aware of some trade shows that

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Bella Vista gets a Fresh Look!

Many of you may have stayed at Bella Vista in the past and enjoyed its fairly private spot on the mountain.

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