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Posted on 2/23/2024

WHEN TO VISIT THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

As the gateway to the Smoky Mountains, the towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and beyond offer visitors a beautiful escape at any time of year. It really depends on what you are looking for! Whether you're interested in outdoor adventures for the family or simply a relaxing escape, understanding what each season is like in the Smoky Mountains can help you plan your dream vacation. ...

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Posted on 2/17/2024

TAKE A TRIP DOWN SMOKY MOUNTAIN MEMORIES LANE

All of the homes in the Mountain Laurel Chalets management family are unique. Some are large, some are small. Some are older, some are brand new. Some have a traditional Appalachian feel, others are sleek and modern. Each is a special and valued part of our program. One home stands apart from the rest, though, simply because it is central to the inception and story of Mountain Laurel Chalets. Smoky Mountain Memories, a seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property with amenities galore... ...

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Posted on 1/29/2024

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT GATLINBURG SKYPARK

In the winter of 1953, local Gatlinburg innkeeper Rel Maples, inspired by an article in AAA magazine showcasing Everett Kircher's chairlift expertise from his ski ventures in Michigan, reached out to him. The request was simple in theory yet incredibly complex from a logistical standpoint: build a chairlift on the mountain behind his property. ...

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Posted on 1/12/2024

A 5-DAY ACTIVITY GUIDE TO SPRING BREAK IN THE SMOKIES

As the weather warms up and the earth awakens from its frozen stupor, it's fair to say spring is most definitely in the air in the Smoky Mountains. Everyone is itching to get out and about, and Spring Break provides the perfect opportunity for families to get away and create space in their busy schedues for fun! Your trusty Mountain Laurel Chalets team has put together the perfect five-day Gatlinburg TN Spring Break guide that's sure to please every member of your family. ...

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Posted on 12/15/2023

PEACE

There's nothing quite like the peace of winter in the Smokies. A blanket of white tops the mountain peaks. Streams of smoke rise from chimneys. Frosted windows give glimpses into the warm interiors of shops and restaurants, and rosy cheeks of passersby remind those braving the plummeting temps outside to button their coats up a little tighter. Coffee, tea, and soup are on the brain, and nothing feels better than curling up under a warm blanket with no agenda and nowhere to be. ...

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Posted on 11/24/2023

UNVEILING GATLINBURG'S BEST WEDDING VENUES

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN, and its surrounding areas offer a picturesque backdrop for couples seeking a dreamy wedding experience. The quaint charm of this region sets the stage for romance, making it an ideal and wildly popular place to tie the knot. As you plan your big day, consider a destination wedding in the heart of the Smokies. ...

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Posted on 11/19/2023

AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE THIS THANKSGIVING

As we prepare for a day focused on reflection and gratitude, our team at Mountain Laurel Chalets is giving thanks for each and every member of the MLC family, including you! Without your loyalty, enthusiasm, and support, we wouldn't exist; thank you for choosing Mountain Laurel Chalets again and again. As you gather with friends and family over the coming days, we hope you, too, find time to reflect on your many blessings. To make it easy for you, we've compiled a few fun ways for you to do so. ...

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Posted on 11/14/2023

THE DELECTABLE HISTORY OF GATLINBURG'S PANCAKE PANTRY

Welcome, pancake enthusiasts and breakfast aficionados, to the charming history of Gatlinburg's beloved breakfast spot—The Pancake Pantry. Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, this iconic eatery has been serving up fluffy stacks of goodness for decades, becoming a staple for locals and visitors alike. With sweet and savory offerings and portion sizes that will keep you satisfied all day long, The Pancake Pantry is a Gatlinburg landmark, and for good reason. ...

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Posted on 11/14/2023

EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF CROCKETT'S BREAKFAST CAMP IN GATLINBURG, TN

Nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg, beneath the shadow of the Smoky Mountains, Crockett's Breakfast Camp is not just a restaurant but a culinary journey steeped in history. Join us as we unravel the fascinating story behind this beloved breakfast haven, where the spirit of frontier hospitality meets the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. ...

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Posted on 11/14/2023

A CULINARY JOURNEY AT THE PEDDLER STEAKHOUSE IN GATLINBURG

Nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg, The Peddler Steakhouse seamlessly blends rustic charm with a commitment to culinary excellence. As you step through the doors, you're greeted by the warm embrace of a cozy, inviting atmosphere that sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. ...

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