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Posted on 3/20/2020

SMOKY MOUNTAIN TROUT TOURNAMENT

Calling all fishermen! Get your fishing gear ready because in April, the Smoky Mountain Spring Trout Tournament comes to Gatlinburg. This event is known as the largest trout tournament in the Smokies, and is held twice a year (spring and fall). Whether you’re a local... ...

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Posted on 3/20/2020

THE WALKER FAMILY & SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

The Walker Sisters, Margaret, Polly, Martha, Nancy, Louisa and Hettie, lived in what is now the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and continued to live there even after the park was established. The six sisters were never married and lived on the land ... ...

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Posted on 3/20/2020

SEARCHING FOR WILDLIFE IN SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

In the Smoky Mountains, everyone goes off looking for bears. With a high population density in the Smoky Mountains, approximately two bears per square mile, it seems that running into one is almost inevitable. So, what about some harder to find types of wildlife?... ...

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Posted on 3/20/2020

HORSEBACK RIDING IN SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Hiking is not the only way to explore the beauty of the mountains. Many people opt to have a little assistance covering the trails. Man has long relied on horses to carry them from one place to another and here in the Smokies... ...

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Posted on 3/20/2020

CATALOOCHEE VALLEY IN SMNP

Tucked away in an obscure section of the National Park, is a lovely little valley called Cataloochee. The name is derived from the Cherokee word ” Gadalutsi” and means ” Fringe standing erect” which is believed to refer to the tall trees bordering ...

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Posted on 3/20/2020

EXPERIENCE FIREFLY MAGIC IN THE SMOKIES

The Great Smoky Mountains is truly a magical place. Especially during the summer months when beauty can be found in every direction. Each year towards the end of May and beginning of June visitors can venture into the park and witness something truly unique. Synchronous... ...

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Posted on 3/19/2020

THE 10 BEST SPOTS TO VIEW FALL FOLIAGE NEAR GATLINBURG

Fall is a beautiful time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Every season has its own beauty, but the fall is especially gorgeous when the hillsides are painted with color. People plan for their vacations to view the foliage, many making plans a year or more in advance. Nestled at the foot of the National Park, Gatlinburg is surrounded by mountains with trees that replicate the foliage from Georgia to Maine and that means we experience a few weeks of color depending ...

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Posted on 3/19/2020

FAMILY FIRST MEMBERS – PETER AND LUCY NOYES

Have you ever met someone who right away you felt an instant connection with? A person that felt like a family member? Well, here at Mountain Laurel Chalets we have and these two folks names are Peter and Lucy Noyes. This wonderful couple have been... ...

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Posted on 3/19/2020

THE MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACE IN THE SMOKIES!

At Mountain Laurel Chalets our business centers on the word Family. It is a Family owned business. We are a Family of employees and home owners. We try to treat our guests like Family. If you have stayed with us in the past, we keep... ...

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Posted on 3/19/2020

MEET THE LITWILER FAMILY!

Let us introduce you to a wonderful family in our “Family First” program. Please meet Ray, Judy, Jonathan, Cody and his new bride, Brittany Nicole. This wonderful family has been frequent guests at Mountain Laurel Chalets for many years. The Litwiler’s live in middle Tennessee... ...

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