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Posted on 6/5/2023

BENT CREEK: GATLINBURG GOLF COURSE AND CLUBHOUSE

Nestled in the awe-inspiring Smoky Mountains, Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a golfing oasis that offers natural beauty, exciting challenges, and a peaceful atmosphere. We wanted to share what makes Bent Creek Golf Course such a wonderful local amenity, as well as 2 Gatlinburg chalet rentals that are conveniently located in close proximity to the course (see below for more info!). ...

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Posted on 5/31/2023

GATLINBURG CABINS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR A ROMANTIC LUXURY GETAWAY

Whether you're looking for a place to enjoy your honeymoon, a babymoon, or a simple weekend getaway, Mountain Laurel Chalets has you covered when it comes to finding the perfect romantic Gatlinburg vacation rental for you and your significant other. All of our vacation rental properties are close in proximity to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Ober Mountain resort. If you have the desire to venture out and explore, the area offers an abundance of activ ...

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Posted on 5/24/2023

TOP FIVE GATLINBURG & PIGEON FORGE ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG KIDS

The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are beloved by all, and for very good reason. There are activities to suit every taste, no matter a person's age or interests. In fact, the abundance of things to do can even feel a bit overwhelming, simply because there are so many options. We've sifted through the offerings and narrowed them down to make life easier for you. If you're a parent or guardian with preschool or elementary aged kids, here's our take on the top five Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge activit ...

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Posted on 5/18/2023

A GUIDE TO THE PERFECT SMOKY MOUNTAINS SUMMER BBQ

May you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbeque. A summer trip to the Smokies isn't complete without an epic backyard barbeque. Luckily for you, we've sourced all of your necessary local supplies and planned the perfect menu, making it easier than ever for you to pull off the meal of the season! Plan your Smoky Mountains getaway now by booking a Mountain Laurel Chalets property, and bring along your barbeque-loving friends and family. From one-bedroom chalets to twelve-bedroom lo ...

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Posted on 5/15/2023

PET-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

For many of us, our vacations simply must include time with the family dog. Thankfully it's become easier than ever to bring our pets along with us when we travel! If one adequately plans ahead, most activities can be dog-inclusive, providing ample quality time with the furbabies. We are continually adding more pet-friendly Gatlinburg cabin rentals to our program as well (and when we say pet friendly, that only refers to dogs! Sorry, we can't allow cats at this time). ...

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Posted on 5/8/2023

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, RIPLEY'S IS A BLAST!

It's easy to walk through downtown Gatlinburg and shy away from the bright lights and oddities the Ripley's family of attractions touts. Are they really as interesting as they claim to be, or are they just a money-making gimmick? After a recent excursion with my children to several Ripley's properties, I can now confidently answer that question as an informed and experienced parent: Ripley's attractions are a total blast! This is something you should add to your Gatlinburg itinerary. ...

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Posted on 5/1/2023

EXCITING UPDATES AT OBER MOUNTAIN!

Ober Mountain (formerly Ober Gatlinburg) has long been a mainstay in the city of Gatlinburg. In spite of the many changes in the area over the last sixty years, Ober has remained largely the same and has built much of its reputation on the sense of nostalgia it provides. ...

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Posted on 4/19/2023

VACATION RENTALS FOR LARGE GROUPS IN GATLINBURG

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a beautiful destination in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Known for its stunning natural beauty, charming downtown area, and vast array of outdoor activities, Gatlinburg is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for a memorable vacation. And when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for your large group, look no further than Mountain Laurel Chalets. Mountain Laurel Chalets offers a variety of rental properties, but three in particular stan ...

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Posted on 4/12/2023

MY HAPPY PLACE IS YOUR HAPPY PLACE!

Welcome to "My Happy Place," a spacious and stunning two-bedroom lofted Gatlinburg condo nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. This serene hideaway offers the perfect mountain escape for those seeking peace and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It comfortably sleeps six guests, and will quickly become your go-to home away from home! ...

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Posted on 3/29/2023

GUIDE TO A MEMORIAL WEEKEND GETAWAY TO GATLINBURG

Memorial Day is a special time when we pause and reflect on the bravery and sacrifice of all American veterans who have laid down their lives in service of our nation. We honor their memory and strive keep their legacy alive. But Memorial Day is not just about solemn reflection; it's also an unofficial kickoff to the summer season, and it typically involves at least one epic barbeque! ...

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