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Posted on 7/31/2022

HOMETOWN HERO | BRIAN HARRIS

Everyone has a hero. Many heroes are found working behind the scenes, doing the thankless work that keeps our communities going. Whether it be a mother, pastor, teacher, service member, or friend, a hero sacrifices time and talents for the betterment of those around him or her. People like this are the backbones of society. ...

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Posted on 6/21/2022

THE FUN NEVER ENDS WITH GATLINBURG ATTRACTIONS

There is never a dull moment in Gatlinburg. Surrounded by the abundant beauty of the mountains, this place never ceases to draw in a crowd of people from all over the world. However, Gatlinburg offers more than just scenery. This city is filled with dozens of fun and exciting attractions. ...

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Posted on 5/20/2022

OUR FAVORITE GATLINBURG HIKING TRAILS

The weather is starting to warm up and the flowers are starting to bloom which means that spring is just around the corner! You don’t have to venture far into the park to enjoy a hike. If you’re a beginner hiker looking for a leisurely walk... ...

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Posted on 5/4/2022

TOP RESTAURANTS IN GATLINBURG

With over 100 places to dine in Gatlinburg, your taste buds won’t be disappointed. Gatlinburg restaurants range in cuisine, but all offer the same southern hospitality. A few Gatlinburg restaurants you must try are… ...

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Posted on 3/10/2022

THE TOP 9 REASONS WHY RIPLEY'S GATLINBURG AQUARIUM IS A MUST DO

Did you know that Ripley’s of the Aquarium of the Smokies was voted the #1 Aquarium in all of the United States? Here are just a few reasons why: ...

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Posted on 3/8/2022

50 YEARS OF MOUNTAIN MEMORIES | JIM CLORAN'S STORY

In 2022, we're celebrating 50 Years of Mountain Memories at Mountain Laurel Chalets. Share your story online and use the hashtag #MLC50 to be featured in our blog. ...

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Posted on 2/28/2022

BEST GROCERY STORES IN GATLINBURG

When staying at one of our Gatlinburg cabins and chalets, some guests like to eat in as much as possible to save money, enjoy their family and of course to enjoy the views of the mountains. Where should you shop for groceries? Some of our guests shop for all of their groceries at home and pack them up in coolers and bags and bring them with to their Gatlinburg vacation. That way you get exactly what you need to make the perfect meals. Others choose to shop in town. We would like to recomm ...

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Posted on 2/24/2022

SPEND SPRING BREAK IN GATLINBURG

Spring is a great season in Gatlinburg. The snow begins to melt away, the flowers begin to bloom, the weather starts to warm up, and the parkway fills up with visitors and tourists from all over the world. Winter season is officially over and Spring... ...

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Posted on 3/21/2021

THE PANCAKE PANTRY

While strolling down the parkway every morning, it’s not uncommon to see a line of hungry customers waiting eagerly for a tasty breakfast at the Pancake Pantry. At first glance you can’t help but think, “Is it really worth waiting in that long of a line for pancakes?” The answer is YES! ...

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Posted on 11/15/2020

LAST WISH TO SEE THE SMOKIES

Tami Holloman suffers from ALS and wanted to see the mountains one more time. She visited us just a year ago in March of 2019 and had no signs of ALS but 2020 has been a challenging year for her with an unexpected diagnosis of ALS. So her husband, Shad, called Mountain Laurel Chalets to find the perfect chalet with a mountain view that could accomodate Tami with her wheel chair. ...

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