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Gatlinburg still as beautiful as ever and thriving in wake of wildfires (https://gplnk.io/2ovdfgh)

Four months after the last flames of the wind-whipped, drought-fueled monster wildfire were finally annihilated by firefighters and doused by rain, glorious rain, the phoenix that is Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville is rising from the ashes amid the shadows of the Smokies.

There is still a lot of misconception about Gatlinburg after the wildfires last November. Yes, the fires were bad, and yes, there was a lot of damage done; however, no attractions were destroyed and the Smoky Mountain National Park is as hauntingly beautiful as ever. In fact, now that Spring has sprung, everything is turning green and beautiful again.

Ober Gatlinburg and Dollywood have no damage and are fully operational. The Aquarium of the Smokies is right where it's always been, and so are the Dixie Stampede and Splash Country Water Park.

Marci Claude, public relations manager of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau had this to say about the wildfires, "The international media left the world with the impression that we were burned to the ground and that nothing was left," she says. "That is simply not the case."

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Great Smoky Mountain Insider's Hiking Guide (http://gplnk.co/2iM3uV3)

In order to help guests to the area further enjoy and appreciate the astounding park, we've created the ultimate Insider’s Hiking Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The trails are quite beautiful all year round, but especially in the spring, so if you're ready to visit historic homesteads and see beautiful mountain views, then check out our Insider's Hiking Guide for tips, top hikes, a hiking checklist, and more.

Visitors can use this guide to choose from an array of outdoor experiences, whether it be viewing a waterfall or hiking to a mountain bald to experiencing a panoramic mountain vista, this guide has it all.

To create this hiking guide, we went straight to the most knowledgeable sources. We interviewed numerous local hiking experts, outdoor outfitter owners, guides and more. We probed these local hiking gurus to find their favorite hikes, vistas, and sacred spots located within these marvelous mountains. Here's where the locals, longtime Smokies connoisseurs, and naturalists hike, escape and find their Zen.

Get the Guide: http://gplnk.co/2iM3uV3

Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel.

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This cabin with a pool is so new to our program, we haven't even had a chance to take professional photos yet! (http://gplnk.us/2o4PRHa)

What we can tell you though is that 4 bedroom cabins with an indoor pool tend to book up quickly, so if the dates you are interested in are available, we suggest you go ahead and book it!

Sweet Tranquility Pool Lodge is a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom vacation cabin that sleeps 15. It is private and secluded in a "park-like" setting that is just 5 minutes away to the Cosby Entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, where you can hike to Hen Wallow Falls.

This cabin is the perfect gathering place for friends and family. It has its own private indoor heated pool, a theater room, and a game room with a pool table and foosball.

This cabin is located in the private and secluded cabin community of Marantha which is 25 minutes from Elk Springs Resort and 30 Minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg.

More Details: http://gplnk.us/2o4PRHa

Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel.

#Gatlinburg #cabins #travel #vacations
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You may never want to leave the Tranquility! (http://gplus.ly/2ioiQPC)

This is the perfect cabin for those looking for a fantastic mountain getaway. Escape to the mountains in your private log home located in Cedar Falls in Wears Valley!

Located on a private 2-acre lot you will enjoy plenty of peace and quiet and the beauty of the Smoky Mountains while still being just a quick 10-15 minutes from activities and 5 minutes to shops and stores in Wears Valley.

This cabin features an open floor plan and lots of floor to ceiling windows so you can take in the stunning view. With 2 King Suites, 3 Full Baths, and a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Game Room, you can bring the kids AND another couple and have the best vacation ever!

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Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel.

#Gatlinburg #cabins #travel #vacations
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Rocky Top Sports World is an AMAZING 80 acre campus that is every event planner and athlete's dream! (http://gplnk.us/2nZDSKY)

While many cities and towns host sports tournaments and competitions of varying sizes, few can compare to the east coast’s newest and highly renowned 'Rocky Top Sports World'. It features 7 outdoor fields with synthetic turf, as well as track and field amenities. The indoor facility is 86,000 square feet alone with a plethora of options for athletic tournaments, sports camps, competitions, conferences, parties and more.

Here are the upcoming events through the end of May:

April 22-23 | Volleyball
Peak Challenge
80 Teams | 800 Athletes | 1,200 Spectators

April 22-23 | Soccer
FC Alliance Premier Cup - Girls
75 Teams | 1,050 Athletes | 1,575 Spectators

April 29-30 | Basketball
NTBA Rocky Top Classic
60 Teams | 600 Athletes | 900 Spectators

April 29-30 | Soccer
FC Alliance Premier Cup - Boys
75 Teams | 1,050 Athletes | 1,575 Spectators

May 5-7 | Basketball
16th Annual Tennessee Miracle Classic
90 Teams | 900 Athletes | 1,350 Spectators

May 13-14 | Soccer
Champions Cup Juniors
40 Teams | 640 Athletes | 960 Spectators

May 13-14 | Basketball
JSA National Tune Up
40 Teams | 480 Athletes | 750 Spectators

May 20-21 | Basketball
Rocky Mountain Challenge
80 Teams | 800 Athletes | 1,200 Spectators

If you are planning a tournament or event, you need look no further as Rocky Top Sports World has clearly exceeded expectations. As owner of National Soccer Events, John Schneider, exclaims, “We are excited to see soccer being played in Gatlinburg. Rocky Top Sports World is a great place for soccer tournaments and we are proud to be a part of it.”

Rocky Top Sports World isn’t just for sports, this incredible venue proves can be a fantastic location for weddings, parties, conferences, birthday parties and more. Party and event planners can get excited about the unique amenities, large meeting spaces, and game and team building opportunities affords Rocky Top Sports World can provide every event. With over 40,000 square feet column free, weather proof, indoor events space the possibilities are endless. As Lori McMahan Moore notes, “We have meeting rooms, leadership training and birthday events available to guests. We have not hosted our first wedding yet, but we look forward to working with the first couple to request Rocky Top Sports World for their sports-themed nuptials.”

If you are an athlete, team, or family attending an event at Rocky Top Sports World, we hope you will plan your stay at +Elk Springs Resort. We offer exclusive discounts to all sports teams and family members who are attending events at Rocky Top Sports World and were rated one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations by CNNGO.com. Our 68 mountainous acre resort is less than 10 minutes from Rocky Top Sports World and our cabins are nestled among the sweeping mountain scenery, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a fabulously fun day.

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#Gatlinburg #RockyTopSportsWorld #sports #events 

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Guinness World Records Adventure opens in Gatlinburg! (http://gplnk.co/2oiArez)

An all new attraction is now open in Gatlinburg and a Ripley's spokesperson said this museum is the first of its kind.

“Everything in the building is newly renovated and is an exciting adventure in itself. You can experience world record interactive challenges, see over 30 Guinness World Records attempts, themed galleries, lots of videos, amazing records and memorabilia,” Andy Taylor, operations manager for Guinness World Record Adventure, said in a statement.

If you are looking for the world’s largest Pacman game, Joe Louis’s championship belt, seats from Wrigley Field, or a Peyton Manning wall, you will find it at 631 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN!

Join us on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for light refreshments during their grand opening ceremony!

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Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel. Visit our website to book your next vacation today: http://gplnk.co/2gezunj

#Gatlinburg #cabins #travel #vacations

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Are You Ready to 'Wine Down' on a Tennessee Vacation? (http://gplnk.co/2fWWTFy)

Perhaps the most luxurious 3 bedroom cabin on the rental market in Gatlinburg, Wine Down offers 3 king master suites and incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

This high-end custom built private residence has entered the rental program providing an opportunity for guests to enjoy a gourmet kitchen and amazing modern luxury throughout the cabin.

Here is what some of our recent guests are saying:

Simply Amazing!!
"We wanted a weekend getaway. Mainly looking for relaxation. This cabin was PERFECT. Loved the large kitchen, the decks were remarkable, loved the swings, rockers, gliders. Living room was comfortable. The 3 bedrooms suited our 3 couples perfectly. We went downtown on Saturday, saw the crowds and retreated back to the cabin. There is not enough room to say all the good things that need to be said. Absolutely AMAZING!!" - Lori C.

A View to Die For.
"We all loved the cabin, particularly the back porch with a beautiful view of the Smokey Mountains. We enjoyed our stay so much we stayed an extra day. I'll be back." - Ronald F., Kentwood, LA

Excellent Place to Getaway from it all
"This was the fourth annual trip with our group of girlfriends. We ALWAYS have a fabulous time. Wine Down is cozy, immaculate and beautiful. Our group enjoys the close access to shopping and hiking. We venture out during the days but always come back to the cabin at night to relax in the hot tub, watch movies and play games. The view of the Smokies from the cabin is amazing. After four years of staying at Wine Down, we have many treasured memories. Thank you for providing such comfortable get-away!" - Judy K., Indianapolis, IN

This cabin is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg, 2 minutes from Bent Creek Golf Course, and 6 minutes to the Greenbriar entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

The features are too numerous to list, but we did try on our website! We also have lots more photos and a video: http://gplnk.co/2fWWTFy

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Celebrate Our National Parks During National Park Week!

National Park Week takes place this Saturday, April 15th through Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, and is a great time to #FindYourPark and to show our treasured national parks that you care by going to visit them, by making a donation, and just by celebrating them in general.

On April 15th and 16th and again on April 22nd and 23rd, admission to these parks is free.

Gatlinburg's own treasured national park is The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the few national parks where no entrance fees are charged at all, year round.

With over 9 million visitors each year The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) is the most visited National Park in the country. These ancient mountains, some of the oldest in the world, continue to attract vacationers from all over the country and the world.

Click here (http://gplnk.co/2iM3uV3) for our insider's guide and then go visit GSMNP during your stay with us!

Pictured: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States of America, with most of its patrons arriving from the town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, along U.S. Highway 441 South. Photo taken by Scott Basford, in April of 2006.

Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel.

#Gatlinburg #SmokyMountains #NationalParks
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There are still lots of things to do this month in Gatlinburg, TN: (https://gplnk.io/2mQS2O1)

April 12-15: Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show
April 16: Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg
April 17-21: Earth Week

The 2017 Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show began today and runs through Saturday, April 15th from 10am until 5pm each day. This year's event is located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg, and, as always, the admission is free! Come on out and meet the members of our Arts and Crafts Community and see their one-of-a-kind works of art that are available for purchase.

On Sunday, Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg includes complimentary tram service to the top of the resort begins at 5:45am. The service begins at 6:30am and a breakfast buffet is available. Call (800) 251-9202 for more information.

This year's Annual Earth Week Celebration begins on Monday, April 17th and continues all week through Friday, April 21st. Celebrate caring for our earth with events designed to share "easy green practices" through games, crafts and music, as well as lots of opportunities to get outside and maybe even get your hands dirty! Call (865) 430-4148 for more information.

Have you planned your Gatlinburg vacation yet? What are you waiting for?

Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel.

#Gatlinburg #cabins #travel #vacations #ElkSprings
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2017 Easter Craft Show! (http://gplnk.co/2owLSCg)

The 2017 Annual Easter Craft Show begins tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12th and runs through Saturday, April 15th from 10am until 5pm each day.

This year's event is located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg, and, as always, the admission is free!

Come on out and meet the members of our Arts and Crafts Community and see their one-of-a-kind works of art that are available for purchase.

This event is a great way to get a "taste" of our arts and crafts community; however, you really need to visit the Historic Community Trail (located just 3 miles from downtown Gatliburg) that features 120 shops, studios, galleries and eateries while you are here in Gatlinburg. This historic 8-mile loop is the largest group of independent artisans in North America.

Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, crimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils and watercolors, also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda fountain and candy shops.

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Located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community, +Elk Springs Resort is quiet and secluded, yet only 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and only 15-20 minutes to the big attractions such as Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. Elk Springs Resort boasts top rankings on TripAdvisor and has been ranked as one of the top 7 best destinations for group vacations on CNN Travel.

#Gatlinburg #cabins #travel #vacations
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