Articles Mentioning Gatlinburg Hotels

Where to Go for a Cozy Weekend This Winter in the U.S.

The Cottonwoods Villa at Spring Creek Ranch/Oyster With fall in full force (and winter on the horizon), now is the perfect time to step away from your workaday routine and nestle into a long weekend retreat. After a day in the brisk air, there’s little better than getting snug with a cozy blanket and cocoa…

An Update on the Hotels Damaged by the Gatlinburg Fire

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek/Oyster It’s been some nine months since a horrific wildfire tore through Gatlinburg, Tenn., killing 14 people, damaging more than 2,000 buildings, and causing $1 billion in damage. Sevier Country is visited by more than 12 million people annually, as tourists flock to Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge, head to the…

The Best Small Mountain Towns in the U.S.

Who doesn’t love mountain towns? They’re often well-regarded for their winter activities — skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and indulging in après-ski cocktails, to name a few. But they’re actually wonderful year-round. In the summer, there are beautiful trails to hike, rivers to raft down, and lakes to kayak. Plus, some have thriving villages that offer…

Creepy Abandoned Hotels Across the U.S.

Courtesy of Lecates via Flickr When business slows and the game is up for struggling hotels, sometimes there’s nothing for the owners to do but leave everything as is and shut the whole mess down. From ill-advised, Gold Rush-era expansion to miscalculating the willingness of travelers to pay for luxury in the middle of nowhere,…

6 U.S. National Parks You Need to Visit in 2016

2016 is a big year for U.S. National Parks. August 25, 2016 marks the centennial – 100 years since the founding of the National Park Service – and a year-long celebration of our nation’s most spectacular, most breathtaking, most jaw-dropping natural wonders. To celebrate 100 years in 2016, the National Park Service has announced 16…

The 10 Coziest Cabin Accommodations in the U.S.

Now that the wind has picked up that autumnal (burgeoning on wintry) chill, and the days have gotten shorter, cozy cabins – nestled among the country’s most gorgeous mountains and alongside picturesque lakes – have begun to beckon. Instead of the airy beachfront huts and jungle-surrounded tree houses we sought out this summer (long gone…

The World’s 12 Best Destinations for a Fall Vacation

Photo: Kimberly Vardeman While you lounge poolside or on the sand with cocktail in hand, you may be dreading the (fast-approaching) days of cooler temperatures and decreasing sunlight hours. But there are so many wonderful things to love about fall; after all, it’s really winter — like the insufferably long months of January through March…

The 11 Best National Parks in the U.S.

The U.S. is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife…so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult. After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long camping excursion or just a couple of…

6 Alternative Spring Break Destinations We Love

For many, spring break is the perfect time of year to head to the beach or hit the slopes. And while we certainly love classic spring break destinations like Punta Cana and Park City, these six spots are a bit more unconventional — and totally awesome. From the American Southwest to bustling metropolises a little…