Articles Mentioning Sevier County Hotels

6 Fun and Affordable Girls’ Trips in the U.S.

Taking a trip with just the girls (or however you prefer to call them: ladies, women, gals, sisters, besties) is one of the best ways to blow off steam, but it doesn’t have to blow your whole budget. It’s entirely possible to enjoy a getaway that’s heavy on fun and light on the wallet, right…

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…

The Best Hotels for Family Reunions in the U.S.

Whether you have a yearly getaway with family members or the cousins are begging for a vacation outside of grandma’s house, a reunion at a family-centric hotel is an excellent option. Feature-packed resorts mean rambunctious youngsters have an outlet, and adults can retreat to a spa or pool when in need of some alone time.…

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,…

The Kitschiest Attractions in the U.S.

Over-the-top luxury and adventure are what most folks lust over when it comes to travel. And we don’t blame you — you work hard for those vacation days and deserve a little pampering, after all. Still, while those top-notch, elegantly executed experiences are certainly satisfying, it’s sometimes the quirky attractions that are the most memorable…

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…