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Well, Spring is just about past and Summer is right around the corner! No one is more surprise than I! Wasn't it just Christmas???
Just a few notes on upcoming events in Gatlinburg. Don't forget to make your reservations soon for peak dates….Fourth of July is almost sold out!
Tunes and Tales is currently in full swing! As you stroll the streets in downtown Gatlinburg, you never know who you may run into! A blue grass band, storytellers, crafts people, cloggers are throughout the downtown area, just waiting to delight you and your family! Already going on Friday and Saturday evenings, beginning June 14, the entertainers will be out each evening until August 10, from 6-11pm. Enjoy!!!
Farmers' Market began this past Saturday and will continue until October 12 each Saturday from 8:30 to 11:00 am in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot on East Parkway. Find fresh produce, jams jellies and honey, plants and flowers and more. Shop local!
More to follow!
Update on Alternate Routes due to 441 Closure
While the landslide on the North Carolina side of Highway 441, through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will block the road indefinitely, Gatlinburg is very accessible by alternative routes. Detours from points South and East are easy to follow.
Please post and distribute the information below to your frontline workers so that when asked, they can help visitors get to and from their desired destinations. Should we receive further information from the National Park Service regarding the road closure, we will assess the information and continue to keep our businesses advised of the situation.
Alternate Routes to Gatlinburg
From Cherokee, NC
Take Hwy 19 North to I-40. Go I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Wilton Springs Rd. to Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg.
Take I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Wilton Springs Rd. to Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg.
From Greenville, SC
Take I-26 West towards to I-40 West to Exit 440 and follow Wilton Springs Rd. to Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg.
From Chattanooga or Atlanta
From I-75 North, merge on to I-40 East, then take Exit 407, turn right onto Winfield Dunn Pkwy/Hwy 66/441 South, follow signs to Gatlinburg.
Take I-40 East towards Knoxville, take Exit 407, turn right onto Winfield Dunn Pkwy/Hwy 66/441 South, follow signs to Gatlinburg.
Take I-75 South to I-640 East, at Knoxville, then I-40 East to Exit 407, turn right onto Winfield Dunn Pkwy/Hwy 66/441 South, follow signs to Gatlinburg.
From I-81 South take I-40 East, to Exit 435 (Newport) and follow Hwy 321 South to Gatlinburg.
As the weather gets cooler and the fall colors arrive, its a great time to enjoy the Smoky Mountains! So much to see and do in and around Gatlinburg….here are a few suggestions:
- Enjoy the harvest decorations as you stroll through downtown Gatlinburg
- Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg: Bavarian-style food, beverages, live music daily through November 3.
- Ripley's Fright Nights: Each weekend in October, no extra charge with paid admission to Aquarium
- Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair: 200 booths of artisan's and craftsmen, food, live music, craft demonstration
- Trick Or Treet Kickoff Carnival: contests, costumed characters and candy on Halloween, Oct 31 Ripley's Plaza
Book a condo or chalet and stay any time in September…..and we'll pay your sales tax for you! The special works this way: you pay the regular rental rates… and we pay the sales tax, no tricks or gimmicks. This offer cannot be combined with any other special or discount, but we will always give you the BEST discount you are eligible for. Come stay and play in the Smokies and SAVE!
Last week, as part of the required annual inspection for Gatlinburg's Tourist Residency Permit, Fire Inspector Ralph Ramsey asked us if we did our own cleaning, or had a cleaning service. We introduced him to Steve and Serena Dunn of Dunn's Cleaning and Maintenance Service, who have been cleaning our rental units since May of 2011. Inspector Ramsey proceeded to compliment them and us for having "some of the cleanest rental properties I've seen". He told us that he inspects properties for 50 rental companies in Gatlinburg and "only 5 or 6 others are in the same category as yours".
We were so blown away! Cleanliness is THE most important aspect of our business, and we went through 4 cleaners in the year before finding Steve and Serena. We consider them a gift from God, and we're very grateful to have them!
Come see our condos and chalets and find the HIP difference in vacation rentals! We have condos from studio to three bedroom, and chalets from studio to four bedroom, all located in and around Gatlinburg Tennessee. Our prices make your Gatlinburg family vacation affordable. Book four nights and pay for three OR Book seven nights and pay for five….year 'round, including holidays.
Call us toll free at 866-430-3411 or visit our website to see pictures and descriptions:
It's not too late! If you've waited to book lodging in Gatlinburg the the holidays, we've still got some limited openings at great prices! Check out our website at http://www.gatlinburgcondosandcabins.com for availability and pricing.
We've got a cute studio chalet, The Treehouse, available for the whole week for only $750 including tax and cleaning fee. With a full kitchen, laundry, pool table and hot tub, you can settle in for a romantic getaway, or a small family retreat. Located conveniently between the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts district and Dollywood, its only a short drive to all the fun Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer!
We've just added a two bedroom condo to our rental program, so it is also available for the whole week. Located at Gatlinburg Towers, just four blocks from Ripley's Aquarium, you'll be in the center of all the fun! The tastefully decorated condo sleeps up to 6 people and has a full kitchen, gas fireplace, private balcony, and the building has an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and free parking…all this for only $875, including tax and cleaning fee.
We have other properties available for shorter stays as well. Our goal is to provide clean, comfortable lodging at affordable prices, even over the Holidays.
Have a Blessed Christmas and a 2012 filled with joy!
Some people come to Gatlinburg to paint the town, enjoy the restaurants, shops and attractions our area offers. Some people just want to get away from it all. Whichever describes you, Shaw Ridge is your perfect home base. Sit in that swing, or curl up in the hammock and drink in the incredible view, or shoot some pool before you grill burgers for lunch. Even though you feel on top of the world, you're only 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg or 5 miles from Pigeon Forge. Compare our great prices! Call toll free at 866-430-3411.
We're in our fifth year living and working in Gatlinburg…and we had never made it to the Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg! Until now….and boy is it worth the visit. 360 degree views of Gatlinburg and its surrounding mountains, plus a little history of the town. Take your time and watch it grow dark so you can appreciate both views!
Come join our pleased guests and grab the best discounts for you and your families!
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We are at your service!!!!
Warren and Maryann