Cherokee Lodge Blog


The Complete Smoky Mountains Hiking Checklist for Summer

Family planning a hike in the mountainsWhen you’re hiking in the Smoky Mountains, you want to make sure you don’t forget some of the most important items. We’re helping you plan your hike with our summertime Smoky Mountains hiking checklist below. Continue reading

Know Before You Go: F-100 Supernationals Truck Show

Steering_wheel_of_classic_red_truck_-MediumAre you ready to rev your engines in the Smoky Mountains? Ford trucks are an American classic, and, if you love being king of the road, you can’t miss the F-100 Supernationals Truck Show in Pigeon Forge this summer. Whether you drive a classic, plan to buy a pickup or just love the brand, Cherokee Lodge has all the details about this spectacular annual event. Continue reading

Celebrate Easter at Festive Smoky Mountain Events

Vintage picture of wildflowersOne of the best times to see the spectacular spring colors in the Smokies is around Easter. The National Park and surrounding area sparkles with new life now that the daffodils are blooming and lush green leaves have finally begun to peek through the trees. If you and your family are planning to take advantage of the spring colors and weather during the long Easter break, we have details about the best Smoky Mountain events that everyone in your family can enjoy. Continue reading

Start Your Engines for the 2014 Spring Rod Run

Classic yellow taxi cab in ManhattanTwice a year, car enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the Smoky Mountains where two of the largest car shows in the nation and their participants take over the area for nearly a week. Though there are exciting events planned all season, this is one of the largest not only all season, but all year long. From one end of the Smokies to the other, don’t be surprised to see shiny, souped up classics. Continue reading

Why Condos are Best for Family Vacations

mainThere’s something special about a spacious condo that creates a home away from home. Whether because of the additional features or the likelihood to meet up for bonding time in the family room, condos create the type of vacation that becomes an unforgettable experience rather than just a place to sleep before sightseeing. When choosing a vacation rental for your family’s trip to the Smoky Mountains, consider these reasons why Pigeon Forge condos could make this visit to the Smokies your best trip ever. Continue reading