Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Bluff Mountain ATV Outdoor Attraction

For fun and enjoyable 4-wheeled action in the Great Smoky Mountains all you have to do is go to Bluff Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. There you can explore the Smoky Mountains on 6,000 acres of mountain trails in the east Tennessee wilderness.

Pigeon Forge ATV fun in the Smokies
Riding the Ridge

Get a Hillbilly Carwash in Smoky Mountain streams
The Hillbilly Carwash
You have four options for rides. You can take the one-hour Family Introductory Ride where no experience is necessary and the rides goes for about two hours. You will cross streams and creeks over moderate terrain and have great photo opportunities. The one-and-a-half hour Mountain Trail Adventure goes 2,300 feet over rough terrain to the top of the Bluff. Here the views are spectacular. The Blue Ridge Run is a very challenging mountain run and is for experienced riders only. At times the trail is no wider than your ATV and you will be riding at times on the very edge of the mountain! And for those looking for a personalized run there is the Customizable Trail Ride where you decide what creeks, streams and mountain terrain that you cover. All of the rides provide scenic views and great photo opportunities.

Safety and good instruction at Bluff ATV
Instruction, Helmets and Goggles are provided
Bluff Mountain ATV provides helmets, goggles and driving instruction and each tour is led by an experience guide who will point out highlights of scenery and animals you encounter on your ride. Previous customers rave about the guides and exclaim that the "ride was a roller coaster of fun and adventure" and that "the adventure was simply great time and is highly recommended". Bluff Mountain ATV is easy to get to located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge between lights #1 and #2 just past the Titanic Museum.

View the Bluff Mountain ATV video at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/Videos/Bluff-Mountain-Adventures-Sevierville-TN.htm.

You can win a Bluff Mountain ATV ride by going to the Best Read Guide Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and simply Like or Share the picture. Check back to the site to see if you won! Your Smoky Mountain vacation will be more enjoyable when you check out all of the fun possibilities at  www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/, the Best Read Guide website. There you will find information about attractions, theaters, shopping opportunities, dining, outdoor activities, and you will find area maps and Coupons. Go under Outdoor Activities and get directions and coupons to Bluff Mountain ATV and Ride the Ridge!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Historic Old Mill Pigeon Forge

Any trip to the Great Smoky Mountains or the city of Pigeon Forge, needs to include a stop at the Historic Old Mill and the Old Mill Square. There you will find good eats, neat treats and the wooden floors of the General Store that have felt 186 years of visitors treading across their beams.

Fresh ground products at Old Mill General StoreThe Old Mill Restaurant serves up Southern Food and Southern Hospitality daily with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served with mini-muffins, Smoky Mountain Special Preserves and sour wood honey to accompany your meal choices. Lunches and dinners are graced with corn chowder, corn fritters and apple butter as starters to your meal choices that include pot roast, fried chicken, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, catfish, pork chops and so much more! Desserts are highlighted by their famous homemade Pecan Pie.

Southern food at Old Mill Restaurant in the Smokies
Great dining - Pecan Pie and other home made desserts

Another dining choice is the Pottery House Cafe and Grille conveniently located across the street in the former home of Pigeon River Pottery's founder, Douglas Ferguson. There you can dine leisurely on quiches, garden fresh salads, homemade soups and fresh baked breads. The delightful smells from the bakery will wet your appetite and the homey and pleasant atmosphere will make you feel comfortable and at home while you dine. Of course you can take fresh baked breads, pies and cakes with you to enjoy in your cabin or at home.

Hand thrown pottery and more shopping treasures near GatlinburgThe Old Mill Square is a cozy shopping area that features fresh ground products, jams, jellies and souvenirs at the General Store, hand-thrown pottery from Pigeon River Pottery, useful items from the Farmhouse Kitchen, clothing and unique accessories at Sassafras, and ice cream and candy from the Creamery and the Candy Kitchen.

The newest addition to the Square is Old Forge Distillery where they distill smooth, small-batch spirits with deep Tennessee roots. Tastings of the products are available as are souvenirs and other Old Forge products. True to their Tennessee roots, many of the ingredients for the Distillery spirits are ground next door at the Old Mill Grist Mill.

As you prepare for your journey to the Smokies and Old Mill Square be sure to visit the Best Read Guide Facebook page to win a gift certificate for the Old Mill. Like or Share the Old Mill photo at www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains. And get coupons, maps and information about the attractions, restaurants, shopping, theaters and attractions in the Smokies at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.