Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Tennessee Homemade Wines Gatlinburg TN

It's not very often that you get to experience a product that is made locally with locally grown fruits whose flavor competes with the big distilleries. But that is the case with Tennessee Homemade Wines that are made and served by local folks right in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Southern Red wine made in the SmokiesSouthern White wine Pigeon Forge TNThe selection is broad and ranges from delicate whites to robust reds with 10 choices of product. Southern Red and Southern White are two flavorful staples of the Tennessee Homemade wines collection. Add the distinctive southern flavor of  white and red Muscadine grapes, strawberries, apples, blackberries and blueberries, and you get Tennessee wines called Strawberry Stomp, White Knuckle Grape, Great Niagara and Blueberry Bammer to name a few.

 You can enjoy Tennessee Homemade Wines anytime just by joining the Wine Club. Sign up for the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package and you will get shipments 4 times a year. You will get an email three weeks prior to shipping indicating the wine selection, and you will be given the choice to go with the offer or make changes. Being a Club member gives you access to new wine selections and free shipping on orders of 4 bottles or more.

Shopping Wine Club Gatlinburg TN

Next time you are in the Smokies, visit Tennessee Homemade Wines in Gatlinburg and sample their selection to see how many bottles you will take home with you. Then, reorder through the Club. Plan your trip with the information on shopping, attractions, live shows, outdoor activities and restaurants that you will find at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. While you are there be sure and print out money saving coupons and download the BRG App for more deals and information.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


TopJump trampoline park

     Top Jump is a Trampoline Park and Climbing Experience located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. On the Trampoline side there are tramps for open jump, an air bag, Slam Ball, DodgeBall, the Gladiator Pit, a Ninja Course and the Kids Zone. The Kids Zone has kid-friendly trampolines, a foam pit and a giant ball pit. At the Trampoline Park you can jump, flip, twist, fly, compete, throw and challenge yourself in the Pit or on the Ninja Course.

Kids love to climb in Pigeon ForgeClip 'N Climb climbing theme park in the Smokies     Clip 'N climb is one of the world's most unique climbing challenges, more like a climbing wall meets theme park! There are 21 climbing lines and on each obstacle you can focus on form or compete for the best time. The obstacles are varied - ascending columns, stacked balls, climbing walls of different forms and hand and footholds and stacked beams to climb over and around.

Arcade fun near Gatlinburg     Take a break from the physical activity and challenge the Arcade where you keep track of your winnings with an advanced card system so no more hassle keeping up with tickets or tokens. Games include SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, Big Brass Wheel, Wizard of Oz and Jurassic Park Arcade SD. Challenge yourself and challenge your friends!

Fantastic candy store at TopJump     Jumping, flipping, climbing and gaming burns up a lot of energy so take a break at Sugar Rush, the candy store filled with wall-to-wall candies, plus giant jawbreakers, cereal boxed size of Nerds and humongous suckers that could take a week to eat. If you have a sweet tooth or just need an energy blast, visit Sugar Rush.

     Top Jump has a party room for celebrations of all kinds, and group discounts are available. Call ahead to make sure you can schedule the activity you want when you want to do it. Plan to spend the day at Top Jump in Pigeon Forge for a high-flying, adrenaline-filled day of fun and exercise. And for more things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains you can check out the live shows, shopping, other attractions, restaurants and outdoor activities at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. And don't forget to download the BRG APP for special deals, maps and more information to help you enjoy your vacation in the Smokies!

Thursday, March 9, 2017



     Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of America's favorite destination areas. For decades families and groups have been coming to Gatlinburg to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains, strolling down the Parkway, visiting the attractions, shopping in the unique stores and dining in the many restaurant options the city has to offer.

     Today the city is spruced up and has been welcoming visitors - as usual - since the new year. None of the Gatlinburg downtown was affected by last November's wildfires, and only a very small percentage of the National Park was affected, so if you've made plans to visit, come ahead! If you have not then you better call or get online and book now so you and yours can enjoy all of the wonderful memory-making moments that families and groups have enjoyed for decades. Pigeon Forge and Sevierville were not affected at all so the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are ready to welcome you back, or to roll out the welcome mat for first-time

     Spring has come early to the Great Smoky Mountains but there is still a crisp coolness to the mountain air. Breathing the fresh mountain air is one of the great benefits of vacationing here, and the spring season is a great time to breath in all of the freshness of the Smokies. This is the "Land of the Blue Smoke" - a name given to the Smokies by the Cherokee Indians years ago - and seeing the blue mist envelope the mountains sets a brilliant background to the greens, yellows, oranges and reds of the fauna coming back to life after a winter's nap.

     From April 11-15 the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers professionally guided tours and classes that explore the beauty and diversity of America's most visited park. This year several walks will look at the effects of a wildfire on a natural environment and there will be a program on "Fire Ecology of the Great
                                                                                   Smoky Mountains National Park". This is a once
                                                                                   in a lifetime educational experience.

     For more information on the area go to http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ or download the BRG APP for Deals, Coupons, Map, Directions, Points of Interest and more.

Monday, January 16, 2017


Smokies Strong bluegrass celebration Pigeon Forge, TN

     Some of the country's top Bluegrass Artists will perform in a two-night celebration in Pigeon Forge, TN, on February 10th and 11th at the LeConte Center. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Grascals, Flatt Lonesome and Volume 5 will take the stage on Friday, February 10th, and The Lonesome River Band, Barry Bales & Friends, Newtown, Dave Adkins Band and Jimbo Whaley & Greenbriar will perform on Saturday, February 11th. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Dollywood Foundation Wildfire Scholarship Fund.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Smokies Strong Celebration
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
     Doyle Lawson, who lives in Bristol, TN, said, "As an East Tennessee native, I've been especially moved by the mountain tough spirit of my neighbors in the aftermath of this event". Lawson and Quicksilver are seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Group of the Year Award winner, they have four Grammy Award nominations for best bluegrass album and they are a member of the IBMA Hall of Fame.

     Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism commented that "For these stellar artists to step up and donate their time and talents to support Sevier County families is beyond belief". The donated monies will help ensure Sevier County students receive scholarship funds.

Lonesome River Band bluegrass in the Smokies
Lonesome River Band

     Tickets are available at the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism offices, located at the LeConte Center at 135 Jake Thomas Road, or at www.knoxvilletickets.com.

For more information go to  http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/smoky-mountain-strong-a-bluegrass-celebration/.  And for Smoky Mountain information for attractions, shopping, theaters, dining, accommodations and more, go to