Rising from the Ashes: Dancing Bear Lodge Resurrects Powerful Memories

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Mark Oldham faced a dream disguised as a dilemma. He had sold his business and traveled the world for six months with his wife, Sharon. Now, he was hunting for a fresh career venture. “When we sold the business in Nashville, we could have retired,” Oldham said. “We felt too young to retire, but we… Read more »

History in the Hills: Blount County’s Oldest Inn Serves Guests for Centuries

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When a group of Pennsylvania investors stumbled upon Blount County, Tennessee at the turn of the twentieth century, they were looking for resources to produce leather. They found a great deal more than they bargained for. East Tennessee’s rich natural bounty wasn’t limited to the virgin forests and streams they sought for their factories. The… Read more »

Find Inner and Outer Peace in the Smokies

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Find Inner and Outer Peace on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies Even weekend getaways and vacations can be more stressful than fun. Skip the crowds and visit us in Townsend, Tennessee, just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We’re known as The Peaceful Side of the Smokies because here we live life at nature’s… Read more »

Maryville’s Mouth-Watering BBQ

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When strolling through Maryville, passersby may notice a large smoker on the side of the road near downtown. That smoker belongs to Full Service BBQ, a locally-owned outdoor barbecue joint nestled in the same lot on South Washington Street that’s been around since 2007. If you’re looking for the perfect meal to pick up on… Read more »

Upcoming Events at Blackberry Farm

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With a new year upon us, it’s time to start planning your vacation to the Smoky Mountains! Blackberry Farm, one of the area’s most celebrated luxury hotel and resort, is situated on a 4,200-acre estate in Walland, TN and offers some of the finest dining on the peaceful side. 2014 is already jam-packed full of… Read more »