Once Closed to Public, Renowned Maryville Retreat Space Now Thrills Guests

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Gary Doyle didn’t want this treasure to remain hidden. For 20 years, RT Lodge in Maryville, Tenn., hosted corporate retreats, weddings and other events in its elegant, secluded setting next to the Maryville College Woods. But by 2016, demand had climbed high enough to justify opening the Ruby Tuesday-owned deluxe hotel and restaurant to the… Read more »

Blount County Mountains Hide Iconic Couples’ Getaway

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When realtors Mike and Becky Johnson were charged with the task of selling a stunningly scenic 1,000-acre property along the Foothills Parkway in Blount County, they passed. Instead, they bought the land for themselves and turned it into a camping and fishing haven for their family. The result? Memories that were so special, the Johnsons… Read more »

Blount County, Tennessee Captures Beauty, Adventure of Fall in the Smoky Mountains

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TOWNSEND, Tenn. – There’s a nip in the air, chili is on the stove and leaves are painting the early strokes of their yearly masterpieces. There’s nothing like fall. But while autumn’s pastoral beauty colors landscapes across the United States, things are just a little more special in Blount County, Tennessee. Nestled in the towering… 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 »

Townsend in the Smokies Fall Heritage Festival: The Smoky Mountains Premier Early Fall Event

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By: Thomas Schultz posted Wed, Aug 24, 2016 Townsend, Tennessee, is a picture perfect vacation destination perched at the mouth of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Staying here means you’ll be treated to magnificent natural vistas, more activities than you know what to do with, a rich local history and events for the entire family…. Read more »

Smartphones and Tablets help leaf peepers make the most of a Smoky Mountain visit in the fall

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Every autumn travelers journey to the Smoky Mountains from all over the world to experience the crisp air, comfortable temperatures and fall foliage. Affectionately called “leaf peepers,” these visitors seek the best and brightest leaves of the season, stay in the coziest inns and eat popular local cuisine, all at the best rates. Planning a… Read more »