And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Monday, May 23, 2016

To the Mountains

Our family vacation this year was a quick trip to the mountains. We've gone to the Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area several times, but it had been a few years. My parents took the trip with us, and we stayed 4 nights. It is a beautiful area, and there is so much to do and see!

We always stay at Hidden Mountain Resort. I've always been impressed with their cabins and their service. This trip was no exception. In fact, they gave us a free upgrade when we arrived! The gentleman helping us said he didn't want the roomier cabin to sit empty while we were in an economy cabin so he moved us. Not only was the cabin a little bigger, it was easier to get to and closer to the pool! We were very pleased with the cabin and location. It had 2 bedrooms with king size beds, a sofa with a pullout, and a large screened in porch that held a hot tub and a pool table. The kids didn't want to leave the cabin and the pool that was in sight of our cabin! If you are looking for a cabin in the Sevierville area, I highly recommend Hidden Mountain.

How did they grow up so fast?!?!


This trip we spent time shopping, eating, and taking in a show at the Dixie Stampede. This was our first time going to The Dixie Stampede, and we made our first trip to Dollywood. I'm planning to give you a more thorough review of those soon! The Tanger Outlet mall in Sevierville is a great place to do some shopping. It seems like I never have much shopping time at home so I always enjoy doing a little on vacation. We also stopped at the Old Time Pottery and did some shopping at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

The Island (not really an island) was a new feature since our last trip. It includes a Margaritaville restaurant, a Paula Deen restaurant, and other eateries. There is also a HUGE ferris wheel and a few other games and rides. Small stores surround the area. A large water fountain sits in the center and has "shows" to music. It was really lovely at night when the water feature was lit with colored lights. A convenient free tram shuttles you back and forth to the parking lot. It was a fun place!


We also took our first trip to The Old Mill. Somehow we've missed that gem on previous trips. It is a similar area that is anchored by a historic Mill. There are a few places to eat and shop. The food at The Old Mill restaurant was fantastic. I had corn chowder followed by fruit with chicken salad, and I was STUFFED. We had a very nice waitress there who took great care of our table. Thanks Savannah!

Lots of memories made in the Great Smokey Mountains on this trip! Have you ever been to that area? What is your favorite place to visit there?


I did not receive any compensation for this post. Just sharing about our fun trip!

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