Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Back from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

We're back! Last week was our spring break, so we packed up family and friends to head for the mountains of Tennessee. I love the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. There is so much to see and do.......outlet shopping, go kart racing, Ripley's aquarium, Wonderworks, lots of pancake houses.....gee, I sound like a kid myself! Plus it is only 5 hours away, a simple drive from Ohio. The only bad day we had there was on Friday, when that horrible storm system that spawned tornadoes in western Tennessee blew through. It was scary to watch the weather channel, hearing the weatherman telling people in such and such city/town/county to take cover when we have no clue what cities are near where we are. Luckily, the storms only brought rain to the area we were in.

We booked our chalet through American Patriot Getaways. We have used them lots of times over the years and have always been very satisfied with our lodging. Plus they always have a deal of some kind going on. We got our chalet for 50% off because I booked our reservation on Christmas day, (Merry Christmas to MEEEE!!) With three families sharing, this came down to about $60 bucks a night. And it was GORGEOUS!! We stayed at Black Bear Hide-Out, a great three bedroom chalet which was WAAAYYYY up on a mountain. The driveway was killer!

They still have a 50% off offer on their website for selected properties so here is the link:

Ty actually cried when we packed up and left. I didn't cry, only because I know we will be back next year.


  1. beautiful cabin--the views are amazing! tyus was cute at our house, he couldn't wait to show dad his map of gatlinburg and makayla showed us all of the pictures she had taken :)

  2. Wow. I didn't realize you were in Ohio!
    When you come to East Tennessee again you should message me. I live about 45/hour from Gatlinburg.
    Glad you had a great time!!

  3. Glad to hear you had a wonderful break... oh how I wish I could have stowed away with you all! I will live vicariously through your blog entry of it! My husband and the girl's breaks were at different times so I was here with the kiddos all spring break! The easter bunny could have at least brought me a nanny! Come on!