8 Free Activities to Enjoy at the Appleview River Resort

While there are lots of great free activities at the Appleview River Resort we thought we would put together a list of our 8 favorites to share with you.

8. Fishing along the Little Pigeon River

Bring your fishing poles and favorite lures and throw out a line. With small mouth bass, trout and other fish, you are sure to have a great time with friends and family trying to make the perfect cast and catch the big one. The flowing waters of the little pigeon river and the deep pools along our resort offer some great fishing opportunities and even if you don’t catch the big one, you are sure to have a great time fishing at the Appleview River Resort.



7. Taking a stroll along the river

Starting our list at #7, enjoying a leisurely stroll on our river-walk. With lots of wildlife, fish and the soothing     sound of the Little Pigeon River, walking along taking in the beauty God has created is inspiring and a relaxing way to spend an early morning or afternoon.



6. A little friendly competition in our Game Room

Our game room offers plenty of opportunities to challenge friends and family to a little friendly competition. With a Pool Table for a little 9 ball action, air hockey with electronic score board (to keep everyone honest), Foosball for those who really want to get serious and even a multi-cade Arcade with all the classic games from Pacman and Centipede to Galaga, DigDug and Donkey Kong. Setting a new high score might be just the challenge you need to secure your family game room dominance.


5. Reading your Bible and praying while enjoying the sounds of the river on the porch at our clubhouse

Grab the Good Book or your daily devotional and head on down the covered porch at the clubhouse to enjoy some quiet time reading, meditating, and praying all while enjoying the soothing sounds of river and nature all around. Sometimes, a little quiet time with the Lord is just what we need to get us in vacation mode. If you need some inspiration, we encourage to read Romans 12:2, this is the Appleview River Resort “memory verse” and a verse in scripture that we try and live by daily.



4. Working up a sweat in our Fitness Center

Our Fitness Center has everything you need to keep up your fitness regimen while staying with us at the Appleview River Resort. With two treadmills, two elliptical machines, exercise bike, free weights, abdominal, pull-up and dip equipment, bench press machine, free weight bench press, lateral pull-down machine, butterfly machine, dumbbells, leg press and much more. You will not have a problem working up a sweat! After your workout enjoy a few minutes in our Sauna!


3. Enjoying a dip in our Pool or a soak in the Hot Tub

During the spring, summer and fall pool season enjoy a little R & R pool side at the Appleview River Resort pool. Catch some rays in one of the many chaise lounges, bring your kids favorite pool toys and splash a little in the pool. We even have a one and half foot kiddie pool for even the littlest guests. Once you’ve had your fill of the pool take a dip in the private hot tub, a great way to wind down from a day of hiking, shopping or playing in the Smoky Mountains.


2. Playing with the kiddos at our playground “The Appleview Ark”

Appleview Ark PlaygroundThe Appleview Ark is our ship shaped riverside playground. With recycled blue rubber mulch, the Appleview Ark seems to be floating along. With lots to explore on and in the ark, with a climbing wall, swings, slides and much more. This playground is a great place for the little ones to play and explore.



1.  Grabbing a tube and floating down the Little Pigeon River

Bring a tube from home or stop by the office for a loaner tube and head on down to the Little Pigeon River for a float trip like no other. You can tube around our peninsula to the Apple Barn, which is about 90 minute float trip and only a short walk back to the resort. As you float along you are bound to see all types of wildlife and one unique part of this floating adventure is the soundtrack. That’s right, sound track! As you float along you will pass behind The Titanic Museum and the play wonderful music in the parking lot which becomes your very own sound track as you float along. No other tubing adventure offers it’s own musical melodies and don’t forget to take a dip in the swimming hole along the way!

With so many free activities at the Appleview River Resort, you can’t afford not to stay with us. Book your next Smoky Mountain getaway with us today! Visit AppleviewResort.com to find the perfect condo or villa.

Indoor Snow Tubing Coming to Pigeon Forge Summer 2017

Pigeon Forge Snow

The summer of 2017 will bring a new attraction to Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge Snow, year round indoor snow tubing. Pigeon Forge Snow will be located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Promising 15 lanes for tubing, plus room to build snowmen and have snowball fights.

Follow their Facebook page to stay up to date on all the latest happenings, Facebook.com/PigeonForgeSnow or visit their website and  sign-up for email updates at pigeonforgesnow.com

When it’s time to book your accommodations for your next Smoky Mountain getaway, look no further than the Appleview River Resort. Nestled on a quiet peninsula along the Little Pigeon River, Appleview River Resort is one of the few properties in the area offering both mountain views and waterfront accommodations, all in the same resort! Convenient to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, the resort is located in the heart of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and has close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains. Visit us at appleviewresort.com to find your perfect condo or villa today!


Did you know the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and the Apple Barn Village are within walking distance of the Appleview River Resort?

It’s true the World Famous Apple Barn Village and all it has to offer is only a short walk from the Appleview River Resort.

The original Apple Barn located in Sevierville, TN, is right in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. The most visited national park in the country brings millions of visitors right past the beautiful river valley every year. From the cotton white apple blossoms in the spring to the colorful change in the autumn leaves. The natural beauty of this area is unsurpassed. With over 4,000 apple trees on the hillsides and the antique barn as its centerpiece, this farm has welcoming visitors for over 20 years.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill next to the Apple Barn is surrounded by orchards in a serene setting in the heart of Sevierville, Tennessee. At this historic location known to horse drawn wagons, beef cattle and tobacco, sits a six room house which stands as the centerpiece of our restaurants, where everyone knows that “Apple” is King.

Nestled on a quiet peninsula along the Little Pigeon River just past the Apple Barn Village, Appleview River Resort is one of the few properties in the area offering both mountain views and waterfront accommodations, all in the same resort! Convenient to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, our resort is located in the heart of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and has close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

When you choose to stay with us at the Appleview River Resort, not only are you close to the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant but we give you complimentary breakfast for one morning of your stay on all visits 3 days or longer. Now that’s a deal you can’t pass up.

Book your next getaway at the Appleview River Resort today at appleviewresort.com

Rated #1 on TripAdvisor!


Terms for check-in checkout





Directions: From
The Parkway (U.S. 441), turn RIGHT at traffic light 12.6 (at Walgreens) onto APPLE
VALLEY ROAD.  Take the first LEFT past the Apple Barn Village onto
LONESOME VALLEY ROAD.  Continue about a ½ mile.  You will see a set
of storage buildings on the left with blue roofs.  Go just past these
buildings into the gravel cul de sac.  Our office
is the yellow two-story farm house with a red tin roof on the right.

Smoking & Pets: Please note that there is NO SMOKING in all of our units
and we have a NO PETS policy. Ashtrays are provided for use
outside of the units.

Friendliest Cancellation Policy in the Smokies: Should you need
to cancel your reservation prior to 14 days of arrival you may reschedule the
reservation within 1 year and apply the deposit to that future stay with no
penalty or receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel within 14
days of your arrival you must rebook your reservation for a future date
applying all advanced deposits to the future booking. There are no
cancellations within 10 days of holidays unless we can rebook the unit for the
full duration of your scheduled stay.

Reservations: To make a reservation, simply pay a
deposit equal to the first nights rental plus all fees and taxes. Payment in
full to secure the unit is required no less than 10 days prior to arrival. If
guest would like final payment to be charged to any other credit card, other
than the card on file, then it is the guest responsibility to phone in the
other payments on or before 10 days prior to arrival. Otherwise we will
automatically charge the balance due to the original credit card on file. If
unable to charge balance due to credit card on file, we will make every attempt
to contact guest for final payment, as reservations not paid in full at least
10 days prior to arrival, are subject to cancellation without notice. If
booking is made 14 days or less prior to arrival, then the entire balance will
be charged at the time of booking.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Tennessee Code
Annotated, Title 47, Chapter 18 and Title 62, Chapter 13, Section
62-13-104(b)(3), Subdivision (D)(i), Twelve 2 Resort
Management, LLC. DBA Appleview River Resort discloses the following as policy:

“All advance rent deposits, damage fees, taxes, and balance of rent due
are deposited into a bank rental escrow account. These deposits are considered
earned income to Twelve 2 Resort Management, LLC. DBA Appleview River Resort
upon receipt and may be used immediately. Any refund considerations are
expensed from the general books of Twelve 2 Resort Management, LLC. DBA
Appleview River Resort on a case by case basis.”

Should you need to change your dates, you can reschedule your reservation any
time with no penalty, as long as the change is processed at least 14 days prior
to your arrival date. If you cancel more than 14 days from your arrival, we
will provide an allowance in the amount of the forfeited deposit, less any
applicable sales tax, for use on a future stay within one calendar year. When
the new reservation is made, a $25 rebooking fee will be charged to the new
reservation. Cancellations within 14 days of arrival,
will result in all funds on deposit being forfeited.

Non-Refundable Damage Waiver:  In lieu of a
normal security deposit there will be a non-refundable damage waiver fee
applied to each reservation of $25. The damage waiver covers up to $1,000 in
ACCIDENTAL damages. This does not cover negligent or willful and wanton
non-accidental damage to the unit or its contents. Guest will be
responsible for all intentional or reckless damages, and the credit card on
file will be charged. Guest also authorizes agent to charge any expenses
relating to intentional or reckless damage, cleaning of the unit beyond a
normal clean, or theft of any property from the unit, to the credit card on
file for that unit. The guest who provides their credit card for the deposit is
considered the “responsible party”, and all necessary charges concerning said
unit will be charged to the credit card on file, no matter who in the group
caused the damage.

Check-in: On the day of
your scheduled arrival we
will send a text message to the cell
number we have on file with the keyless entry door code for your unit along
with instructions on operating the keyless entry. If your cell phone does not
receive text messages please inform us of this prior to your arrival so we can
make alternate arrangements. Receiving this text message means your unit is
clean, inspected and ready for your arrival and you may check in anytime after
you have received this text.  If you have
not received this text message prior to 3 PM please call our office for your
entry code. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EST.  Normal Check-in time begins at 3 PM however we will do our best to
have your unit ready for your arrival as early as possible and will send your
code via text message as mentioned above as soon as your unit is available for
check-in. . A map of the resort will be in your
confirmation packet. Please Note – In observation of these two holidays, no
reservations will be scheduled for arrival on: THANKSGIVING DAY & CHRISTMAS
We reserve the right to assign similar accommodations if deemed
necessary by management.

Please come by the office the
following business day by noon to complete your transaction if you have made
arrangements to pay your remaining balance upon arrival. Also note we offer
discount tickets to many of the local shows and attractions and are happy to
help save you money when we can. Simply stop by and see us at the office.  

Check-out: Check
out time is 10:00 AM EST. Please respect check out time, as we need the time to
prepare the unit for the next guest’s arrival. Should you need a late check-out
please call us prior to your departure day and we will do our best to
accommodate your needs. Please follow the quick and simple checkout procedures
located on the refrigerator in your unit. Also, please send a text message to
the number that text you your entry code upon departure letting us know you
have vacated the unit. Please insure the digital deadbolt on the entry door is
locked by pressing the “lock shaped” button on keypad and insure door is secure
upon departure and have a safe trip home. Please do
not lock door handle, keypad does not unlock door handle.  

Emergencies: Contact
911 for all emergencies. Use the in-room Guest Directory booklet for your unit
address. Information on how to handle all non-emergency issues may also be
found in your in-room Guest Directory booklet.

The clubhouse and fitness center are located on the back side of our office.
The door code is in your units Guest Directory Book. The clubhouse hours are
6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

Pool/Hot tub:
The pool and hot tub are located in the Orchards area.  Both are heated
and open on a seasonal basis. Hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Pool towels are
provided. Please follow all rules. Children are not to be left unattended. The
pool is for guests and owners only. Each unit is provided with 2 Pool Passes
which you should have with you when at the pool. Please do not invite outside
guests who are not staying at Appleview River Resort. Life guard is not on

What’s provided: Bedding, towels, washcloths, make-up removal washcloths and a starter
supply of paper products, coffee, coffee filters, soap, shampoo, laundry
detergent, and dishwasher detergent. Additional
supplies are available at our office during business hours for a nominal fee.

Basic kitchen items are also included in each unit.
Please bring with you any special items you may require to prepare your
favorite meals. Each unit is family owned and therefore there will be different
items in each unit. 

Because all units are individually owned, the
amenities are subject to change at any time, without prior notification.
Depending on the circumstance, a move to a similar property may be necessary.
Twelve 2 Resort Management, LLC. DBA Appleview River
Resort assumes no liability for personal items brought into the unit that are
lost, stolen, or damaged. Gas fireplaces are seasonal amenities and may not be
available for use during the summer.

From time to time, appliances, cable or satellite TV,
water, telephone, internet access, electricity, etc. will break down or
malfunction. While we cannot refund any monies due to these issues that may be
beyond our control, we will respond as quickly as we can to make repairs and
restore amenities.


Tour Cades Cove by the light of the Full Moon

Cades Cove by Moonlight

Image From http://www.kandradventures.com/moonlit-walk-in-cades-cove/

Cades Cove is one the most popular locations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a must on any visit to the Smokies, with wonderful wildlife viewing and spectacular mountain vistas and historic structures throughout the loop road. May 15th, 2014 visitors to Cades Cove will have a chance to see this incredible area with a new perspective, by moon light! Guides from the National Park Service are offering a FREE 2 mile tour of Cades Cove under the stars.    

The Particulars

The Cades Cove Full Moon 2 Mile Walk will be held on May 15th, 2014 and the guided tour will begin at 8:00 pm EST and should be completed by 10:00 p.m. Guests should meet at the Orientation Shelter at the entrance to the Cades Cove Loop Road.  Be sure to check the weather forecast because the Full Moon Walk will be cancelled if there is hazardous weather. A brilliant full moon will light up the night sky and let you see Cades Cove in a whole new light! Knowledgeable guides will take you on an easy 2 mile hike through some of the Cove’s most scenic areas.

Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp, wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.  Please note that all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Sevierville Celebrates 10th Annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Fest with Big Name Entertainment May16th-17th, 2014

Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass (May 16 & 17) has announced the entertainment lineup for its tenth annual event, including a headline performance from rising bluegrass supergroup, The SteelDrivers.

 Bloomin' BBQ and Bluegrass Fest

Festivities and music get underway in downtown Sevierville, Tennessee on Friday, May 16 at 5p.m. with a live performance from Grammy winning and national fingerpicking champion, Bill Mize. The Jeanette Williams Band and Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier will follow Mize before Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out close out Friday night’s show.


On Saturday, the festivities get started with 13-year old banjo phenomenon Willow Osborne, five-time IBMA vocalist of the year Dale Ann Bradley and Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, led by SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction show host Chris Jones. Living legend Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress will also perform two shows as part of his “Celebration Tour” recognizing his 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. All total, Osborne’s career has spanned more than 60 years with numerous highlights including his 1967 recording of “Rocky Top” – the version which became an official state song of Tennessee.  Saturday evening’s headliner, the SteelDrivers, whose fans range from Vince Gill to Adele, (Adele began performing their song “If It Hadn’t Been for Love” in 2011 during her live shows and American Idol finalist CJ Harris covered the song on last week’s show American Idol finalist CJ Harris covered the song on last week’s show) promise to cap off an incredible weekend of bluegrass. The SteelDrivers have performed on a variety of stages ranging from the Grand Ole Opry to the Conan O’Brien Show.


 Friday, May 16

5p.m. – Bill Mize

6p.m. – Jeanette Williams Band

7p.m. – Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier

8p.m. – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out


Saturday, May 17

1p.m. – Willow Osborne

2p.m. – Dale Ann Bradley

3p.m. – Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

4p.m. – Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress

5p.m. – Dale Ann Bradley

6p.m. – Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

7p.m. – Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Xpress

8p.m. – The SteelDrivers

***The Hard Rock Café Community Stage is also back for 2014!

Look for that exciting lineup soon***

For more information visit www.BloominBBQ.com or SCOC.org


Firechaser Express, Nations First Dual Launch Forward and Backward Family Coaster now open at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Fire Chaser Express DollywoodDollywood officially opened for the season just last week, and things are already heating up! The 2014 season started with the Grand Opening of the Firechaser Express roller coaster, a new railroad-themed coaster that heats things up with twists, turns, fireworks and speed!

The new family-friendly ride runs both backwards and forwards. Theme park insiders call this a “muti-launch coaster.” The ride starts by launching passengers forward, then backwards into a pyrotechnic fireworks display before taking them on a speedy chase through the coaster’s mountain-hugging twists and turns.

Standing in line for the ride is also part of the experience. As you wait for your turn to climb aboard, you’ll see displays and tributes to the firefighters who have battled forest and wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’ll be treated as a new recruit, and riding the coaster will be your first mission! Even the coaster itself has been designed to look like the training vehicles you’ll see in the historical context information. As a new recruit, though, your chief goal is tending to Crazy Charlie, a local gas and fireworks dealer who calls into the fire station on a regular basis. You’ll hear a bell signaling a 5-alarm fire at his shop before the crazy, half-mile adventure begins. You’ll reach top speeds of 35-mph and reach altitudes of nearly 80 feet on the coaster.

Fire Chaser Express

Volunteer Fire Recruits Needed!

Smoke has been spotted in the mountains, and where there’s smoke, there’s…FIRE! Become a Volunteer Fire Patrol recruit and race to save the day. But beware! Crazy Charlie’s Gas and Fireworks Emporium—and explosive fun— lies just ahead!

Test your mettle on the world’s first family coaster to come into the station one way and blast out another! It’s a ride celebrating the firefighters that battle nature’s fury to preserve the Smokies. An invitation for us all to rise to the challenge.

It’s up to you to save the day!

When planning your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains and Dollywood be sure to find the perfect riverside luxury accommodations at The Appleview River Resort. Visit our website by clicking HERE.

Titanic Museum Attraction Pigeon Forge to host 2nd Annual Titanic Author’s Week March 29th -APRIL 5th, 2014

Titanic Museum Attraction Author's Week

Saturday, March 29 through Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Titanic Pigeon Forge

Nine celebrated authors of Titanic historical books and novels will make their public appearances together on Saturday, March 29 through Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10am – 5pm at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s Second Annual Book Signing Fair in Pigeon Forge.

There have been hundreds of Titanic books written about the legendary Titanic. Now, all Titanic fans and followers will have the opportunity to meet and interact with authors of many of these remarkable books during this unprecedented, 8-day book signing event.

Here is a list of each of the authors that will be present inside the museum where visitors can engage them in their favorite subject – Titanic.

  • Lee Merideth
    Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30

    Book: 1912 Facts About the Titanic
    Book: Titanic’s last Hero
    Book: Titanic Names


  • Luke Copas, 12 Year Old Author
    Saturday, March 29 – Saturday, April 5

    Book: Facts for kids about Titanic
    Book: Facts for kids about the Titanic Children


  • June McCash
    Thursday, April 3 – Saturday, April 5

    Book: A Titanic Love Story , Ida and Isador Straus


  • Yvonne Lehman
    Saturday, March 29 – Sunday, March 30
    Monday, March 31 – 10:30am – 1pm

    Tuesday, April 1 – 12pm – 5pm
    Book: Hearts that Survive


  • Lynn Sanford (descendent author)
    Saturday, March 29 – Tuesday, April 1

    Book: Starboard at midnight


  • Lisa & Ken Marks
    Sunday, March 30 – Tuesday, April 1

    Book: Molly Brown from Hannibal Missouri


  • Penelope Carlevato
    Sunday, March 30 – Friday, April 4: 10:00am – 5:00pm
    Saturday, April 5: 10:00am – 1:00pm

    Book: Tea on the Titanic, 100 years later


  • Allan Wolf
    Monday, March 31 – Tuesday, April 1

    Book: The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic


  • Cheryl Mure & Cassie Jones
    Monday, March 31 – Tuesday, April 1

    Book: Ahoy (a child’s tour of the great ship)


  • Edward Walker
    Wednesday, April 2 – 1pm – 5pm
    Thursday, April 3 – Saturday, April 5

    Book: Titanic Maritime art of Edward D. Walker

For more information, please contact us at 800-381-7670.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park Spring Ranger Program Runs From March 30th, 2014 through May 10th, 2014

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park Srping Ranger PrgogramBring the family and join a ranger for a walk to a waterfall. Or test your skills in a spelling bee in a one-room schoolhouse. Or inspect the construction projects of “flat-tailed engineers” in the park. Have fun while exploring the park this spring on one of our ranger-led programs. You can view the entire program schedule at http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/events.htm


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Spring Ranger Schedule
March 30-May 10

Because of slow moving traffic, it may take an hour or more to drive the six miles from the start of Cades Cove Loop Road to programs at the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill Historic Area.


Junior Ranger Program
Meet at the Cades Cove Visitor Center area half way around the Cades Cove Loop Road
1 p.m.
Bring the kids for a hands-on exploration of the Smokies. Counts toward the badge and certificate.
Duration: 45 minutes

WILD Program
Meet at the Cades Cove Visitor Center area half way around the Cades Cove Loop Road
2:30 p.m.
A short talk and demonstration about the wild things in the Smokies.
Duration: 30 minutes.


Junior Ranger Program
Meet at the Cades Cove Visitor Center area half way around the Cades Cove Loop Road
1 p.m.
Bring the kids for a hands-on exploration of the Smokies. Counts toward the badge and certificate.
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour



Cataract Falls Walk
Sugarlands Visitor Center
11 a.m.
Do you have a few minutes to learn some fascinating facts about the Smokies? If so, let’s get away from the hustle and bustle and take an easy stroll to beautiful Cataract Falls.
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy


Bear with Us
Sugarlands Visitor Center Patio
1:30 p.m.
The North American black bear is the symbol of the Smokies. Learn about some of their characteristics and the do’s and don’ts of observing these wonderful animals in the wild.
Duration: 30 minutes


Take a Walk with a Ranger
Sugarlands Visitor Center
2 p.m.
Topics and destinations vary, but you’re sure to learn a bit more about the Smokies, from its vast array of wildflowers to some fascinating human history.
Duration: 1 hour
Level: Easy


Little Greenbrier School (Begins April 15)
Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse near Metcalf
Bottoms Picnic area
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Go back a hundred years to discover what education was like in a one-room mountain schoolhouse. This program is fun for all ages. Please arrive 15 minutes before program starts; space is limited.
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy


Old Times on Fighting Creek
Sugarlands Visitor Center
1 p.m.
Take a short walk to the John Ownby Cabin and learn about life in the Fighting Creek community before the park was established.
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy


Logging in the Smokies
Sugarlands Visitor Center Theater
1:30 p.m.
Discover how “misery whips” and “woodhicks” changed the Smokies’ landscape in the early 1900s.
Duration: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Junior Ranger: Ranger’s Choice
Sugarlands Visitor Center
1 p.m.
Join a ranger to learn about the wondrous diversity of life in the Smokies. Topics range from salamanders, to bears, to wildflowers.
Duration: 1 ½ hours
Difficulty: Easy

**Other non-scheduled programs may be offered; check at the visitor center for daily postings.


Mingus Mill Demonstration
Located a half-mile north of the Oconaluftee
Visitor Center on US 441 (Newfound Gap Road)
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(open weekends starting March 21; daily April 11)
Chat with a miller and feel the rumble of this historic gristmill in action.

Mountain Farm Museum
Adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Dawn to Dusk
Walk down to the farm for a glimpse into the past. Self-guiding brochures are always available and some days you may find demonstrations such as blacksmithing, hearth cooking, or gardening taking place.

The “What Is It?” Walk!
Mountain Farm Museum adjacent to the
Oconaluftee Visitor Center
2 p.m.
We all ask “What is it?” many times. The mountain farm museum has many items that leave us with more questions than answers. Join a ranger to learn just what it is! Meet on the porch of the OVC.
Duration: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy, half mile walk

Newborns of Spring
Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
2:00 p.m.
The spring season brings new senses, sights and sounds for newborns of all kinds! Join a ranger to re-discover life as a newborn in the Smokies!
Duration: 45 minutes

Busy Beavers
Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
10:30 a.m.
North America’s famous flat-tailed engineer has been hard at work in the Oconaluftee area. Come learn about the beaver and see where they have been working.
Duration: 45 minutes

Special Programs

Music of the Mountains
April 25-27
April 25 at 7:00 p.m. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center (Townsend) concert featuring Celtic music with Good Thymes Ceilidh.
April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sugarlands Visitor Center theater with traditional mountain music from Boogertown Gap, Lost Mill, Brien Fain, Mountain Strings, and featuring the world famous Roan Mountain Hilltoppers.
April 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cosby Visitor Center with mountain hymns, folk spirituals, and shaped-note singing.

Cosby in the Park
May 17
Join us as we celebrate the cultural history of this beautiful part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event is free to the public. Crafters, musicians, speakers, and storytellers will provide ample opportunities to learn about mountain culture. There will be children’s activities also. The event takes place in and around the Cosby Campground amphitheater. For more information phone the Sugarlands Visitor Center at (865) 436-1291.

Full Moon Walk
Tuesday, April 15, Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m.
Meet at the Orientation Shelter at the entrance to Cades Cove Loop Road
See the Cove in a different light. Wear good walking shoes, bring water and a flashlight. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Subject to cancellation due to hazardous weather. Call (448) 4104 for more information.
Duration: 2 hours

Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturday & Sunday, May 10 & 11, May 24 & 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet at the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill, half way around the Cades Cove Loop Road
Learn the art of Blacksmithing and why it was
important in the Cades Cove community.

Traditional Old-Time Music
Thursday – Saturday, May 1 – 3
Wednesday – Saturday, May 7 – 10 & May 14 – 17, 21-24, 28-31
Wednesday – Saturday, June 4 – 7
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meet at Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area half way around the Cades Cove Loop Road
Tymes Past presents music gleaned from the immigrant homeland and altered to a unique lifestyle in the Appalachians.

Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26
10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cades Cove Visitor Center, half way round the Cades Cove Loop Road
Demonstrate the techniques of quilting with
several finished quilts on display.

Back Porch Old-Time Music
Porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Saturdays, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17
1-3 p.m.
Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian music.


Exclusively at the Appleview River Resort: Free Outdoor Riverside Movies All Summer Long

Appleview River Resort Movie Night

You’re invited to the


Free Movies Under the Stars


Join us this summer Thursday nights for Riverside Movies Under the Stars exclusively at the Appleview River Resort. Book your summer getaway with us and enjoy family friendly outdoor entertainment riverside every Thursday night.
Free Family Fun!




Thursday’s at Dusk
June 5th Through August 7th, 2014




Appleview River Resort

460 Lonesome Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862