June 8, 2020
ramsey cascades

Awesome Lesser Known Gems in the Smokies – Where to take your Jeep

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is filled with intrigue and interesting places to go.  Once you have rented your Jeep, you may wonder which direction you want to go to experience the awesome things to do in the Smoky Mountains.  We often like to point out some of the lesser traveled areas for you to consider for an activity filled day with lesser traffic around you. Approximately 12 miles from your pick up location is Greenbrier in Gatlinburg.  Greenbrier is an area in Gatlinburg located out Hwy 321 East on your way to Cosby, Tennessee.  Greenbrier is known for it’s wildflowers, picnic areas, walking trails and fishing.  Greenbrier is the home to the trailhead for Ramsey Cascade.  One is for Ramsey Cascades which is a local’s favorite hike.  The Ramsey Cascades are the tallest waterfall in the park and is a 4 mile hike from the trailhead.  Anglers will […]
June 5, 2020
wild eagle

Dollywood 2020 Opening Date

We’re happy to announce that Dollywood has unveiled its long-awaited opening date for 2020 with a statement as follows: “Dollywood Parks & Resorts will begin a phased reopening on June 15. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country reopen June 17, with Season Passholder Exclusive Days on June 15 & 16. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa opens June 10. During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on the guidance of health officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. The safety and well-being of our guests and employees are our top priorities and guide our decisions.” ~ statement. Dollywood, for probably the first year in a couple decades, will not be opening the operating season with Festival of Nations, however, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is still scheduled to go on from June 20th to August 2nd for 2020 as of […]
May 18, 2020
Cave Lake Lost Sea

Road Trip to the Lost Sea & Adventure in the Tuckaleechee Caverns

If you and yours are looking for some incredible Jeep Adventures to combine with the most fun Things to Do in the area, allow us to share a couple of our favorite attractions just outside of our area. Sweetwater, Tennessee is southwest of our area, located just off 1-75 about an hour South. Just 7 miles from 1-75 at Sweetwater is America’s Largest Underground Lake.  This attraction is open year round, great in any weather! You will be amazed when you take a ride on the boat in the underground lake. Your Lost Sea adventure begins with a guided tour of the caverns. This involves a ¾ mile round-trip walk on wide sloping pathways. While touring the caverns and underground lake our guides will tell of the cavern’s exciting and colorful history. They will also explain the fascinating geological development of the immense cavern rooms and rare formations. At the […]
May 11, 2020
Wears Valley Zipline Adventures

So you want to try Ziplining!

You have decided on your 4 door Jeep Wrangler for the family vacation and now you are looking for other things to do to really impress the troops with an unforgettable vacation, what else should you do? Can you vision yourself ziplining over the canopies of the Smoky Mountains?  If you would like to go ziplining we can highly recommend it! Those who are Jeep lovers are adventurers and often find other outdoor activities to enjoy.  Ziplining is might be for you! Located in Wears Valley is the Wears Valley Zipline Adventures. 1911 Wears Valley Road. 865-428-1545. Find over 7600 Lineal feet of adventure, over 1.5 miles of discovery over 43 acres of unspoiled and unforested land.  You will enjoy gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains including Mt. LeConte. The minimum age is 5. Those children ages 5-7 will tandem with a guide. https://wearsvalleyziplines.com/     Smoky Mountain Ziplines 509 […]
May 8, 2020
road in the smokies

Discover the Cherohala Skyway

Visitors wanting to drive the Foothills Parkway near the Smoky Mountains will want to consider this travel destination as an addition to their driving fun. From https://cherohala.com/: “Looking for ridge after ridge of forested mountainside with sweeping mountain views as far as the eyes can see; abundant and unobstructed scenic overlooks around every corner; world class hiking trails, refreshing waterfalls and scenic overlooks; a road featured as one of Discovery Channel’s Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in North America Some call it the “best kept secret.” We call it The Cherohala Skyway – experience it for yourself. The Cherohala Skyway was completed in the fall of 1996 after planning and construction for some thirty-four years. It was North Carolina’s most expensive scenic highway carrying a price tag of $100,000,000. It winds up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 18 miles in North Carolina and descends another 23 miles into the deeply […]
May 7, 2020
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Tail of the Dragon Roadway

Visitors wanting to drive the Foothills Parkway near the Smoky Mountains will want to consider this travel destination as an addition to their driving fun. From https://tailofthedragon.com/: “Beginning at Deals Gap on the Tennessee/North Carolina state line is the Tail of the Dragon. It is considered by many as one of the world’s foremost motorcycling and sports car touring roads. Anyone looking for an exciting highway will enjoy this 11-mile stretch of US 129.The Dragon is desolate and can be a real adventure in the winter months. We’ve had to deal with bears, turkeys, deer, and wild boars in the road, trees down, ice/snow, and tractor-trailers taking up both lanes in the curves. It is not a road for the squeamish, but if you’re looking for a lot of excitement, don’t miss this one. To some the Dragon begins on the North Carolina side at Fugitive Bridge with a view […]
April 22, 2020
Mynatt Park Gatlinburg

5 Best Family Activities in the Smokies

Once you take off in your Jeep Wrangler the family is going to thank you.  You won’t believe the difference in how you see the beautiful Smokies around you when you experience it in a topless 4 door Jeep Wrangler. Our Jeeps are luxury jeeps with full amenities and ready for your family adventure.  We recommend these activities as the top 5 family friendly Things to Do in your Jeep! 1. Picnic in Metcalf Bottoms Metcalf Bottoms is one of the more quiet entrances to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Metcalf Bottoms is accessible from Wears Valley Road and is a great combination with the connection to the Foothills Parkway just miles away.  The combination can make for a beautiful afternoon.  Metcalf Bottoms is a picnic area with a stream and several walkways and hikes.  Discover the Little Greenbrier School and where the Walker Sisters lived.  Have you heard […]
April 22, 2020
couple kissing

Jeep Adventure Weddings and Honeymoons

Elopements to the Smoky Mountains are very popular.  Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley and Townsend Tennessee are all very popular elopement destinations.  One of the new trends in weddings and honeymoons is making it all quite adventurous!  When you choose to elope, the focus changes.  It is all on YOU. Why not rent a jeep and have some fun with your new life adventure. There are many wedding venues to choose from in the Smokies.  Many are outdoor wedding venues with farm locations that are well suited for a Jeep arrival.  Some ideas for a fun elopement might be:  Sampson’s Hollow in Townsend, Tennessee, Friendly Falls in Wears Valley, Gatlinburg Romantic Cabin Weddings in Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg Honeymoon Packages in Gatlinburg to name just a few.f Plan a surprise! *Pack special items for the honeymoon What are some of your favorites as a couple? Select dark chocolates to go […]
April 22, 2020
Cades Cove Townsend Tennessee

Discover Townsend, Tennessee

Townsend has been known as the Peaceful Side of the Smokies for many years, a reputation well earned, but this does not mean there is nothing to see or do in Townsend.  Townsend is an awesome vacation experience.  Discover a more nostalgic mountain feel, heritage and plenty of mountain scenes when you spend the day in Townsend, Tennessee. Here are just a few things you can enjoy within easy driving distance to Townsend. Select Your Jeep Here! Cades Cove Cades Cove is a valley offering a multitude of natural attractions for visitors coming through Townsend. Wildlife such as white-tailed deer, bears, coyotes, groundhogs, turkeys, raccoons, skunks, and just about every other type of animal you can find in the mountains. You can hike, bike, go horseback riding, go fishing, go on a nature shoot (photos of course) and even go camping in the back country. You can tour Cades Cove […]