Ring in 2018 in the Smokies!

Gatlinburg Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

On the evening of December 31, vacationers and locals alike will gather in downtown Gatlinburg for a party unlike anywhere else in the nation. All of the restaurants and bars on The Strip will be open for business, and the downtown area will be aglow with beautiful Winter Magic lights.

The climax of the Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve celebration is, of course, the Ball Drop and Fireworks Show at the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Located at the intersection of the Parkway and Historic Nature Trail, the Space Needle will be outfitted with special LED lights and a collection of state-of-the-art fireworks manufactured by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, TN.

When the clock strikes midnight, the ball will drop and fireworks will shoot off from the peak of the 407-foot tall Space Needle. Gatlinburg’s fireworks displays get bigger and better each year, and we can’t wait to see the spectacular show this New Year’s Eve!

We wish everyone a Happy New Year!


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Winter Fun in the Smokies

Lights, (bring your) Cameras, Action!

A seven-time award winner of America’s Best Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival Nov. 4 -Jan. 3, 2018, features 4 million holiday lights and spectacular performances including It’s a Wonderful Life.   Dollywood brings a Christmas classic story of love and generosity to life.


The Slopes are open at Ober Gatlinburg

 For many people, winter in the Smokies means one thing: skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg. There are 10 different ski trails at the park with varying levels of difficulty.  Everyone, from beginners to experts, can have a great time.

Not up for skiing, but still love the snow? Snow tubing is a great option for everyone.  The Ski Mountain Coaster is open in the winter when the tracks aren’t frozen. You can also head inside to check out the plethora of shops, the food court, or even go ice skating!

Ring in the new year in the Smokies!

Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2018 in unique style with its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Sunday night, December 31.

Nearly 50,000 people will gather around the intersection at the base of the Space Needle late Sunday night, December 31 to ring in the New Year.  At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2018, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the show.  The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display.




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1437 Arbon Drive,  Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$329,900   ID#: 213518

5 BR/BA Chalet. 51K+ Income, Close to Ober, a walk to the pool.  Summer and winter fun.  More info




2215 Lone Eagle Drive,  Sevierville, TN 37876
$314,900   ID#213544                                                                                            
2 BR/2 BA Log cabin. 43K+ Income. Close to Dollywood, minutes to Gatlinburg.  More info

Local musician is rebuilding after the fires

Local musician is rebuilding,
creating new songs and a new home:

Last November, Kirk Fleta came back to the Smokies from a trip to Nashville to find that he lost everything: family heirlooms, guitars and dozens of journals and recordings of his songs, photos and recordings of his mother (famed Spanish singer Paloma Fleta) and his grandfather (world famous opera tenor Miguel Fleta), all of the songs he had down on paper, the audio and video recordings of his performances, and journals of his travels from all over the world.

Fleta is slowly rebuilding. He got money from FEMA, crowdfunding and other organizations.

“Everybody’s really wanting to chip in and help the recovery process,” Fleta said. “It’s kind of reinstated my faith in humanity because there’s so much kindness…We’re a strong, mountain tough community. It’s real.”
He says he wants to write songs that stand the test of time and wants to build a house that stands the test of time, too.

Fleta is writing songs for a new album, some of which are inspired by the fires. He is an optimistic guy and says he says he doesn’t like to dwell too much on the past.  Fleta says he is ‘leaning on a promise of a bright future’ with new songs and a new house.

Here is a link to his website, and here is a link to his fundraising fund:  https://www.crowdrise.com/kirk-fletas-wildfire-recovery-fund

Stephanie Haines interviewed Kirk Fleta for WBIR Ch 10 news.

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Remarkable Houses, Remarkable Land

1215 Wiley Oakley Dr.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$799,900   ID# 205840

4 BD/3.5 BA, 2,800+ sq ft mountain chalet, sitting on 14+ acres, complete with amazing mountain views. More info


2924 Nuns Cove Rd.
Sevierville, TN 37876
$495,000   ID#  211855

3 BD/3 BA, 2,200+ sq ft, contemporary-style mountain chalet on 76 acres.  More info

Don’t miss OktOBERfest!

                Enjoy Oktoberfest in Ober, Gatlinburg though Oct. 29th

OktOBERfest is being celebrated with Gatlinburg-style roots of merrymaking from September 22 through October 29th.  Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort commemorates the 207th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

One of the highlights of OktOBERfest is the food.  Most of the food is German inspired and is derived from recipes and cuisine from traditional Bavarian festivals.  Cuisine includes but is not limited to schnitzel, bratwurst, strudel, turkey legs, pretzels and sauerkraut.  During this month-long celebration, along with multiple daily shows, the Seasons Of Ober Restaurant switches to their OktOBERfest menu.  Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served including several local favorites.  If German food isn’t for you, there are other eateries on site that will offer meals suited to your taste and overall budget.

And, of course, along with great memories, you’ll want to take home souvenirs of this month-long celebration. They have a wide variety of OktOBERfest  souvenir apparel, gifts and accessories available in the outdoor vendor tent.  Inside the mall, you’ll also want to check out the retail shops… most especially the unique and specific  Beer Necessities kiosk,  which provides an eclectic selection of gifts and accessories for the true beer aficionado.

Enjoy the Bier Garten!
An Outdoor Bier Garten is open for beer sampling for festival-goers who are 21 and over. Different featured breweries will be included each weekend, with a company representative from each of these present on Saturdays.


Along with the authentic German cuisine and beer, you can also look forward to outdoor games and the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band.  The band dresses in authentic lederhosen while performing traditional Bavarian folk dances, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels, and more!


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Three Charmers Near Ober:

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2220 St. Moritz Court , Gatlinburg, TN 37738   $219,900  ID#: 211874

1 BD/2 BA, 1,350+ sq ft, contemporary-style mountain chalet. Spectacular mountain & city views.  Currently on a well-established rental program.  More Info

 1536 Zurich Road   Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$215,000     ID#: 208705
3 BD/2 BA, 1,600+ sq ft mountain chalet with amazing mountain & city views.  Ideal as a permanent or 2nd home, or as an overnight rental.   More info


Outdoor fun this weekend in the Smokies

Kick up your heels!

Sugarlands MountainFest, a music and outdoor festival (September 28 – October 1, 2017) produced by Sugarlands Distilling Company, is a spirited celebration of the great outdoors. For four days this fall, outdoor enthusiasts will gather to enjoy over 30 live musical performances, running, biking, & fishing competitions, craft cocktails, award-winning spirits and brews—all in the breathtaking mountains of East Tennessee.

Experience the world class attractions and shopping of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Enjoy the natural splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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$265,000  ID# 212285

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Fall into the Smokies!

Fall Events in Gatlinburg:

Looking for things to do in Gatlinburg? The Gatlinburg fall calendar of events is jam-packed with seasonal Gatlinburg TN attractions that you won’t want to miss this fall.


Event Name: Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Date(s): October 8 – 25
Season: Fall
Category: Arts, Entertainment
Description: More than 200 booths featuring some of the nation’s finest work. Artists demonstrating on site, selling art. Live music.
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Website/Link: http://www.craftsmenfair.com
Admission: $5.00

Event Name: Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Date(s): September 18 – October 31
Season: Fall
Category: Arts, Entertainment, History
Description: Fall decorations, old fashioned hayrides, events, entertainment, and local craft exhibits.
Location: throughout Gatlinburg
Admission: FREE

Event Name: Fall Foliage in the Smokies
Date(s): September 15 – November 15
Season: Fall
Category: Entertainment
Description: The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Website/Link: http://www.gatlinburg.com/
Admission: Yes

Event Name: Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff
Date(s): November 4
Season: Fall
Category: Entertainment, Fundraiser, Food
Description: Gatlinburg lights up the city with millions of winter lights, an award winning chili contest and live entertainment. Come join us!
Location: Downtown Gatlinburg
Admission:  Yes


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Lot 90 Pinnacle Vista Rd.  Gatlinburg  $ 29,900  ID # 206361

3.19 Acres.  Close in proximity to Greenbrier entrance for the Great Smoky Mtn. National Park and only about 10 mi. to dwtn. Gatlinburg.


Smoky Mountain Song Writers Festival

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its annual

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
August 16 through 20.

 “Celebrating Our Appalachian Musical Roots” 4-day festival downtown Gatlinburg featuring hit songwriters. Public Invited. Free Live Entertainment. Songwriter Opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots.  There are several ticketed events for featured chart-topping songwriters.

The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers, but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.    Visit the SMSWF facebook page here.

Come join the fun!

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936 Stans Road  Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$259,900  ID# 210699

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1224 Sky High Way Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$259,900  ID# 210698
2 BD/2BA, 1,300+ sq ft mountain chalet, complete with incredible views of Mt. LeConte, downtown Gatlinburg, and Ober Ski Resort. Currently on a well-managed rental program. See more

Winterfest Kicks Into High Gear in Sevier County From Now Through Christmas and New Year’s!

Gatlinburg Winter

With the first dusting of snow in the Great Smoky Mountains this week, now is a great time to see the Smokies in all of its late fall and early winter glory! The Annual Winterfest is just starting up throughout Sevier County, and many events are about to begin, which will showcase the Great Smoky Mountain area in all of its wonder and glory.

One event about to begin in Gatlinburg itself is the Annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley of Lights, which actually starts this week, and goes through until January 25, 2014. Visitors can soak up the spirit of the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Trolley Ride of Lights. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels and rabbits are part of the program.  Trolley times in Gatlinburg are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 each evening, respectively. For more information, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=13.

Other Gatlinburg-area events during this season include the Festival of Trees, which is scheduled during the Thanksgiving holiday week, as well as the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, Gatlinburg Winter Magic, which starts on December 1 and lasts through February, and much, much more! For more information, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/winter.aspx.

There are also many great events in and around Sevier County, especially in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, which also feature well-known light displays and events centered around the upcoming holiday season. For more information on Pigeon Forge Winterfest events, please go to http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/winterfest. For more information on Sevierville’s events during the holidays, please go to http://www.visitsevierville.com/winterfest.aspx.

Events such as these are among the many reasons why the Smokies are a wonderful place to come during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays. Why not also see what else the Smokies can offer you during this late fall and early winter season? There are many great properties still available in the area, so please feel free to browse our available properties, and see what is possible for your home ownership dreams today, right here in the Great Smoky Mountains!


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Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Fall Festivals Are in Full Swing Throughout Sevier County This Weekend!

Gatlinburg Fall Leaves

The fall season is a special time for visitors and residents of Sevier County, and this fall is no exception. With the changing of the leaves, there are many great activities currently underway and ongoing that brings in people from hundreds of miles away in our area. This week’s blog features at least three of the major fall festivals currently going on as we speak, and help to create a wonderful time of year here in the Great Smoky Mountains.

One festival currently going right here in Gatlinburg is the 38th Annual Fall Craftsmen’s Fair, which last until this Sunday, October 27th, at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg. Each day of the fair is from 10 AM-6 PM, except for Sundays, when it will run from 10AM- 5 PM. This fair is held twice a year, in the summer and the fall seasons, and attracts lots of visitors and artists to the Gatlinburg area. For more information, please visit http://www.craftsmenfair.com/fall-fair.php or http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=10.

Another festival taking place right now at Ober Gatlinburg is the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which actually started on September 27th and goes through until November 3rd at Ober Gatlinburg resort. People wanting to go can take the 120-passenger Aerial Tramway from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg, and also see the Wildlife Encounter at Ober Gatlinburg, including the Municipal Black Bear Habitat and Birds of Prey exhibits, among other attractions. For more information on this festival, as well as information about Ober Gatlinburg itself, please go to http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=80, or to http://www.obergatlinburg.com/event/86/.

At Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration is currently underway, starting on October 2nd, and lasting until November 2nd, at Dollywood. This celebration brings lots of singers and groups to the area, and is set amidst the backdrop of the world-famous Dollywood. All concerts are included with Dollywood admission. For more information on this festival being held at Dollywood, as well as Dollywood itself, please go to http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/National-Southern-Gospel-Harvest-Celebration.aspx.

These are just a few of the festivals and activities being held in the Great Smoky Mountains region right now. With the recently re-opened National Park, as well as numerous other venues and events throughout Sevier County, fall is a very active time for our area, bringing people from all over to see the greatness and uniqueness of the Smokies.

While enjoying these great activities and festivals, why not also see what else the Smokies can offer you? Please feel free to browse our available inventory of properties, and see what is available for you if you are thinking about buying a new home in the area. Let our team help you realize your home ownership dreams today, as we have many great properties still available!


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Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

The 14th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival Comes to Sevier County This Weekend!


One of the greatest and most unique features of the Great Smoky Mountain region is its tradition of music, including bluegrass music. This weekend, starting Thursday, September 19th, and going until Saturday, September 21st, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held in the Kodak, TN area, featuring a wide array of bluegrass artists and wonderful music.

The Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is an annual event in its 14th year for 2013. Featured artists/bands are world-class, award winning musicians who travel worldwide entertaining bluegrass lovers. The event is geared for all ages and is held Swaggerty’s Farm, in the Kodak area, which also incorporates an RV Park.

Featured bluegrass artists will include groups like Flatt Lonesome, Rhonda Vincent and the Range, Bridging the Gap, the Lonesome River Band, and many, many more well-known bluegrass artists. Tickets start at $21 on Thursday (if bought in advance), or $27 at the gate, and then on Friday and Saturday, tickets are $27 for each single day (in advance), and $30 at the gate. You can also buy an advance weekend pass for $75 for all three days, or you can get the same pass for $80 at the gate. However, children 12 years old or younger will be admitted for free. The Festival is located at 525 East Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak, TN 37764, which is off of Exit #407 on I-40. You can call for more information at (865) 397-7942, or you can also visit their website at www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com.

Events like this make the Great Smoky Mountain region a unique place that is rich in culture, history and tradition. Festivals like this one create a unique sense of community for people in this area, and further add to the diversity of what the Smokies can offer to people, whether you are visiting for the first time, or have been here your whole life. Why not also take this opportunity to also look around and see what else this wonderful region has to offer for you? Please feel free to browse our inventory of available homes, and see what this area can offer you in helping realize your dreams!


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The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com