What Makes The Great Smoky Mountains A Top Destination?

Last week, we touched briefly on the recent that named Pigeon Forge #4 on its list of the top 15 United States vacation destinations “on the rise for 2012”.  Now we would like to explore some of the reasons the area could be named such a great destination and what this means to you in terms of a possible real estate purchase in The Great Smoky Mountains.

Trip Advisor attributed close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, outdoor activities and other attraction options like Dollywood as a few of the advantages of Pigeon Forge. If we dig deeper into the area we will find a few other things that bring many people back to the area time and again.

First, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge boast America’s largest collection of independent artisans. Gatlinburg is the home of School of Arts & Crafts and the 8 mile loop known as The Arts & Crafts Trail.  Established in 1937 the Arts & Crafts Trail has been designated as part of the Tennessee Heritage Trail. Many events throughout the year, such as the twice a year Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, are centered around Smoky Mountain arts & crafts and attract many visitors, shoppers & craftsmen to the area.

Next, two-thirds of America is within a one day drive. With rising travel costs, the Smoky Mountains are an easy trip for a large portion of travelers to make.

The third point we would like to touch on is the wide variety of activities available. There is literally something for all ages, interests and budgets. Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free. You can spend time hiking, viewing wildlife, camping and much more within the park. Both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg boast numerous opportunities for shopping with outlet malls and smaller shops showcasing mountain heritage items. There are a wide variety of dinner shows, haunted houses, go-kart tracks and other family friendly attractions. Throughout the year you will find numerous special events going on, such as The Grand Rod Run car show, Wilderness Wildlife Week, Appalachian Quiltfest and many more.

The area has millions of visitors each year and many come to the area looking for a true mountain experience in a Smoky Mountain cabin. We feel that all of this combined with low property taxes & affordable home prices make this a top area to consider for a real estate investment. 

Our team is experienced in all aspects of purchasing a vacation rental home. We will be there from the very first steps of your search through helping you find the right rental management company. You can take a look at some of the great opportunities available at our . When the time is right we are ready to assist in any way we can. Give us a call and start  learning what America’s #4 destination has to offer.

Here are a few of my featured properties:


Mount Leconte Views
Beautiful mountain home with view, wrap around decks, updates throughout including kitchen, new appliances, quartz counter tops and glass tile back splash. Great for permanent residence or rental.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $243,900
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High on a Ridge outside of Gatlinburg
Log cabin high on a ridge with spectacular views of the Smokies. Excellent location- only 5 mins to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Cozy log construction.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Price: $129,900
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Nature & Beautiful Mountain View
Plenty of community amenities, private, yet close to town. Enjoy nature and wildlife at this tastefully furnished log cabin from three covered decks, all with mountain views. Spacious for family gatherings, with two game rooms as well as a living room.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pigeon Forge
Price: $325,000
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