Check out the Smokies in the summer! Schools out, summer is in!

  “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

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We know you are just as excited as we are that summer is finally here! There are so many things to do while you are visiting the Smokies in the summer. Here are a few of our recommendations!

Smokies in the Summer

Farmers Market

 Downtown Sevierville Farmer’s Market : Located at 148 Bruce Street every Friday morning through October. Here you will find locally sourced; produce, fresh breads, soaps, pottery,  and many other crafts.



Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Expeditions Camps : Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers half-day adventures with their educational staff. Campers will enjoy story time, a scavenger hunt and crafts. Campers even get a chance to get up close and personal with fascinating animals!


2018 Dates
June 13th – Expedition: Tropical Trek
June 27th – Expedition: Searching for Sea Turtles
July 11th – Expedition: Playful Penguins


 Wears Valley Ranch Artisan Craft Sale : Wears Valley Ranch host its 3rd annual artisan craft sale. You will find vintage items, crafts, jewelry,  furniture, and pottery. Live music and ice cream! This even is under shelter and has free admission and parking.



Gatlinburg kicks off the first Independence Parade in Nation at 12:01AM on July 4th. The Parade begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turns south on the Parkway at traffic light #3 and travels the length of downtown.


Gatlinburg 4th of July firework celebrations begins at 10PM. The best viewing area is between Traffic light #3 and #5.


Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Fair : The artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show. Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.



Smoky Mountain Real Estate Put You in Touch with the Historic Arts & Crafts Community

Gatlinburg artists and authentic crafts

Smoky Mountain homes bring you back to the nation’s largest group of independent artisans.  Almost one hundred individual; galleries, studios, and shops occupy the loop along Rte 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road.  When you consider additional stores outside of this hub of artists, that’s an awesome selection.  Shoppers who appreciate unique, quality-made items love to buy creations from these places.  In an age, when a majority of what we purchase is made cheaply, on the opposite side of the world.  Our Arts and Crafts Community is special.  The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community was founded in 1937.  Like other locations in these Southern Mountains, wise individuals saw value in preserving the crafts of a bygone era.  The products of these artisans still have value in our modern society.  When a storm or other event knocks out power, it is nice to have beautiful candles for light and a nice quilt to keep us warm. 

Another aspect of this community is that your money gets spent here, where it feeds local people, not foreigners living one-half-a-world away.  With the current state of our economy, it is crucial to spend money where it helps our local population.  In addition, these artisans produce products that are often unique, one-of-a-kind items.  Anyone who appreciates quality would choose an object fabricated with care and attention, over mass produced assembly-line items.  Go online and you can pull up links that will give you more details on all these artistic endeavors.

If being close to all these wonderful arts and crafts, calls to you, then consider living here, or buy a vacation home in the area.  Either option provides you with close contact to the artists.  You also, could take classes to learn these skills.  Centers like Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, allow for study with artists and artisans. They share their skills with future craftspeople.  Begin your property quest on our website and define your personal search options.  When it’s time to view the finalists in your search, schedule time with our professionals and seal the deal. 

Here are a Few of My Current and Sold Listings:

Sold- Contract in 23 Days!!!!!!
This home has a large level parking area for guest and great mountain view. Large bedroom suites, beautiful mtn stone F/P in the cathedral living room and recreation room with all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village, TN
Price: $225,000
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Close to Everything w/ Mtn View!
Close to everything including shopping,dining, etc. in Gatlinburg. Club house with pool and tennis courts close by as well. Green space/unbuildable lot across the street to insure privacy comes w/house. Great for detached garage!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $249,900
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Quality Built Home on Private Corner Lot
Formal, custom built home on a very nice and private corner lot in beautiful neighborhood of Belle Meadows. Close to hospital and all the amenities that Sevierville has to offer.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Sevierville,TN
Price: $279,900
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