Whether you’re a returning or first-time visitor to the Smokies, it is important to have a plan for your vacation! From where to shop and eat to which cabin or hotel you want to book, there are plenty of things to think about before planning your next trip. Here are 4 tips for planning your Smoky Mountain vacation:
1. Where to Stay
Picking out the perfect place to stay on vacation can be stressful. However, when you stay at the Lodge at Five Oaks, everything you need is provided to you. Just minutes from all the exciting attractions in Pigeon Forge, the Lodge at Five Oaks offers the best location and amenities in Sevierville. From huge flat screen TVs to modern-walk in showers, you don’t even have to leave your room to have a fun time! If you do decide to venture outside, check out their awesome outdoor pool, equipped with water slides, pool toys, and a fire pit for all your pool day needs!
2. Where to Eat
Make one stop for all your breakfast, lunch, and dinner needs when you eat at the Five Oaks Farm Kitchen! Southern cooking at its finest, the Five Oaks Farm Kitchen offers fan-favorites like “Ring Baked” Griddle Cakes and delicious Beef Short Ribs. If you’re bringing a big party, take advantage of their private dining rooms for a more intimate dining experience. If you love the Farm Kitchen’s raw mountain honey as much as we do, pick up some for yourself on your way out!
3. What to Do
A can’t-miss spot on your Smoky Mountain vacation is the Adventure Park at Five Oaks! This park offers outdoor activities that everyone in your family will love! Saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride through historic Smoky Mountain trails. Take in scenic mountain views, cross streams, and listen to the sounds of nature while being led by an experienced guide. After you’re done with your horseback ride, try out one of the park’s zipline tours! Zip above the 70-acre park while viewing the Smokies from the tree line.
4. Where to Shop
The best place to shop for all your Smoky Mountain needs when you come to Sevierville is the Ogle Brothers General Store. Ogle Brothers offers true Southern hospitality along with hand-made goods you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Everything from clothing, food, candy, toys, locally made arts and crafts, to unique souvenirs can all be found in Ogle Brothers. Paying tribute to Appalachia and East Tennessee, Ogle Brothers General Store is one of the most unique stores in the Smokies.
When planning your next Smoky Mountain vacation, stop by some of these locations and experience genuine, Southern hospitality at its finest! Click here to see where we’re located! We look forward to seeing you!