FC: Our Smoky Mountain vacation at Skipping Stones Cabin. May 2012
1: The entranceway to our cabin. "Welcome to Riversong" ... a lovely subdivision situated on Little Pigeon River on the outskirts of Gatlinburg
2: So the driveway was a little intimidating....
3: but what was waiting for us at the end of the driveway was well worth the little bit of anguish it caused!
5: The property at this cabin was amazing. The scenery from every angle was absolutely breathtaking.
6: Skipping Stones is a 3-story 4200 sq ft cabin with 4 master bedrooms that each include king-size beds, large walk-in closets, and full bathrooms with walk in showers and hot tubs. The cabin also features a huge deck with swim jacuzzi and fireplace, a game room with pool table, poker table, and big screen tv with theater seating. The top floor is all about the kids... complete with TV, X-Box, Air Hockey, and really cool rubber-foam lined tunnels. This amazing cabin is situated on 3 acres of mountain property right on the edge of Little Pigeon River
8: Even Tebow and Lucky were in awe of this cabin!
9: "Wow I could get used to this place"
37: DOWNTOWN GATLINBURG
39: View of Gatlinburg from the Space Needle
49: The aerial tram transports you 2.1 miles from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober Gatlinburg Resort and Amusement Park. It provides an amazing view of the Smoky Mountains.
58: Mystery Mine Rollercoaster at Dollywood | Ashley, Terri, and Wesly rode this one
59: Tennessee Tornado Rollercoaster at Dollywood | (Terri and Wesly rode this one)
60: When touring Cades Cove of The Great Smoky Mountains of TN, you will drive along an 11-mile loop that follows many of the curves and courses that settlers forged years ago. Cades Cove is a lush valley surrounded by mountains and one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. Along the way you will likely come upon wildlife, such as the white tail deer, wild turkey, ground hog and an occasional black bear. The Cove takes visitors into another time, experiencing heritage in each building and wilderness around every turn. Settlers came to this area in 1819, migrating here from Virginia. Later they came from North Carolina, enriching their culture from the old world with knowledge gained from the Indians. By the 1850’s the population of Cades Cove peaked at 685, occupying 137 households. With this population growth the soil quality deteriorated. The opening states of the West brought the opportunity of more fertile frontiers and by 1860 only 269 people remained.
61: CADE'S COVE
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