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Smoky Mountain Camping Trip

Smoky Mountain Camping Trip

“My daughter recently graduated high school as valedictorian of her class. To celebrate, she wanted to go on a camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We had a great 4 day weekend of camping and hiking in the park. It was a wonderful trip that we will...

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My Wedding Day at Dancing Bear Lodge

My Wedding Day at Dancing Bear Lodge

“A favorite memory of mine in the Smokies, and at Dancing Bear Lodge in particular, is my wedding day. My husband and I exchanged vows and celebrated our love at this beautiful venue on May 20th, 2017. It was truly the best day of our lives! Guests were raving of the...

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So Many Great Smoky Memories

So Many Great Smoky Memories

“So many great memories have been made in the Smokies!My husband of almost 9 years proposed in Cades Cove. We have two kids who love getting ice cream in the Cove and riding around looking for deer or having a family picnic. We were all able to meet Paula Deen while...

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Dancing Bear Lodge is My Happy Place

Dancing Bear Lodge is My Happy Place

“My VERY favorite memory, was the evening I stumbled upon Dancing Bear!  I had been in Cade’s Cove photographing wildlife. On my drive out, I remembered seeing the Dancing Bear Bistro sign on my way in, earlier that day. What a surprise! After a wonderful dinner, I...

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