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Spring Into The Smokies - Hike & Photography Wildflower Weekend

April 17th, 2020 - April 19th, 2020

Spring Into The Smokies - Hike & Photography Wildflower Weekend 

Enjoy a weekend of Hiking and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains in search of native Wildflowers and beautiful scenery! Capture the moments and learn from photography greats.  Retreat back to base camp for delicious meals and cozy & plush accommodations.  Its a getaway that welcomes in the warmth and glory of Spring!

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Friday April 17 

Present welcome packets and Itinerary at Check In

Dinner 7pm Family Style Welcome dinner with Smoky Mountain Guides.  

Saturday AM – 

Breakfast from 8-9 am in the Bistro

Shuttle to GSMNP 9:15 am

Day hike, including photography guides and packed lunch  

Return to property between 2 and 3 pm – editing workshop from 3-6 pm in the event center

7pm Chef’s Wildflower Inspired dinner on the landing


Sunday AM – 

            Morning / Sunrise Short Hike 7-10 am

            Brunch at the Bistro (at your leisure) 11-2 pm

            Late Check Out 2pm



$795.00 per person includes two night’s double occupancy lodging, (one king or two queen beds) private guides and instruction, meals, transportation, tax and gratuity.  Single Occupancy rate Alcohol is not included.



Guests will receive an itinerary upon booking.  Participants should expect to venture out into the GSMNP on guided hikes where SMG recommends the most variety of wildflowers are at peak as well as splendid landscapes.  Our guides work in small groups in order to customize each individual’s experience.  Are guide\photographers will offer tips and tricks to capture the beauty of not only wildflowers, but the jaw dropping wonders of the Smokies all at the same time.  Participants should prepare to be in the wilderness during early morning light as well as late afternoon. 

All trips will culminate around phenomenal meals and lodging provided by the “base camp” of the Smokies, Dancing Bear Lodge. 

Optional evening workshop and discussion around post editing will be held on site.

Don’t have a camera or just want to explore all the flowering species without waiting on photographers?  NO PROBLEM.  This retreat is for those of you as well.  SMG will contact participants prior to the retreat and discuss your objectives as they aim to maximize your experience into the wilderness of the GSMNP!


Photographers suggested equipment:

You can bring any type of camera to the retreat.  We can even capture amazing images with your iPhone!!  A tripod is helpful, but not required.  If you have a digital camera, bring your entire lens- Wide, Zoom and telephoto lenses all work well.  Once you’ve registered, you will receive a preparation guide and a list of useful apps for the workshop.

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