All of us here in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg appreciate your thoughts and prayers during the recent wildfires. We have received numerous calls from people from all over the country asking if we are okay, and expressing their concern for us and for the Smoky Mountains.
Thankfully, the fires from this past November have come and gone. Please be assured, we are all well. The Smoky Mountains are still beautiful and a great place to visit. We feel privileged to live in such a beautiful area.
It was estimated that the fires burned approximately 15,000 acres. That is approximately 23 square miles. Sevier County is almost 600 square miles in size, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is over 800 square miles. Depending on where you drive, you may see little or no evidence of the fire.
Downtown Pigeon Forge and Sevierville and Gatlinburg are fine, and None of the major attractions in the Smokies were burned. Dollywood was able to re-open as soon as the fires were out, as well as Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg and all others. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge hosted their annual Winterfest, and we had a great Christmas. The Smokies are back in business. :)
We did lose 1 cabin and 1 cabin was closed while utilities were restored to their local area (the owner took advntage of the down time to do some home improvements). However, the rest of our cabins were untouched by the fire. We were able to rebook guests from the 2 affected cabins so that they could still come and enjoy all of the beauty that the Smokies has to offer. You will likely not see evidence of the fires from our cabins, or on your drive to and from them.
Posted Below are some RECENT photos of the Smoky Mountains in February, shot from some of our cabins.
Come and have a great vacation with us. We look forward to seeing you!