Gary Woods Photography
Gary’s photographs have won the Fuji Masterpiece Award, the Kodak Gallery Award for Photographic Excellence and a PPA National “Photographer of the Year” Award. He has been published in PPA’s Loan collection book, one of professional photography’s highest achievements.
Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals
Are you dreaming of an adventurous wedding and honeymoon! Contact us today! We can arrange a waterfall wedding with your White 4 Wheel Drive Jeep, sporting the Just Married Wheel Cover awaiting the vow exchange. Party in the Smokies! Do you have guests ? No problem we can arrange for up to 4 Jeeps for your wedding party to take off to Cades Cove or your favorite Smoky Mountain Destination. Call us today!
Summit Cabin Rentals
Choose your Pigeon Forge cabin from our inventory of beautiful luxury mountain cabins. We can place you in the perfect location throughout the Smoky Mountain area whether you want to stay in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or the Wears Valley or Walden's Creek areas of the Smoky Mountains. Summit Cabin Rentals welcomes you to the Smokies. Allow us to help you make Smoky Mountain memories by staying in our beautiful vacation homes.
Smoky Mountain Vacation Rentals
Located in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Vacation Rentals couldn’t ask for a better location. Our top notch vacation rentals are only minutes away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Big or small, one size fits all, when it comes to Smoky Mountain Vacation Rentals lodging choices. We have just the right log cabin, chalet, or vacation home to suit your needs.
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Kero Mountain Resort
6 affordable cabins on 82 mountain acres in the Waldens Creek/Wears Valley area. Not property management but an owner/operated pet friendly retreat. Close to Pigeon Forge with a quiet
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No words can fully describe the beauty of Cades Cove.
The trip on a one-way, 11-mile loop road perfectly combines cultural history with natural beauty; in fact, the 4,000 acre valley is often referred to as an open-air museum. The Cove was originally settled by John Oliver but derives its name from Cherokee chief Abrams' wife Kate. Over the years, "Kate's Cove" became "Cades Cove." The valley harbored a thriving community for over a hundred years. In 1850 its population peaked at 685 people. The opening of the western frontier lured many families away from the Cove and by 1860 only 269 people remained.
The homes of John Oliver, Carter Shields, Henry Whitehead and Dan Lawson dot the valley floor and represent a variety of building techniques. The Whitehead home is made from logs sawed square at a nearby mill. Dan Lawson's home features an unusual chimney made of brick fired on the spot. Other buildings include a smithy, smokehouses, corn cribs and a cantilevered barn.
Three of five original churches remain in Cades Cove today. The oldest among them is the Primitive Baptist Church, built in 1827. These churches and the surrounding cemeteries provide fascinating insight into the lives and times of 19th-century. For instance, the Baptist church was forced to close during the height of the Civil War because of its Union sympathies. In the cemetery nearby, one headstone reads simply "Bas Shaw -- Killed by Rebels."
Working Corn Mill
Halfway along the loop stands John P. Cable's 19th-century farm. Once a self-contained world, today the farm illustrates the daily lives of early settlers. The farm's centerpiece is the 1868 mill that still grinds corn raised in the Cove, open daily from mid-April through October.
The Cades Cove Preservation Association, Inc.
(CCPA) has been established to preserve the heritage of the Cades Cove community, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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