Mountain Mist Farms offers a variety of u-pick crops, including apples (coming 2020), blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red and black currants, gooseberries, elderberries, and cherries. They also use their grapes for homemade wine!
In addition to all the u-pick goodies, they also produce local blackberry blossom honey, and wildflower blossom honey, which they sell in their farm store.
- Average breakfast prices $7
- Average lunch/dinner price $13/adults, $5/kids
Although this fabulous German restaurant is newer, it is quickly becoming an area favorite. The menu features a mix of authentic German dishes, American fare and what I like to call “Germerican” food, like pretzels with beer cheese. Although the kids menu is small, kids are able to make healthier choices by skipping the fries and opting for fruit or apple sauce instead. They also have a wide variety of German beer on tap.
This indoor park features classic water attractions named after iconic Smoky Mountain attractions, like Clingman’s Dome and Cades cove. Although the park is located inside the family-friendly Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort, you do not have to be staying at the resort to enjoy the water park. Day and week passes can be purchased separately.
This festival offers plenty of food, music and free entry to the public. You can taste the competition food, with the purchase of a $10 “tasting spoon.”
- Average breakfast price $4.50
- Average lunch/dinner price $9
This locally owned gem serves up authentic Cuban food for both breakfast and brunch. You are such to find all your Cuban favorites including Cuban sandwiches, plantains, and yuca fries. It doesn’t get better than that!
Just a short drive from the main strip, Gatlinburg’s oldest and scariest haunted attraction is set in a classic Victorian style mansion. The attraction is open year round.
- No breakfast
- Average lunch price $9/adults, $5/kids
- Average dinner price $16/adults, $5/kids
Although the restaurant specializes in catfish, they also offer chicken, steak, and a variety of of other fresh water and seafood options. All the meals here come with “all ‘u can eat vittles” including homemade coleslaw, baked white beans, choice of french fries or homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, delicious southern hushpuppies, and dill pickles & onions slices.
- No breakfast
- Average lunch/dinner price $12/adults, $5/kids
Located in the Old Mill area, this southern homestead turned restaurant has all the charm you’ve been dreaming of for your country vacation. While here you will dine on handcrafted stoneware, hence the sweet little name. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner including steaks, grilled salmon, fresh local trout, Southern comfort foods, and American favorites. You can also enjoy a variety of scrumptious baked goods and desserts including piping hot bread, made from fresh flour milled on-site.
This haunted attraction is open year round.
This popular attraction features both indoor and outdoor fun, including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, year-round indoor ice skating, a mountain coaster, wildlife encounter, alpine slide, arcade, mini golf, and amusement rides. This is also the home of an annual month-long October fest, complete with German food and beer.
- Average breakfast price $4.75
- Average sandwich/sub price $7/adults, $3/kids
A favorite for both breakfast and lunch, guests rave about the pancakes, which are thankfully served all day! Head on over to their Facebook page, linked below, to read all of the numerous reviews citing them as, “the best pancakes I’ve ever had.” Now that’s a good pancake!
If you hate pancakes (what?!), the cafe also serves a variety of other American breakfast foods, as well as soups, salads, and yummy baked goods. This small locally owned restaurant also offers really affordable prices.
This multi-functional entertainment facility offers indoor golf, outdoor golf, laser tag, gem mining, bumper cars, a motion ride, an arcade, and escape rooms. Group rates are also available.
Ripley’s aquarium offers a wide variety of sea life and includes hands-on experiences for all ages. They even have a live mermaid show! In addition to general admission experiences, this aquarium hosts educational programs, sleepovers, birthday parties and private events.
Ripley’s aquarium also offers a variety of educational day camps to keep your kids busy and learning throughout the summer.
Free admission to this craft show with a ton of vendors!
Play games and win prizes!