Winter Your Way

Winter in the Smoky MountainsThe winter season is upon us. For some areas that means colder temperatures and even snow. However, for those of us who live in the Deep South, we need to escape to experience winter. For our family, there is no better place than Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Jellybean and Peanut get so excited thinking about the possibility of snow and getting to wear a stocking hat and mittens!

To us, the essence of winter coziness is staying in a cabin on our trip. We love the idea of cuddling up near a fireplace, sipping on hot chocolate, and playing board games. Such a relaxing and fun break from our usual busy routine. Cabins provide us with the comforts of home but in a not so home like environment. It is the perfect winter retreat!

When the little divas get cabin fever from being cooped up too long, we love to venture out for some fun indoor activities. Friendly competitions of bowling at the Community Center or a movie at Forge Cinemas rank high with us. If the girls have lots of extra energy to release, a couple of hours at WonderWorks usually winds them down. The Titanic Museum Attraction is having an ice carving competition in January that sounds like a fun winter activity to check out too!

Comfort foods spell winter for us too. Luckily they are plentiful in Pigeon Forge. We like to fill up on great pancake and crepe creations over at Log Cabin Pancake House for breakfast. Breakfast really is my favorite meal of the day and their breakfast has become a must have on each of our visits. For lunch, we love to grab soup in a bread bowl at the Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grille. Best thing is the beautiful pottery dishes that they serve their food on. To finish out our day, a good, country family-style dinner at Mama’s Farmhouse does the job. We definitely don’t leave there hungry!