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A Brief History of Gatlinburg

A Brief History of Gatlinburg 1000 580 Smoky Vistas

The Indian Gap Trail followed the Little Pigeon River along what we now know as the Parkway, through Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, then up and over the Smoky Mountains to present-day Cherokee in North Carolina. For centuries, the Cherokee used the trail for hunting the plentiful game that roamed the Little Pigeon riverbanks coursing through the mountains and valley.

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The Seasons of the Smokies

The Seasons of the Smokies 1030 687 Smoky Vistas

Few places on earth conjure peace, beauty, and change like the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. In 2020 alone, a year that asked a bit more of each of us, thirteen million people from across the planet made their way to these mountains to refresh their spirit and slake their thirst for nature.

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The Joy of Photographing the Smokies

The Joy of Photographing the Smokies 1000 667 Smoky Vistas

The golden light of a Cades Cove morning. The crisp, clear water of a rushing Tennessee river. The sun setting in pastel hues over the rhythmic ridges of the Appalachians. These are the things that bring me back time and time again to photograph in the Smoky Mountains.

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The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home: 100 Years of Service

The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home: 100 Years of Service 883 485 Smoky Vistas

Our team at Smoky Vistas is proud to announce its support for the important and life-changing work of the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home.

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Dollywood Reopens!

Dollywood Reopens! 1000 666 Smoky Vistas

The Friendliest Park in the World!

Inspired by Dolly Parton’s warm childhood memories growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world!

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Are Vacation Rentals a Safer Option?

Are Vacation Rentals a Safer Option? 1000 655 Smoky Vistas

Many people are wondering, can I even take a vacation this year?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way we think about travel. As the number of coronavirus cases grows, airline ticket sales are down, events are canceled, and stock markets are volatile.

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What is Dynamic Rate Management?

What is Dynamic Rate Management? 1000 562 Smoky Vistas

Demand-responsive Pricing: Smoky Vistas’s demand-responsive pricing technology—modeled on hotel revenue management methodology—not only drives higher occupancy but adjusts daily rates to maximize long-term income while minimizing homeowner risk. And because the market isn’t static, neither are our prices.

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What Does Our Superhost Status Mean For You?

What Does Our Superhost Status Mean For You? 1000 562 Smoky Vistas

Superhost status is Airbnb’s way to recognize the best hosts.

The Superhost program celebrates and rewards Airbnb’s top-rated, most experienced and most consistent hosts. Listings with Superhost status see improved search placement (SERP), better booking conversions, and at the end of the day, more revenue.

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Vacation Rental Guest Screening in 2020

Vacation Rental Guest Screening in 2020 1000 667 Smoky Vistas

Online booking is now the norm, not the exception.

Successful vacation rental homeowners must be willing to accept bookings shortly after someone submits their credit card information. But trusting people without screening them first can have dire consequences. It could damage your relationships with your neighbors. Your home could get wrecked and become unavailable for months. Or worse…

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