How to Host a Top Notch Tubing Party

Summer is the perfect time to gather your friends and family and celebrate the sunshine! What better place to host your next get together than in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains next to babbling brooks and racing rapids? This summer, take a trip up to Townsend, TN and have the perfect tubing getaway! […]

Why an Appalachian Adventure Should Be Your Next Getaway

Nestled deep in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world: The Appalachian Trail. This 2,190-mile trek spans from Georgia to Maine and over 94 miles are right in our own home of Tennessee. Not only do visitors to the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area have access to this gorgeous resource, […]

6 Tips For Your First Tubing Experience

It’s summertime in Tennessee and the rivers are ready for business! This year, maybe you’ve decided to take the plunge and dip your toe into the world of tubing. What could be better? A relaxing float through the scenic Smokies coupled with adrenaline-pumping rapids and cool, refreshing swimming holes. We know you can’t wait to […]

5 Events You Can’t Miss In The Smokies This Spring

With all the activities, scenery, and events going on, there is always something new to try in the Smoky Mountains. Even if you feel like you’ve seen it all in the Gatlinburg area, there are countless activities taking place all around. There is sure to be a little something for everybody. Here are some of […]

Additional Savings When You Book with Smoky Mountain River Rat: Lodging

With endless things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains area, the vast array of choices for lodging can seem overwhelming. That’s why we partner with some of the Smokies premier lodging locations, giving our River Rat customers the whole package. The Lodging: Margaritaville Island Hotel   A perfect blend of mountain latitude and island […]

3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Trip to Dollywood

Planning a trip online is never easy. It’s hard to determine the best places to stay, eat, and find great entertainment when there seems to be countless options. Whether you’ve been to Dollywood before or you’re looking to make your first trip, we have some expert tips for you! Stay onsite   Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort […]