Planning your winter trip to Gatlinburg? With so many activities for the whole family, it's no wonder this place is one of the most popular vacation destinations. One of the top spots to visit here is the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Adults and kids alike can learn a lot about area history when they listen to and watch over 120 working arts and craftspeople as they talk about and demonstrate their abilities with skills that have been handed down through many generations. Watch as artisans make soap, pottery, woven goods, leather goods, wood crafts, scrimshaw, quilts and dozens of other one-of-a-kind items right before your eyes.
Visiting the Arts and Crafts Community is perfect for a winter trip to Gatlinburg as the shops are open year round. You can see watercolor art, photography, handmade dolls, pottery inspired by local flora and fauna, handcrafted cedar and pine chests, candles, fragrant oils, glass art, wearable art, metal sculptures and much more.
Here you'll find their complete list of craftsmen: http://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/member_listing2012.html
If you're into tasty treats (and who isn't) you'll want to try some of the top-notch fudge and gourmet chocolate in the confectionary shop. There are also several restaurants so you can take a break and grab a bite, then get back to browsing and shopping!
The Yellow Trolley is the convenient way to get to the Arts and Crafts Community. Park your car and hop aboard the trolley, the fare is one dollar, all day. The trolley runs seasonally; for 2015 it will run April 3 - December 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. If you are driving, here are the easy directions: http://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/easy_directions.html There is plenty of free parking available.
Find something you really liked at the Arts and Crafts Community and wish you had bought more? You can complete your shopping online: http://www.gatlinburgcrafts.com/shop-online.html
Now that we've whet your appetite for visiting the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, we want to give you a tip on where to stay so you'll be able to easily access this Tennessee artisan treasure. Diamond Mountain Rentals recommends that you book either our Mountain Cove or All Alone cabins, as both are situated right in the Arts and Crafts Community.
Mountain Cove is a spectacular 2300 sq. ft. cabin featuring 1 bedroom and 1 bath. This quality cabin offers all of the amenities that will make your Gatlinburg vacation great, including:
Enjoy this cabin right in the Arts and Crafts Community and be near all of the Gatlinburg attractions and shopping. Reserve now and get ready for your winter vacation!
Our All Alone cabin is an awesome 2 queen bedroom delight that is designed to provide luxury all on one level. Enjoy the two full baths, large open living area, hot tub on the covered deck and proximity to all that Gatlinburg has to offer. If you're bringing several people don't worry, there's even a sleeper sofa to accommodate more guests!
Take a look at all of these amenities All Alone offers:
Admire the beautiful wood interior of this cabin and the amazing views outside! Book it now and make your winter trip to Gatlinburg extra special!
Super Special Offer! Through March 16, 2015 you can stay in either of these amazing Arts & Crafts Community cabins for two nights, and get a third night free!