Mountains & Moonshine
Plus the Feudin' Hatfields & McCoys
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
This relaxing three day visit to the Smoky Mountains features a couple of Moonshine Distilleries, stories about an simpler time, a tour high into the mountains and dinner with The Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Come hear a story, share a laugh and have a sip or two.
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Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Hills & Hollows Mountain Music & Storytelling
Arrive today in Pigeon Forge, TN where you enjoy a two-night stay at a local hotel. Tonight, enjoy dinner at local restaurant followed by Hills & Hollows Mountain Music & Storytelling. Join Mike & Kathy Gwinn for a morning of Mountain Music and Storytelling. From Moonshine to Black Bears, from an Old Country Church to Dolly’s Front Porch, enjoy a delightful journey back in time when life was simpler and love was pure. Pull up a chair and listen to some of the stories and songs that made the Smoky Mountains “Home Sweet Home” to so many folks. This journey through old country roads will warm your spirit and touch your heart. Let the lessons from the Past bring you wisdom in the Present to enrich your life in the Future. (D)
Day 2 – Guided Smoky Mountains Tour w/lunch – Old Smoky Moonshine Tasting – Free Time at The Island – Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
This morning, meet your local guide for a tour of the Great Smoky Mountains. Travel the scenic mountain road around the famous “Loop” by way of the high-rising Chimney Tops. Once on top of the mountain, enjoy a Newfound Gap which marks the Tennessee, North Carolina State line. You will have opportunities for photos at scenic stops along the way. At an elevation of 5,048 feet, Newfound Gap is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Half lies in Tennessee and half in North Carolina.
See the Rockefeller Memorial which honors a $5 million donation from the Rockefeller Foundation to help complete land acquisitions to bring about the reality of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Appalachian Trail crosses over Newfound Gap Road and straddles the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee for most of its length through the park. A boxed lunch will be included today with your tour.
Returning to Pigeon Forge, enjoy a tour & tasting at Ole Smoky Moonshine Museum & Distillery. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of their grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Their distillers will take the time to visit with you and answer any questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. Enjoy a sample of their classic moonshine including Original Unaged Corn Whiskey, White Lightnin’ and Moonshine Cherries.
Then enjoy some free time at The Island. The Island boasts 23 acres of entertainment with over 80 shops, restaurants and attractions. The Island Show Fountains are programmed to music and lights year- round and you can purchase a ticket to ride “The Wheel” which is 200 feet tall. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at The Island.
Tonight, you have seats right in the middle of the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show – an evening of Feudin’ Feastin’ and Family Fun as these two families settle their differences mountain-style. Whether your city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Tennessee Shine Distillery Tasting – Depart for Home
After breakfast, visit the Tennessee Shine Distillery. The Pigeon Forge location is just off the busy parkway and the perfect place to restock on your favorite shine and spirits. Free moonshine and wine tastings and the chance to watch the magic happen at the active still in the back!
Depart for home. (B)