Monthly Archives: April 2009

Special Concert at Smokies Stadium

The Mountain Press reported today that Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and  John Mellencamp will perform on stage at Tennessee Smokies Stadium in Sevierville on July 29th. Tickets go on sale May 16 at the stadium or online at Showtime will be at 5:30PM, gates open at 5.

For more information about the tour visit

Roaring Fork Motor Trail & Historic District

Many visitors to the Smoky Mountains have already done their research when planning sightseeing trips. They think about Cades Cove or driving up to Clingman’s Dome and they forget about one of the closest to Sevierville, the Roaring Fork Motor Trail & Historic District in Gatlinburg.

The Roaring Fork Motor Trail begins just past the Rainbow Falls Trailhead on Cherokee Orchard Road. This one-way road will slowly climb Piney Mountain topping out on an overlook of the mountain’s northern slopes at about 3000 feet elevation.

As you begin the decent of the mountain you will pass the Trillium Gap Trailhead before entering the Roaring Fork Hollow. After crossing the bridge over the Roaring Fork (a stream that’s source originates from the northern slopes of Mount LeConte) you will enter the Historic District featuring the Jim Bales Place, older brother’s Ephraim Bales Place, and The Alfred Reagan Farm.

These historic homesteads feature cabin, barns, corn cribs and a “tub” grist mill, many of them being the original buildings. Guest can enjoy a pleasant morning or an afternoon observing these historic buildings of days gone by.

You may reach the Roaring Fork Motor Trail by turning east at either traffic lights 6 or 8 on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg and you will exit at traffic light 1A on the East Parkway. Map of the city of Gatlinburg

Jim Bales Place

Jim Bales Place

Stimulus Plan from The Resort at Governors Crossing

The Resort at Governors Crossing has our own Stimulus Plan for 2009.

Reserve your condominium 30 days in advance of your stay and receive 20% off the current rack rate. This special discounted rate is available only on-line and to reserve: select your dates and enter the promo code STIM in the promo box on our web site booking engine.

This promotion is available only for on-line bookings made thirty days in advance of stay. Not applicable with any other discounts, coupons or other promotions.

Spring Grand Rod Run

This weekend the Spring Grand Rod Run is being held in Pigeon Forge with both hot rods, vintage cars, and trucks already lining the downtown streets and also cruising the parkway. I spent the morning with my wife downtown checking out some of the cars and have added a few pictures of some of my favorites.



With gas prices being way down from last year and the weather forecast looking good for this weekend it looks like we may have a very busy weekend. We have a few rooms left at The Resort, but they are filing up fast. Many people are finding Governors Crossing a great location as they can spend some time checking out the cars and still have easy access to Dollywood and the outlet malls for those ladies not into car shows.



Welcome to the new web site and blog

We would like to welcome you to our new blog and the new We hope every one enjoys our new website and finds it very useful and informative. At this time we would like to thank Tim & Joni Allinson and their staff at Tri-Point Teleproductions, Inc. and They have worked very hard on getting this project completed and introduced many new ideas to us in building our new site.

With our new blog we hope to keep you informed on news and events from the Smoky Mountains plus the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg areas that may be of interest to you. Also we will be able to keep you informed of last minute happenings and specials at The Resort at Governors Crossing. This will allow you to access this information when you want it. We will continue to send out our news letters via email to those who wish to receive it.

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

p_0001Nestled in Governor’s Crossing and offering unsurpassed convenience to all that the Smokies have to offer, The Resort is The Place to Stay. The Resort At Governor’s Crossing is within walking distance to the best dining in the Smokies has to offer and a remarkable variety that is sure to satisfy any age or appetite.

Within minutes, you can be at Dollywood, Splash Country, Dixie Stampede or The Great Smoky Mountain National Park – and if shopping is your hobby, The Resort overlooks the best brand name shopping outlet in the world.

Each exquisitely appointed guest unit features king or queen-sized beds, fully-equipped kitchen, baths with jet tubs and large balconies with wooded or courtyard views. On the Penthouse floor, guests can also enjoy fireplaces and spectacular views. The Resort At Governor’s Crossing is the perfect destination for individuals or groups. We offer complete resort packages for honeymooners of all ages, anniversaries, golf outings and more. With over 30 years of hospitality experience, we are experts in church retreats, corporate meetings and reunions of all types.

For more information, click here to visit The Resort At Governor’s Crossing.

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Coffee and Condo Package

Coffee and Condo Package
The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

Stay 2 or More Nights at
our Special “Coffee & Condo” Rates

Receive 2 Resort Souvenir Coffee Mugs
and a $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Book Online by clicking here and entering the access code C&C in the promo box to book this package on select unit types.

Advanced Reservation Required, Valid from 1-29 to 5-22-09.  One package per reservations, not applicable with any other discounts, coupons or other promotions.

Comments from our guests

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing was astonishing.  Everything was great and you really can’t beat the Name-Your-Own-Price deal.  I would high recommend this place to everyone.

Eric Phillips
Marion, Virginia

Great place to stay.  It was nice being close to the action.  I was barely able to drag my kids out of the water park and my husband loved being close to NASCAR Speedpark.  It was a great trip.  Thanks to the staff at The Resort.

Jane Fitzpatrick
Topeka, Kansas