Who are the SmokyMountains.com Local Experts?

Our full-time Local Expert team is based on the ground in Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding cities. We live here and intimately understand every facet of the Smoky Mountains region. The guiding principle of your SmokyMountains.com Local Expert team is simple. We want to ensure you maximize every minute of your trip to the Smoky Mountains. We believe that no one should waste vacation time or budget on sub-par attractions or restaurants. Instead, our local team will help you reach peak vacation enjoyment. Our reviews are brutally honest, but always fair. If a steak is tough, we will be the first to tell you. Think of us as your friend that visited the area last week - our local experts call it like it is. We believe a photo is worth a thousand words. The majority of our reviews include high-resolution photographs shot by our in-house photography team and real traveler photos that are curated by our content experts. Each review includes a Bottom Line placed prominently at the top to give you a quick overview of the attraction or restaurant. The words in the review are carefully crafted from an expert that has interacted with the brand in meaningful ways. We experience the good, the bad, and the ugly to uncover hidden gems so you only experience the very best. This is the guiding principle of the SmokyMountains.com Local Expert team.