Venture Out to the Best Places in Eastern Tennessee

Venture Out to the Best Communities of Eastern TennesseeSpring is the perfect time to discover Eastern Tennessee, one of the best-kept travel secrets in the country. And a little jaunt through the mountains is always a great place to start anything. In late March and early April, crisp mountain air and infant, chartreuse leaves explode over-wintered senses, and invigorate the adventurous side in everyone. And, the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are on double-time.

So, kick start your Eastern Tennessee journey with a tour of Bristol, Tennessee, where the hills meet the mountains on the Virginia line. Then, dive in by heading south on I-81 toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a side trip, on the way, to Johnson City, Tennessee, for the Blue Plum Festival if you happen to be passing through in early June.

If you plan to do more than sight-seeing while touring the Smokies, head east to downtown Gatlinburg, “The Gateway to the Smokies,” to fuel up and see the sights. Be careful though, this unconventional and very popular city has a way of keeping you for a while.

The park is hard to leave, but once you do, head south toward Knoxville. Jump on I-75 to stay on a southern track. Be sure to check out Morristown as you head south. It’s a charming city just off the interstate. Dandridge, just 30 minutes south, is another great stop for a picnic by the lake or an afternoon stroll through town.

If Chattanooga is your final destination, then you’ve chosen the perfect end to your journey. Whether you’re a civil war buff, an outdoor enthusiast, an art and music lover, or anything in between, Chattanooga is a place for everyone, anytime.

Choose communities that you are interested in visiting:

Norton Creek

Norton Creek Mountain Preserve

At Norton Creek, luxurious mountain living is your everyday life. Using the Great Smoky Mountains as its backdrop, the community’s private estate homes are as grand as the scenery, crafted with the finest materials to complement the beautiful sweeping vistas. The actual Norton Creek stream that runs through the community is a top fly fishing destination. And just outside the gates, downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee awaits with an abundance of exciting entertainment. Contact Norton Creek for discovery package details, and take a trip to the mountains.


Fairfield Glade

Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North

Perched on the Cumberland Plateau, Fairfield Glade is a community that offers an exquisite mountain lifestyle. It boasts 11 lakes and 5 golf courses, along with a racquet sports facility, multiple pools and walking and hiking trails. It’s minutes from Crossville, full of shopping and dining options, and not far from Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga. Even the weather is near perfect, with four distinct seasons. Experience it all on a 3-day/2-night stay with accommodations, $50 dinner certificate and personal tour of the community for $150.


WindRiver

WindRiver

Just outside of Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, WindRiver offers luxurious lakefront living. On the Bob Cupp golf course, views of Tellico Lake and the mountains create a scenic game. Other amenities like a pool and basketball and tennis courts encourage an active lifestyle, and miles of walking trails let you explore the community among nature. Enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay with accommodations, a round of golf, breakfast each morning, dinner for two at Citico’s Restaurant & Club, VIP community access and a tour for $299.


Tellico Village

Tellico Village

Tellico Village, nestled in the Tennessee foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains along Tellico Lake, is full of high-quality amenities. It boasts three championship golf courses, walking and hiking trails and a Wellness Center with pools, classes and more. Tellico Lake offers three marinas and provides a place to boat, fish and swim, among other water activities. Enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay with accommodations, round of golf for two, access to the Wellness Center, dinner for two at the Yacht Club and tours of the village and lake.


Tennessee National

Tennessee National

Tennessee National is a gated, waterfront community located within the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. With 3.5 miles of shoreline along Watts Bar Lake, you can spend the day on the water. The Greg Norman Signature golf course offers a great round of golf and some of the most scenic parts of the community. The homes overlook the golf course, wooded areas or the lake, so no matter where you are in the community the views are equally stunning. Enjoy 3-day/2-night accommodations with a round of golf and VIP guided tour for $199.


Jasper Highlands

Jasper Highlands

Jasper Highlands, a Tennessee mountain community, combines breathtaking views with spectacular amenities. Gather friends for a game of tennis, pickleball or bocce ball, lounge by the pool or go fishing in the Community Lake. Miles of walking, hiking and biking trails give you the chance to explore the community alongside the beautiful natural surroundings that make Jasper Highlands such a beautiful place to call home. Discover all that this community has to offer with a 3-day/2-night stay and a tour of the property for $99.


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