Thanksgiving was last week and it was a wonderful time to visit our area. Thousands and thousands of guests filled the hotels and cabins in celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving weekend is always a time we look forward to, but today we wanted to take a moment to share our thanks with you. We are thankful for so many things and it is hard to find a place to start, so let’s start with you.

Our guests are the reason we are here each day. Without you, we wouldn’t share smiles and laughs each morning. We wouldn’t push ourselves to meet quality standards with our food and service. We wouldn’t get the fire going in the fireplaces, the coffee made, the biscuits baked and the pancake batter mixed. We wouldn’t look forward to having you back and hearing about your trip. We wouldn’t have the opportunity to get to know our regulars and make friends with our new guests. We are thankful for you.

Another reason to be thankful… The Great Smoky Mountains. What a glorious place to live and work! Praise God for the trees, rivers, hiking trails, wildlife, mountain air and the spectacular views. The beauty that surrounds us invigorates our life and our soul. We are thankful for these mountains.

Fall is upon us, as are the holidays. The leaves have changed and for the most part, they have fallen. Winter is just around the corner and we look forward to Christmas (which we are thankful for!) and New Years. We are thankful for the changing seasons, as each one is more beautiful than the next.

We are thankful for our teams. Our staff is dedicated to welcoming each and every guest. They work hard to put out the best breakfasts you’ve ever had. Our Flapjack’s family is top notch in authentic Southern hospitality and we are thankful to share every day with them.

With so much to be thankful for, we gracefully and graciously ask that you and your families continue to visit us and support Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Smoky Mountains. You give us strength. We are Mountain Tough!