Asbury Cottage - Summer Newsletter 2018

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Adventure Awaits You!

Hi Friends! How's your Summer going?

Ernie and I have been enjoying some of our favorite Summer activities here at home here in West Virginia - camping, kayaking, lounging by the pool, and all that fun stuff. Ernie has stayed busy in the garage working on a complete restoration on his '51 Ford F100. There are parts scattered all over the garage! lol!

 In June we took our 8th annual bike trip (on our Goldwing trike) down theBlue Ridge Parkway(locally referred to as the BRP) with six of our friends. This year we rode about 1,300 miles in the week we were gone. Every year we look forward to seeing the incredible beauty along the BRP and spend a few days in the Cherokee/Maggie Valley area. If you haven't driven that scenic by-way, you need to add it to your bucket list! The views are breathtaking!

 Ernie and I will be back in Pigeon Forge in September for the Shades of the Past car show. We plan on working on swapping out some appliances in Asbury Cottage 2 while we're there. Watch our Facebook page for updates.

 There is so much happening in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! I'm not sure where to start, but I'll give it whirl...

 Hope to hear from you soon,

Lumberjack Feud
 is Back!
Paula Deen reopened Lumberjack Feud at Waldon's Landing (near Lights #2-3).

 It opened July 18th.

 The climate controlled covered grandstand-style padded seating (that's a mouthful) in the outdoor venue overlooks the area where the skilled lumberjacks climb 60 ft. poles in just seconds and free fall down them even faster!

 The show times are 5:00 and 8:00 M-F - rain or shine. Tickets are $29.95/Adults and $12.95/Children (ages 4-11).

Dollywood's BIGGEST Announcement EVER!
I have no idea what it is, but you won't want to miss it!

 Dollywood will belivestreaming the announcement on Facebookfrom 11:00am-12:00pm on Friday, August 3rd.

 *SAVINGS* Dollywood is also offering some awesome specials this summer. “Everyone Pays Kid’s Price.” You must buy your tickets online for a savings of up to $13 a ticket, but it’s worth it!

 This special runs through September 26, so there is plenty of time to enjoy it.
Cookie Dough Monster is a new restaurant on Teaster Lane that offers unique treats for lunch, a light dinner or a late evening snack.

Their feature is their edible cookie dough! I C A N N O T wait to try it!

They are locally owned an offer a variety of homemade gourmet sandwiches, soups and desserts. Edible cookie dough...did I mention that?

Check them out on facebook at
The Mountain Mile
 & Tower Shops

An unprecedented development project, there are big plans for shops, attractions, restaurants and more!

With over 1 mile of road frontage and 174+ acres in total, this will be a project of national significance.

It is located along Teaster Lane and Jake Thomas Blvd in the heart of Pigeon Forge, surrounded by the $22.5 million Cal Ripken Experience baseball tournament park, the $42 million LeConte (convention) Center, and “The Island".

Find out more:

Have you checked out Asbury Cottage's new Facebook Group?

Smoky Mountains - Family Friendly Fun! is a new group created to help guests and travelers find all the latest information about what's happening in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies.

 Anyone can create posts, share pictures, ask questions or just browse the content.

 I hope to find the time to get a blog started where I plan to share tips for vacationing in the Smokies. Would you be interested in following a blog like that? I'd love to hear your ideas for content that would be helpful and interesting to travelers like you

Check out the group...I think you'll like it and hopefully we can get more folks active with sharing information in the group.
 Click here:

Now Accepting Bookings for 2019

As you know, our calendars fill up fast. Even now with two rental properties, we still get lots of inquiries for dates that are already booked.

Our rates for 2019 remain the same as previous years - $75 to $120/night (depending upon the season and day of the week) + taxes & cleaning.

Be sure to get your vacation planned in advance and watch for our occasional specials to save you some money.

Check our Facebook page, emails and Special Offers section on our website for discounts.
Check Rates, Availability & Book Online
Book 4+ Nights in 2019 and get $15 off the total price!
Offer expires August 31, 2018. Use COUPON CODE: PF2019

Connie's Pick - Summer Read

I had the pleasure of meeting local author Lin Stepp at Wilderness Wildlife Week in May. Lin is inspiring and she is such an entertaining speaker. Her captivating novels are based in areas in and around the Smokies.

 I have no doubt you will enjoy spending time in the Smokies through her words and getting to know her characters, as if they have been your friends for life.

From Lin: As this warm, sunny July weekend settles in ... perhaps you'd like to sit and read, forget your busy job, ignore some tasks you need to do ... and just settle in to a book or two set in the Smoky Mountains. Here are two you might enjoy ... LOST INHERITANCE set in popular Gatlinburg, TN and DADDY'S GIRL set in the small town charm Bryson City, NC.

Her books can be found on Amazon through paperback and Kindle.
 Lost Inheritance:
 Daddy's Girl:

 Lin Stepp on Facebook:

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Asbury Cottage - Pigeon Forge

Two vacation rental homes in downtown Pigeon Forge, TN
3 Bedrooms/2 Baths

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Ernie & Connie Johnston, Owners
230 Sapp Run Rd
Walkersville WV 26447
Call or Text: (304) 550-4161
Rates: $75 to $120/night (depending on day
of the week and season/events)

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