No doubt you already know that The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee offer some of the most amazing natural experiences to be found anywhere in North America, but did you know that the area surrounding Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg also offer great shopping?
People come to the Smokies for a variety of reasons, says the Diamond Mountain Rentals website, but one thing is universal: Everyone loves shopping. You don’t have to go too far to find some remarkable things in either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.
Let’s take a moment to look at some of the best places to visit to find one of a kind gifts, collectibles, and home décor from artisans and boutiques that you won’t find anywhere else.
Brandywine Pottery is known all over the region as being one of the most unique pottery shops in the state. It features andcrafted gifts and décor items that exemplify the almost lost art of true Smoky Mountain kiln-fired pottery traditions.
Crusin’ The Past
This uncommon shop offers everything nostalgia-related, from classic images to tin signs, posters, clothing, collectibles and café décor. This retro shop is ideal for finding that one of a kind gift for that hard to shop for person, or even for your own home or office.
Doug Wyatt Music & Guitars
From banjos to Fenders, Doug Wyatt music is the place to go if you want a true handcrafted guitar that offers exceptional sound and unsurpassed workmanship.
Aunt Mahalia’s Candies
The original candy store of Gatlinburg, Aunt Mahalia’s has been offering sweet treats, and their staff sweeter smiles, since 1939. The glass-enclosed kitchen lets you see the process of their handcrafted candies and confections being made, and reveals the secret ingredient that goes into each one…love.
The Village Shops
This little shopping district offers a quaint collection of sole proprietor shops, boutiques, and stores that cater to those who are looking for something a little different. The collection changes occasionally, and some shops are strictly seasonal, but there is always something here to explore and a treasure to take home.
The Paula Deen Store
It doesn’t matter if you are a gourmet level cook or if you struggle to boil water–or if you just love to watch America’s most outspoken and outrageous Southern chef, this is the place for you.
Clothing, collectibles, cookware and kitchen item bargains galore, and a so much more from Paula and her sons.
Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House
Handcrafted jams, jellies, relishes, apple & nut butters, applesauce, and farm fresh butter made with care and love in the finest Appalachian traditions.
Made with only the finest locally sourced ingredients you can be assured of the freshness because the store is the factory.
This small but cozy crafts store sells items made by local artists and craftsman that are truly one of a kind. The selection is always changing so visit often since you never know what new treasure you are going to find.
If there is one place that you simply must visit, even if you do not go anywhere else while in the area, you need to visit Sparky’s Glassblowing for handcrafted glass and some of the most stunningly beautiful glass creations you will ever see.
Diamond Mountain Rentals lets you experience classic and timeless East Tennessee hospitality and the beauty of the Smokies..