Smoky Mountain Holiday Fun

The Lakeside of the Smokies is a charming and beautiful area in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It’s a great vacation destination year round, even when it’s cold outside. Lake views, luxury lodging, and the laid-back, small-town vibe make for a relaxing holiday vacation.

Tennessee’s Best Winter Fishing

s Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you from hitting the lake and casting a line! With a variety of fish species in our waters, winter is primetime for fishing on Douglas and Cherokee lakes.

Download the Official Lakeside of the Smokies Visitor Guide to Start Planning your East TN Vacation Today!

We’re Minutes From Everywhere!

Jefferson County, TN is conveniently located just off I-40 and minutes from I-81 and I-75 and is just minutes from everything. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and experience the quieter side of the Smokies while being just down the road from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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From steaks to seafood to Southern style home cooking, Jefferson County, TN, has it all.   Enjoy a nice steak dinner while taking in the views of the lake and mountains or order up some sweet tea fried chicken-a twist on a down home classic!

Find yourself in East Tennessee, a region abounding in natural beauty, outdoor adventure, culture, and family-fun. Spend a day on Cherokee or Douglas Lake.  Travel our scenic roads that are rich in history.  Visit one of our unique towns and experience our southern charm.

Come stay with us in Jefferson County, TN, the Lakeside of the Smokies.  Visit one of our delightful Bed & Breakfast’s, spend your vacation days in a lakeside cabin, or bring the RV to one of the many beautiful campgrounds and resorts of the area.

Discover the unique shops found in Jefferson County, TN. From antique stores, to boutiques, to bait and tackle, you’ll find just what you’re looking for in the Lakeside of the Smokies!