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Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit us here on the web.  It's my hope that as you spend time here, you will get a real sense of what FALLTACULAR - "FIRE In The Smokies" is all about!  Our goal is to host a high-quality, inexpensive, unforgettable weekend getaway for adults with discerning tastes.

Today, The Gatlinburg Experience is a highly anticipated, nationwide event.  Hundreds of people from all over the country (from 39 different states) descend on a beautiful resort at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, but it didn't start out that way. 10 years ago, instead of having a traditional party to celebrate my birthday, I decided to invite a few close friends and family members to join me for a relaxing weekend in the mountains.  Over the years, friends invited other friends and those friends invited their friends. For years the buzz grew around Atlanta about "The Retreat". 

In 2005, I decided to open up the event to the public and The Gatlinburg Experiencewas born.  My vision was to create a weekend filled with things that we love to do, but because of the rigors of everyday life we rarely have time to do them.  From horseback riding to spades tournaments; workshops about your money and relationships to shows and parties every night - we've got something for you!

We've worked hard all year to make this the best retreat ever and I can't wait to see you in the mountains!

Much love,
Shawn Joyner

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