About Us

YOUR SMOKY MOUNTAIN EXPERTS is designed to provide visitors to the Smoky Mountains region with information and insight to plan your special getaway.  In addition to comprehensive dining and attractions directories, our local writers and content creators provide fresh and insightful articles about how to create a special Tennessee mountain experience. is a collaboration between Jackson Mountain Homes/VTrips and - two of the leading vacation rental companies in the United States.

 When you're ready to book your trip, our local staff can help you find the perfect cabin, condo, or home for your stay.  We offer one of the largest selections of properties, and you can book direct to always get the lowest rates and avoid paying the booking fees and surcharges of the national booking websites.

We are passionate about the Smokies and love helping families and friends getaway to our special place.


Bailee Wilson


Bailee Wilson graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Economics and a minor in English. She is excited to pursue her Master of Public Health in 2021. She is an internationally published poet, a travel addict, a craft beer connoisseur, an antique collector, and a complete sucker for dogs. When she isn’t writing, she’s either working at a local taproom, walking by the lake, or volunteering with a harm reduction campaign. She currently resides in Knoxville, TN.


Steve Gill

I just gave my car to my son after  370,000 in 7 years of driving it.  That tells you my travel story.  I love the road and I love the stories that follow me everywhere.  What a country we live in.  What a world we live in.  I am Steve Gill... adventurer and writer, video producer, photographer.  The world is my oyster.