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About Stacy Holstine

Stacy Holstine, of Charleston, West Virginia, is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two grown daughters and four dogs. She is a registered nurse who has been visiting the Great Smoky Mountains since her childhood and fondly remembers traveling with her grandparents and parents. They visited Silver Dollar City and ultimately, Dollywood. She and her husband have continued this tradition with their family. Stacy is excited to share the tips and secrets she has learned over the years, to help you have an enjoyable time at the Dollywood properties with your loved ones.
9 August 2018

Re-Creating Dollywood Memories

By | 2018-08-09T14:55:07+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Family Visits|0 Comments

Family vacations are all about making memories.  Over the years, my family has shared many special memories at Dollywood. I have been visiting since I was a young girl: first traveling with my parents and grandparents, then I came while dating my future husband, and then we continued to visit and make even more [...]

24 July 2018

How To Get Personal-ized at Dollywood

By | 2018-07-24T17:15:25+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Shopping|0 Comments

My husband and I have two grown daughters, Eriel and Shaina. They have often commented that they can “never find anything” with their names on it. As much as they appreciate having unique names, now that they are older, they still like to look for items bearing their names. Dollywood is one of the [...]

9 July 2018

Healthy Eating IS Possible at Dollywood

By | 2018-07-09T13:15:46+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

I get it. You have concerns about healthy eating when you visit a theme park. I mean after all, around every corner there is delicious food tempting you. While there IS plenty of tempting food at Dollywood, you can actually find mouthwatering AND healthy items if you look for them. Whether you have an allergy/sensitivity, [...]

30 May 2018

Track Your Steps and Wear Comfortable Shoes!

By | 2018-05-30T17:56:37+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood offers 10 themed areas across 150 acres. There are more than 40 opportunities for rides and attractions. And, if you haven’t heard, there’s some REALLY great Southern cooking. If you plan to run from ride to ride, you’re going to be covering lots of ground. If you go for the food, then you [...]

3 April 2018

A Foodie’s Dream: Dollywood’s Unique Dining

By | 2018-04-17T10:20:23+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Dining|0 Comments

Some people are foodies, some are theme park enthusiasts. Do the two go together? They do at Dollywood! Dollywood boasts eight restaurants, a bakery and sandwich shop, a sweet shop, a food truck and a multitude of grab and go options across 150 acres. Among those choices you can find something for even the most discerning palates. And [...]

16 February 2018

Have a Mom-Win: Spend Your Spring Break at Dollywood

By | 2018-04-27T13:07:06+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

When my daughters were younger, we spent several spring breaks at Dollywood. I consider that plan a mom-win because the kids think we’re doing something fun, but I also know it’s educational because it just so happens that spring break coincides with Dollywood’s Festival of Nations. [See adorable pictures from when we visited years [...]

10 January 2018

Where the Dogs Are: Doggywood!

By | 2018-04-27T13:18:26+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Our dogs are part of our family, and we like to take them with us when we travel. But what are you to do when you want to spend a day or more at Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country? You take them to Doggywood! When we visited Dollywood, for the park’s Harvest Festival to [...]

2 October 2017

Planning A Group Trip to Dollywood

By | 2018-04-30T11:16:27+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Editor’s Note- This post is specifically about smaller gatherings. Dollywood also has options for larger, corporate events. Anyone who knows me, knows I like to plan, so it was no surprise when I ended up coordinating a trip to Dollywood for our family reunion. Some people may think that sounds like a headache, but [...]

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