About Teronya Holmes

Teronya Holmes (Dollywood Insider 2016-2018, 2019-Now), a native of Kingsport, Tennessee, has been a fan of Dolly Parton her entire life, having great admiration for her beautiful voice, song-writing and story-telling ability and Dolly’s uplifting attitude and outlook on life. Teronya has enjoyed visiting Dollywood since its opening in 1986. She and her family, including her husband and two sons, love the adrenaline rush from all of the great rides and attractions! Her favorite time of year to visit is during the Christmas season when the spirit of the season shines especially bright at Dollywood! Teronya blogs at ChristianTravelingMom.com and has written for various travel industry publications, including TravelingMom.com as “Storytelling TravelingMom.” Currently, she serves as executive director of the Holy Friendship Collaborative, mobilizing the Church to address the problem of addiction in Southern Appalachia. Teronya considers it a great honor to have this opportunity to share her love of Dollywood and the Smoky Mountains with everyone!
25 October 2019

Not Your Typical Cut and Curl: Candle-Making at Dollywood

By | 2019-10-25T17:11:21+00:00 October 25th, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

In addition to the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the excitement and fun of Dollywood, one of the main reasons people visit this region is the abundance of arts and crafts. Isolated by its own mountainous beauty, life in the Smokies once necessitated resourcefulness and handiwork. Necessity of yesterday has inspired and paved [...]

30 March 2018

Top Four Things Not to Miss at Dollywood This Season!

By | 2018-04-27T12:57:32+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood’s 2018 season has begun! Lots of updates and additions took place during winter to get Dollywood ready for the year ahead, which has been proclaimed a “Season of Showstoppers.” It’s a fitting description for everything going on because not only does Dollywood do an incredible job of celebrating every season of the year [...]

12 March 2018

Countdown to Dollywood’s 2018 Grand Opening

By | 2018-04-27T13:02:03+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood’s 2018 Grand Opening Day is almost here, and I can’t wait to experience all of my favorites and everything new during their “Season of Showstoppers!” As you may know, Dollywood closes for a couple of months during winter in order to refurbish, renovate, and add exciting new things for the season ahead. Every [...]

13 February 2018

But What is There to Do at Dollywood in the Off-Season?

By | 2018-04-27T13:10:03+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Lodging|0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but this time of year when the cold winter air creeps in and freezes everything around me, including my own nose, I definitely find myself in need of an escape more than ever! Even though I’m generally a gal who prefers the warm weather, I also have a deep [...]

25 December 2017

Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas at Dollywood

By | 2017-12-22T17:31:48+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

If you’re looking for a memorable, festive, fun, tasty, entertaining, and exciting way to celebrate the holidays, we can agree that Dollywood has those bases covered, right? Where else can you go to experience a jolly holiday amidst the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with thrilling rides and attractions; plenty of [...]

13 November 2017

3 Reasons to Spend a Special Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

By | 2017-12-14T13:10:16+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

Every year my husband and I plot and plan to come up with meaningful traditions to make the Christmas season extra special for our entire family. A few years ago, December rolled around once again, yet we found the wells of inspiration running dry and had trouble getting into the “Christmas spirit.” Then I [...]

1 November 2017

Dolly’s Niece Heidi Parton Debuts First Album at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa

By | 2017-11-01T15:09:52+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Dolly Parton’s niece, Heidi Parton, celebrated the release of her debut album, “This Kind of Love,” on Monday, October 23 at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa at a listening party for family, friends, and members of the media. This special evening was a time for Heidi to share some of the amazing vocal talents [...]

18 September 2017

Dollywood & Faith

By | 2017-09-18T09:34:55+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Family Visits|0 Comments

At Dollywood, this year has been called “The Year of the Family.” Dollywood believes that “the world would be a better place if we could make more time, family time.” But where does this belief come from? To understand this, we have to understand the people behind The Dollywood Company. Dollywood is owned via a [...]

18 July 2017

The Safest Swimming Hole in Tennessee: Dollywood’s Splash Country

By | 2017-08-01T16:22:06+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Water Park|0 Comments

There is absolutely NOTHING my kids love more than spending a hot summer day cooling off on some crazy-cool water attractions at Dollywood’s Splash Country. That’s why I am relieved to know that when I take my kids to Splash Country, (while I do my part to keep alert to where they are and [...]

21 June 2017

Sweet Summer Savings

By | 2018-01-10T16:11:17+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Best Value|0 Comments

Summer is finally here! This is sweet music to my family’s ears because it means we have more time for fun - at Dollywood! You know that Dollywood is the sweetest summer vacation destination for your family and friends, right? Well, just to sweeten things a little more the good folks of Dollywood have [...]

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