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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!
28 November 2019

Inspirations of Thankfulness at Dollywood

By | 2019-11-27T11:57:23+00:00 November 28th, 2019|Family Visits|0 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! Even though it sometimes can be overlooked as one of the “less important” holidays, it’s become especially meaningful and more important to me with each passing year. Special people, special times, special memories—these are the things that I find myself grateful for on a [...]

20 November 2019

Dollywood Insiders Go Hollywood For Day

By | 2019-11-21T10:00:10+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Recently on a spectacular autumn day, three of my fellow Dollywood Insiders and I had the unforgettable opportunity to take part in a special press conference at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Dolly Parton was there to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new Netflix series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. The eight-movie series is a [...]

14 November 2019

Dollywood’s Resort is Decked Out for Your Christmas Visit!

By | 2019-11-14T17:45:22+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

Are you dreaming of a Christmas vacation? Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is the perfect place to stay if you plan to visit Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains during the holidays. Every year during the Christmas season, as the hustle and bustle of preparations and celebrations take over, I look forward to carving [...]

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 [...]

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