Receptive Tour Operator Since 1977. Serving East TN and Western NC.

PO Box 914, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868, US

(865) 908-9100 or (800) 782-1061

Smoky Mountain Tour Connection, Inc

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville

East Tennesee & Western N. Carolina

About Us

Our Background

Gatlinburg, Tennessee


Smoky Mountain Tour Connection has been in business since 1977. We offer our clients long term commitment with one on one specialized attention.

In this age of self serve and automated voice-mail, our personal approach and attention to detail makes a difference. We offer old fashioned quality service to our clients with an unshakable integrity as solid as the Smoky Mountains.

Our Services

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

We specialize in making your Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee vacation hassle free. Motor Coach Group Packages, Step-On Guided Tours, Family Reunions, Church, Corporate Groups, Girl Scout Groups, Military Reunions, Student Groups, Family Vacations, Romantic Getaways for two and more!

We take all the stress out of planning a trip - including accommodations, tickets for shows and attractions, catered meals with entertainment, and step-on tours for your group into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Let our experienced staff tailor your next Smoky Mountain adventure! We are your connection to fun in the Smokies!

Our Way of Life

Sevierville, Tennessee

Hospitality is a state of mind...

For our company it is a way of life...

A courtesy extended to each customer...

A thank you for the privilege of your business.

Meet the Team

Smoky Mountain Black Bear

Tour Guides

Our Step-On Guides are the best in the Smoky Mountains - storytellers, retired rangers, and all are spirited and dynamic individuals. They are passionate about the area and its diverse history. Let our guide board your motor coach and take your group on a Smoky Mountain Adventure!

They are always "Historic, Humorous and Informative!"

Lora Stormes, President


Lora Stormes

I started working with Smoky Mountain Tour Connection in April of 1989 as a Step-On Guide. I have worked in every aspect of the company and, after many years, now the proud owner. I love everything about my job and my area. The Smokies are my home and tourism is my calling. I enjoy what I do and I LOVE my customers, my local connections, and my guides. I am blessed beyond description. 



“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. 

Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.

The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.” 

- John Muir