As a child, Ginger would travel from Miami to Maggie Valley each year for vacation. Hikes in the surrounding woods, cookouts and bonfires, home cooked meals, scenic drives through the Smoky Mountains along the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway only minutes from the lodge, square dancing in the valley and great souvenir shopping were all cherished memories.
Over the years, Ginger and her husband Bud, along with their children, would continue to carry on the Smokey Shadows tradition. Until the day came that Ginger and her family decided to make Smokey Shadows their permanent home and have been reliving childhood memories every day since.
Now, the Shinns dedicate their lives to creating those same memories for all who visit!