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Candle Makers in the Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community

In recognition of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Ridgecrest Mountain Cabins brings you our 2nd article in a series about the wonderful shops of the Gatlinburg Craft Trail.  This month, we want to introduce you to the candle makers and candle shops that offer warmth and ambiance for every home along with our Mountain Mist cabin located nearby.

Mountain Cabin in Gatlinburg

Mountain Mist Cabin

Reserve your stay at Mountain Mist and enjoy the convenience of vacationing right where you want to shop.  This private cabin in the crafts community offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a Jacuzzi tub and a hot tub on the deck.  It’s ideal for a family vacation or a romantic retreat.  It goes without saying that you’ll probably want to pick up a few candles from the shops below for a soft glow and beautiful scent to enhance the romance!

Candles by Dick & Marie
Located on Glades Road in Morning Mist Village, Dick & Marie offer a large selection of candles, oils, simmer tarts and potpourri.  Their soy candles are made with a 100% natural soybean base & premium botanical fragrance oils, and they only use domestically grown soybeans that support USA farmers.  The fragrance choices are fantastic, including scents such as Pomegranate, Tranquil Breeze, Autumn Mist and Plumeria.  The shop is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and you can even shop online at Candles by Dick & Marie.

D-Lite Candles
Home of the Hillbilly Flashlight!  Stop in a see John’s rock oil candle creations and take home a candle that will last forever.  Each rock candle is unique in it’s shape, size and color and burns scented, unscented or citronella oil.  Talk about a wonderful addition to your deck or patio!  Each rock candle is numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity validating that unique number.  Choose from single, double or triple wicks and Menorah style rock oil candles.  D-Lite Candles is located at 170 Glades Road.

Earthworks Rock Candles
Earthworks candles are oil lamps made from natural slate found in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Each candle made is split and chiseled to bring out the natural texture and character of the stone.  Earthworks is located at the Cliffdwellers Gallery on Glades Road.

Ready for a shopping break?  Get off the trolley at the Cabin Café at 600 Glades Road for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, or 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  Menu includes beans, soup and quiche of the day, salads and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and beer.  Keep in mind that while vacationing at Mountain Mist, the Cabin Café offers carry out meals too!

Kountry Antics
This primitive mountain store is open year round at the Glades Arts & Crafts Center and is Gatlinburg’s granddaddy of candle shops!  (865) 436-0040

Lorelei Candles
Stop in a visit with Kevin and Lori Tierney to watch them work at their Lorelei Candle Shop.  They design, sculpt and paint all their unique candles right in their arts and crafts community factory.  These scented, unscented and soy candles are not what you might be expecting!

More Than a Candle
Dustin and Noel Shultz specializes in natural, soy candles.  Both welcome you to More Than a Candle to see and purchase their hand-poured candles in a variety of scents you will love!  Choose from 8 oz. Jelly jar candles to large 20 oz. casserole dish or 26 oz. Apothecary candles.  Made with cotton wicks, these candles burn cleaner and smoke less because the cotton prevents carbon build-up that causes soot on walls and furniture.  Nice!  Open everyday except Christmas.  Season hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Village Candles
Richard Lang established Village Candles in 1970 and has been creating unique candles from handcrafted molds ever since.  Stop in to see gifted staff members Oscar, Tim, Marilene and Stephanie as they hand pour, color and personalize candles just for you!

Who’s ready to go shopping in Gatlinburg?  We hope you’ve enjoyed our summary of the candle shops you’ll find in the Arts and Crafts Community and you’ll plan to vacation right here with us at Ridgecrest Rentals!

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