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Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

Read through and be looking for special YouTube Video Link Bears in the Smokies Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears inhabit all elevations of the park. Though populations are variable, biologists estimate that roughly 1,500 bears live in the park. This equals a population density of approximately two bears per square mile. At one time, the black bear’s range included most of North America except the extreme west coast. However loss of habitat has resulted in a significant reduction… Read more »

Describing Four Areas of the Smoky Mountains for Your Vacation

Describing Four Areas of the Smoky Mountains for Your Vacation

  The Great Smoky Mountains is peaceful, has rivers dressed with rhododendrons on the banks, and vivid autumn colors that begin during October in the higher elevations and sprawl down to the lower elevations as the month blends into November.  Since the park is so diverse and covers such a large area, planning a vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains can be overwhelming and exciting all at the same time.  This blog is designed to make planning easier when visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. THE LOWER ELEVATION OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS Twenty-five minutes from the My Bearfoot Cabins you will… Read more »

Four boys with fishing rods go on a fishing trip on the narrow rural road in sunny summer day

Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  2 Entrances to the Smoky Mountains from My Bearfoot Cabins The Smoky Mountains are home to many waterbeds full of fish. There are rivers, creeks, lakes all throughout the National Park and even fishing available within city limits of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, among others. There are two convenient entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from any of the My Bearfoot Cabins. Cades Cove entrance in Townsend is a beautiful, scenic drive through Wears Valley and takes approximately 25 minutes to reach the entrance. Metcalf Bottoms is a beautiful picnic area and home of the Walker Sisters… Read more »

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

  Do you love saving money when you shop? The last weekend of July is the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend, and it is always full swing across Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. You can save up to 10% on certain items while shopping during the tax free holiday. Find out more below!   Which items are non-taxable during the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend? Clothing Items priced at less than $100 Belts, coats, dresses, gloves, hats, jeans, pants, school uniforms, shoes, shirts, etc. School Supplies Items priced at less than $100 Backpacks, calculators, crayons, folders, lunch boxes, notebooks, pens, paints, drawing pads,… Read more »

Avoiding Vacation Rental Fraud

Avoiding Vacation Rental Fraud

Fraud on listing sites like VRBO, Homeaway, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, etc. is on the rise and vacationers should be made aware of what’s going on. As the listing sites move communication between guests and owners to go only through their booking site interface, it has provided scammers an easy way to hide behind the wall of listing site secrecy. The listing sites are requiring all communication within their site so that they can require travelers to pay their booking fees. Their claim is “it’s for your own protection”, but they are also collecting fees (6 to15 percent) and your email –… Read more »