Area Info/Tips – My Bear Foot Cabins

SANDWICH SHOPS IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

Going out for lunch is one of the simple pleasures of being on vacation. The Smoky Mountains are home to a number of restaurants where you can enjoy subs and sides. Parton’s Deli Parton’s Deli has been a fixture of the Gatlinburg Parkway since 1974. This sandwich shop delivers delicious food served with a smile. Parton’s … Read more

THE MOUNTAIN MILE IN PIGEON FORGE

If you haven’t been to the Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge, then you need to go the next time you’re in town. This is one of the newest entertainment complexes that has made its way into the Smokies, and you’ll find all kinds of shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Mountain Mile General Store The first place you … Read more

Who want’s Ice Cream?

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have some truly fun shops with unique ice cream creations and sweet snacks. Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts With Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg locations, Mad Dog’s motto is “Unleash the Sweet.” Along with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, Mad Dog’s hand-dipped ice cream flavors including Yellow Brick Road, White Chocolate Raspberry, … Read more

Marriage License in Sevier County

No Waiting Period!There is no waiting period when you apply for a Tennessee marriage license.You can apply for your license and be married the same day. No Blood Tests!No blood tests or medicals are required when applying for a Tennessee marriage license. You must be at least 18 years of age.Both parties must present either a … Read more

Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

The Hawk Skylift Experience amazing views of the Smokies and reach new heights riding The Hawk Skylift In Wears Valley, TN! A roundtrip ride is a minimum of 30 minutes, and you’ll rockers and swings, as well as complimentary Moon Pies and Water in the Hawk’s Nest at the top. Relax, sit back, and experience … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

My Bigfoot Adventures offers a comprehensive, personable, and safe guided motor or hiking experience. For all tours, you will be picked up and dropped off wherever you are staying. Hiking Tours My Bigfoot Adventures makes the hike work for you: your pace, your interests, your needs. We add local knowledge such as history, ecology, and … Read more

SHOPPING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

Love to go shopping on vacation? There are many places to shop in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. You might find great gifts in unusual shops. Mountain Mile General Store The Mountain Mile General Store has a little bit of everything. You can get souvenirs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, and more. You’ll find farmhouse decor, mountain decor. … Read more

Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge: Which Should You Choose?

If you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains, chances are you’ll be choosing between two of the most popular Tennessee towns for your stay: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Both towns are great vacation destinations, and they’re right next to each other, with just a few minutes drive between the two towns. Both towns are … Read more

Back Roads and Shortcuts in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge gets a lot of traffic. This is a short version of what is available to help you navigate. However, there are even more shortcuts than are listed here. If you are staying with My Bearfoot Cabins, just tell us where you want to go and we will get you there the … Read more

Best Airport for Flying to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

The closest airport to Gatlinburg, TN, is McGhee Tyson, located 12 miles south of Knoxville, just over a 40-mile drive from Gatlinburg, with a few different ways to get there, depending on if you want to go to Pigeon Forge first, or take a scenic option. You’ll want to rent a car to drive, which … Read more

Gatlinburg Trolley

Do you want to sightsee without having to find parking spots or drive in traffic? The Gatlinburg Trolley should be a consideration! There are several locations to board the trolley. From May 1 through October 31, the Gatlinburg Trolley System operates from 8:30 a.m. until midnight to provide residents and visitors a free, safe, reliable … Read more

Live Music in Gatlinburg

It’s not a secret that bluegrass and other forms of country music are almost everywhere in the Smokies. Still, among the many fun things to do in Gatlinburg, you’ll find different genres of music, so everyone in your group is sure to find something appealing. Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler and distillery is … Read more

Other Wedding Venues in the Smoky Mountains

Titanic Museum Weddings and Vow Renewals at Titanic are the perfect choice for couples seeking an experience of pure romance, beauty and elegance. Here, the Gilded Age of magnificent excess lives again as bride and groom take their vows standing on the Grand Staircase or at the waters edge. The Magnolia The Magnolia Venue was explicitly … Read more

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Weddings

Today’s bride is looking for that special location that would include getting married outdoors. The beauty of the National Park and surrounding mountains are the perfect back drop to your special day. Morning Glory Farm The Farm Morning Glory Farm is surrounded by historic stone walls and bordered by the picturesque Dunn’s Creek,. The clapboard … Read more

Smoky Mountain Barn Weddings

Wedding locations in event barn or farm setting, are where many bride’s are making their choice for the simple beauty and ample space these facilities offer. 4 Points Farm 4 Points Farm Whether you’re planning a local event, or a destination wedding, 4 Points Farm is the unique Smoky Mountain wedding venue you may have … Read more

Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels

Country Pines Wedding Chapel Whether you are planning a wedding or a vow renewal in the Great Smoky Mountains, Country Pines Chapel would be delighted to help you.  Services are simple, romantic, and affordable.  You can select from several packages that offer ministerial services with quality photos so that you have some beautiful keepsake memories … Read more

Professional Photography in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

So you have your trip planned. Let’s see, lodging is booked, itinerary is planned, groceries will be delivered and set up when you arrive……BUT there’s one thing missing……professional photography. This will be a special time for your family, soul mate or maybe a group get together. Syresa Rowland, professional photographer and owner of Gatlinburg Pigeon … Read more

Restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge

For affordable family fun and something to eat, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a must. There is shopping, entertainment and specialty stores. Enjoy the water fountain and music while sitting in a rocking chair and watch the ducks tend to their babies. Th restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge are enjoyed by many. … Read more

Seafood Restaurants in Gatlinburg, TN

You may not think of seafood when you think of the Smoky Mountains, but there are several seafood restaurants in Gatlinburg.  Landshark Bar and Grill Landshark Bar and Grill brings you something new, the buffalo sriracha shrimp as an appetizer, or get an old favorite like spinach and artichoke dip. If you are looking for … Read more

Breakfast Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

You can always prepare breakfast in your cabin, but maybe you want to eat a huge breakfast while you’re in town. You want to know where to find a delicious breakfast in Pigeon Forge, and we are sharing some of the best places to have a hearty breakfast. To be fair, there are many more … Read more

BEST BBQ IN THE SMOKIES

The South is known for many foods, from fried chicken and sweet potato pie to casseroles and fried okra. But a favorite in the South is juicy barbecue. Whether it’s dry-rubbed ribs or saucy pulled pork shoulder, barbecue is piled high in the restaurants of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you’re looking for a hearty … Read more

Mexican Restaurants in the Smoky Mountains

Although Pigeon Forge, TN isn’t remotely near the border, it is home to some excellent Mexican restaurants! Whether you’re looking for Tex-Mex or authentic Mexican cuisine, you are sure to find all of your favorite dishes while you’re on vacation. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Heritage Cabin Rentals has put … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

How To Avoid Crowds in Pigeon Forge  Though the Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular and vibrant destinations in the southeast, there are easy ways to get away from crowds in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies during your vacation. To enjoy a peaceful and authentic Smoky Mountain experience, just follow our insider tips … Read more