Area Info/Tips – My Bear Foot Cabins

Pilgrim Pottery

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Pottery and art are an extension of the King family and their belief in God, family values, and the craft tradition that is still alive in the Great Smoky Mountains. The goal at Pilgrim Pottery is to help celebrate your family’s memories as well as to make beautiful and … Read more

Snow in the Smoky Mountains

Snow is in the forecast for my trip – what should I do? You never go out without checking the weather.  Seeing snow in the forecast for your vacation isn’t a reason to cancel a trip to the Smoky Mountains.  While every season is beautiful here, seeing the mountains blanketed in a fluffy snow is … Read more

Carriage Ride and Hay Ride in Cades Cove

(Website site links are in bold, green print) GUIDED CARRIAGE RIDES Looking for an adventure for the entire family or a romantic ride with your sweetie? Sit back and relax in your very own horse-drawn carriage as your guide leads you through the idyllic winding forest trails of Cades Cove. Knowledgeable carriage drivers will entertain … Read more

Weather

(Website Link in Bold, Green Print) Current weather forecasts for the park are available by phone at (865) 436-1200 extension 630 or online from the National Weather Service: Gatlinburg, TN Forecast Elevations in the park range from approximately 875 feet to 6,643 feet and the topography can drastically affect local weather. Temperatures can vary 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit … Read more

Chefs Who Come to the Cabin

(Website links are in Bold, Green Print) Fruitful Vintage Chef Chef Ray was born and raised in the New Orleans area. So due to his Cajun heritage, he loves to cook in a wide variety of flavors and styles, from complex gourmet meals to simple comfort foods. He will take your food up a notch if you prefer hot … Read more

Smoky Mountain Grocery Delivery

(Website Link is in Bold, Green Print) The Only State Licensed Grocery Delivery Company in the Smoky Mountains! What would be easier than Smoky Mountain Grocery delivering your groceries while you are traveling to the Smoky Mountains. Don’t want to fight the traffic? Skip the drive to the store and instead drive to the mountains. Smoky Mountain Grocery … Read more

Smoky Mountain Breweries and Cider

(Website links to venues are in Bold, Green Print. Just click on the words) Tennessee Cider Company Tennessee Cider Company is the first cidery to set up shop in Gatlinburg. Surrounded by the mountains that hold and defend a spirit, far better than moonshine. Our hard ciders hold flavor that will have you coming back … Read more

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

(Website links are provided in bold, green print) Spend an hour or the whole day at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, the world’s largest knife store, with its surprising range of gear and gifts–everything from knives and guns to clothing and kitchenware. Check out six reasons to stop at this Sevierville showroom. EXPLORE THE LARGEST SELECTION … Read more

Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee is the place to be for sunsets. Newfound Gap Parking Area Newfound Gap is the lowest point see a sunset in the Smoky Mountains. It’s unique as the sun goes down through the hills and trees. Cliff Top at Mt. Le ConteMt. Le Conte is a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park … Read more

Great Smoky Mountains Museum

WEBSITE LINK TO THE MUSEUM IS IN BOLD GREEN PRINT Have you ever wondered what life for the early settlers of the Smokies was like? Find out for yourself at The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. With fascinating exhibits and a reconstructed mountain village, this Smoky Mountain museum offers one of the most informative attractions in … Read more

When is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains

(Website links in bold, green print) If you love snow-covered mountains and Christmas lights, this is the perfect time for you to visit the Smokies. From snowy winter hikes to skiing at Ober Gatlinburg to sipping hot chocolate by your My Bearfoot Cabin’s fireplace, there’s a lot to love about the Smoky Mountains in the … Read more

Ogle Brothers General Store

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The Ogle Brothers General Store is a newer place where people can browse through all kinds of cool items. There are homemade candles in several different scents. You’ll find some of your favorite clothing brands, as well as Great Smoky Mountain themed apparel. There’s home decor and a ton of toys for … Read more

Nantahala Outdoor Center

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Nantahala Outdoor Center Nantahala Outdoor Center has everything you’ll need for an adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Whether you could use a jacket, boots, hats, gloves, or some hiking advice, you’ll find it at NOC. Kids will love exploring the NOC store, which features a swinging rope bridge, … Read more

The Village Shopping in Gatlinburg

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The Village Shops 27 Unique Boutiques, Clothiers, Eateries and Galleries in Gatlinburg, TN. Situated behind the Pancake Pantry in downtown Gatlinburg, The Village Shops feel like a world unto themselves. Featuring German-style architecture, brick walking paths, and a lovely fountain, The Village truly does feel like a quaint European village. Visitors will … Read more

Stages West in Pigeon Forge

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Stages West is another one of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge TN. Perfect for the cowboy or cowgirl in your family, this awesome shop features a fantastic selection of western wear. Guests will find boots, jackets, jeans, hats, belts, buckles, sandals, wallets, and everything else you need … Read more

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN

(WEBSITE LINKS FOR RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Are you looking for restaurants you won’t find anywhere else with delicious food? There are a unique places to eat in Sevierville TN! This town may be slightly less popular than Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but you’ll find restaurants with food that can’t be beat. Thai … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

(WEBSITE LINKS TO RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) 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 … Read more

Who Want’s Ice Cream and Dessert?

(WEBSITE LINKS TO ICE CREAM STORES ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Marriage License in Sevier County

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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. … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

SHOPPING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … 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