Area Advice – My Bear Foot Cabins

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

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

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

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

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

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

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … 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, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain WebCams

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Even when you aren’t in the Smokies, you can still enjoy them! There are webcams in the Smoky Mountains so you can enjoy views. Newfound Gap The webcam at Newfound Gap shows an incredible view of the mountains. You can see a section of Newfound Gap Road going through the mountains and … Read more

Other Wedding Venues in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Weddings

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain Barn Weddings

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapels

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Professional Photography in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

How To Avoid Crowds in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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, … Read more

GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) The towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge both have interesting histories. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge To be in a Different State From around 1784 to 1788, eight counties that would one day be part of East Tennessee formed their own independent territory called Franklin. This small area applied to … Read more

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Everyone likes to go on vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Fortunately, there are plenty of free things to do in the Smoky Mountains that are both fun and exciting. You will be able to go back home with memorable experiences. Things to Do in Pigeon Forge The Smoky Mountains includes a broad … Read more

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) The Smoky Mountain area is one of the few places in the United States where wild black bears can be found living in their natural habitat. While this certainly adds to the appeal of those who want to observe these animals from a safe distance in the wild, it can … Read more

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

Wondering where to see bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Of all of the beautiful wildlife of the Smoky Mountains, the American Black Bear ( Ursus americanus ) is one of the largest and most impressive species you can see in the national park. Better yet, bears are plentiful in the Smokies and live in … Read more

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

(LINKS TO VENUES ARE IN BOLD PRINT) The Smoky Mountains have everything you need for a dream vacation including world class theme parks and breathtaking views. The activities are endless in the area.  It can be hard fitting it all into one trip. To assist you having an amazing first trip,  these 6 must do … Read more

Navigating during Pigeon Forge Rod Run

(LINKS TO VENUES ARE IN BOLD PRINT)   Rod Run is exhilarating and buzzing with activity. With hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway and LeConte Center, it’s a car-lover’s dream come true.  With the influx of people, getting around town can be a bit trying at times.  Here are some pointers that will help … Read more

Everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Black Bears

  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 … Read more