Area Advice – My Bear Foot Cabins

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

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

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

GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

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 be the 14th state in the … Read more

Free Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

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 area that covers multiple towns. … Read more

Safely Avoiding Bears in the Smoky Mountains

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 also be dangerous for those … 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

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 venues in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are … Read more

Navigating during Pigeon Forge Rod Run

  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 you. 1. Free Parking During Rod Run … 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

Describing Four Areas of the Smoky Mountains

  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 … Read more

Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  2 Entrances to the Smoky Mountains from My Bearfoot CabinsThe 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 … Read more

Things to Consider When Searching for the Perfect Smoky Mountain Vacation Getaway

Your Decision  So you’ve decided that renting a cabin in the Smokies is the most economical and enjoyable option for your upcoming mountain getaway. Great choice! Before beginning your hunt for the perfect cabin, check out these 8 useful tips. Book Early  Folks generally start planning their Smoky Mountain summer getaways early in the year … Read more

Fresh Grocery Delivery Service to your Log Cabin

Arrive to a fully stocked Smoky Mountain Kitchen Don’t forget about food in your log cabin!     You have planned your vacation for weeks, maybe months.  You have one of the My Bearfoot Cabins reserved, you’ve made reservations for zip lining, horseback riding, white water rafting and some great shows.  You even have a great … Read more