Area Info/Tips – Page 2 – My Bear Foot Cabins

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

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is noted for its wealth of arts and crafts, and its many artists and craftspeople, with one of the largest communities of independent artisans in the country. Nowhere is this more visible than along the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail – an 8-mile scenic drive on the outskirts of Gatlinburg that contains a … 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

Best Candy Shops in Gatlinburg

I would venture to say you have a favorite candy shop from your child. The bright colors, the rush of sugar, the crazy names and recipes. If you haven’t been to candy shop, (because they mostly don’t exist any longer) there are plenty of old-fashioned candy kitchens to whet your taste buds and give your … Read more

Where Do Locals Eat in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are known for a lot of amazing things like beautiful views, breathtaking nature experiences, and unforgettable attractions. The Smoky Mountains are one of the most unique destinations in the world. One of the area’s best qualities, though, is its vast options of cuisine and food choices. Because it’s one of the world’s … Read more

Popular Pancake Restaurants in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

If you have a busy day planned in the Smoky Mountains, get your morning off to a good start by eating at one of the pancake restaurants in Gatlinburg! These restaurants offer a large variety of tasty pancakes, along with traditional breakfast fare. Little House of Pancakes One of the top pancake restaurants in Gatlinburg … 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

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge History

  1. William Ogle Visits “The Land of Paradise” William Ogle traveled to the future site of Gatlinburg, TN, a place he called “The Land of Paradise” in 1802.  He was from South Carolina.  He, his wife, Martha Jane, and seven children, has a vision of a bright future.  He cut and hewed logs for … 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

Smoky Mountains Donuts ~ YUMMY!

  Need a tasty breakfast donut or a sweet snack?Visitors to the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee will find a number of excellent bakeriesthat make some of the best donuts you’ll ever have.  1. The Donut Friar Located in The Village shopping area in downtown Gatlinburg, The Donut Friar is a favorite destination for many … 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

Smoky Mountain Antique Shopping

Smoky Mountain Antiques WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR TREASURES? What better place to hunt for unique treasures than the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. You will be surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.   Here is an alphabetical list of some ‘Pickin’ Places’ in the Smokies that includes Antique Stores, Flea Markets … Read more

Experience Christmas in the Smoky Mountains

#1 – Diverse Shopping Venues In the Smoky Mountains the folklore is everywhere, and so is Christmas cheer beginning the third week of November when Winter Fest begins every year.  From Sevierville to Gatlinburg, the streets are adorned with millions of festive LED lights.  The transformation will take into a winter wonderland.  A Smoky Mountain … Read more

PACKING FOR A LOG CABIN VACATION IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

This is where the Fun and Excitement of a Smoky Mountain Log Cabin Vacation Begins You have your log cabin booked and the anticipation is overwhelming. There’s that special moment when you walk through the door of your vacation rental and you can’t believe your eyes. Your kids are totally convinced you have reached rock … Read more