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

Weather

Website: Click on 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

Websites: Click on 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 and … Read more

Grocery Delivery Services

Websites: Click on Links in Bold, Green Print Smoky Mountain Grocery 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain Breweries and Cider

WebsiteS: CLICK On Bold, Green Print 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 for more. Crafted by local folk and served … Read more

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

Website: CLICK On 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 OF KNIVES … 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: CLICK ON 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 the region. Resting on … Read more

When is the Best Time to Visit the Smoky Mountains

Website: CLICK On 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: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT DOLLYWOOD

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN PRINT It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee. Families travel from across the country to enjoy the park. But, there is more to the theme park than you might think. It Wasn’t Always Dollywood Dollywood wasn’t always known by that name! The theme park was originally … Read more

Nantahala Outdoor Center

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

The Village Shopping in Gatlinburg

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

Stages West in Pigeon Forge

WEBSITE: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

UNIQUE PLACES TO EAT IN SEVIERVILLE/PIGEON FORGE/GATLINBURG TN (Gluten free & Vegan also)

WEBSITES: CLICK ON 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 Basil If you … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG, PIGEON FORGE & SEVIERVILLE

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

THE MOUNTAIN MILE IN PIGEON FORGE

WEBSITE LINKS FOR RESTAURANTS ARE IN BOLD PRINT 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. … 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: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

Harper Brothers Mountain in Wears Valley Tennessee

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

My Bigfoot Adventure Tours

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

SHOPPING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

WEBSITES: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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. … 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: CLICK ON BOLD GREEN 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 … Read more

Independence Day Parade and Celebrations

Starting one minute after midnight of the 3rd, for the Fourth of July Midnight Parade begins. This mile-long stream of parade entrants will work its way along Parkway led by a perfect Grand Marshal each year. Gatlinburg always shows its love of country by honoring front-line medical workers and all first responders, veterans and military personnel. … Read more