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A Smoky Mountain Cabin is Your Perfect Holiday Getaway

A Smoky Mountain Cabin is Your Perfect Holiday Getaway

The holidays can be a stressful time, whether you have a large family, a small one, or you prefer to celebrate on your own. Consider creating a new holiday tradition by booking a cabin in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, build a Christmas of unforgettable memories in nature and avoid the stress of the holidays.  Whether your family is large or small, My Bearfoot Cabins is ready to provide the perfect cabin for your group.   Why Should You Rent a Cabin in the Smokies This Holiday Season?  Less Cleaning & More Space for Guests Choosing a cabin vacation lets… Read more »

Where to See Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

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 all elevations of the park. It is estimated that around 1,500 bears live inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since the national park is 800 sq. miles in size, this means bears have a population density of nearly 2 bears per square mile. As… Read more »

Synchronous Elkmont Fireflies Event in the Smoky Mountains

Synchronous Elkmont Fireflies Event in the Smoky Mountains

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, can be found in many parts of the United States, but the Great Smoky Mountains is where thousands of visitors year after year flock to see the Elkmont fireflies.  Every year, in late May and early June, the Elkmont fireflies (sometimes also referenced to as Sugarlands Visitor Center fireflies) in the Smoky Mountains National Park light up the sky. These fireflies are special because they synchronize–all lighting up at once!   Parking Passes at Sugarlands Visitor Center for the Synchronous Fireflies Event Parking passes are required to see the Elkmont fireflies. This parking pass gives your… Read more »

Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

Llama Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

  So, hiking with llamas, you say? Not the most common thing you would expect to do, however, until you try it, you won’t be let down! Imagine yourself, on a trail among tall trees in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. At your side is a fluffy, unique animal that you probably have never had the chance to be up close with….a llama! You will cross a few bridges over a sparkling creek with your new llama. The llama is easy to lead and follows calmly wherever you go.  After a leisure hike through the forest, you will stop and enjoy lunch by a waterfall…. Read more »

First Time Visitor Activities to the Smoky Mountains

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 a must. 1. Dollywood  Your experience in the Smoky Mountains won’t be complete without visiting the Dollywood theme park. Dollywood has something for everyone — thrilling rides, family-friendly coasters, shows, shopping, and delicious restaurants! If you visit the Smoky Mountains during the summer, make sure to… Read more »