Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals – My Bear Foot Cabins

RainForest Adventures

(Website link in bold, green print) Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, RainForest Adventures Zoo is open year-round with lots of things to see and do! RainForest Zoo has been themed by one of the nation’s finest zoological contractors, whose work includes the Animal … Read more

Pilgrim Pottery

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Pottery and art are an extension of the King family and their belief in God, family values, and the craft tradition that is still alive in the Great Smoky Mountains. The goal at Pilgrim Pottery is to help celebrate your family’s memories as well as to make beautiful and … Read more

Helicopter Tours in the Smoky Mountains

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Scenic Helicopter Tours Scenic Helicopter Tours was founded in 1972 and is a second generation, family owned and operated helicopter tour company. They take pride in providing exceptional experiences and life-long memories of the beautiful area in which they live. The crew is an award-winning team that is second … Read more

Hiking to the House of the Fairies

History of the Fairy House A man named Louis E. Voorheis bought and developed land from 1928 to 1944. He owned 38 acres of land in what is known as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Voorheis wanted this area to be a mountain retreat to get away from crowds of people. Voorheis enjoyed experimenting with … Read more

Snow in the Smoky Mountains

Snow is in the forecast for my trip – what should I do? You never go out without checking the weather.  Seeing snow in the forecast for your vacation isn’t a reason to cancel a trip to the Smoky Mountains.  While every season is beautiful here, seeing the mountains blanketed in a fluffy snow is … Read more

Carriage Ride and Hay Ride in Cades Cove

(Website site links are in bold, green print) GUIDED CARRIAGE RIDES Looking for an adventure for the entire family or a romantic ride with your sweetie? Sit back and relax in your very own horse-drawn carriage as your guide leads you through the idyllic winding forest trails of Cades Cove. Knowledgeable carriage drivers will entertain … Read more

Weather

(Website Link in 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

(Website links are in 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 … Read more

Smoky Mountain Grocery Delivery

(Website Link is in Bold, Green Print) 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 mountains. Smoky Mountain Grocery … Read more

Smoky Mountain Breweries and Cider

(Website links to venues are in Bold, Green Print. Just click on the words) 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 … Read more

Rowdy Bear Ridge

(Website links to Rowdy Bear Ridge in in Bold, Green Print) At Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park in Pigeon Forge, you can zoom downhill or sail through the air for a wild day. SHOOT LASERS WHILE YOU RIDE A COASTER Ride a roller coaster and play laser tag at the same time on the Alpine … Read more

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

(Website links are provided in 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 … Read more

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

(Website link to Soaky Mountain Waterpark is in bold, green print) Plan ahead for a sliding, splashing summer at Soaky Mountain Water Park! The park, open May through September, is family fun with thrills for every age. Older kids and adults experience gravity-defying flights, shot into the air on the water park’s most challenging rides. … Read more

Great Smoky Mountains Museum

WEBSITE LINK TO THE MUSEUM IS IN 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 … Read more

SANDWICH AND BURGER SHOPS IN GATLINBURG AND PIGEON FORGE

(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

Forge Your Own Knife

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) Iron Mountain Metal Craft Iron Mountain Metal Craft strives to preserve and pass on the knowledge, art, and skills of working metal including blacksmithing & blade-smithing. The passion for metal-smithing is shared with the public. Education is their primary goal. Iron Mountain Metal Craft sponsors a variety of skill and … Read more

SAMPLE OF RESTAURANTS IN PIGEON FORGE AND GATLINBURG

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) The Smoky Mountain area is home to some of the very best restaurants in East Tennessee. With hundreds of eateries to choose from, it can be hard to decide. We suggest eating where the locals eat. The are local favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Pottery House Cafe … Read more

ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) If you’re craving Italian, there are plenty of places for you to try. From pizza and pasta to calzones and strombolis, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some Italian restaurants in the Smoky Mountains that you are sure to love. Taste of Italy Taste of Italy is for … Read more

Smoky Mountains Legends

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) Supernatural tales and myths. The Smoky Mountains are full of them. Smoky Mountains Gold Mine Here’s the story of Perry Shults and the lost Smoky Mountains gold mine. Somewhere in upper Greenbrier Cove near Webb Creek during the time of the Civil War, Shults discovered a shallow streak of … Read more

Halloween Events and Activities

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) At Halloween, we can all look forward to spooky thrills, trips to pumpkin patches, and the beautiful sight of the leaves changing their color. The Smoky Mountains are a spectacular place to spend the fall season and Halloween. Pigeon Forge Community Center Halloween Party This family-friendly Halloween party at … Read more

Hikes with the Best Views

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) Andrews Bald Andrews Bald has an elevation of 5,920 feet, making it the highest grassy bald in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountain is one of two grassy balds maintained in the range by the park service. The other is Gregory Bald, in the western Smokies. The … Read more

Dollywood’s Splash Country

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) Dollywood’s Splash Country is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day every year. Enjoy all the slides, rides and thrills. This Pigeon Forge water park also has dining opportunities and entertainment, on 35 acres adjacent to the main Dollywood amusement and theme park. Splash Country offers water slides such as … Read more

December Activities

December is truly a beautiful time of year to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Cool weather, Christmas lights, and special events to make something your family will remember for a lifetime. The Smoky Mountains at Christmas is one of the best Christmas destinations in the nation. Beautiful Winter Weather Chilly weather is ideal … Read more

Smoky Mountain Fall Activities

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) See A Smoky Mountain Fall Festival This gorgeous time of year offers fall events in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are just a few of fall festivals you can enjoy in the Smokies! Dollywood Harvest Festival – In October, Dollywood is decorated to celebrate harvest time. You can enjoy gospel … Read more

Beyond the Lens!

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD, GREEN PRINT) Beyond the Lens! keeps your family entertained for hours. The attraction is virtual reality and that features hidden items that is only located through your phone app. There are countless things you never thought of to interact with. You can walk the red carpet with paparazzi taking your picture. … Read more