Smoky Mountains – Page 2 – My Bear Foot Cabins

Alcatraz East Crime Museum ~ Pigeon Forge, TN

Welcome to the Big House! Alcatraz East, a new crime museum, opened in East Tennessee in the fall of 2016. The museum, which will give visitors the behind-the-scenes story to our nation’s crime history, is located at the entrance to The Island at 2757 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The museum offers historic objects and activities … 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

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

THE TRACK in Pigeon Forge

Racing go-karts is a time-honored tradition for the whole family in the Smoky Mountains, and The Track in Pigeon Forge is a popular venue in the region. The Track is home to several different go-kart experiences, enough for every member of your family. The Track isn’t just about go-karts: there are numerous other rides and … 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

GATLINBURG MUSEUMS

The Great Smoky Mountains are home to a wide variety of outdoor activities … but there’s also plenty to do indoors, other than enjoying a hot tub at your cabin. Looking for something out of the ordinary to add additional excitement to your Smoky Mountain vacation? Look no further than museums in Gatlinburg. You’ll find … 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

Activities to do with your Children in Eastern TN Smoky Mountains

“Hey Mom, Hey Dad What’s Next”?Your kids will love the Smoky Mountains Any one of the My Bearfoot Cabins are perfect for families.  Each cabin has a different floor plan and designed for all age groups.   No matter the ages of your group, there is something for everyone.  This blog is designed for the smaller people … 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

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

5 Reasons Smoky Mountains is Valentine’s Day at it’s BEST

Ice Skating  Ice skating is one of the most romantic things to do in Gatlinburg during the winter season. One of the best places to ice skate in Gatlinburg is Ober Gatlinburg.  Ober Gatlinburg is home to a spacious ice rink which is perfect for you and your significant other to hold hands and skate … Read more

5 Must Do Winter Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Trolley – Be Wowed by Winterfest Holiday Lights The trolley route departs the Mass Transit Center at Light 5 for a 45 minute ride throughout Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic displays 3 times nightly from November 22 through December (excluding Thanksgiving, the first Friday in December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s … Read more