vacation rental – My Bear Foot Cabins

Dollywood’s Splash Country

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 Fire Tower Falls, Mountain Scream, … Read more

Cades Cove Riding Stables

Horseback Riding at Cades Cove Riding Stables Cades Cove Riding Stables in Cades Cove, TN offer vacationers to the Smokies some of the most pristine scenery in the entire Great Smokies National Park, while on horseback. The stables in Cades Cove, Tennessee are the only Smoky Mountain riding stables allowed to horseback ride into the … Read more

Beyond the Lens!

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. How about leaving your hand print … 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

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

While many visitors to the Smoky Mountains know about Cades Cove loop, there’s another motor nature trail that’s worth exploring, the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This beautiful trail is located just minutes from Gatlinburg! Plus, it’s full of history and exciting sights to see! About the Trail To reach Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, … Read more

Historical Places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is ideal for history buffs! There are historical landmarks throughout the park. To help make the most of your next vacation, here’s the top 6 historical places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Walker Sisters Place The Walker Sisters Place is a log cabin located in the Little Greenbrier section … Read more

Top Spas in Gatlinburg

If your Smoky Mountain vacation goal is to feel relaxed, there are some spas in Gatlinburg you will want to partake! The environment and unique scenery of the Smokies can instantly relieve stress, but a massage or foot soak will certainly add to your enjoyment and experience! Fox Place Salon and Spa One of the … Read more

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 … 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

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

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