vacation rental – My Bear Foot Cabins

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

Cades Cove Riding Stables

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Beyond the Lens!

(WEBSITE LINK IN BOLD 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. How … Read more

Best Candy Shops in Gatlinburg

(WEBSITE LINKS IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Historical Places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(WEBSITE LINKS ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … Read more

Top Spas in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

(LINKS TO VENUES ARE IN BOLD PRINT) 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 … 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

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

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 … Read more