Stunning Smoky Mountain views from the Foothills Parkway.

Top 6 Kid-Friendly Smoky Mountain Hikes

If you’re trying to pass your love for hiking and the outdoors on to your kids, we have the perfect trails for you to visit with them! The Smokies are full of rich history and beautiful views that will keep the whole family coming back for more. The only problem is trying to decide which trails to visit first! To help you choose which ones are best for your family, here are the top 6 kid-friendly, Smoky Mountain hikes. Read more

Village Christmas in Gatlinburg

8 Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains During the Holidays

The Smoky Mountains come alive during the holidays. With millions of twinkling lights and decorations all around you, there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a visit to Gatlinburg! Even though the holiday season can get expensive, your vacation to the Smokies doesn’t have to be. To help you have a budget-friendly Christmas vacation, we’ve put together a list of 8 free things to do in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains during the holidays. Read more

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8 Things You Need to Know About Our 2 Bedroom Cabins in Gatlinburg

When you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains with your family, one of the most important decisions you have to make is deciding where to stay. Our selection of 2 bedroom cabins makes that decision easy! They offer the perfect amount of space in the perfect location. Here are 8 things you need to know about our 2 bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg: Read more

The exterior of Ripley's Odditorium in Gatlinburg.

See What’s New at the Redesigned Ripley’s Odditorium in Gatlinburg

If you haven’t been to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium in Gatlinburg, TN in a little while, you’re in for a real treat! This hugely popular attraction recently reopened after 9 months of extensive renovations. Boasting a completely new look and lots of fresh artifacts and exhibits, the revamped Odditorium is definitely worth a visit. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to all of the exciting changes to Ripley’s Odditorium in Gatlinburg. Read more

Smoky Mountain Brewery in Gatlinburg TN.

The Best Place to Watch Football in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

The coming of fall means crisp weather, beautiful foliage, and football on TV! When you vacation in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, you’ll want to keep up with your favorite NFL and college teams. Fortunately, our Smoky Mountain cities are home to a number of great sports bars and restaurants where you can catch the big game. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to finding the best place to watch football in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Read more

Ripley's Gatlinburg aquarium

8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

A little rain is nothing to worry about when you vacation in the Smokies! The cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are home to a variety of excellent indoor attractions, so you will find plenty of great entertainment if the weather outside is less than ideal. To help you prepare for your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to eight of the best things to do on a rainy day in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Read more

The Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway with trees in the background.

A Fun Twist on a Classic Attraction: Ober Gatlinburg’s Ice Bumper Cars

This summer, the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park introduced a brand new attraction that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before! Visitors to Ober can now zoom around the park’s ice rink on special “ice bumper cars.” Combining the fun of gliding on ice with the demolition derby-style thrills of riding in a bumper car, a spokesperson for Ober has described the activity as “a fun twist on a classic attraction.” To help you plan your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Ober Gatlinburg ice bumper cars. Read more

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Your Guide to the Best Gatlinburg Attractions for Every Occasion

Gatlinburg is bustling with excitement all year long, and there is always something for everyone to enjoy! Whether you’re in town with your sweetheart or for a fun family vacation, you will have no trouble finding entertaining things to do while you’re here. To help you plan the perfect trip to the Smoky Mountains, we’ve created a guide to the best Gatlinburg attractions for every occasion. Read more

The outside of Cherokee Grill restaurant in Gatlinburg TN.

Top 7 Places to Have Dinner in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Going out to eat is one of the best parts of being on vacation! When you visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, you’ll find a wide variety of excellent restaurants to visit. Whether you’re in the mood for authentic Southern BBQ or pizza, you’re guaranteed to find exactly what you’re looking for in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best places to have dinner in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Read more

A beautiful photo of downtown Gatlinburg and the mountains

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Restaurant Coming to Gatlinburg

Dolly Parton isn’t the only country star making big business moves in the Smoky Mountains! It was recently announced that popular country artist Blake Shelton will open a new Ole Red location in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. Named after Shelton’s hit song of the same name, Ole Red will be a restaurant and entertainment venue featuring mouthwatering Southern food and awesome live music. Ole Red Gatlinburg will be the third location in the small franchise, joining restaurants in Nashville, TN and Tishomingo, OK. Read more