Pigeon Forge

The sign and flower arrangement at the entrance to Dollywood.
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The Amazing History of Dollywood

Dollywood is far and away the most popular attraction in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. Co-owned by country legend Dolly Parton, this awesome theme park is visited by around 2.5 million people each year. For over 30 years, Dollywood has been wowing guests with its thrilling rides, world-class entertainment, incredible festivals, and delicious food. As we approach Dollywood’s opening day in mid-March, we thought it would be fun to look back at how the theme park has changed and grown over the years. So, without further ado, here is a brief history of Dollywood. Read more

The Ole Smoky Moonshine in Pigeon Forge
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7 Wonderful Places to Go Shopping in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN

No getaway in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains is complete without a shopping spree – or two! The cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are home to a variety of unique shops and boutiques where you can find everything from handcrafted souvenirs to name brand clothing. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN. Read more

Crave Golf Club in Pigeon Forge at night.
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8 New Attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

One of the best parts of vacationing in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN is that there is always something new to experience! Our Smoky Mountain cities never stand still, and there are a number of new businesses that have recently opened in town (and a few that are slated to open in the near future). To help you plan your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to eight new attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Read more

WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge.
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The 7 Best Pigeon Forge Parkway Attractions

Driving along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN can be a somewhat surreal experience! This iconic road is lined with all sorts of unusual sights, including an upside-down building, King Kong, a giant medieval castle, and a replica of the Titanic. No vacation in the Smokies is complete without visiting at least one of these famous destinations in the heart of the city. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the seven best Pigeon Forge Parkway attractions. Read more

A steam enginge at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.
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6 Super Fun Things to Do with Kids in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, TN is the ultimate family vacation destination! Our Smoky Mountain city is overflowing with kid-friendly attractions that are guaranteed to delight young children, teenagers, and adults. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to six super fun things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies. Read more

A concert at Dollywood.
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The Best Spots for Live Music in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN

Music lovers will not be disappointed when they visit Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains! The cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are famous for their spectacular live entertainment, which can be found at attractions, theaters, businesses, shops, restaurants, bars, and (sometimes) right on the sidewalk. Country and bluegrass have deep roots in the Smokies, and our musical heritage is on full display all around town. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to all of the best spots for live music in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN. Read more

The city of Gatlinburg and the mountains covered in snow.
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Top 5 Winter Attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Winter is one of the very best times to visit Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN! Offering skiing, snowboarding, seasonal decorations, and plenty of indoor activities, our Smoky Mountain cities are perfect for a getaway with the whole family. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top five winter attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Read more

Welcome to Pigeon Forge TN sign
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7 Tips for Your First Trip to Pigeon Forge TN

If you have never been to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, it’s high time that you came to visit! Located minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city is frequented by over 11 million vacationers each year. Filled with awesome attractions and breathtaking scenery, Pigeon Forge is the ultimate destination for a family getaway or romantic retreat. To help you make the most of your first trip to Pigeon Forge TN, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together these seven tips. Read more

Butterfly flower arrangement at Dollywood.
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7 New Things to Do at Dollywood for 2018

We’ve got some big news for all you Dollywood fans out there! The beloved Pigeon Forge theme park recently released its plans for 2018, and we’re excited to report that there are lots of exciting additions on the way. According to Dolly Parton herself, 2018 is going to be called the “Season of Showstoppers” because the park is spending $1 million dollars to bring some of the world’s best entertainment to the Smokies. To help you plan your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to all of the new things to do at Dollywood for 2018. Read more

A variety of foods from a breakfast buffet on a table.
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7 Incredible Pigeon Forge Buffets and All You Can Eat Restaurants

When you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, nothing compares to a buffet! Pigeon Forge, TN offers a variety of excellent buffets that serve everything from breakfast to seafood. In addition to these great buffets, our Smoky Mountain city is also home to a number of traditional restaurants that offer bottomless portions. To help you make the most of your vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best Pigeon Forge buffets and all you can eat restaurants. Read more