Hearthside Cabin Rentals’ Blog

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All the Details About the New Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge

There’s a brand new mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge! The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster opened on Thanksgiving Day and offers a whole new experience for visitors to the Smoky Mountains. If you’re looking for a thrilling ride, be sure to try this coaster during your vacation. We’ve got all the details on the new mountain coaster in Pigeon Forge and what you can expect when you ride. Read more

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8 Things You’ll Love About Our Cabins in Pigeon Forge TN

There is so much to love about our cabins in Pigeon Forge! From beautiful views that can’t be beat to amazing amenities, you’ll never want to leave. No matter what you’re in town for, you’ll have no problems finding the perfect cabin for your stay. Find out 8 things you’ll love about our cabins in Pigeon Forge Read more

Stunning Smoky Mountain views from the Foothills Parkway.
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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
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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

Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas
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Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Introduces Glacier Ridge

This year’s Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood is bigger and better than ever! This holiday season, come experience the park’s largest Christmas expansion ever with the introduction of Glacier Ridge. This magical winter wonderland is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit! We’ve got all the details on Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas and the brand new Glacier Ridge: Read more

Mountain Splendor Cabin Rental
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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

Beautiful fall colors along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains.
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New Section of Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains to Open Soon

Tennessee’s oldest unfinished highway project is about to take a giant leap forward! After 50 years of waiting, a new 16-mile section of the Foothills Parkway is set to open on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Running from Walland to Wears Valley, this 16-mile stretch of the Parkway has been delayed for decades because of construction crews’ inability to finish a 1.65-mile portion of the road known as the “missing link.” Read more

The exterior of Ripley's Odditorium in Gatlinburg.
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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

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Coming Soon: August Moon Drive-In Theater in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction is going to be a real blast from the past! We’re excited to report that a “drive-in” movie theater will be coming to our favorite Smoky Mountain city in the next few years. Known as the August Moon Drive-In, this revolutionary concept takes a traditional drive-in theater and puts it inside of a domed building, for a unique indoor experience that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a brief write-up about what visitors can expect from the August Moon Drive-In theater in Pigeon Forge. Read more

Cades Cove Castle cabin with mountain view
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Top 10 Things You’ll Love About Our Mountain View Cabins in the Smokies

There is nothing quite like relaxing on the deck of a cabin in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by stunning scenery. That’s exactly what you’ll have when you stay in our mountain view cabins! You will have so much more than just an amazing view, though. Find out the top 10 things you’ll love about our mountain view cabins in the Smokies: Read more