Hearthside Cabin Rentals’ Blog

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Two New Pirate-Themed Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge Opening in 2019

Not one, but two new dinner shows will set sail in Pigeon Forge in 2019! We hope you like pirates, because you will have a treasure chest full of fun and exciting pirate entertainment when you visit. We’ve got all the details on both of the new pirate-themed dinner shows in Pigeon Forge that are opening in 2019: Read more

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6 of the Best Trails to Hike During Fall in the Smoky Mountains

Fall is a beautiful time in the Smoky Mountains. Gorgeous shades of oranges, yellows, and reds can be seen everywhere you turn. Each year, visitors flock to the Smokies to see the fall colors at their peak. One of the best ways to experience fall in the mountains is by going for a hike! To help guarantee you have the best time while you’re here and the best views, we’ve made a list of the top 6 trails for you to hike during fall in the Smoky Mountains: Read more

Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood

Your Guide to the Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

The time has come for cooler evenings, leaves changing colors, and pumpkin-flavored everything. And along with all of your fall favorites comes the biggest fall event in the Smoky Mountains — the Dollywood Harvest Festival! Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Smokies to experience Great Pumpkin LumiNights and other fall fun at the festival. At Hearthside Cabin Rentals, we want you to have the best time at the event! That’s why we’ve put together a guide to both the Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights so you know what to expect: 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

The sign for Alewine Pottery in Gatlinburg.

8 Unique Shops in the Smoky Mountains You Have to Visit

Whether you’re searching for the perfect souvenir to remind you of your time in the Smokies or an item in particular, your search can start anywhere! The Smoky Mountains are full of shops that have everything you could ever dream of, from homemade fudge to apparel. To make your shopping adventure the most fun, we recommend going to some of the unique specialty shops in the area. Here are some of the best unique shops in the Smoky Mountains that you have to visit: Read more

The outside of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

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

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5 Interesting Facts About Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge That You Didn’t Know

The cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN both have truly fascinating histories! To help get you excited for your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together five interesting facts about Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that you probably didn’t know. Read more

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8 Luxuries You’ll Love About Our Large Smoky Mountain Cabins

When you visit the Smoky Mountains with a group, there is no better place to stay than with Hearthside Cabin Rentals. No matter the size of your group, we have a variety of cabin rentals available that can accommodate everyone. Whether you’re in an 8 bedroom cabin or an 18 bedroom cabin, you will have access to a variety of different amenities that make your stay extra special. Here are 8 luxuries you are sure to love about our large Smoky Mountain cabins: Read more

Black and white photo of a creepy cabin in the Smoky Mountains.

3 Smoky Mountain Ghost Stories That Will Scare Your Socks Off

The Great Smoky Mountains are famous for their ghost stories! From Cherokee legends to tall tales from Cades Cove, the Smokies are brimming with supernatural yarns that have been passed down for generations. If you’re looking for a good fright, check out three of our favorite Smoky Mountain ghost stories. Read more

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7 New Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

One of the best parts of vacationing in Pigeon Forge, TN is that there is always a new restaurant in town to try! Spanning everything from traditional Southern-style eateries to dessert shops, can’t-miss places to eat just keep cropping up in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven new restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Read more