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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

Black and white photo of a couple at a drive-in movie.
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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

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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

fall leaves on the ground in the Smoky Mountains
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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
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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.
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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.
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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