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The Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway with trees in the background.
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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

The Dollywood sign and the Showstreet Palace Theater.
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New Dollywood Expansion Announced for 2019: Wildwood Grove

Pigeon Forge’s biggest attraction is getting even bigger! Dolly Parton and Dollywood President Craig Ross recently announced that the South’s favorite theme park will be getting a major expansion in 2019. Introduced as “Wildwood Grove,” the new area of the park will be geared toward families, featuring plenty of fun rides that are perfect for kids. Read on to learn everything we know about the Dollywood expansion. Read more

1 bedroom cabin in Pigeon Forge
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6 Benefits of Spending Your Vacation at Our 1 Bedroom Cabins in Pigeon Forge

When you’re looking for the perfect place to stay for your vacation to the Smoky Mountains, look no further than Hearthside Cabin Rentals. We have 1 bedroom cabins that are not only affordable, but have everything you need for a fantastic stay. They are great for any type of vacation, from a romantic getaway with your sweetheart to a fun family trip. Here are 6 benefits of spending your vacation at our 1 bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge: Read more

firefly village in Anakeesta
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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 the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.
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Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Now Open in Pigeon Forge

Lumberjack fans rejoice! The classic Pigeon Forge show Lumberjack Feud is finally open. Celebrity chef Paula Deen, who owns a number of other businesses in Pigeon Forge, revived the show at a brand new venue on the Parkway. The new show features the same fun competitions as the original attraction along with a variety of new additions that families are sure to love. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to everything we know about Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. Read more

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge.
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Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge Introduces New Artifacts and Exhibits

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge is a can’t-miss destination for true crime fans! This popular attraction traces the history of ne’er-do-wells and scoundrels from the Wild West to the present. The museum is famous for displaying a number of artifacts that belonged to the nation’s most notorious criminals, including Bonnie and Clyde’s getaway car, Al Capone’s rosary, and O.J. Simpson’s Ford Bronco. Read more

The outside of Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg TN.
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Top 8 Restaurants in Gatlinburg to Enjoy Dinner and a View

Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or a delicious family meal, a gorgeous view is the perfect addition to any dining experience. Luckily, when you stay with Hearthside Cabin Rentals, you won’t be far from some restaurants that not only serve up a delicious meal but some stunning scenery as well! Here are the top 8 restaurants in Gatlinburg where you can enjoy both dinner and a view: Read more

The Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge.
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The Best Taprooms and Breweries in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies

There has never been a better time to be a beer fan than the present! More and more craft breweries are cropping up around the nation, and Pigeon Forge, TN is no exception to this trend. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the best taprooms and breweries in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. Read more

A steam enginge at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.
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10 Things About Dollywood That Might Surprise You

It’s no surprise that Dollywood is the top theme park in Tennessee, with rides, games, dining, entertainment and more! Families travel from all across the country to enjoy everything the park has to offer. However, there is much more to the world-class theme park than meets the eye. Here are 10 fun facts about Dollywood that might surprise you: Read more

Smoky Mountain picnic areas.
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The 4 Best Smoky Mountain Picnic Areas

No vacation in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains is complete without a picnic! When the weather is nice, nothing beats eating outside amidst the natural splendor of the Smokies. The national park is home to a number of wonderful picnic spots and the Gatlinburg area boasts a great selection of restaurants where you can pick up a quick meal to enjoy al fresco. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to four of our favorite Smoky Mountain picnic areas. Read more