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The outside of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
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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

A beautiful photo of downtown Gatlinburg and the mountains
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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

Summit Vista Lodge Cabin
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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.
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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

Fried chicken and tasty side dishes.
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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

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