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Butterfly flower arrangement at Dollywood.
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8 Must-See Smoky Mountain Attractions for First-Time Visitors

If you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains for the first time, you’re in for a treat! As soon as you arrive, you’ll fall in love with the smell of the fresh mountain air and the gorgeous views that surround you. There are so many wonderful things to do while you’re here that you’ll want to keep coming back to visit so you can experience them all! To help you plan your first trip, we’ve come up with 8 must-see Smoky Mountain attractions for first-time visitors. Read more

Stunning view of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.
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A Look at the Weather: Gatlinburg Average Temperatures for Each Month

As you decide when to take your getaway in Gatlinburg, TN, the weather is one of the biggest factors to consider. Unlike other popular vacation spots, Gatlinburg is a year-round destination that offers something different to experience in each season. Featuring a temperate mountain climate, Gatlinburg typically does not get oppressively hot or bone-chillingly cold. To help you plan your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the Gatlinburg average temperatures for each month. We’ve also included a look at our favorite seasonal events and activities. Read more

The outside of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.
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7 Must See Attractions in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is absolutely overflowing with wonderful things to see and do! Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city is home to some of the biggest attractions in the Southeast. With so many amazing destinations in the area, it can be hard to narrow down your vacation itinerary. To help you make the most of your escape, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven must see attractions in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains. Read more

Black and white photo of the Smoky Mountains.
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6 People Who Shaped the History of the Smoky Mountains

Tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains, the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN are two of the nation’s most popular vacation hubs. Over the centuries, a number of men and women have helped shape the history of the Smoky Mountains, slowly transforming it from the wild frontier into a beloved destination for family getaways. Read on for a look at six of the most influential figures in the history of Sevier County, TN. Read more

Great photo of downtown Gatlinburg TN.
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7 Unusual Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is unlike anywhere else in the world! Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our city is jam-packed with family-friendly attractions. In addition to famous destinations like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the nearby Dollywood theme park, Gatlinburg is home to a number of attractions that are delightfully quirky and unique. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven unusual things to do in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains. Read more

The Old Mill with beautiful spring flowers.
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Enjoying Spring in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge: 6 Can’t-Miss Events

Springtime is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited! As the last traces of winter melt away in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, a dazzling display of wildflowers and greenery burst forth to delight the senses. In addition to the spectacular scenery, spring also brings a number of popular festivities to the Smokies. To help you make the most of spring in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to six of the season’s best events. Read more

The Walker Sisters Cabin in the Smoky Mountains.
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7 Hidden Gems in Pigeon Forge TN and the Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is the ultimate family vacation spot! Located minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city is home to the world-famous Dollywood theme park and a variety of dinner theaters, go-kart tracks, arcades, and zipline courses. In addition to these well-known attractions, the Pigeon Forge area also boasts a number of destinations that are a little off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven hidden gems in Pigeon Forge TN and the Smoky Mountains. Read more

The sign and flower arrangement at the entrance to Dollywood.
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The Amazing History of Dollywood

Dollywood is far and away the most popular attraction in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. Co-owned by country legend Dolly Parton, this awesome theme park is visited by around 2.5 million people each year. For over 30 years, Dollywood has been wowing guests with its thrilling rides, world-class entertainment, incredible festivals, and delicious food. As we approach Dollywood’s opening day in mid-March, we thought it would be fun to look back at how the theme park has changed and grown over the years. So, without further ado, here is a brief history of Dollywood. Read more

The Ole Smoky Moonshine distillery at The Island.
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7 Wonderful Places to Go Shopping in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN

No getaway in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains is complete without a shopping spree – or two! The cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are home to a variety of unique shops and boutiques where you can find everything from handcrafted souvenirs to name brand clothing. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seven of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg TN. Read more

Stunning photo of Gatlinburg TN at sunrise.
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6 Fascinating Facts About Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is unlike anywhere else in the world! Situated at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city offers unparalleled scenery and a wonderful collection of family-friendly attractions. To help you prepare for your next vacation in the Smokies, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together six fascinating facts about Gatlinburg TN. Read more