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Recent East reviews

  • Great weekend

    "We truly enjoyed staying in your home in October and all was great. It provided us with everything that we needed, easy access to all amenities. and the stream by the house was awesome. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a quiet place to stay. Have a Happy Fall"
    Guest: LAM Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • Great family vacation

    "We wanted to do something for the kids for Christmas since we work retail. We choose to come here for the lights and parade. We had a blast. The cabin was perfect, we rented the top part. My only wish was that with the kids wish we would have had access to the washer/dryer. Thinking about a summer visit."
    Guest: Melissa S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • Perfect Cabin for the Perfect Weekend

    "Let me start with thanking everyone for the excellent reviews. It was easy to make a determination based on your experiences. You did not disappoint. First, the location of the cabin was perfect. We did not have to fight the traffic or pedestrians into or through Gatlinburg. Checking in was easy and fast, Mountain Shadows has this task down pat. We were in and out in 5 minutes. The cabin was easy to find and parking was ample. The cleaning service that is used did a great job, the cabin was spotless. We enjoyed the Jacuzzi and pool table. Watching the Alabama game was made more enjoyable with the large HDTV. The kitchen has everything you need to eat in or the cabin is 5 minutes from 3 great restaurants. We did not use the pool but it is right out the front door and across the street, a 90 second walk. I would highly recommend "Bear Necessities" for a weekend get away or a week long stay."
    Guest: Fred Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Dancing Bear

    "Beautiful cabin, wonderful view!"
    Guest: Eldon Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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East Travel Tips

East Tennessee is Easily the Best Vacation Destination

East Tennessee is a region filled with urban areas, sprawling countrysides, plenty of attractions, and lots of adventure opportunities. Check out the Smoky Mountains or hike the Appalachian Trail. Visit towns such as Bristol, Kingsport, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Have the time of your life with your family and friends at the local attractions. The friendly mountains, broad valleys, and running rivers make any of the many East Tennessee vacation rentals the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Best Time to Visit East Tennessee

A great time to book East Tennessee resorts is in the fall. Get into Tennessee, see the leaves change for the autumn season and take in the beauty of the Smokey Mountains. In the winter, there are a few cold, wet weeks but overall it is pleasant all year long. The spring and summer offer the perfect weather for outdoor family fun. The first week of November is particularly cold so most visitors avoid that time. Just remember, because the region is surrounded by mountains, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. It is a good idea to check the weather just before you visit to ensure that you pack the right clothing.

Transportation in East Tennessee

One of the best airports to fly into is Knox County Airport. Another good option is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. Both have a wide variety of car rental chains as well and without a car, you will not be getting very far in East Tennessee. A rental car is especially perfect for getting out of your East Tennessee cabins for day trips. Many of the towns in the region do offer free trolleys, public buses, and some taxis.

Perfect Daytrips in East Tennessee

The region has so much to offer that it will be hard to choose where to spend your days. One destination not to miss is the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. It offers an array of wildlife, hiking opportunities, and outdoor adventures. You might do well to visit Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, or even Gatlinburg. For an interesting twist, you might want to visit Rugby, an Edwardian-era village built as a utopian community that has been perfectly preserved. If you want to stay in a city that is centrally located to most popular day trip destinations, Knoxville might be your best bet.

Tennessee Music Culture

Tennessee is known as a melting pot of musical styles and influences. From the eastern border, Appalachian folk songs and bluegrass were born. Country music bloomed in Nashville. Rockabilly, blues, gospel, and even rock-n-roll stemmed from the Mississippi belt of the state. To this day, Tennessee-–Nashville in particular–-is a strong musical town. The bustling city of Chattanooga was the inspiration for Glenn Miller’s song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” If you are up for a day trip away from the area, check out Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Music always has been and always will be a large part of the Tennessee culture. That means that there is no shortage of live music performances, musical festivals, and concerts throughout the year.

The State’s Natural Beauty

During your stay in East Tennessee, take some time to enjoy the great outdoors. More than half the state is covered by protected forests, national parks, wilderness, and game preserves. Part of the fun of your vacation will consist of hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of. Be sure not to miss the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Ruby Falls.

Fun for the Whole Family

East Tennessee has an exceptional list of attractions that the whole family will love. Your itinerary should include stops at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Lost Sea, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Knoxville Zoo. The majestic mountains, fun-filled attractions, and fast rides at the theme parks (Dollywood) will let you find exactly what you are looking for in a family vacation!

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