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Recent East property reviews

  • Family Reunion in beautiful Gatlinburg!

    "Although we didn't have the family reunion at the cabin, we were able to attend the reunion in town and travel back to stay with our cousins and their family in the beautiful, quiet, serene cabin. Needless to say, evenings and mornings were precious and memorable for our immediate family. The kids and adults loved space invaders, arcade games and pool table. The bedrooms were large and luxurious with their own bathrooms. Even though the view was phenomenal being tucked way up in the treetops, tubing and good pizza was not far away. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!"
    Guest: Lori Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: July 31, 2012
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  • Family Trip with Grandkids

    "Our stay at the Bear Necessities was wonderful! We had plenty of room for ourselves, our adult children, their husbands, and our 4 grandchildren! The decorations were great. The grandchildren enjoyed the bear decor. Sitting on the front porch, children playing on the large space of the porch, and swinging on the swing was especially enjoyable. It was very neat, exceptionally clean, and met all our needs. We plan to return to this cabin another time and will for sure recommend it to our friends!"
    Guest: G-Daddy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • "We really enjoyed our stay. It was very peaceful and the house is cuter than the pictures portray. It was clean and the kitchen was well equiped. I definetly recommend this property for a relaxing get away with fishing right on the property."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: October 2005 Review Submitted: October 31, 2005
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  • Awesome views; great location

    "The payoff for driving up the mountain to this cabin is the awesome mountain views. You can also see pigeon forge lit up at night from this cabin. The location is perfect between Gatlinburg and pigeon forge. The street signs for Sky Harbor are clearly marked. Just make sure its daylight when you first arrive. It will make it easier finding your cabin on the winding mountain road. The cabin itself was clean. A little funny smell in the kitchen sink and the living room furniture could definitely use a good cleaning as the upholstery was very dusty. Otherwise, the cabin was clean. The pool table and hot tub were both great. Water pressure for showers was good. The tv's were a little on the small side. Wifi and satellite worked fine. The beds were comfortable. With all of the choices, it can be nerve racking deciding on a vacation home. Everything went smooth and to plan with this one...no surprises. All and all my family and I loved this cabin and when we go back, we will look to return here. Note: it's approximately 2 miles from the entrance of sky harbor to the cabin...set your trip. All street signs and cabin addresses are marked well. You can back your vehicle right to the porch, perfect for unloading. HAVE FUN! Hope this helps"
    Guest: Ohiosmitty Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 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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