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Recent East reviews

  • Would have been excellent if it had not had such a long, steep stairway

    "We loved the cabin and it décor. It definitely lives up to a jungle paradise. We didn't have a problem with the bathroom stall as we saw another reviewer did. Although if you do shut the sliding partition it is quit snug. The price was great and if you don't mind or have a problem with a lot of steps you will love it. I had some problems with them since I have some health issues, but I made it. Although there were other close cabins, it still had a feel of seclusion and privacy."
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 3, 2015
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  • Loved Bear Heaven!!!

    "This was mine and my husband's first little getaway all by ourselves, even when we went on our honeymoon we took our dog along. We were not disappointed! The cabin was beautiful and so cozy! It looks small from the outside but it is really spacious, plenty of room for two people with everything you want/ need in a vacation rental in the smokies. The cabin was very clean, super comfy bed that we wanted to take home with us and had everything you need to cook meals in the kitchen. Lady bugs kept getting in but that's normal for the time of year with it getting cold out, didn't bother us. It's on Trappers Ridge, off of Wears Valley Rd. and don't be fooled by the two close neighbors, it's totally private and quiet and It was super easy to get to especially If you don't like the crazy mountain roads this is a good place to stay, lol. Kroger and a couple fast food places are just five minutes down the road and you come right out to stop light #3 on the strip. Excellent location! It also only took maybe 15 minutes to get to the Tanger Outlet. Everything was so easy to get to and find from here which really put us at ease. I also have to add that Donna was super nice. I definitely recommend Bear Heaven and would gladly check out their other rentals as well. :)"
    Guest: Lovesthesmokies Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
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  • Great vacation home

    "This was our 3rd trip to Norris Lake and by far the cleanest, well maintained and furnished house we have stayed at. The owners are local so they really stay in touch with the property and it's maintenance. Everything in the previous reviews is 100% accurate. We had 4 families including our college aged children and there was plenty of space the location on the lake is perfect. You can go one direction on the lake for privacy and the other if you choose to be around other boaters."
    Guest: Relaxed vacationer. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Beautiful Pet-friendly home with great amenities and view

    "We stayed at Mtn Vista for three nights over Christmas while visiting relatives in nearby Chickamauga. The home was tastefully decorated and spotless when we arrived and was well-stocked with paper products, soaps, detergents, etc. Each bedroom had a large closet with hangars and chest of drawers. We loved the outdoor space - especially the fireplace. It was too cold and rainy to enjoy the outdoor eating space unfortunately. And even though we brought out suits, we ran out of time to use the hot tub. Our dog settled in quickly. So nice to have a pet-friendly place to stay - especially one with no stairs - very helpful with a geriatric dog. The kids enjoyed the wall-mounted TV with built in DVD player in the bedroom (a real treat because we don't have that at home). There were plenty of video and board games and movies and a PS3. There were also magazines and paperback novels throughout, a basket full of brochures on sites and events in the area. The owner also supplied a three ring binder with info about nearby attractions and eateries, including coupons!! We especially enjoyed the book of Chattanooga history. The appliances were beautiful and new - including the washer and dryer. There were ample towels and washrags, extra pillows and blankets, plus an extra set of sheets for each bedroom. David, the owner, was very easy to work with in making arrangements. He made himself available to us while we were there in case we had questions or needed anything, but we didn't! He had provided everything we could have wanted. We would love to come back when we have some time to spend and enjoy all the amenities of this beautiful home. We would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a well-stocked, quiet, pet-friendly, romantic or family getaway. Our experience was fabulous!"
    Guest: L P. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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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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