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  • Fabulous Stay On A Mountain Stream

    "We loved everything about this property. The unit has everything you need for a comfortable stay (kitchen ware, bath towels, 2 king beds, etc.) & it is located on a mountain stream. Did we mention the stream!! Sitting on the balcony looking at the stream is the perfect way to spend a relaxing vacation. Even better, go downstairs and put your feet in the stream. You are a short ten minute walk to the center of Gatlinburg where you will find great restaurants, shopping and the Aquarium. This unit also has covered parking & a grill on the balcony. The owner was beyond wonderful and we will certainly stay here again."
    Guest: Retired Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • AMAZING Experience and GREAT Family Vacation!

    "Our family gathering at the BEST NEST was beyond expectations! This is such a spacious and well-decorated home and completely accommodating! Every day we noticed more charm than the day before. The setting is picturesque, the large dining table in the kitchen is a lovely gathering place for meals or games, the living room fireplace/stove keeps the home cozy and warm, and the swing on the deck was a popular spot for every family member at some point. Every bedroom has its own unique feel and privacy. The owners were SO HELPFUL prior to arriving and even checked to see if we had everything we needed. We loved being able to drive into town and then sneak away for our own retreat to this quiet and peaceful location. Everyone in the family raved about what a perfect find this was! We loved our family vacation at this location!"
    Guest: Nancy M. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
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  • Cindy

    "Had a great time. The Beck house was perfect with everything you would need to be comfortable. The house is very clean with a bit of bed and breakfast type setting. We will definitely enjoy going back one day. So much to do in Chattanooga and everything was so close and convienant."
    Guest: Claude Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Fantastic Thanksgiving Getaway!

    "We just returned from a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday at the Black Bear Lodge. The cabin is beautifully decorated, with spectacular views of the mountains from all 3 levels. Our party of 10 people, ranging from 16-77 yrs old had plenty to keep them occupied (ping pong, pool table, multi-game arcade unit, various board games, books & magazines). The kitchen in this cabin has everything you could possibly need, and I didn't need to use any of the extra cookware or serving utensils that I brought with me. It is conveniently located near the Smoky Mountains, and Pigeon Forge, for hiking, shopping, and activities for all ages. The owner, Brenda, was a pleasure to work with, and she always responded to my questions very quickly, whether they be via email or phone. Her family only lives 5 minutes from the cabin, and she told me if I needed anything during our stay, to not hesitate to let her know, and she'd take care of it for us. I would highly recommend this beautiful cabin, and we look forward to our next visit!"
    Guest: Shari Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 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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