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  • Visiting Gatlinburg and Dollywood with grandchildren and their families.

    "Our stay at Bear Hug was very enjoyable. It was a great location and an easy drive (about 15 minutes) to Dollywood. The pizza restaurant and the deli at the bottom of the hill were both very good. We had 5 adults and 5 children and everyone was comfortable. When we called Peggy regarding a minor incident, she responded very quickly. This whole area is very family oriented and a great vacation spot."
    Guest: Liz Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • 30 Year Anniversary

    "Took a while to finally get all the arrangements taken care of but ended up with a fantastic 30 year anniversary getaway that was fairly easy to locate. The cabin was great with the exception of a few minor downside problems. There needs to be more lights added to the kitchen area (it is very dark), only 1/2 of the jets in the hot tub worked and a stereo amplifier with speakers but no CD player or tuner to use them with. The upside was that 1/2 of the hot tub jets did work, the bed sleeps fantastic and it is very secluded & quiet for a romantic anniversary getaway. Thanks "Rustic Cozy Cabin" for a nice relaxing stay!"
    Guest: M & J Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Can't Wait To Visit Again

    "This was mine and my family's first time ever to rent a cabin. We absolutely loved it and we are looking forward to staying there again. The cabin itself was so beautiful that we didn't want to leave. And the views were gorgeous! We woke up to the peacefulness of the mountains and fell asleep with the lights of Pigeon Forge in the valley. Thank you Charlene for allowing us to stay at your cabin. It was our home away from home during that week. Can't wait until our next visit!!!"
    Guest: The Fuller Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Had a great time!!

    "The condo was very clean and well stocked with anything you could need in the kitchen! Loved that the balcony opened up to the creek and the sound of the water. The condo is close enough to walk to downtown but bc it rained we drove. Over all a great experience! Also the condo being on the first floor was very nice for my grandmother who has had knee replacements."
    Guest: Cammy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 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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