Sunday, December 30, 2012

Gatlinburg's Space Needle

 The Space Needle at 342 feet,  provides the best view of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg. Heading up in the glass elevators, you will enjoy the beautiful 360 degree view of Gatlinburg city. You can also see the panoramic view by night. There is even an Arcadia below the Space Needle. Foosball, pinball machines and other attractions are here. This 25,000 square feet space provides ample choice for family entertainment. Come to Space Needle and appreciate the breathtaking beauty of Smoky Mountain.  View their website for complete details on the View, The Arcadia, Lazer Tag and their Gift Shop    Gatlinburg's Space Needle
Voted #1 attraction in Gatlinburg

At 342 feet, the Space Needle aides the best view of Smoky Mountains. While you head up in the glass 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Visit Ober Gatlinburg's Webcam See What Happening Right Now

Take a peek and see what those skiers are up to at Ober Gatlinburg's Webcam   What  better way to get into the mood for some snow tubing or skiing then checking out the webcam in real time and seeing whats happening.  For all the latest information on what to expect when visiting Ober Gatlinburg check out their Homesite   Bring the family for a day of fun and take in some Winterfest while your in the Smokies.  Great low rates at the Beary Blessed Cabin in January, only $75 per night, cabin sleeps 6 and offers a gas fireplace and hottub for the enjoyment of your family.  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental and Attractions

Christmas season at Dollywood, an enjoyable time for the whole family, but time is running out, you only have until Dec. 30th to enjoy Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas.  During the Christmas season, Dollywood is beautifully decorated with 4 million colorful lights. Every night, Rivertown Lake comes alive with the Carol of Trees, marvel at the thousands of lights synchronized with holiday music. Bring your children to Santa's Workshop and spend time at Kringle Kids Shopping Mall. You will be treated daily to a Parade of Lights with colorfully adorned Christmas floats.  Christmas shows, thrilling rides, exciting attractions, delicious food, Smoky Mountain crafts, and various shops make Dollywood a perfect vacation spot to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Come visit the Beary Blessed Cabin snuggled on a mountain top located about 15 minutes away from Dollywood and located within minutes of all attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  Its time to make some Smoky Mountain magical memories this Christmas. Make your plans today to visit Dollywood and stay with us at our Smoky Mountain Cabin rental, why not make this an annual tradition.  Be sure to visit for more information on their hours and days of operation.

We have the dates of Dec 3rd through Dec 13 available and Our 2 Night Special of $280(Total Cost) for Dec 22 and 23rd, to come enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood and the Beary Blessed Cabin  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Cabin Special

Its time to start planning that Smoky Mountain Vacation for 2013.  The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area offers so many things for the family to enjoy and we want your stay to be filled with memories and savings as you reserve your dates at our Cabin Rental  nestled at the top of the mountain.  We are offering a End of the Year Special as we do each year.  If you reserve your dates for your 2013 vacation before December 31st at midnight we will give you a 5% nightly discount on us. Take advantage of this extra savings and our no security deposits and payment plan option to make your vacation for 2013 be more budget friendly for your family.  Whether your looking to take in Dollywood, hiking and horseback riding to dinner shows and shopping your are sure to want to come back time and time again.  This discount cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts we offer.  Remember this offers expires midnight, Dec 31st.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

Did you know that Ober Gatlinburg offers more than just skiing and snowboarding. Snow tubing is a great family activity for people of all abilities, ages 3 and older.  It’s all the fun of sledding without the walk back up the hill! We provide the tube - you have the fun!

All sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ticket sales are on first-come, first- served basis (no reservations accepted), must be purchased in person at the Tubing Ticket Booth, and sell out early. Tubers must be at least 6 years old and 42" tall to ride solo; children ages 3-5 must ride with an adult. Children under 3 are not permitted to ride. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day if space is available.

Snow Tubing Rates & Info

This Cabin Rental, centrally located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is offering a December Snow Tubing Special.  Only $89 for all available nights in December for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, queen sleeper sofa, mountain top cabin, accommodating 6 comfortably.  After a long fun filled day tubing, throw a steak on the park grill, then relax in the hot tub and then cuddle up by the fireplace to have movie time.  With these low rates you can stay a few days and take in some shows, enjoy the millions of twinkling lights of Winterfest and take in some Christmas shopping. Treat your family to some fun filled memories this holiday season.  

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pigeon Forge Attractions and Events

List of Events Happening in Pigeon Forge for Your Enjoyment

Looking for some interesting Things to Do in the Pigeon Forge area from Dec 2012 onto into the months of 2013, then you will want to take note of this list of things happening in Pigeon Forge.  Whether it be December Fest to the Trolley Tour of Lights to some of the neat events the Titanic is orchestrating in the months ahead, you will find things for the whole family here.  Don't forget to call ahead and reserve a Cabin Rental in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area of the Smoky Mountains at the Beary Blessed Cabin located between both cities for the convenience of the guest with loads of coziness, charms and amenities.  Its time to start planning for that Spring getaway, maybe for Easter or when the kids are out on Spring Break.  Take advantage of convenient payment options when you stay at this Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental.    

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dollywood's Musical Christmas in the Smokies

Christmas in the Smokies

Dollywood's Musical Christmas tradition features a 12-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season. Sure to be a delight for the whole family as you enjoy the songs of Christmas.  Plan your stay at a Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Cabin Rental  located between the two cities and only a short drive to Dollywood and many other attractions in the Smokies.  Its time to bring the family and enjoy Winterfest and the magic of the Smokies at Christmas time.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Polar Express at the Great Smoky Mountain Rairoad

What child wouldn't love to ride on the Polar Express at Christmas time.  Just think of the once in a lifetime memory this will be for your family to experience.  Whether you want to make the magic happen for your child or your want to relive in yesteryear and experience the magic again yourself, we invite you to visit the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City, NC.  While planning your visit to the area, we invite you to stay with us at our mountain top Cabin Rental, centrally located to all the attractions of the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.  Make this a 4 or 5 day trip to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and Winterfest in the Smokies.  Plan your trip today and take in the sights and sounds of the millions of  twinkling lights and a train ride your sure to carry with you for a lifetime.  

Polar Express at the Great Smoky Mt. Railroad

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Shopping in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN

Christmas is only a few days away, but no worry, here is a list of some of the neat shops in the Gatlinburg area to find that one of a kind gift. Come and enjoy Winterfest in the Smokies this season and enjoy a stay at the Beary Blessed Cabin at the top of the mountain, all snuggled up by the cozy fireplace! No Place like the Smokies at Christmas time.  List of Shops in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Area

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gatlinburg Winter Magic in the Smokies

It's time to plan that getaway to the Smokies to enjoy Winterfest from November until February.  You can enjoy the beautiful lights that transform Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge into a winter wonderland.  This video will help you get into the mood for Christmas with all the sparkle of the holidays to come.  Whether you just want to snuggle by the fireplace at the Beary Blessed Cabin Rental or you want to do some shopping to prepare for Christmas, then we invite you to reserve your stay at the cabin and enjoy the festivities of the Smokies.  View a list of Winter Events happening in the Smokies 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shopping Special at Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental

Shopping Special in the Smokies at the Beary Blessed Cabin

November 25 thru 29

Stay 2Nts/3rd Half Off

Stay 3Nts/4th Half Off

Stay 4Nts/5th Half Off

A $50 Savings On Us!!

 Come and Shop at the Many Outlets for Everyone on Your Christmas List 

 Enjoy Great Restaurants, Tons of Attractions

but most of all Experience Winterfest in the Smokies!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Visit Pigeon Forge for Christmas Shopping

So your Christmas list is growing, your looking for something unique at a good price, then why not come to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg to complete all your shopping needs.  With over three hundred shops and 3 convenient outlet malls you can find something for everyone.  View a Complete List of Stores   Shops such as Book Warehouse, Burke's Outlet, Izod, Vera Bradley Boutique, to Workshop Tools, something for everyone!

The Beary Blessed Cabin  which is nestled on a mountain top, is conveniently located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg making all shopping and attractions very close.  You can enjoy a hot tub to soak your weary body in after a long day of shopping, indulge with a cup of hot chocolate by the gas fireplace and king comfy beds to rest in to gear up for the next day to work on that list. Contact us today to reserve the dates you would like to visit the Smokies and book your stay with us.  We only have 21 more Available Dates at the Beary Blessed Cabin before Christmas to come complete your Christmas shopping and to enjoy Winterfest in the Smokies.      


Friday, November 2, 2012

Pigeon Forge Cozy Cabin Rental Nov. 4th Special

We are running a last minute special for November 4th with any 2 night stay!  Nightly rate greatly reduced from $99 per night to $80 for this 2BR/2Bath, mountain top cabin, complete with a cozy gas fireplace, hot tub, jacuzzi, and a convenient location to all attractions.  Whether its a couple's romantic getaway, a girl's few days away or a family, you are sure to love the Beary Blessed Cabin and the warmth it offers and these great low prices!  Call (434)658-3203 to reserve this last minute getaway and enjoy the Smokies!  Don't forget to  Visit our Website   

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ober Gatlinburg It's Time for Snow Tubing & Skiing

Ober Gatlinburg is just the place to spend the day with lots of fun for the family with skiing and snowboarding, ice skating, shops and restaurants. Snow tubing is great fun for all ages.  Not to mention, it’s all the fun of sledding without the walk back up the hill! We provide the tube - you have the fun!
All sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ticket sales are on first-come, first- served basis (no reservations accepted), must be purchased in person at the Tubing Ticket Booth, and sell out early. Tubers must be at least 6 years old and 42" tall to ride solo; children ages 3-5 must ride with an adult. Children under 3 are not permitted to ride. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day if space is available.  Visit Ober Gatlinburg to learn more about this year's season of skiing and snow tubing

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pigeon Forge's Dollywood Christmas Events

On Nov 10, Dollywood's annual Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival begins.  Shows, rides, music, food, and shops make this the perfect place to begin a holiday family tradition.

Some of the exciting attractions at Dollywood's Christmas festival include:

  • Parade of Lights
  • Carol of the Trees 
  • Dolly's Christmas Chapel 
  • Christmas in the Smokies,
  • Dollywood's Christmas on Ice
  • Appalachian Christmas
  • The Polar Express 4-D Experience
  • Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • O' Holy Night

For more information about these attractions click here Dollywood Christmas Events                                                       

Christmas at Dollywood offers such a unique experience that you will want to come back every year.  Get started making your plans today for your Dollywood vacation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Roaring Fork Motor Trail in Gatlinburg, TN

This video combined with the music gives you a sense of being swept back in time, to a simplier time in the Smokies. I cannot take the credit for this beautiful video of just a small little part of the history in Gatlinburg, called the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, the credit goes to a utuber named topee78 Enjoy!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Many Roads of the Great Smoky Mountains

View the beautiful fall colors of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are 384 miles of roads that wind through the Smokies offering breathtaking views of mountains, valleys, streams, forests, and historical sites.

Cades Cove Loop an 11-mile road offering one of the best opportunities to see wildlife, and a popular excursion for fall visitors to the park. There are several well preserved historical buildings to explore as well as a visitor center.

Cataloochee an isolated valley with abundance of wildlife and well preserved historical buildings near Maggie Valley.

Heintooga Ridge and Balsam Mountain is a high elevation tour with frequent overlooks and summertime wildflowers.

Little River Road which was originally a railroad bed road, is now an 18-mile route running from Sugarlands Visitor Center to the entrance of Cades Cove.

Newfound Gap-Clingman's Dome-The Newfound Gap road is the only one that completely traverses the Park, running 132 miles between Cherokee, N.C. and Gatlinburg, TN. (Fall colors are usually seen in higher elevation from early October but aren't typically as colorful as in the lower elevations. If you want a glimpse of some beautiful scenary, the higher elevations offer better views of the surrounding mountains.)

Parson Branch an 8-mile gravel road that leads from Cades Cove Loop Road to US 129 toward the North Carolina side of the Park and Calderwood Dam. The Parson Branch exit is just after the Cades Cove Visitor Center. No RVs or trailers are allowed.

Rich Mountain Road runs one way, 7 miles north from Cades Cove Loop to the Park boundary of Rich Mountain Gap and down the mountain to Townsend, TN. It's peaceful, quiet, and beautiful- definitely worth the drive.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail a 5-mile one way road near Gatlinburg, TN. The creek runs parallel with the narrow road for much of the drive. No trucks, RVs, and trailers are allowed.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter Magic Tune & Tales in the Gatlinburg, TN

The City of Gatlinburg livens up the holiday season with free weekend entertainment by presenting the Gatlinburg Winter Magic version of its Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales program live on the Parkway on Friday and Saturday nights between Than...
ksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Groups of Dickens-style holiday carolers dressed in traditional Victorian era costumes will stroll along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the evenings of November 23-24 and December 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22.

Zeno the Gatlinburg Bear will be delaying hibernation this year to make occasional appearances and greet holiday visitors on the streets as well.

During Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the City magically lights up the winter nights with spectacular light displays throughout town, featuring all LED bulbs. The length of the Parkway is lined by a forest of branches and scrolls, accentuating the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 22 years including animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, busy black bears, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children, toy soliders and a shiny rocking horse.

Come and enjoy the magic of the holidays in the Smokies!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Smoky Mountain Leaf Show SneekPeak

Here is a sneek peak of what the leaves look like as of today, October 4, 2012 at Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We invite you to come visit the Smokies and stay with us at a cozy cabin nestled in the heart of the Smokies. We have a few dates left to stay with us at the Beary Blessed Cabin, please check our calendar Cabin Availability
We would love to have you stay with us and enjoy the Smokies this fall.

Click on photo and go to the current webcam to see the leaves and their brillant colors in real time!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Smoky Mountain Opry

Smoky Mountain Opry is one of the biggest shows in the area and features music from the 1940’s through today. It's not just country, music with tributes to the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Elvis and many more. You will hear music from such greats as Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles and Janis Joplin. Classic rock and roll, oldies, disco, gospel, as well as old country, new country and a foot-stomping patriotic segment round out the show. Something here for everybody, so we invite you to stop by and see us when in the Smokies!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pigeon Forge's Hollywood Wax Museum

Hollywood Wax Museum

106 Showplace Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone:(865) 428-5228
The Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge is open 365 days a year.  Has many of America's favorite stars in life-size, life-like wax representations. This is a self guided tour and allows guests to take pictures with their favorite stars. While in the museum guests will also learn about what charities a star support, what some of their pet peeves are, and accomplishments. Some of the stars and sets include: John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Morgan Freeman and Halle Berry, Jeannie’s bottle, the Starship Enterprise, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and more. (Some of these figures are still in production and will arrive at the Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum soon.) The Hollywood Wax Museum, also features an exclusive action-packed video presentation of major movie genres and is viewable from the second floor catwalk. There are even themed areas with matching scenery and sound effects.

Operating Hours:
Sunday –Thursday: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 am to Midnight

Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gatlinburg's Special Little Santa Claus Shop

I have so many favorite places to go in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, but here is another one of my favorites!  I love Christmas and Santa's Claus-et  in the Arts & Crafts Community of Gatlinburg is truly a stop you do not want to miss!  With Christmas ornaments, to jams & jellies, soups and so much more, you can get an early jump on your Christmas shopping list.  My favorite is the Dip Mixes, so simple and easy to whip up a great dip for your next party and tasty too.  Have your picture made with Santa and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas all year round at Santa's Claus-et.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Village Shops in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  1. This is one of my favorite places to visit during Winterfest in the Smokies, with all the twinkling lights and the spirit of the holidays in the air and a cup of hot chocolate as you window shop. Doesn't get any better than this, reserve the Beary Blessed Cabin to come home to after a day of shopping at  The Village Shops   Check out their links to coupons, their interactive maps, location, dining and hours of operation to experience these quaint shops and the magic of the Smokies.   

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Step Away from the Smokies is the Magnificent Biltmore Estate

If your looking for something that will be a memorable day trip in the Smokies, then you need not look any further than a day at the Biltmore Estate, located about an 1 1/2 hours from the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.  Tour this country's largest home and the surrounding 8000 acres.  This is a full day experience so plan on leaving the Beary Blessed Cabin, early and spending the day.  Wear your walking shoes and be prepared to be awed.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge

One of the many stops you are sure to want to put on your trip to the Smokies.  Quaint little village tucked along a side street of Pigeon Forge, with candy shops, pottery making, a country store filled with yummies, and a restaurant offering delicious meals.  The Old Mill is a good fall afternoon adventure.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smokies Trip Planner

These links are definitely worth looking at if you are planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, chalked full of information from the newbies to those who have been many times.

The Smokies Trip Planner is the official trip planning guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Download a copy now! (2050 kb file, complete file with text and map included)
The Smokies Trip Planner contains information about:

Favorite destinations in the park including
  • Cades Cove
  • Cataloochee
  • Clingmans Dome
  • Roaring Fork
  • and others
Popular activities such as
  • auto touring
  • bicycling
  • family campgrounds
  • fishing
  • hiking and backpacking
  • picnicking
  • waterfall walks
  • wildlife watching
  • and more
General information including
  • weather and climate
  • lodging and camping
  • park map

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hiking the Trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

This is a very informative video for those of you who may want to try some hiking in one of the most beautiful national parks in our country. Randy Johnson is the narrator of the video and gives you information on easy trails to more rugged trails and some of the things you will encounter and will need for such an adventure as hiking in the Smokies.  Be sure to check out Randy Johnson's book, "Best Ever Day Hikes Great Smoky Mountains National Park"  can be purchased at Amazon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Smoky Mt. Cabin New Rates for 2012 & 2013

We have updated our nightly rates for the last few months of this year 2012 and for the year 2013, stop by and check out our new rates. We are sure there is a price range that will meet everyone's needs for a stay at a Smoky Mountain Cabin nestled at the top of a mountain with a view and tons of amenities! Check new rates at http://

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hey We're Giving the Smoky Mt. Cabin Away....

No not really, we just want to get this last week of August booked and have lowered the nightly rates to an unbelievable rate for summer nights, Only $89.  This nightly rate applies from the dates of August 19 thru the night of the 26th, no free nights with this discount.  What are you waiting for snap up a great little getaway at this incredibly low rate.  Call us today at (434)658-3203 to reserve.  

Monday, August 13, 2012

8 Days Left in August $99 Nights

Only 8 more days left in August to come and enjoy some tubing, whitewater rafting, or hiking, maybe even fit in a day or two of Splash Country at Dollywood.  We were offering a Name Your Price Deal, but we have lowered all remaining dates August 19-26 to only $99 a night.  Take advantage of this low rate and get that last minute getaway in before summer is over.  Just a heads up, we only have a few more dates left in September as well, dates are booking fast.  Reserve your trip today!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Visit the Three Bears Store and Have Some Fun!

So many little trinkets and treasures to admire, plus homemade candies to taste and live bears to see. Lets not forget the Family Arcade center, the collectible dolls department and oh yes, the children can build their own bear.  The children are sure to love this shop.  Stop in today and sample the goodies and pick up a few sovenirs and have some fun!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Smoky Mountain Cabin Name Your Price Aug 13-30

From August 13th thru the 30th you can name your price for your nightly stay within reason(keep in mind the normal summer nightly rates are $125), this nightly rate does not include taxes or the $65 Non-Refundable Cleaning Fee.  There will be No free nights offered during this time free.  We will take into consideration your nightly price quote and if within reason, we will contact you.   You will be enjoying a Mt. View Cabin,  in a great location between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, only minutes from all attractions, such as Dollywood/Splash Country & Ripley's Aquarium.  Cabin is complete with 2BR/2Baths, sleeper sofa, new hottub, jacuzzi, 3 porches, 3 TVs, to a full kitchen,  peace and quiet and much more.  You will find Beary Blessed has something for everyone in the family. We only offer this Special a couple of times a year, so get in on this one before all the dates get reserved!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Discover the Rainforest in the Smokies

RainForest Adventures

If you want something fun to do with the kids and is both educational,  plus an experience the kids will remember, then you will want to visit the RainForest Adventures.   In the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you will find the Zoo is open year round with lots of things to see and do!

RainForest Zoo has been themed by one of the nations finest zoological contractors, whose work includes Animal Kingdom at Disney World.
Featuring over 600 live animals, representing over 130 species, the RainForest Zoo is home to unique and beautiful creatures from the Rain Forests of the world.   

Zoo Hours
RainForest Zoo is open 364 days a year. (Closed Christmas)
9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Daily
Remember to bring Your Cameras!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Go Flying on Dollywood's New Wing Coaster the Wild Eagle

Dollywood's newest attraction for 2012, Wild Eagle, is America's first wing coaster.
With no train on the track, Wild Eagle seats riders on either side so there is nothing but air above and below the rider, letting the riders experience the thrill of flying through the air like an eagle. The coaster soars 21 stories above the park, riders experience the thrill of steep climbs, sudden drops, twists, and turns on 3,000 feet of track.
Check out for information on other rides including:
Blazing Fury
Daredevil Falls
Mystery Mine
Mountain Slidewinder
Tennessee Tornado

Enjoy Dollywood more than once by purchasing Season passes, which are less than the cost of 2 days at Dollywood

Visit for more Wild Eagle details, behind-the-scenes construction photos, ride animation and more. And make plans now to visit Dollywood in 2012 and soar on Wild Eagle!

Minimum height requirement: 50 inches
Maximum height restriction: 78 inches (6 feet, 6 inches)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

July 7, 8 & 9th Discounted Rates for Smoky Mt. Cabin

The deals we are giving away this summer are incredible!! 
 Another weekend special!
Stay 3 nights July 7, 8 & 9th
Enjoy reduced nightly rates to $100 per night **Normally $125**
Enjoy floating down the river in a tube, a picnic lunch, 
Cades Cove scenic driving tour, Dollywood, or Ripley's Aquarium.
Fun for the whole family at an affordable price!
Be sure to check out all our links, which will give you so much more info about a vacation in the Smokies!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Smoky Mountain Cabin Specials

Deals at the Beary Blessed Cabin for the Summer
Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Smoky Mts Here We Come Special 

Normally We Require 5 Night Stays During Summer Months, 
But Here are Some 3 Nighters We Are Offering!!
June 24th - 29th             $99 Nights(3Night Stay Required)
July 7th, 8th & 9th          (No Special - 3 Night Stay Required)
August 3rd, 4th & 5th     (No Special - 3 Night Stay Required)

Reserve today to plan that mini getaway to the Smokies! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Smoky Mountain FREE Activities

Looking for activities to do on your Smoky Mt. Vacation without breaking the bank.  Some of these are FREE, and some are budget friendly activities to help you plan your vacation.
PARK RELATED/NATURE-Cades Cove, Motor Nature trail, Clingman's Dome, the Sugarland's Visitor center, hiking trails, waterfall trails, the Gatlinburg pulloff, etc. With just the cost of gas to drive to them & a dollar "donation" if you want a pamplet that talks about the site, you can find this to be a very inexpensive day outing for the family.

Cades Cove Loop offers a peek at historic churches and buildings in addition to the motor nature trail you drive around the cove area. You can look for wildlife and walk through the cemetery and old buildings, churches, etc.

The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Cherokee Orchard Road in Gatlinburg (at the end of light #8) also has some cabins/buildings that you can look in. The motor trail is somewhat narrow and winding after you pass Cherokee Orchard Road and begin the Roaring Fork Trail. It is free to drive the trail. Note: This road is closed in the winter.

Clingman's Dome is a short drive from Gatlinburg through the national park. There is a steep 1/2 mile hike to the top lookout, but anyone can enjoy the views from the level parking lot area. This attraction is also free, unless you want to pick up a brochure on Clingman's Dome (donation $1.00 recommended).

The Sugarlands Visitor center has a museum type area set up in the back with "stuffed" real animals from the area, in addition to a 20 minute video on the park. These are both free, being inside the Visitor's Center. Plus there is a hiking trail out back that leads to a waterfall..Cataract Falls.

There are hiking trails all throughout the National Park. In addition, there are a few pulloffs (like the one on the Gatlinburg by-pass) that overlooks Gatlinburg. You can stop here and get a FREE aerial look at Gatlinburg. There are also several riverside pulloffs (like the Chimneys Picnic area) where you can walk right along the river and out onto the huge rocks in the river & catch a shady seat in the picnic area.

Shop and walk the strip in Gatlinburg. Take in the sounds, scents, and sights of the downtown district. Spend some time walking around this town and looking in the unique malls and shops. It doesn't cost you anything to window shop and take in the sights. There are also a few spots to have a seat near a waterfall or fountain in some of the malls.

Watch taffy being made on the old machines in the windows of the candy stores in downtown Gatlinburg. Sometimes you can get a free sample of the taffy.See fudge being made in the downtown Gatlinburg Candy stores & at the Old Mill Candy Kitchen in Old Mill Square (Pigeon Forge). Sometimes you can get a free sample of the fudge.

Visit the Old Mill Shopping District in Pigeon Forge with some duck food in hand (or you can buy a bag on location for a dollar or so). Along the bank of the little pigeon river, you can feed the ducks and watch the wheel on the side of the mill turn. You can also peek in the general store and various shops, including the candy kitchen (get a FREE sample of fudge or taffy).
Tour the Old Mill and see how they make corn meal and other products. This attraction was NOT FREE, but is wallet friendly at $3.00 per person (2008 price). It is only about a 30 minute tour, but offers a unique peek at the history of the town of Pigeon Forge. Many of the raw products made here at the Old Mill are used as ingredients for the Old Mill Restaurant recipes.

Shop the antique stores in the area including Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Wear's Valley. It doesn't cost anything to walk around and look at all the antiques & collectibles...unless you buy. You can reminisce about times past & the way way past.
Take a drive out through Wears Valley. It is a nice scenic drive through the countryside. Along the way you will see several antique shops, a general store, crafts & arts shops, chainsaw wood carvers, a small farmer's market, a bakery, a few restaurants and several unique gift shops. Moonshine Ridge offers a shopping experience that includes FREE samples of jellies, salsas, pickles and more. Also in Wears Valley, there is a small roadside waterfall at the Walden Creek Stables INFO stop. It is not a large waterfall, but worth a peek if you are in the area.
Once you pass through Wears Valley, continue on to Townsend, TN. Here you can visit the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum. It is a FREE museum that will teach you about the history of steam logging in the Smokies. It is both an indoor and outdoor musuem. The indoor museum is housed inside the Walland depot & outside you will get to take a peek at a locomotive and watertower.

You could visit nearby Patriot Park (next to the Old Mill) for an afternoon in the park.

Visit the Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville. They have a 2 story indoor waterfall & river display with "animals" and outdoor scenery. It is free, being inside of an outlet store.

Visit Bass Pro Shops in Sevierville, where they have a similar indoor scene that looks like the outdoors and fish in a aquarium. Also free to visit, being inside an outlet store.

Visit the Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge and see their large display of Christmas trees all decked out with their lights and decorations. It is free to view all the trees and only costs you if you decided to buy some decorations, ornaments, and etc.

Check out Cooters in Gatlinburg. It is a small shop & "museum" dedicated to the Dukes of Hazzard. There is a small collection of Dukes of Hazzard memorabilia on location in addition to some of the cars from the popular TV series. Admission is FREE and it does not cost you anything to look. However, you may purchase a photo of yourself sitting behind the wheel of the General Lee for a small fee.

Visit the Apple Barn in Sevierville. There you will see the candy shop, general store, gift shop, fresh picked apples, apple trees, winery and bake shop. It is FREE to visit the Apple Barn. Adults can visit the winery and sample the various wines for FREE. It is NOT free to get the cider, candies, or fried apple pies. However, it is a wallet-friendly idea, since a small glass of fresh apple cider is still less than $1.00 (2008).

Visit the Dolly Parton Statue on the lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse in downtown Sevierville.

Stop in the HUGE smokies flea market in Sevierville. It is both indoor and outdoors. You can walk through the yardsale style area tables outside or check out the commerical items inside. Inside you will find places that sell sugar gliders, quilts, fudge, t-shirts and other food items. You never know what you might find. It is FREE to visit the flea market. Note: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday ONLY.

Pack a picnic basket and have lunch at one of the many picnic areas in the park. There are several to choose from, including the Chimneys Picnic area and the Cades Cove Picnic grounds.

Visit the Village in Gatlinburg. Shop through all the unique shops and have a seat by the multi-tiered water fountain. At night you can see a flame coming out the top tier of this fountain.

Visit Parrot Mountain's birds in their advertising cages. Parrot Mountain had set out a few birdcages around town with birds in them as a form of advertising (in 2008). One is located in the Village in Gatlinburg (near the fountain) & the other is located in front of the Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. It is free to take a peek at these birds in their advertising cages. It will only cost you if you decide to actually GO to Parrot Mountain after viewing these birds. Also, the birds might not be out during the colder weather as to protect the health of the birds.

Visit the Smoky Mountain Farms Jams & Jelly shop in Winery Square in Gatlinburg. Here you can sample the various jams, jellies, and syrups. It is free to visit and sample the products. You only have to pay if you decide to purchase a jar. This is something the whole family can do together in hopes of picking out the new family favorite.

Visit the Pepper Palace or All Sauced Up in downtown Gatlinburg to sample some products. Both shops will let you sample (FREE) lots of food products including various HOT sauces, BBQ sauces and more.
Stop at the Ultimate Beef Jerky Outlet in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg to get a FREE sample of the various jerky products, nuts & gourmet peanut butters.

Visit the Salt and Pepper Museum in Winery Square in Gatlinburg. Admission is $3.00, but the cost of admission is applied towards any salt & pepper shaker purchase in the gift admission is techincally FREE if you buy a shaker set. Plus admission is FREE for kids under 12 years of age.

Visit the Arts & Crafts Loop in Gatlinburg. There you can stop in all the different shops and see the artists at work. You will see various types of crafts including pottery, photography, paintings, stained glass, jewelry, woodcrafts, candles, quilts, furniture, leather crafts, glass blowing, basket weaving, dulcimers, and MORE. It won't cost you anything to drive the loop and look in the shops. It will only cost you something if you decide to buy something, eat at a restaurant along the loop OR decide to take the trolly (small fee) instead of driving the Art & Craft loop yourself.

The Gatlinburg Community center has budget friendly pay per use fees for their amenities, which include an indoor pool and bowling alley. It also looks like they have racquetball, tennis, a skate park, frisbee golf, aerobics, fitness center and gymnasium. The pay per use fees/rates are $2 for bowling or pool use for adults & slightly less for kids/seniors.

Visit a "natural waterpark". You can go swimming in one of the local swimming holes, such as Midnight Hole, the "Y" in Townsend, or the swimming hole area near the Sinks.

Stop and take a peek at McMahan Indian Mound in Sevierville, where some Indian artifacts were discovered. It is a historic site/marker. So it is free to stop and take a look. It is located next to the Landmark Inn in Sevierville, TN.

The Sevier County Heritage Museum is a museum of local history (settlers, indians, local veterns, etc) and admission is FREE. The website says the tour will only take 30-45 minutes & they are open most days noon-5pm.

The Sevierville Historic Walking Trail is a self-guided tour that will take you by 20 places of interest related to the town's settlement and growth. You can pick up a brochure at the Chamber of Commerce in Sevierville.
Visit some of the historic markers in Sevierville, including the Sevier County Veterans Marker at the intersection of Court Avenue and W Bruce St.

See one of the few remaining covered bridges in Tennessee. The Harrisburg Covered Bridge that crosses the Little Pigeon River is only ONE of FOUR remaining covered bridges in TN and is located just outside of Sevierville.

Vist with the stars of the Dixie Stampede in their stables. Before and after the show can visit with the horses in the stables next to the stampede arena. It is FREE to stop and view the horses in the stables & will only cost you if you decide to actually go inside to see the dinner show.

These are just a few of the things that are FREE or Budget Friendly here in the Smokies!

If your family has visited before and have a favorite activity that is FREE or budget friendly, please leave a comment, so our future guest can enjoy also.

To the FREE things of Life!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 8th Weekend Special

For all our blog readers, we are offering a Special this weekend  June 8th & 9th, total price for this weekend at a mountain view, 2BR/2Bath, close to all attraction cabin with lots of amenities is only $295, this includes cleaning and taxes.  Perfect for a family looking for a getaway in the Smokies, looking to go tubing, hiking, or Dollywood.  If you would like to add a couple of more days to that let us know and we can work a deal since this is a last minute stay.  Its time to getaway to the Smokies.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Name Your Price Week June 2nd

That's right!! The week of June 2nd we are offering a Name Your Price Week within reason, for a 5 night minimum stay. Normal summer rates are $125 per night, so give us a quote and if it is within reason, it may be accepted. **Please remember we do charge a 9.75% sales tax and a $65 non-refundable fee which will be added to the Price You Name.  Also the 6th night FREE does not apply to this special**

This is the best it is going to get for a last minute vacation, for all you last minute planners!  Email us today at and lets see if we can get your vacation in the Smokies planned.  Here's to last minute savings!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free Night Stay at Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg's Very Own Beary Blessed Cabin

The picture above was taken from the driveway at the cabin around nightfall, isn't it so beautiful and peaceful.  This is what a mountain top cabin gives you, peace, beauty and tranquility.   

We are doing something we have never done during the summer months!!! 

We are offering Stay 5Nights/6th is FREE as well as Stay 6Nights/7th is FREE!  This special runs from the available dates we have left between June 2nd and September 3rd, so now is the time to take advantage of a free night on us and enjoy this savings of  $125.  This will help with the cost of attractions, meals or gas, just another way to help our guest be able to enjoy the Smokies.

We also have one weekend that we are offering a 3 night stay during the summer, something we rarely ever do, our minimum night stay during the summer is 5 nights.  The weekend of July 7,  8 & 9th, we will be letting a 3 night stay happen, why you ask?  The dates before and after are already reserved and we would like for them to be filled.  So if your looking for that mini getaway for the family then these are the dates.

So much to do, so little time in the Smokies, let us take the worry out of finding a place to stay, so you can start planning for the fun stuff.

Hope to have you stay with us soon!

P.S.  Don't forget to visit our website  Beary Blessed Cabin

Dollywood's Splash Country Attractions

Dollywood's Splash Country Opens May 19, 2012

Its time to enjoy all the fun and exciting rides and food that Splash Country offers.  You will find below a list of the rides and attractions a brief description of each and a list of food vendors that your mouth will be tantalizing for.  What will you ride first this year and what tasty treat is calling your name, find out below!   

Rides and Attractions

Non-Height Requirement Attractions
These rides have no height requirement, although not always gentle.

Bear Mountain Fire Tower – This is an outdoor multi-level children’s attraction that consist of seven slides and a large wooden bucket timed to dump approximately 300 gallons every few minutes.
The Cascades – This is a 8,000 sq ft (740 m2) area which contains a cascading waterfall, an active 20 ft (6.1 m) geyser, a swift body slide, a gangplank shaped shallow water slide, contoured seating, a zero-depth children’s play area with 25 interactive theming elements, and 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2) of tiered deck space.
Down Bound Float Trip – This is an outdoor attraction is a 1,000 ft (300 m) lazy river.
Little Creek Falls – This outdoor attraction is strictly for children 48″ and under and contains a pool, slides, and activity structure.
Mountain Waves – This is an outdoor attraction consisting of a 25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2) wave pool.
[edit] Height-Requirement AttractionsBig Bear Plunge – This outdoor attraction allows Guests in groups of 3 or 4 to raft on a white water themed water slide.
The Butterfly – This is a double waterslide where Guests slide down 55 ft (17 m) and take a plunge in a butterfly-shaped pool and is the second fastest ride on the park.
Fire Tower Falls – This outdoor attraction consist of twin water slides which rise 70 feet (21 m) in the air and is the fastest ride on the property.
Mountain Scream – This outdoor attraction consists of three separate slides. Two of the slides are tunnel slides, and one is an open slide.
Mountain Twist – This is an outdoor attraction consisting of a 42 ft (13 m) long open slide where a single person slides down on a mat.
Raging River Rapids – This is an outdoor attraction where groups of 3 to 5 Guests can raft down a 700 ft (210 m) slide.
Slick Rock Racer – This multi-lane mat racer consists of 300 ft (91 m) long channels where single riders race up to 3 other riders in a race to the finish.
Swift Water Run – This outdoor attraction send riders around a cork screw funnel before sending them out through a tunnel into a 1.5 ft (0.46 m) deep run out.
Wild River Falls – This outdoor attraction consists of four slides where single or double riders zip down a fully or partially enclosed flume into a splash pool.

Food and beverage 

Brush Fire Grill – Located in front of Bear Mountain Fire Tower, this food establishment serves chicken cheese steak and grilled chicken sandwiches.
Depot Grill – Located beside Brush Fire Grill, this food establishment serves a selection of barbecue chicken and pork cooked in a unique steam locomotive-shaped barbecue.
Cascades Lemonade – Located in the Cascades, this beverage establishment serves frozen lemonade and a variety of other frozen drinks.
High Country Provisions – Located on the deck of Mountain Waves, this food establishment serves drinks and a variety of snacks and new for 2009 “philly cheese steaks”.
Low Country Snacks – Located in front of Riverside Trading Post, this food establishment serves bottled drinks, ice cream bars, and other snacks.
Campsite Grill – Located in front of Down Bound Float Trip, this food establishment has ample seating and offers a selection of hamburgers, garden burgers, chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders, specialty desserts such as strawberry shortcake and triple chocolate cake, and beverages.
Miss Mamie’s – Located behind Campsite Grill, this food establishment serves a selection of personal-pan pizzas and drinks.
Outpost Snacks – Located in front of Mountain Waves, this establishment offers a variety of hot dogs and chili along with nachos and drinks.
Uncle Elmer’s – Located behind Campsite Grill, this food establishment offers a selection of flatbread wraps filled with grilled or fried chicken and nachos and drinks.


Shaded Rentals, Dollywood’s Splash Country offers sixteen Riverside / Waterside Retreats measuring approximately 14 ft (4.3 m) by 21 ft (6.4 m) that offer 200 sq ft (19 m2) of shaded space and an additional 100 sq ft (9.3 m2) of sun deck. Net drapes provide seclusion as Guests enjoy a 27 in (69 cm) satellite television (select programming), two ceiling fans, and a dining table with six dining chairs and four lounge chairs. A hospitality staff provides room service to each retreat, included in rental fee. Daily rental fees apply for up to twelve people (linens, food, beverages, and park admission are not included with rental fee). Smaller private shade structures, Canopies, are also available

Big River Pavilion is a groups facility with seating for up to 96 Guests. Open on three sides and having food service, drink stations, and restrooms, Big River Pavilion offers large groups a catered venue for company or family outings. Catering fees not included in park admission.

Riverside Trading Post sells souvenirs and most swimming supplies including towels, bathing suits, sunblock, swim diapers, etc.

Dollywood’s Splash Country has a First Aid Station located near Big Bear Plunge with licensed medical personnel on duty at all times during operating hours.

Life jackets are provided free of charge to all Guests at convenient areas near Little Creek Falls, Mountain Waves and adjacent locker area, and the entrance of Down Bound Float Trip.

Tubes are provided at no additional charge for the wave pool, lazy river, and tube slides.

Showers, changing areas, restrooms, family restrooms, and baby care centers are readily available.

A limited number of strollers and wheelchairs are available for daily rental.

Daily locker rentals are available.

The park is staffed by an award-winning Jeff Ellis and Associates certified lifeguard team.

Dollywood’s Splash Country

Location2700 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(800) 365-5996
Operating seasonMay 19 – September 3, 2012′ (operating dates & hours Vary. Visit Official Website for more information.)
Size35 Acres

For more information on Dollywood or Splash Country, visit the company website or wikipedia!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Dixie Stampede Discounts

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede is celebrating it's 25th anniversary and giving you the opportunity to save $5 on each adult ticket and $3 on each child ticket purchase. Just click here and enter code Saddle for the discount.
The Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show is fun filled adventure for the family, filled with excitement, laughs, and plenty of good food.

Four-course meal consists of:
  • Whole Rotisserie Chicken
  • Smoke Barbecued Pork Loin
  • Original Creamy Vegetable Soup
  • Homemade Biscuit
  • Buttered Corn on the Cob
  • Herb-basted Potato
  • Specialty Dessert
  • Unlimited Pepsi, Tea, or Coffee

Tickets and show times can be found by visiting or call 1-800-356-1676.
Dixie Stampede is located at 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Here's to a good ole country time in the Smokies! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sprintime in the Smokies

Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains, with warmer weather and longer days upon us, it's the perfect time to plan a trip and here at the Beary Blessed Cabin we are offering an April/May Special of stay 3 Nights the 4th is FREE, its the perfect time to come and enjoy the beauty of the Smokies during the springtime.

With the comfortable temperatures during the springtime it is a great time to explore all The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer. The park is known as the "wildflower park" for it's beautiful spring and summer flower displays along roadways and hiking trails. Every spring the park hosts the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. The 62nd annual pilgrimage will take place April 25-28, 2012.   You can enjoy a number of Art classes, nature walks, tours, and seminars which are among the activities offered to participants. Indoor activities will be held at various locations in Gatlinburg, TN, while outdoor activities will be held in the park. Onsite registration begins April 24, 2012 at 5pm at the Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg. For more information visit

If you enjoy being outside, you will find the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be exciting and full of adventure with the many scenic drives, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding which are just a few things visitor can participate in. Most of the park activities are free which can make your vacation more enjoyable.

If hiking is something you want to engage in, then there are trails in the park that range from short quiet walks to more strenuous hikes, with some leading to breathtaking views and waterfalls. Now is the perfect time to enjoy the scenery in it's Springlike-state while the weather is pleasant.

There are over several hundred miles of hiking trails in the park and many are open to horseback riding. Guided tours are available at Cades Cove (865) 448-9009, Smoky Mountain (865) 436-5634 and Sugarlands (865) 436-3535, near Gatlinburg, and Smokemont (828) 497-2373, near Cherokee. Rates depend on the tour's length. Check with for details and information concerning independent horseback riding.

There are over 2,115 miles of streams within the park that are home to the last wild trout habitat in the eastern United States. Fishing is permitted in the park year round, but requires a valid TN or NC fishing license. Some restrictions apply, so be sure to check with for information concerning times and any areas that may be prohibited.

One of our family's favorites, Cades Cove,  is also one of the more popular destinations in the park, with an 11-mile loop that takes visitors back to the time of the area's first settlers. Well preserved homesteads and churches offer a glimpse into their mountain life. The cove also offers the opportunities to view deer, bear, turkey, and other wildlife. A visitor center is located halfway through the loop at the Cable Mill area, where you will find restrooms and plenty of beautiful picnic spots. A designated picnic area is located at the cove's entrance with restrooms and several grilling sites. A store, campground, and horse riding stable are in the general vicinity as well.  Visit for more details about Cades Cove and the park's many activities.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park website,, has downloadable trip planners detailing popular sites, activities, and general information.  Come and enjoy the springtime in the Smokies, with all the fun, exciting things to do in the daytime, come back to a cozy, mountain view cabin and cook on the grill and soak your cares away in the brand new hot tub or the jetted jacuzzi.  Low rates, free nights and payment plans for an affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin, located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, just minutes from the parkway's entrance, Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Summer Vacations & Memories For the Family

Planning that Summer Vacation need not be difficult or expensive, not when staying with us at the Beary Blessed cabin nestled in the heart of the Smokies.  We offer a stay 6Nt/7th Night FREE vacation with low nighly rates and payment plans to help your family be able to plan a vacation to the Smokies and still have money to enjoy the local attractions.  Our goal is to help your family make some memories without busting the bank to do so. Take advantage of the Great Price Package of $888 (Total Price/No Other Fees Included) for a 7 night stay during the summer at a 2 Bedroom/2 Bath, Mt. View Cabin, Central to all attractions. What are you waiting for contact us at

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Top 56 Things To Do In Smokies Via TripAdvisor

Now that you have reserved your stay at the Beary Blessed Cabin and saved some money by taking advantage of our low rates and stay 6Nts/7th FREE and payment plan option, you can start planning the fun adventures your family will definitely want to enjoy!

A list of 56 Top Things to do in the Smokies rated by TripAdvisor guest just like you.  Read Reviews and Visit Websites for the low down and skinny on all 56 attractions, you will never be at a lost for things to do!

#1 Attraction **ClimbWorks Canopy Zipline**  

Nows the time to come and make some Smoky Mt. Memories!!