Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Did you know that Sweet Home Bearolina is only 6 miles to the ‘Secret Entrance’ to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park??!!??

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a must-see destination for any nature enthusiast. Only 6 miles away and located in the Appalachian Mountains, this park spans over 500,000 acres and is home to a diverse array of plant and animal life. With its breathtaking views, abundant hiking and camping opportunities, and rich cultural history, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a top destination for outdoor adventurers. Whether you’re interested in exploring the park’s many trails, fishing in its streams, or learning about the park’s history, there’s something for everyone at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Book now and head to Tennessee to experience all that this beautiful park has to offer.

Wears Valley

Wears Valley has a slower pace of life than the hustle and bustle of the close neighbor of Pigeon Forge. Wet your whistle at the Tennessee Shine Co distillery or stop by several of the antique and artisan shops. You might find that you can’t fit it all into a single trip! You’ll find great food at the Wears Valley Social Food Truck Park or Elvira’s – voted as a top 100 places to eat by Forbes magazine. Right next to Elvira’s is the Harper Bros Mountain & Hawk Skylift where you can go horseback riding or take the chairlift 2,150 ft up for views and relaxing in the rocking chairs at the top.


Known as “The Peaceful Side of the Smokies”, Townsend lives up to its slogan with lots of laid back fun. Home to the entrance to Cades Cove, the most popular destination within the Smoky Mountain National Park to see wildlife, Townsend leans more towards fun in nature than its better known neighboring towns.

Home to the Tuckaleechee Caverns, which are the highest rating cave or cavern in the Eastern United States. One “BigRoom” could fit an entire football stadium inside of it. It also hosts “SilverFalls”, a 210 ft subterranean waterfall that is the largest in the eastern US.
Here you can go white water rafting, horseback riding and biking just to name a few. Try your hand at fly fishing or unwind by golfing a mountain course. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at Peaceful Side Social a low key vibe with great food and cold beer is perfect after a day of exploring.


In addition to exploring the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, many guests enjoy heading to Gatlinburg for the day. Some of the top activities include visiting the Gatlinburg Space Needle, and taking a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Other popular activities include visiting the aquarium, touring moonshine distilleries, and playing mini golf. In addition, there are many restaurants and shops in Gatlinburg offering local crafts, souvenirs, and other items.

In Winter time, Ober Gatlinburg is home to ice skating, snow tubing, skiing and lots more for all of your cold weather fun!

Pigeon Forge and More

Some guests enjoy spending a day in Pigeon Forge which is 9 miles away, or about a 20 min drive. It is a popular vacation destination known for its family-friendly attractions, outdoor activities, and entertainment options. Some of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge include visiting Dollywood, a theme park filled with rides, live shows, and crafts demonstrations. Another popular activity is touring the Titanic Museum, which features replica exhibits and interactive displays about the famous ship. Other things to do in Pigeon Forge include visiting the Island in Pigeon Forge, a shopping and entertainment complex with a ferris wheel, ropes course, and arcade, and taking a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot tall observation wheel with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Other options for entertainment in Pigeon Forge include go-kart racing, laser tag, and mini golf. There are also many restaurants and shops in Pigeon Forge offering a variety of local and international cuisines and goods. There is something for everyone in Pigeon Forge!