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Best Hikes in the GSMNP2023-01-17T23:19:40+00:00

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to many beautiful hiking trails, but here are a few of my top picks:

  1. Andrews Bald: This is a moderate 3-mile round trip hike that takes you to a beautiful grassy bald with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. It’s a great hike for wildflowers in the spring and fall foliage in the autumn.
  2. Grotto Falls: This is an easy 2.6-mile round trip hike that takes you to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is an old roadbed and is an easy walk for families.
  3. Chimney Tops: This is a strenuous 4-mile round trip hike that takes you to the summit of Chimney Tops. The trail is steep and rocky, but the views from the top are well worth it.
  4. Ramsey Cascades: This is an 8-mile round trip hike that takes you to the tallest waterfall in the park. The trail is steep and rocky and it’s a challenging hike, but the waterfall is spectacular.
  5. Clingmans Dome: This is a moderate 1-mile round trip hike to the highest point in the park, Clingmans Dome. The trail is paved, but steep, and the observation tower at the top offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains.

These hikes are just a few of the many options available in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Before starting any hike, it’s important to check the trail conditions, weather forecast, and bring enough water and snacks. Also, it’s always a good idea to let someone know about your hiking plans, and to follow the park’s Leave No Trace principles.

Kid Friendly Activities2023-03-20T18:23:17+00:00

Gatlinburg, TN is a great place for families, as there are plenty of fun and kid-friendly activities to enjoy. Here are a few of my top picks:

  1. Dollywood: Dollywood is a theme park that offers thrill rides, live entertainment, and delicious food. It’s a perfect place for a family day out.
  2. Harper Bros Mountain has horseback riding and a skylift for incredible mountain views right in Wears Valley
  3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park: The national park offers many kid-friendly hiking trails, picnic areas and scenic drives.
  4. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park: Ober Gatlinburg offers ski and snowboarding lessons, ice skating and snow tubing, which are perfect winter activities for kids.
  5. Cades Cove hike followed by family friendly Peaceful Side Social in Townsend TN
  6. Dinner Shows; Dolly Parton Stampede, Lumberjack Feud and more
  7. Hollywood Star Cars Museum: this museum features replicas of iconic movie and TV cars that kids will love to see.
  8. Wonderworks: Step into the upside down mansion in Pigeon Forge!

These are just a few of the many kid-friendly activities that the Smokies has to offer. There are plenty of other options that will keep your children entertained and engaged throughout your visit.

Winter Activities2023-01-17T23:18:40+00:00

Gatlinburg, TN is a great place to visit in the winter, as there are plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy. Here are a few of my top picks:

  1. Skiing and Snowboarding: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park offers skiing and snowboarding on its slopes.
  2. Snow tubing: Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park offers snow tubing, a fun activity for all ages.
  3. Winter Hiking: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open year-round and offers many trails for hiking. Some of the most popular winter hikes include the Alum Cave Trail, the Chimneys Picnic Area and the Ramsey Cascades Trail.
  4. Visit the Gatlinburg Winter Magic: Gatlinburg Winter Magic is a display of over 3 million lights throughout downtown Gatlinburg, TN. It is a perfect way to get into the winter spirit.
  5. Visit the Gatlinburg Ice Skating Rink: The Gatlinburg Community Center offers an indoor ice skating rink open to the public during the winter months.
  6. Visit the The Island Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies: The Aquarium is open all year round, and it’s a great place to explore and learn about the marine life.
Should I book Direct, or through Airbnb or VRBO2023-03-20T18:02:28+00:00

All of the booking platforms have their own benefits and disadvantages. We are premier status and super hosts with both platforms because we work hard to make your stay as great of a vacation as we can.

By booking direct, you save money on the fees that Airbnb and VRBO charge and we provide the same great service regardless of how you book. We are excited to host you!

What is the cancellation policy?2023-01-08T16:56:05+00:00

To receive a full refund, guests must cancel at least 30 days before check-in. They can also get a full refund within 48 hours of booking if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before check-in. If a guest cancels between 7 and 30 days before check-in, they receive 50% refund off of the total value. There are no refunds for cancellations less than 7 days ahead of arrival.

When is payment collected?2023-01-08T16:53:54+00:00

When you initially book, you will be charged 50% of the total charge, and the last 50% will be charged to the same card a month prior to your arrival date. A hold for the damage deposit (usually $500) is placed on your credit card upon your arrival and released 10 days later.

Can you send me the address?2023-03-20T18:36:28+00:00

For the safety of our cabin, and other guests, we do not provide the address until the day prior to your visit. The cabin is close to the intersection of Settler’s View Ln and Redtail Rd for planning purposes:

Where do we get keys and check-in?2023-06-08T19:42:46+00:00

The day prior to your arrival, you will be send a personal code for the front door. You do not need to “check-in” – just arrive at the cabin after the check-in time (usually 4pm) and enjoy! To ensure the safety and efficiency of our cleaning team- please do not arrive before the check-in time.

Are toiletries provided?2023-01-08T16:43:13+00:00

We provide all linens, bath towels, and starter soaps and shampoos for each bathroom. If you have a longer stay, or specific brands you like, please plan to provide those yourselves.

Is the cabin handicap accessible?2023-03-20T18:38:16+00:00

The parking is a gravel lot. There is a small step up to the front porch and the main area (kitchen, living room, bedroom) are all on the same level. The rest of the cabin requires a flight of stairs up and down.

Is there a washer/dryer?2023-03-20T18:03:30+00:00

Yes! There is a full size washer dryer for your use. (bring your own detergent)



Sweet Home Bearolina has an ideal location

  • 6.1 miles to the back entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (avoiding Gatlinburg Traffic)
  • 14 Miles to the Island in Pigeon Forge (30 min drive)
  • 10 Miles to Townsend (20 min drive)
  • 17.5 Miles to the National Park Welcome Center (through the park)
  • 23 Miles to Rocky Top Sports World (45 min drive)
  • 19 Miles to Dollywood (40 min drive)
Great Smoky Mountain National Park2023-03-20T18:43:51+00:00

Sweet Home Bearolina is only 6 miles to the back entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! It is the most visited National Park in the country with over 12 Million visitors per year!

While driving through the park, we recommend the Gypsy Guide app ( ). It is like having a tour guide in your car as you drive! It costs $13, but is well worth it. In addition to pointing out landmarks and overlooks, it includes stories about the pioneers and founders of the park. There are also stories about the wildlife and Cherokee Nation all while you explore the park at your own pace on your own schedule.

If hiking is more your style, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has some excellent hikes for all abilities. We recommend the app “AllTrails” for great reviews, and up to date details of hikes.

If you are interested in stopping by the ranger station, be sure to ask for the Junior Ranger Badges for the kids. The park headquarters is located at 107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738


There is a charcoal, park style grill out front near the parking spaces. You will need to provide your own charcoal. Grilling utensils are provided in the kitchen area.

High Speed Internet Speed2023-06-08T19:54:13+00:00

We provide high speed internet through a local provider with download speeds tested to 52 Mbs and upload to 10 Mbps. This is fast enough to stream a movie, do a zoom call (needed 3Mbs), stream games (needed 6-8Mbs) or all at the same time! Plenty of speed for everyone in the cabin.

TV Channels2023-06-08T19:57:14+00:00

All of the TV’s are smart TVs that stream live programming through the DirecTV App on each TV. We have the DirecTV Ultimate package with 140+ channels. Please feel free to login to your own streaming services as well, but log out upon departure, and delete if you had to download the app.

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Parking is provided in front of the cabin on the gravel. It should fit 4-5 vehicles comfortably. Please be mindful of the neighbors who shares the driveway and don’t block access to their cabin.

Smoking Policy2023-01-04T14:34:51+00:00

We DO NOT allow smoking inside the property as the smell of smoke can remain on the property for weeks. Also, future guests can have allergies, so please be courteous for them as well.

However, if you choose to smoke outside, you must provide your own ashtray/container without leaving any cigarette butts on the property.

If you smoke inside the cabin, there will be a $200-$500 charge depending on the damage. This rule is strongly enforced! Please don’t do it!!

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