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Top 4 Places to Get Donuts in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

The Donut Friar in Gatlinburg.

Whether you’re looking for a tasty breakfast or a sweet snack, nothing hits the spot quite like a donut! Visitors to Gatlinburg, TN will find a number of excellent bakeries that make some of the best donuts you’ll ever have. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top four places to get donuts in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

Foothills Parkway to Open New 16-Mile Section in Coming Years

Stunning photo of Foothills Parkway West.

One of the most beautiful drives in the Smoky Mountains will be getting a major addition in the coming years! The Foothills Parkway is going to open a brand new 16-mile stretch of highway running from Walland, TN to Wears Valley, TN. Due to a variety of problems and delays, this section of the Parkway has been under construction for 50 years. Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has all the details on this exciting news. Continue reading

Your Guide to the New Rides at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country

Butterfly flower arrangement in front of the Dollywood sign.

Everyone’s favorite theme park is getting some major additions this year! Visitors to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country will soon be able to enjoy a number of thrilling new rides. To help you make the most of your next vacation in Pigeon Forge, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to all of the new rides at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Continue reading

The 5 Best Waterfall Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

Grotto Falls in the Smoky Mountains.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 800 miles of beautiful trails to explore! If you’re looking to do some hiking during your next vacation in the Smokies, we suggest visiting some of the park’s gorgeous waterfalls. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to five of the best waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

New Attraction to Offer Year-Round Indoor Snow Tubing in Pigeon Forge

Young women snow tubing down a mountain.

One of the Smoky Mountain’s most popular winter activities will soon be available all year long. Currently, the only place to go snow tubing in the Smokies is at the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area, which offers tubing from late November through late March. However, an eagerly anticipated new attraction promises year-round snow tubing in Pigeon Forge! To help you plan your next vacation, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to everything we know about Pigeon Forge Snow. Continue reading

Top 3 Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains

Stunning mountain views from Newfound Gap Road.

Auto touring is one of the very best ways to enjoy Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains! The national park is home to a number of roads that offer breathtaking views of the area’s natural beauty. Exploring the Smokies in the comfort of your vehicle is ideal for families with children who are too young for a hike in the park. To help you make the most of your vacation, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top three scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

Your Guide to Golf Courses in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

A man playing golf on a beautiful course.

Golfers will find many opportunities to tee off during their vacation in Gatlinburg, TN! The Smokies are home to a number of excellent golf courses that showcase the area’s breathtaking natural scenery. To help you make the most of your getaway, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to all of the best golf courses in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountain region. Continue reading

Popular Dollywood Festivals Return This Spring

Dollywood butterfly decor at entrance to the theme park

The start of spring in Pigeon Forge means warmer weather, beautiful wildflowers, and (most importantly) the beginning of a new season at Dollywood! The South’s favorite theme park opens its doors in mid-March for another year of thrilling rides, incredible entertainment, and family fun. In addition to all of Dollywood’s permanent attractions, the park also hosts two special spring celebrations: the Festival of Nations and the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival. To help you make the most of your spring vacation, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to these hugely popular Dollywood festivals. Continue reading