Hotel at a Glance: Bear Pen Gap Resort
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Bear Pen Gap Resort boasts stunning views of Mt. Le Conte. And that mountain locale means there are plenty of cold- and warm-weather activities to keep guests busy: Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area is just 10 miles away.
- Cozy cabins: Each cabin is decorated differently, but they all share the same feeling of a rustic mountain retreat.
- Dollywood and its theme-park rides are less than 10 minutes away by car.
- Explore the Arts & Crafts community of nearby Gatlinburg, with more than 100 artists and craftsmen just a 5-minute drive away.
- Do some retail therapy at the Tanger Outlet, only 10 miles from the resort.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Family-Friendly Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains
Though it’s secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is home to some quirky destinations, including Dollywood, a Titanic museum that looks just like the famed ocean liner from the outside, and an interactive children’s museum housed in an upside-down three-story building. In Pigeon Forge’s historical town center, a cluster of old-fashioned specialty shops and restaurants forms the Old Mill Square along the Little Pigeon River. Inside the mill, a pair of 4,600-pound granite stones has been grinding grain since the early 1800s.