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If you’re craving a summer escape packed with adventure, relaxation, and stunning mountain beauty, look no further than Pigeon Forge. Nestled amidst the Smokies, this vibrant town offers a perfect blend of outdoor thrills, exciting attractions, and down-home charm. Whether you’re seeking a heart-pounding whitewater rafting trip or a leisurely day exploring the park, Pigeon Forge has something for everyone this summer.

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Plan Your Perfect Summer Escape to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Once you’ve settled on your travel dates, it’s time to map out your itinerary. Pigeon Forge offers a wide range of attractions, from adrenaline-pumping amusement parks to serene nature trails. Consider your interests and preferences when crafting your schedule, but don’t forget to leave room for spontaneity and relaxation.

First things first, ensure that you put your home base into consideration. Our Pigeon Forge accommodation portfolio offers a diverse range of lodging options to suit every style and budget. Craving a cozy cabin nestled amidst the pines? You’ll find it here. Yearning for a luxurious rental with top-notch amenities? Take your pick. For families, our spacious chalets with game rooms and private pools create lasting memories.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, fret not as Pigeon Forge promises to ignite your adventurous spirit. Having said that, you can take a heart-pounding whitewater rafting trip down the Little Pigeon River, navigating churning rapids and soaking up breathtaking mountain views. Alternatively, you can soar through the skies on a thrilling zipline course, feeling the wind whip through your hair as you gain a bird’s-eye view of the lush landscape.

A summer getaway to Pigeon Forge isn’t fulfilling without beating the summer heat with a refreshing adventure at one of the town’s epic water parks. Dollywood’s Splash Country offers a wonderland of twisting water slides, lazy rivers perfect for floating the day away, and wave pools ideal for turbulence. Alternatively, you can visit Mountain Waterpark, which boasts high-speed slides, a big wave pool, and cabana rentals for lounging.

Speaking of Dollywood, no Pigeon Forge trip is complete without experiencing its magic. This theme park celebrates the rich heritage of the Smokies. That said, get ready to traverse roller coasters such as the Wild Eagle, or sing along to classic bluegrass tunes in a captivating show. You can also explore the park’s various craft demonstrations, witnessing the artistry of glassblowing, blacksmithing, and pottery-making firsthand.

Beyond the thrills, Pigeon Forge offers a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Get ready to lace up your hiking boots and embark on a scenic trail, breathing in crisp mountain air and marveling at cascading waterfalls. When hiking, you can meander through a historic settlement, experiencing the simple life of mountain pioneers.

As the sun sets, this town transforms into a hub of captivating entertainment. Be ready to catch a dazzling dinner show, filled with toe-tapping music, rib-tickling comedy, and acrobatics. Additionally, you can indulge in a magic show, leaving you mesmerized by sleights of hand and mind-boggling illusions. For a more low-key evening, you can stroll through The Island in Pigeon Forge.

If you’re a gourmand get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the area’s diverse culinary scene. You can savor succulent steaks cooked to perfection at a fireside restaurant. Alternatively, you can indulge in classic Southern comfort food like fried chicken and creamy mashed potatoes.

Finally, as you plan your summer getaway, don’t forget to pack accordingly for the activities and weather you’ll encounter. You can bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring nature trails and theme parks, lightweight clothing for hot days, and layers for cooler evenings. Additionally, don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, insect repellent, and a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated while exploring the great outdoors.

Enjoy an Unforgettable Stay in Pigeon Forge

Our vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge bring the dream to life. We offer a diverse selection of stunning cabins and cozy cottages, each meticulously designed to provide the perfect home base for your summer escape.
Picture relaxing evenings on a spacious deck, breathing in crisp mountain air and soaking in breathtaking panoramic views. Imagine mornings spent gathered around a crackling fireplace, sipping coffee, and planning the day’s exciting adventures. Our rentals provide ample space for families and groups to spread out, creating lasting memories together.

Most of our cabins also boast bubbling hot tubs under the starlit sky, perfect for soothing tired muscles after a day of exploration. Several rentals feature private pools, ideal for beating the summer heat with a refreshing dip. In addition to these amenities, fully equipped kitchens allow you to whip up delicious meals whenever you please, saving you money and time on eating out.

Our commitment to comfort extends beyond the cabin walls. That said, get ready to enjoy the convenience of in-unit laundry facilities, keeping your vacation wardrobe fresh. Additionally, you can stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi, allowing you to share your Smoky Mountain experiences with loved ones back home.

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From heart-pounding thrills to peaceful moments amidst breathtaking scenery, Pigeon Forge offers something for everyone. That said, don’t wait any longer, start planning your unforgettable Pigeon Forge adventure today. You can contact us to book your stay in one of our comfortable and convenient vacation rentals, and let the Smoky Mountain fun begin.

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Trade in your ordinary bunny ears for a Smoky Mountain sunrise. Spring bursts into bloom in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, painting the landscape with vibrant wildflowers and blanketing the air with sweet honeysuckle. Ditch the cookie-cutter celebration and hop into an Easter adventure filled with egg hunts in hidden meadows, scenic train rides with the Easter Bunny, and vibrant craft shows bursting with local treasures.

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Enjoy Easter in the Smokies

You can kick off your Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Easter celebration with a sunrise hike. As the first rays of light paint the peaks with gold, breathe in the crisp mountain air and witness the vibrant wildflowers that carpet the forest floor. Imagine little ones squealing with delight as they discover these colorful treasures, each a tiny Easter miracle in itself.

Next, you can delve into the heart of Gatlinburg’s Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show. Rows upon rows of local artisans showcase their talents, tempting you with handcrafted Easter ornaments, whimsical bunny decorations, and even delectable treats for your basket. Let the spirit of the season infuse your senses as you soak up the creativity and warmth of the community.

Speaking of treats, you can fuel your Easter spirit with a mouthwatering brunch. The Pottery House Cafe & Grill hosts a delightful “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” event, where your little ones can munch on pancakes while giggling beside the iconic bunny himself. You can capture precious memories and fuel up for an afternoon of egg-cellent adventures.

Now, it’s time for the star of the show, which is the egg hunt. This is not just any ordinary egg hunt, in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, it’s an adventure. Head to Wear Farm City Park, where emerald fields become hidden meadows overflowing with colorful eggs. Watch children’s eyes sparkle as they race across the grass, their baskets overflowing with springtime joy.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, you can hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s “Bunny Hopper Express.” This scenic train winds through the breathtaking Nantahala Gorge, with the Easter Bunny himself making surprise appearances and an egg hunt onboard. Let the rhythmic clickety-clack of the train lull you into a state of wonder, perfectly reflecting the magic of the season.

As the day winds down, you can end it with a relaxing stroll through the vibrant blooms of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Stroll beneath schools of shimmering fish and marvel at playful otters, all adorned in their Easter best. The combination of aquatic wonders and festive cheer creates a unique and unforgettable Easter memory.

Finally, you can cap off your Smoky Mountain Easter with a stargazing session. With minimal light pollution, the night sky explodes with a dazzling display of twinkling stars. Gather your loved ones around a crackling bonfire, share stories of the day’s adventures, and let the magic of the Smokies fill your hearts as you gaze upon the celestial spectacle above.

Get Ready for an Eventful Easter Retreat

Spring awakens in the Smokies, and your perfect Easter escape awaits. Nestled amidst vibrant wildflowers and breathtaking peaks, our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge vacation rentals become your cozy haven for an unforgettable celebration.

Imagine waking up to a symphony of birdsong, sunlight streaming through a wall of windows, and the sweet scent of honeysuckle wafting through the air. Your private cabin is more than just a place to stay, it’s a warm embrace, a crackling fireplace waiting to ignite laughter-filled evenings, and a spacious deck where laughter mingles with mountain mist.

Gather your loved ones around a fully equipped kitchen, whipping up a delicious Easter feast. Let the aroma of cinnamon rolls mingle with the anticipation of egg hunts in hidden nooks of your private backyard. Cozy up for movie nights by the fireplace, popcorn bowls overflowing with giggles, while stories of the day’s adventures warm your hearts.

Step outside and embrace the magic of springtime. Hike through emerald forests carpeted with wildflowers, chase butterflies along babbling brooks, and discover hidden waterfalls cascading down moss-covered rocks. Let the fresh mountain air invigorate your soul and create memories that will bloom alongside the season.
More than just a place to rest your head, our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge rentals offer an experience. Here, Easter becomes a tapestry woven with laughter, adventure, and the magic of the Smokies. So, don’t just celebrate Easter but rather live it, breathe it, and let the mountains weave their spell, creating memories that will forever hold a special place in your heart.

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Trade your usual Easter routine for an unforgettable Smoky Mountains adventure, where memories are made, laughter rings through the valleys, and the spirit of spring fills your soul. Let your Easter in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge paint your celebration with vibrant hues and unforgettable moments that will last a lifetime. You can contact us now to book your stay. The mountains await!

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Get ready to escape to the enchanting Smoky Mountains for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg, the gateway to the Smokies, and Pigeon Forge, the home of Dollywood. Look forward to immersing yourself in the cozy charm of these idyllic towns, where love blossoms amidst breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality. That said, here’s a guide that’ll take you through the most romantic events and activities in these enchanting Tennessee cities, ensuring your getaway is full of passion and connection.

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Get Ready for Romantic Bliss in the Smokies

You can begin your adventures by embracing the sweet serenity of Gatlinburg, where Valentine’s Day takes on a magical aura. You can stroll hand in hand along the charming streets, adorned with twinkling lights and an air of anticipation. The quaint shops and boutiques offer a delightful shopping experience, perfect for finding that special token of affection. As evening descends, you can indulge in a candlelit dinner at one of the fine dining establishments, where the intimate ambiance and delectable cuisine create a symphony of flavors for your senses.

On the other hand, Pigeon Forge, nestled nearby, invites you to immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of entertainment and romance. Imagine sharing a laugh at a comedy show or being captivated by a live performance that echoes the spirit of love. Pigeon Forge’s theaters offer a unique blend of entertainment tailored for couples seeking a shared experience. Whether you’re into country music, comedy, or a bit of both, Pigeon Forge has the perfect show to create lasting memories.

For an unforgettable Valentine’s Day, you can consider embarking on a scenic adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer an array of outdoor activities for couples seeking a touch of adventure. That said, you can hike hand in hand along scenic trails, where the rustling leaves and babbling brooks provide the soundtrack to your romantic escapade. You can also capture panoramic views from elevated vantage points, creating moments that etch themselves into the canvas of your shared history.

Alternatively, you can indulge in the spirit of the season by exploring the local artisanal offerings. Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts Community, the largest of its kind in the United States, showcases the talent of skilled artisans. You can wander through the charming studios and galleries, where you can find unique, handcrafted treasures to commemorate your romantic getaway. On the other hand, Pigeon Forge, with its own artisanal scene, adds another layer of charm to your exploration of the Smoky Mountain region.

Finally, you can cap off your Valentine’s Day celebration with a touch of magic by taking a moonlit carriage ride. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge both offer this enchanting experience, allowing you to savor the beauty of the night while nestled close to your loved one. Let the clip-clop of hooves and the gentle sway of the carriage set the stage for a truly romantic conclusion to your day.

Unveiling the Charms of Our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Vacation Rentals

Tucked amidst the enchanting landscapes of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, our vacation rentals beckon you for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day getaway. Imagine a cozy retreat where the majesty of the Smokies serves as the backdrop to your romantic escapade. Our accommodations seamlessly blend comfort with charm, providing an idyllic setting for love to blossom.

That said, get ready to step into a haven of luxury with our thoughtfully designed cabins and cottages. Each rental incorporates meticulous crafting that aims to elevate your Valentine’s experience. Picture a private hot tub on the deck, where you can unwind together under the stars, enveloped in the crisp mountain air. Inside, a fireplace awaits, casting a warm glow that sets the perfect mood for a romantic evening.

You can also indulge your senses in the fully equipped kitchens, perfect for crafting a delightful meal together. Whether you’re savoring a homemade breakfast or sharing a candlelit dinner, our rentals offer the ideal space to create lasting culinary memories. Additionally, you can embrace the joy of togetherness in our spacious living areas, where plush furnishings invite you to relax and relish the company of your loved one.
For those seeking a touch of adventure, our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge rentals provide easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities. From taking scenic hikes to exploring the natural wonders of the Smokies to strolling hand in hand through charming downtown areas, there’s no shortage of romantic excursions to embark upon.

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In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Valentine’s Day is not just a date on the calendar, but an experience woven with the threads of love, adventure, and shared moments. Get ready to embark on a journey to rekindle the flames of love in the heart of the Smokies. Additionally, let our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge vacation rentals be the catalyst for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day retreat. That said, you can get in touch with us to book your stay at one of our breathtaking vacation rentals in these destinations, ultimately providing the perfect stage for your romantic rendezvous.

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As the world opens up to the reality that working from home is not just an option and that home can be from any home, not just your own private address, a winter vacation to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is becoming a popular addition to the vacation landscape.

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Offering a slightly different type of adventure, one in which fireplaces may play starring roles and snow-capped mountains will create stunning photo opportunities, especially when you choose the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas as your winter vacation destination!

The Great Smoky Mountains are a sight to behold any time of year, but in the winter they are magical, enjoyed even more from the warmth of our Kaizen Properties homes and cabins. This guide to planning your perfect winter vacation to Tennessee will actually have you wishing the season would hurry up and arrive!

Sunrise Over the Mountains

Unless you’re an early riser, you probably won’t want to start every morning waking up to watch the sun rise over the Great Smoky Mountains, but if you don’t try to do it at least once you will be missing out on an experience that is unforgettable.

Our Kaizen Rentals sanctuaries are sure to provide the perfect spots for viewing and as you roll out of bed and throw on something warm and comfortable (early mornings can be a bit nippy in the winters!) the sight that awaits you will bring you joy. The sky as it cycles through a kaleidoscope of colors will begin to reveal the peaks of the mountains that stand tall in the background, offering at first dark silhouettes before finally evolving into the snow-capped peaks that stun with their presence.

After the sun has fully risen, visitors have the choice of climbing back between the warm linens topping their beds for a few more hours sleep or heading out to one of the local restaurants and diners that provide the good old fashioned Southern breakfasts you will soon crave!

A Taste of the Towns

Now that you have decided on staying awake, it is time to experience a taste of the town, either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, both of which are close enough to your winter escape that you won’t have far to drive!

In Gatlinburg, Pancake Pantry, 628 Parkway, is always a popular choice, providing a menu filled with the sweetest breakfast treats in the country! Enjoy a menu filled with international pancake choices including Old Fashioned Buttermilk (American) Parisienne Crepes, Swedish Crepes, and for a unique choice, Caribbean Pancakes topped with bananas, coconut shavings, chopped nuts, and powdered sugar!

For our Kaizen guests in Pigeon Forge, Pancake Pantry isn’t that far away, but if you want to stick close to home, The Old Mill Restaurant, 164 Old Mills Avenue, offers a peek into the history of this area as well as a taste of the old South, especially when you order their Old Mill Biscuit Breakfast created with stone ground grits (ground at the mill) and homemade sausage gravy, and seasonal preserves created in their kitchens!

Winter Adventures

The winter adventures awaiting you in both towns are destined to be ones you wish never had to end! The Holly Dolly Christmas in the Smokies: A Sparkling Winterfest Celebration takes place at Dollywood December 10th through 15th, bringing a new appreciation of the beauty of Christmas.

If your visit happens to take place earlier in the month, Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Light’s Christmas Parade on December 1st will make you believe in the spirit of Christmas once again. Shopping is always a good idea on vacation and The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, in Gatlinburg will encourage you to purchase gifts that are imaginative, exciting, and will be much loved!

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park provides stunning views as you take so many pictures that are worthy of framing, you may run out of wall space. Ober Mountain Ski Area and Amusement Park celebrates the season with ski slopes, an ice-skating rink, and snow tubing opportunities that are magical!

Ward off the cold with a creamy cup of hot chocolate at Mama’s Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge and finish off a day of exciting adventures with a hearty meal at Crystelle Creek Restaurant, also in Pigeon Forge.

Come Home to Kaizen Rentals

Your most magical moments, however, may be the ones you spend at home with Kaizen Rentals. Playing board games with the family as snow falls gently to the ground outside, a roaring fire adding romance and warmth to your getaway, and the peace and serenity of your surroundings feeding a need in your soul you were unaware needed fed.

These beautiful times will remind you of the importance of family time and as you relax and recharge with all the comforts of home, you may start planning your next season’s vacation to the great state of Tennessee! (It really does deserve to be seen in all the seasons!) Reserve your favorite winter hideaway today!

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Are you dreaming of your next getaway? If so, consider Dolly’s Retreat in the heart of the stunning Smoky Mountains. This newly renovated duplex property is the perfect destination for your upcoming escape. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil rendezvous with nature or eager to explore the area’s exciting attractions, this retreat provides the ideal base for your Smoky Mountain adventure. Read on to uncover the many treasures that await you at Dolly’s Retreat.

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A Mountain Getaway for Everyone

Nestled in the serene beauty of the Smokies, Dolly’s Retreat is your idyllic mountain escape, newly renovated and thoughtfully designed for a memorable and relaxing stay. This duplex property, boasting two spacious units, invites everyone to come together and experience the joys of mountain living. With the ability to comfortably accommodate up to 22 guests, it’s the perfect destination for large families or groups of friends looking for an unforgettable retreat.

Each unit within Dolly’s Retreat features a thoughtfully designed layout with all the comforts you need for a delightful stay. You’ll find two king beds, four queen-sized beds, and five bunk beds, ensuring every guest has a cozy space to unwind. The fully equipped kitchens are a chef’s dream, stocked with pots, pans, utensils, dishes, and glasses. All you need to bring is your favorite ingredients, and you’ll be whipping up delicious meals in no time. Plus, convenient small appliances like a microwave, blender, four-slice toaster, and crock pot are available in each unit.

Coffee lovers, rejoice! You’ll find a coffee maker in each kitchen and ample coffee, sugar, and filters to keep you caffeinated throughout your stay. When it’s time to kick back and relax, the living rooms feature Roku-enabled TVs, DVD players, and even a Sega Genesis Mini Console with 40 games for some nostalgic fun.

Each unit boasts two full bathrooms, garden bathtubs, showers, and a half bath for ultimate convenience. The master bedroom on the main level offers easy access without stairs, a plush king-sized bed, a spacious closet, a Roku TV, and an en suite full bathroom with a garden tub and shower.

Downstairs, you’ll discover even more space for recreation and relaxation. Large bedrooms feature multiple queen-sized beds and bunk beds, offering a cozy retreat for everyone in your group.

Both units have a full bathroom in the hallway downstairs, complete with a garden tub and shower. Each bedroom has a Roku TV and ample closet space to stow away your belongings. You’ll find a foosball table in one of the bunk bedrooms and a football table in the game room on the other side.

When it’s time to soak in the natural beauty of the Smokies, head to the upper deck of each unit for seasonal wooded views. It’s the perfect spot to savor a cup of coffee as you greet the day. And after a day of exploring the area’s attractions, unwind in the large hot tubs downstairs on each side, surrounded by twinkling lights that create a magical ambiance for relaxation and bonding with friends and family.

Dolly’s Retreat provides the ideal mountain retreat, close enough to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, to enjoy all the major attractions yet nestled away from the hustle and bustle.

Your Gateway to the Smokies

Dolly’s Retreat offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of this charming part of town, which also happens to be the childhood home of the legendary Dolly Parton herself. Here, you’ll find a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle, where the Smoky Mountains unfold in all their majesty.

While basking in the peace of Catons Chapel, you’re never far from the area’s most sought-after attractions. Just 8 miles away, the world-renowned Dollywood theme park awaits, offering a thrilling blend of entertainment, rides, and cultural experiences that celebrate the spirit of the Smokies.

For those who appreciate the arts, the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, a mere 5 miles from your doorstep, is a haven of creativity. Explore the work of local artisans, watch them craft their masterpieces, and take home a unique souvenir to commemorate your visit.

Nature enthusiasts will rejoice at the proximity of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 8 miles away. Here, you can embark on unforgettable hikes, witness breathtaking vistas, and connect with the untamed beauty of one of America’s most cherished national parks.

And when it’s time for a dose of excitement, head 9 miles to the vibrant Pigeon Forge Parkway. This bustling thoroughfare boasts many attractions, including Dolly’s Stampede and other riveting dinner shows, go-kart tracks for racing enthusiasts, exhilarating mountain coasters, and an abundance of dining and shopping options that cater to every taste and preference.

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Although the largest part of our job at Kaizen Rentals is ensuring that the homes we offer pamper and spoil, we also like to provide guidance on things to do, places to go, and attractions that you will want to visit. Sometimes that can be the best part of our job as it reminds us of just how lucky we are to live in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains and sometimes, like today, it can also be a little bit tricky! Documenting your travels with photographs taken throughout your journey may be the part you like best, offering tangible ways to look back at these carefree days and we thought why don’t we give our treasured guests an idea on where the most photographable spots in our region may be! And even as that sounds like a good idea, even a great idea, the reality is that there are just not even words available to describe all our favorite places! We would be here all day, if we had to list them all, but will you miss something stunning if we don’t? Obviously, you can see our dilemma, but we are forging forward to provide you with a guide to some of our favorite spots!

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Gatlinburg Space Needle, 115 Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg

As you might expect, the view from above is absolutely breathtaking and when you ride to the top of the 407 foot high observation tower, the world opens up in a stunning array of trees, mountains, and other sites, both natural and manmade. Watching the seasons change from this cloud like perch is one of our favorite activities and our own homes are lined with photos taken from this spot, as will yours when you visit and click!

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island, 131 Island Drive in Pigeon Forge

We’re continuing with the eye in the sky theme, understanding that some of the best clicks will take place when you’re close to the clouds, and although you won’t have as much time to set up the photo from the top of this massive 200 foot Ferris Wheel, we can promise that the resulting pictures will be frame worthy! Offering a birds eye glimpse of the majestic beauty of the Smoky Mountains, as we enter the autumn season the fiery colors of fall will create masterpieces, even from the most basic of camera phones.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Gatlinburg

Sometimes you just need to slow down and appreciate all that surrounds you and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail offers the perfect way to do just that! This 5-and-a-half-mile loop is a one way road through some of the most beautiful landscape available in the world and as you stop to enjoy the Noah “Bud” Ogle Nature Trail, your camera should be at the ready to frame and focus on a mountain farmstead that has stood in its spot watching the world go by for many decades.

The Old Mill, 175 Old Mill Avenue in Pigeon Forge

History comes alive at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, a structure that has been in use for almost two centuries! The water wheel at the Old Mill still grinds (you can even purchase Old Mill products to enjoy at home!) and the complex use of decay resistant woods when it was built, ensures that it will still be around long after we are not! The pictures taken here will also stand the test of time and the rustic beauty of the Old Mill provides an idyllic backdrop for family pictures, so maybe yours will grace the front of your annual Christmas card!

The Great Smoky Mountains

Take it from the experts, it is impossible to take a bad picture anywhere within the boundaries of the Great Smoky Mountains, aside from technical difficulties, of course! Follow the lead of countless families over decades of photography and take a family pic in front of the stone and wood sign that indicates you have arrived at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, snap a pic of a creek or river that flows through the region, or take a romantic selfie in front of any of the waterfalls found in the park. Every picture you take is guaranteed to be your favorite, and if you are lucky, you may even capture a pic of the wildlife that make the Smoky Mountains their home; shy deer, colorful birds, even bushy tailed squirrels, and the ultimate symbol of our country, the American Bald Eagle may be spotted during your adventures in photography!

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The best pictures are always those that contain the family members we love so dearly and as you take candid photos of your kiddos gathered around firepits, selfies with the family on the decks that overlook the landscape, and snaps of your children working together to build the puzzle on the dining room table (can you believe they aren’t squabbling?) you will be happy your journey brought you here! Reserve your favorite sanctuary today and get ready for your Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge sightseeing adventure!

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Every vacation is designed to be different from all the ones that went before it, but when you want a getaway that stands out, escape to Tennessee and our Kaizen Rentals Angel View cabin. Nestled in the heart of America and offering peace, tranquility and almost heartbreaking views of the trees and a hint of something special just beyond, your journey to our treehouse in the woods will be one that brings joy to your own heart. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, our cabin ensures that up to 6 guests can enjoy their time in the Great Smoky Mountains comfortably and without stepping on each other’s toes. As you swing in the rattan hammock-style chair on the front porch with a jar of Old Smoky Moonshine in hand, you may wonder if getting back to work and your hometown is so important after all!

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Simply Beautiful

We have learned that the smaller, simpler things in life often create the biggest impact on our hearts and Angel View is the perfect example. Built of logs and glass, guests will feel welcomed and at home within seconds of stepping inside. Knotty pine walls, real wood floors, and vaulted ceilings paneled in more knotty pine keep the space feeling open and spacious, and views through sparkling clean windows ensure that the forest of mature trees is always within sight.

Spend hours napping in front of a wood-burning fire, built in the stone fireplace that climbs up to the ceiling or channel surf on the surprisingly modern state-of-the-art television perched on the wooden mantel; Angel View combines the beauty of nature and simpler times with modern conveniences that include WiFi, streaming services, and surprisingly, cell phone service as well!

The hammock-style chair on the front porch isn’t the only one and the one hanging from the ceiling of the living room provides a cozy reading nook that will make guests reluctant to leave the pages of the book they have lost themselves in. The open-concept floor plan of this cozy cabin allows guests to stay connected as they do their own thing in spaces that are clearly delineated for specific use. The dining room table, located directly behind the plush sofa in the living area, offers the perfect spot to play games, eat meals, or even watch the television.

Take a few more steps beyond the large wood table and you will find yourself in a charming and modern fully equipped kitchen. The wood walls are painted a dramatic charcoal hue, adding interest and contrast to the country-style cabinets, stone countertops, and open shelving (top shelves) that help keep the room from feeling closed in and claustrophobic.

Stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher because we know that no matter how stunning the views from the window over the sink are, no one wants to spend their vacation washing dishes by hand! The table doubles as a center island, offering enough seats for every seat in your traveling party, while also providing extra space for meal prep if needed.

Paradise Awaits

Every inch of Angel View promises to bring comfort and joy to all who reside within, but when you step outside many of your vacation dreams will come true. Out here in the canopy of the trees lies a rustic wood picnic table where meals will just taste better simply because you are dining al fresco. And although we understand the appeal of a gas grill, the best barbecue always tastes better when grilled with charcoal and a charcoal grill is what you will find outside the cabin. The biggest surprise, however, lies under the cozy outdoor nook, shielded from the elements but still providing an open-air feel, the bubbling hot tub will be the site of your most relaxing adventures! Nothing is more luxurious and restful than lounging in a hot tub on a cool night in the mountains unless it is lounging in that hot tub while rain falls on the tin roof above it!

Nighttime at Angel View

Some people may love the frenetic excitement of a night on the town in the big city, but we at Kaizen Rentals know that the best nights will be the ones you spend in our cozy bedrooms! Queen beds are in both rooms with one offering a futon that will be a treat for a toddler who wants to be a “big boy” but is still scared to sleep too far away from his parents. A deep slipper tub in one bath provides more soaking opportunities and a sleek white shower lined with subway tiles will allow for a quick getaway in the mornings when guests are anxious to start their Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg explorations!

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Some vacations just deserve to be a little bit more extra. Life is chaotic and crazy, and you, your family, and friends deserve an escape from reality that is better because you are spending them together! Maybe you are interested in a family reunion, letting the next generation of cousins run wild as you did when you were young, or maybe the biggest day of your life is one you want to share with family in an extra special location, perhaps the Smoky Mountains. Or maybe your group of high school friends want to celebrate all the decades of friendship you have enjoyed. Whatever your reasons for a Smoky Mountain vacation with a group of up to 30 guests, Bear Pen Gap Resort offers the homes that will comfort, spoil, and become an integral part of your super-sized Tennessee vacation!

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There Aren’t Enough Words

Offering four separate homes, fully furnished with everything you need to relax and play, Bear Pen Gap Resort will not disappoint, and because all the properties offer something special, there shouldn’t be any squabbles over who gets which cabin! Choose Big Bear Lodge with its 4 bedrooms, private pool, and year-round hot tub and share the space with 14 of your beloved friends or family members. The views are amazing, and multiple decks and seating areas will give everyone the perfect spot to enjoy them all. Offering a wrap-around porch that is screened in, game room with foosball table and arcade game, and a primary suite with its own fireplace, private deck, and serene vibe, this comfortable and luxurious home will make you feel right at home.

Home number two, Momma Bear Cabin, is a smaller space, offering 2 bedrooms and room for 6 guests, plus your favorite fur baby. Also featuring a private hot tub, in-room Jacuzzis in both rooms, if you can tear yourself away from the views of Mount Le Conte, we will be extremely surprised! The third home in the resort, Bare Bear Cabin, promises romance, charm, and a heart-shaped jacuzzi you will want to spend as much time in as possible. All the homes offer their own outdoor hot tubs, and Bare Bear Cabin’s sits on a private deck overlooking the woods, offering more views of which you will never tire, and room for three guests and fur baby! (Pet fees are additional from the rental costs)

The final property is a sweet little cabin known as Baby Bear—no surprise there! And although it is the smallest of the four, a studio cabin, it roars mightily in amenities. A hot tub on the deck, a Jacuzzi in the room, and pet friendly as well, this hideaway sleeps two, and the views are, as you might expect, spectacular!

An All-American Vacation Experience

It’s hard to find a vacation experience more all-American than a trip to the Smoky Mountains, and the cabins in our Bear Pen Gap Resort reflect your getaway. Mountain themed decors include wood floors and colorfully painted walls add warmth to the spaces while fireplaces in all four cabins provide a more concrete warmth while adding romance to your escape to the mountains. Each of the “bears in the pen” provide fully equipped kitchens and guests can share a “Big Chill” experience in the main cabin or enjoy some peaceful moments preparing meals in the kitchens of the spaces they chose to make their own. Obviously, everyone will want to spend summer days hanging out poolside in the big cabin, but the hot tubs that are open to the stars on every deck will be great for private moments when you are just ready for a little alone time! Bear Pen Gap does offer Wi-Fi, but due to its secluded location in the mountains, it can be intermittent, but that just means you will be “forced” to enjoy more family time! Playing video games, watching movies in the theater room, or gathering into teams for board game night will ensure that no one will ever hear the dreaded phrase “I’m bored!”

And as you and family and/or friends take the fun outside, sitting on decks overlooking the most beautiful landscape you will ever see in your life, raise a toast to another perfect Tennessee sunset while sipping wine or a local moonshine, submerge yourself in the depths of bubbling hot tubs under the stars staring up at the vast and velvety night sky dotted with stars, and celebrate that crazy family you love with all your heart. Feel comfortable and at home for your Tennessee grand adventures when you choose Bear Pen Gap for your vacation in paradise. Reserve it today!

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Summer offers tons of sun and fun as you kick back and enjoy the warm season. If you’re looking for an epic destination for your summer break, look no further than Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. These bustling towns in the East of Tennessee offer many thrilling summer activities, drawing over 10 million visitors yearly. Here’s what you can look forward to this summer in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge.

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River Rafting

Few things match the adrenaline-pumping thrill of traveling down a river in an inflatable raft as you navigate the torrents. Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge are famous for excellent river rafting excursions down the Pigeon River. The best way to enjoy the thrill of rafting is by linking up with a professional guide company. Rip Roaring Adventures is a fan favorite with over 25 years in the business. The company offers rides over different rapids, ranging from Class I to Class IV, based on the passengers’ skill level and age. You can also check out Raft Outdoor Adventures, which offers two rafting trips. The Upper Pigeon Rafting Trips are suitable for ages eight and up and last for two to four hours, while the Lower Pigeon River Rafting Trips are better suited for families with kids aged three and up and last for two hours.

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is eastern Tennessee’s longest roller coaster and is the world’s first with four uplifts. The rides will take you through spectacular Tennessee scenery, including excellent views of the Smoky Mountains, alongside several tunnels and more than 20 acres of serene property. Each sled can hit speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, and the best part is you get to control how fast you go throughout the ride. The coaster offers fun for people of all ages, including kids three and up, making it a fun activity for the whole family.

Skyland Ranch

This serene ranch sits on 100 acres of farm in the middle of Sevierville, an 11-minute drive from Pigeon Forge. The ranch offers a myriad of miniature animals, including miniature horses, miniature cows, miniature sheep, miniature donkeys, and miniature goats. You can also catch a glimpse of Skyland Ranch’s famous longhorns. The Wild Stallion is the Southeast’s longest mountain roller coaster ride, offering 1.25 miles of thrilling track. The eight-minute ride gives you breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, while the nighttime ride offers sparkling sights of the city’s marvelous lights. Skyland Cafe and Bakery is the ultimate go-to if you have a sweet tooth. This delightful food barn is home to a coffee shop, bakery, and candy store offering a plethora of sweet pastries. The cafe also has a sandwich shop offering soups, salads, and tasty pizzas for the whole gang.

Wahoo Ziplines

Wahoo Ziplines was the Smoky Mountains’ first zipline, with rides through Oak and Beech forests. The two-mile ziplining adventure takes you through several elevations, offering a heart-throbbing fun-filled experience. Children as young as five can participate, although kids aged five to 13 require an adult to zip alongside. Requirements are closed-toe shoes and comfortable, well-fitting clothes, with prohibitions on skirts, flip-flops, dangling jewelry, and unsecured items. Summertime ziplining tours begin at 9 AM, with more excursions every two hours at 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, and 5 PM.

Soaky Mountain Water Park

Summer temperatures always call for some cooling off, and Soaky Mountain Water Park is the perfect Tennessee spot to beat the heat. There are plenty of rides, including family rides such as Soaky Surge, Slippery Salamanders, Black Bear Rapids, Copperhead Clash, Timber Rattler’s Rage, and Cottonmouth Coils. If you’re up for a thrill ride, you can explore the famous Whoop, The Edge Dueling Watercoaster, Holler, Avalaunch Watercoaster, Blue Mountain Mayhem, and Splash & Furious. If you’re with your little ones, rides such as The Hive, Mini Mayhem, Boomer’s Bay, and Lil Rattlers offer exciting adventures aged eight and below.


Anakeesta, meaning “the place of high ground,” is a renowned, award-winning theme park in the heart of Gatlinburg. The recreation ground sits on a 70-acre piece of land, 600 feet above Gatlinburg, and offers immersive experiences for wholesome family fun. The Ridge Rambler adventure vehicle has unlimited access to the summit, and the 16-bridge Treetop Skywalk is North America’s longest tree-based skywalk, with 880 feet of picturesque hanging bridges dangling 50 to 60 feet in the air. Other attractions include Anavista Observation Tower, the Treevebture Challenge Course, and Astra Lumina, a unique nighttime attraction by Moment Factory.

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Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge are two of Tennessee’s best vacation destinations, thanks to a robust list of attractions and activities for the whole family. As you plan your getaway to The Volunteer State, it’s essential to secure quality accommodation for a comfortable stay. At Kaizen Rentals, we offer top-notch rentals in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with tons of amenities and epic views to ensure you and your family enjoy a stress-free holiday. Contact us today to book the best Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge rentals.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, is a vibrant city with a rich past and culture. It is in the Great Appalachian Valley and has many exciting attractions, such as World’s Fair Park and Market Square. Therefore, there is much to see and do to pass the time and create special memories. But to make the most of your vacation, booking the charming Alpine Ridge Chalet is a great idea. This stunning 2-bed and 2-bath property is situated on a lush green landscape that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Even better, it is a modern and cozy abode that can house up to 6 guests effortlessly. Thus, it’s the perfect spot for those traveling with family and friends.

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Upscale Amenities that Bring the Convenience of Home

Alpine Ridge Chalet is a dream home for anyone looking for a relaxing and tasteful living space. Each room has been designed with care and consideration. As such, every corner of the property oozes luxury and comfort. And that’s not all. With an open-floor interior, you can access the living, dining, and sleeping areas seamlessly.

The living room in the Alpine Ridge Chalet is spacious and inviting. One of the things sure to catch your attention is the vaulted ceiling, which adds to the sense of grandeur and spaciousness. When it comes to the windows, they are large and provide stunning views of the surrounding mountains while also allowing natural light to flood the room. There’s more. This room hosts two plush sofas and a beautiful center table. As a result, this area creates the tranquil atmosphere you need to rest.

For those moments when you want to stay updated with the headlines or to escape to the fantasy world, the large flat-screen television with high-speed internet is there for added entertainment. And on those chilly evenings, you’re sure to appreciate the attractive stone fireplace that adds to the warmth and coziness of the place. So, whether you’re curling up with a good book or relishing a glass of wine with friends, this space has it all.

The exquisite Knoxville is home to tempting restaurants serving different cuisines. For this reason, you may dine and wine out on most days. But we’ve got you covered if you want to surprise your fellow travelers with delicious meals. The kitchen at the Alpine Ridge Chalet is a chef’s dream come true. It is designed with a modern aesthetic and features top-of-the-line appliances. From a stove and oven to a refrigerator, utensils, and a dishwasher, there is everything to ensure cooking is a breeze. In addition, this culinary area has plenty of counter space and storage cabinets. Hence, preparing meals for a large family or group of friends is easy.

Before exploring everything this slice of heaven offers or after a fun-filled day, a calming shower is one of the best ways to de-stress and indulge in self-care. Thankfully, this lovely rental features two spa-like full bathrooms. They are big, pristine, and with stone walk-in showers. Even better, they are equipped with luxurious towels and other essential toiletries you need. Thus, you can enjoy a shower whenever you desire and stay refreshed.
Regarding laundry needs, Alpine Ridge Chalet has a laundry area fitted with a washer and dryer. Therefore, you can clean your clothes after engaging in various activities, guaranteeing you always stay spotless. By the end of your stay with us, you can be sure to leave this place pleased.

The peaceful bedrooms await when it’s time to rest. While one of the bedrooms is on the main floor, the other is upstairs. But regardless of which room you settle for, you can be sure that a restful night awaits. And though each room has its unique decor, they all maintain the same level of elegance and sophistication. Both rooms feature queen-sized beds topped with plush bedding and pillows. They also have large windows that let in plenty of natural light and fresh air.

Additionally, these resting areas host large flat-screen televisions mounted on the wall. On those insomnia-driven nights, you can watch a romantic movie with your partner or listen to soothing music before drifting off to a deep sleep. By morning, you’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to explore again.

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The majestic Alpine Ridge Chalet is a property that truly has it all. From its superb location in the Smoky Mountains to its luxurious amenities and attention to detail, this rental is the perfect place to escape and recharge. Whether you’re looking for a family break or a romantic getaway, this abode will surely exceed your expectations. So why wait? Contact our team of experts today to reserve this gorgeous Smoky Mountains vacation home in advance to ensure everything goes as planned. With us, you can be sure that you’ll experience the utmost luxury and comfort.

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