porters creek trail

Top 5 Less-Crowded Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

Do you want to check out some hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains, but you want to avoid huge crowds of people? There are several trails you can hike without being around a ton of people! We know getting out in nature is more enjoyable when you also get away from people, so we want to share some of the top not-so-busy trails with you. Check out these 5 less-crowded hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

grotto falls waterfall in the smoky mountains

Top 5 Waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains You’ll Want to See

There are dozens of waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You may have a hard time deciding which ones you want to see if you plan on exploring the hiking trails. We want to share some of the top waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains you should see. With varying heights and amounts of water, you’ll be impressed no matter which ones you see! Here are the top 5 waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains you’ll want to see: Continue reading

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Top 5 Unique Spots in the Great Smoky Mountains You Have to See

Who doesn’t want to know about unique spots in the Great Smoky Mountains? You’ll feel like you’re part of a secret club knowing about these hidden gems in the Smokies! When you stay in one of our cabins, you’ll have to plan a day to check them all out! Here are the top 5 unique spots in the Great Smoky Mountains you have to see: Continue reading

beautiful day in Cades Cove

Top 4 Reasons to Drive the Cades Cove Loop Road

When it comes to scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains, Cades Cove Loop Road is second to none! This 11-mile, one-way loop provides you with the opportunity to explore one of the most unique and beautiful sections of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While you should allow at least 2 to 4 hours to tour Cades Cove, you could spend much longer if you want to hike some of the trails in the area! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should drive the Cades Cove Loop Road: Continue reading

A black bear in the Smoky Mountains.

Your Guide to Seeing Black Bears in the Smoky Mountains

The black bear is far and away the most popular animal in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains! For many visitors to the area, seeing a bear in the wild ranks near the top of their vacation bucket list. With around two bears per square mile in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are certainly quite a few chances to catch a glimpse of these beautiful critters. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Top Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to seeing black bears in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

Scenic road in the Smoky Mountains.

4 Ways You Will Benefit from a Smoky Mountain Trip

Not only are vacations fun and exciting, but we could make the argument that they are a necessary part of life! You work hard during your daily life, and it is important to take a few days to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries. There’s no better place in the world to enjoy some peace and quiet than the Great Smoky Mountains, and we’ve put together a list of the top 4 ways you will benefit from a Smoky Mountain trip! Continue reading

The Smoky Mountains covered in snow.

4 Smoky Mountain Activities to Enjoy Year Round

No matter what time of year you’re able to treat your family to a weekend getaway, there are always plenty of Smoky Mountain activities to enjoy all year long. Get a few ideas for your next family vacation by reading about our 4 favorite year round activities below! Continue reading

The Smoky Mountains in the fall at Clingmans Dome.

Top 5 Hikes to Enjoy in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just enjoy the occasional stroll through the mountains, the Smoky Mountains in the fall are the world’s most beautiful place to sightsee and enjoy a hike. To help you plan your family’s hiking trip, we’ve put together a list of our 5 favorite hikes to enjoy in the Smoky Mountains in the fall! Continue reading