hot air balloons in sky

Get ready to enjoy a summertime spectacle as the evening sky comes alive with a balloon glow at the Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival! This is a unique opportunity to see a magnificent display of colors against the backdrop of the breathtaking Smoky Mountain sunset! Here is everything that you need to know about attending the Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival:

elk in tennessee

Did you know that Tennessee has elk? There is a healthy population in a hilly area of the Cumberland Plateau! A small grassland in Campbell County called Hatfield Knob is a great place to go to see the elk and photograph them. If you can’t make it to Campbell County, don’t worry — you can see the elk from the new Elk Cam in Hatfield Knob! Here’s all you need to know about Hatfield Knob and the new...
clingmans dome for smoky mountain sunsets and sunrises

The Great Smoky Mountains are a great source of inspiration and peace. They look beautiful in photographs at anytime of the year. However, there is something especially magical about these mountains when they are illuminated by a morning sunrise or an evening sunset. Seeing Smoky Mountain sunsets and sunrises should be on everyone’s bucket-list when they visit the area. Auntie Belham’s Cabin Renta...
Smoky Mountain Winterfest Light Display

Winter is coming! Which also means it is time for Smoky Mountain Winterfest. This winter festival is one of the longest running festivals in the Smokies. It lasts for four months giving visitors from early November to late February a chance to see the town draped in Christmas lights and decorations. You can enjoy the festival’s lights, watch a jolly Christmas show, and shop for Christmas gifts whi...

Over 11 million people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. With 800+ miles of trails within the borders of the park, you’re guaranteed to find a hike that is perfect for your group. To help you make the most of your vacation, Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals is sharing the National Park Service’s list of the five most pop...
Black Bear in a field in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in the United States! With over 200 types of birds, more than 80 varieties of reptiles, and 65 species of mammals, the Smokies are teeming with all sorts of critters. Many visitors come to the mountains so they can catch a glimpse of some of the area’s signature animals.

A scenic winding road in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains.

One of the things that draws both first time and repeat visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the natural beauty of the mountains. Every fall, as the leaves change colors, the mountains take on gorgeous yellow, red and orange colors. There are many incredible ways to take in the scenic views of the mountains in the Great Smoky Mountains. Not everyone likes to get out and experien...
couple exploring Smoky Mountains hiking trails

There is a total of 150 official Smoky Mountains hiking trails, each of which offers their own set of challenges and natural beauty. However, there are a few hiking trails in the national park we think you and your family or group should experience in your lifetime. Although none of the trails on our list are considered to be easy hikes, they do present you with some of the most stunning mountain ...
Alpine View at affordable Pigeon Forge Cabins

Many families look forward to vacations all year long. After months of careful planning and saving while anxiously crossing off calendar days, we know it’s important that you get the vacation you and your family have been dreaming of. And while we’re proud to offer luxury rentals at great rates, we want to make sure you get as much out of your vacation as possible. That’s why we want to make sure ...