Whitewater in the Smokies!

Whitewater in the Smokies!

Smoky Mountain Whitewater!

River cruises are abundant in the Smokies. After a quick rain, the Little Pigeon River Middle Prong runs. (see gauges on AWW page).

Here is a link to the runs within minutes of the cabin:



III-IV rapids, small channels. Creek type lines.


Whitewater rafting trips are a specialty of the Smokies. Check out these companies for a guided great time.




It doesn’t get any more beautiful!

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival!

Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival!

August 16th through the 20th, Gatlinburg holds the Songwriters Festival. Live musical entertainment in downtown Gatlinburg. There are only 3 ticketed concerts, all the others are free. We were there last year and sat on Bubba Gumps deck, ate shrimp and listened to the singing from across the street. Great week to vacation in the Smokies. Lazy Bear Cabin has this week open and anyone that mentions this post will receive 10% off total lodging!

14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day!

14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day!

On September 3rd, the Old Mill district holds its annual Heritage Day. Local mountain crafts, bingo, pumpkin painting and a farmers market will be there as many other venues. World class bluegrass and line dancing will also be part of the activities. For the kids there is a petting zoo, firetruck and a special arts and crafts tent. Free admission,  bring your chairs (Lazy Bears are in the washer/dryer room) and blanket.


September 3rd 2017

Hours: 10-6pm

Gatlinburg Skylift Now Open!

Gatlinburg Skylift Now Open!

On Friday May 26th, the Gatlinburg sky lift started rolling up and down the mountain again. They lengthened the distance of the ride as well. The landing below Ober is still closed so you go up circle around and come back down currently. They say the landing should be completed by fall. All brand new chairs. The gondola next door is still running people to Ober.


Adult: $12.00 / All day $14.00

Children: $9.00 / All day $10.00

Military: $12.00 all day




Add it to your calendar, May 19-20th Sevierville will hold it largest festival of the summer featuring Ricky Skaggs! BBQ cookoff and bluegrass festival are being held at 125 Court Ave in downtown Sevierville.

Bluegrass bands schedule:

Friday, May 19

5:00pm — Hogslop String Band
6:00pm — The Paul Williams & Victory Trio
7:00pm — Church Sisters
8:00pm — Kicked Off the Train – Founding members of Pine Mountain Railroad

Saturday, May 20

Noon — Bill Mize – Grammy winner & Sevierville native
1:00pm — Mountain Ruckus presented by Dixie Stampede
2:00pm — Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
3:00pm — Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
4:00pm — Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers
5:00pm — Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
6:00pm — Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
7:00pm — Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers
8:00pm — Ricky Skaggs

During the BBQ cookoff you can buy a ticket for $15 for the ‘People’s Choice Contest’ which can be purchased at the event. This year they are adding to the ‘Kids Zone’ with a bounce house, train and bungee trampoline.

This is a FREE event, grab the lawn chairs and join the fun!

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp

Our favorite breakfast place in the Smokies!

Crocketts sign lazy bear cabin

The skillet breakfasts are to die for. Bring a big appetite, it’s a ton of food. They are known for their cinnamon buns, once you walk in the front door you’ll see why.
crocketts lazy bear cabin

Located toward the end of the strip towards the park entrance near Sugerland Distillery. Parking is sort of an issue, if the spots they have available are full there is a lot next door that you can pay to park. Totally worth it! The decor is unbelievable. A definite must visit!


lazy bear cabin crocketts bear

crocketts lazy bear cabin animals


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