From one of many Tennessee vacation rentals in the eastern segment of the Volunteer State, you will be able to go to several of the attractions of the region, including state and national parks, historic museums and even musical events. Eastern Tennessee and the I-75 corridor that runs between Chattanooga and Knoxville has a great deal to offer in terms of a unforgettable family retreat and backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just one of them.
Eastern Tennessee is a region thriving in urban areas, ecological beauty and points of interest. Leisurely walk through the Smoky Mountains or hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. Urban areas in eastern Tennessee include Knoxville, Chattanooga, Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City. East Tennessee is home to the Chattanooga Choo Choo, Dollywood, Rock City, Ruby Falls, the Lost Sea, the International Storytelling Center, Ripley’s Aquarium, the Knoxville Zoo, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the American Museum of Science & Energy, the birthplace of country music and NASCAR’s home.
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, proudly located in Knoxville Tennessee, has great guest artists and celebrity entertainers with the KSO musicians for masterworks, chamber classics and pop concerts September through May of 2010. For further information regarding this year’s venue, call (865) 291-3310. They can send you a schedule of entertainers as well as suggest vacation rentals near by.
Eastern Tennessee vacation rental possibilities range from vacation homes, Tennessee bed and breakfast inns, RV camping, to hotels and motels. Pigeon Forge is the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, and Twin Cabins offers a number of very inexpensive cabin rentals in this district, with rates starting as low as $85 a night. For folks with their personal RV, there are a number of orderly, up-to-date campgrounds and RV parks open at low off-season rates. Of course, there are also several hotels and motels ranging from full-service high end resorts to low-priced economy lodgings; presently, there are 10,000 rooms available in the community.
One of the major surprises in Pigeon Forge is scheduled to open in mid-2010. Since James Cameron’s blockbuster 1999 film, guests have been fascinated by the tale of the doomed ship RMS Titanic. Visitors this spring will be amid the first to witness the new Titanic Museum. In attendance are plenty of Pigeon Forge vacation rentals to reserve rooms at as well.
If you missed Graceland in Memphis, you can benefit from an exhibit of The King’s individual items at the Elvis Presley Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Originated by Mike Moon, Mike has collected what is thought to be the largest personal compilation of Elvis memorabilia outside of Graceland. Elvis himself personally donated items to Mike, as did Elvis’s entourage all through the years. The museum is presently run and operated by Mike’s daughter, her husband and their children. For additional information about this museum, please call 865-428-2001.
Eastern Tennessee has abundant activities for the entire family ranging from outdoor hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to entertaining musical artists, to historical sites and fine dining and dancing. For information regarding this wonderful state, please visit the Tennessee Vacation web site.