SOUTH -The Smoky Mountains: Head to East Tennessee if you're in the mood for The Great Smokies, bluegrass, and country kitsch. Hike Mount Lecont and rest your toes at Leconte Lodge. Take a spin around Dollywood during the day (your visit earns you life long music street cred) for some rides and bluegrass music a plenty. Sleep in a log cabin at night. Splurge at Blackberry Farm.
$99 per night. Hot tub, wifi, pet friendly. Lots of similar cabins on this website--nearish to Dollywood. Cheapest of cabins I've looked at so far--many of them have outdoor hot tubs and/or indoor jacuzzi tubs.
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