You'll want to take a look around the Bear Pause Cabin located less than 10 miles from both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Bear Pause Cabin is the perfect place to experience log cabin living with over 2,000 square feet of space luxury amenities, and tradition. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the Bear Pause Cabin sleeps up to 6 with ease. In the summer, you'll love hanging out on the deck, sitting on a rocking chair, and enjoying the view. In the fall, it'll fill your heart with warmth to watch the leaves fall away, exposing the mountaintops. You and your family will love huddling around the glowing fireplace to watch your favorite movie. At night, relieve life's tensions with an overdue soak in the hot tub.
One of the best parts of a log cabin life is stargazing. Many log cabins are located surrounded by nature, away from the bright lights of the city, making them perfect for a sky–full of stars, blinking and twinkling and passing overhead in an arc. With no city lights, you can see a sky full of planets and stars. Especially when the moon is new, the night skies are spectacular. For stargazing at the log cabin, all you need is a sense of curiosity, some patience, a night sky, and your eyes. Beyond that, the rest are just tools to upgrade the experience. The following are some of the tools that can help with your log cabin stargazing.
A flashlight covered with red cellophane or a red gel sheet. Another option is to make a dedicated stargazing flashlight by painting the light of the flashlight with red nail polish (red light doesn’t interfere with night vision). A stargazing chart or app. To make things more comfortable you might consider setting up a blanket and pillow, an inflatable raft for lounging on the ground, or some reclining lawn chairs. Some treats or a thermos full of something warm, or on those hot summer nights some lemonade. A good pair of binoculars or a telescope, as you’ll be surprised at how much more you can see in the sky.
Embrace the Dark. The darker the night sky, the brighter the stars will appear. Any residual light source on the ground near the log cabin will diminish your ability to see them. Turn off your log cabin porch lights, lanterns, or any other light sources that can impact your ability to experience the dark. You will also need to give your eyes 15 to 30 minutes to adapt to the dark for optimal night vision. Light pollution is widespread. Skyglow which is the diffuse luminance of the night sky, apart from light sources such as the Moon and visible individual stars, can even impact remote log cabin areas. The good news is that log cabin locations typically offer the best stargazing locations and prominent constellations such as Orion, the Big Dipper, and Canis Major can be easier to pick out when they aren’t backdropped against an infinite number of sparkling stars.