You and your pup agree that boundaries are meant to be crossed, and the Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect travel destination for you both. The Smokies, in their infinite wisdom, stretch over the Tennessee-North Carolina border to provide visitors with a range of options for their stay near the mountain range. Travelers can choose not only between two states, each with its own abundant park, but also among a selection of towns, each with its own vibe. Gatlinburg and Cherokee offer the closest proximity on either side of the border, and are appropriately busy compared to the more relaxed cultures of Bryson City or Brevard. On either side of the border, the old growth forest that surrounds and climbs the Great Smokies is protected as part of an International Biosphere Reserve, which keeps the profuse hardwood trees safe and, with them, the many animals that make the forest their home. Two- and four-legged visitors can delight in the unspoiled landscapes that unwind before them, perched on the lookout of their choice. Rent a pet-friendly log cabin or modern cottage with all the trimmings in the Great Smoky Mountains for an unforgettable getaway.