a breathtaking photo of sunset over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
August 19, 2016

With well over 10 million annual visitors, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular national park in the United States! Straddling the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, this incredible park offers unparalleled scenery and plenty of great activities to enjoy. When you stay at our cabin rentals near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will be minutes away from this amazing destination. Parkside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to just some of the advantages of vacationing near the park:

1. Free Entertainment

One of our favorite things about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is that, unlike other parks, it does not have an entrance fee! Staying close to the park means that you can enjoy everything the Smokies have to offer without spending a cent. While all of the attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are a ton of fun, the cost of tickets can add up quickly. With the national park at your fingertips, you can enjoy some free activities instead of going into town every day.

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2. Endless Opportunities for Hikinglaurel falls smoky mountains

The Smoky Mountains are home to over 800 miles of trails. Guests at our cabin rentals near Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be able to hike these fantastic trails at their convenience. With everything from hikes that are less than a mile long to 12 mile treks, you are sure to find a trail that is right for your group. According to the National Park Service, the following are the five most popular trails in the national park:

  • Appalachian Trail
  • Abrams Falls Trail
  • Laurel Falls Trail
  • Alum Cave Trail
  • Trillium Gap Trail

3. Scenic Drives

If hiking isn’t your thing, don’t worry! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also home to a number of breathtaking scenic drives. Taking a drive through the park is a wonderful way to see the area’s spectacular beauty without breaking a sweat. Here are some of the very best drives in the Smokies:

  • Newfound Gap Road
  • Upper Tremont Road
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
  • Cades Cove Loop Road

hot tub on the deck of a cabin4. Stunning Mountain Views at Your Cabin

When you stay at our cabin rentals near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will be able to enjoy incredible views right from your home away from home. What could be better than relaxing on your deck and admiring the majesty of the national park? With rocking chairs and hot tubs, your cabin’s deck is the most luxurious vantage point for taking in some stunning mountain vistas.

Parkside Cabin Rentals has a wonderful collection of cabins that are just a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Offering everything from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway, to 7 bedroom cabins for a family reunion, we are guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for. To start planning your vacation, check out our complete selection of Smoky Mountain cabin rentals. If you would like a cabin recommendation, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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