6 Reasons to Get Away This Winter in the Smoky Mountains

20 November 2015 / By parksidecabins
breathtaking photo of snow covered mountains in Gatlinburg TN
Nov 20, 2015 Smoky Mountains

Parkside Cabin Rentals has a variety of amazing properties for your next winter vacation in the Smoky Mountains! Despite the colder temperatures, there is plenty to enjoy in the region during the winter months. Here are six reasons to get away this winter in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Unique Scenery

One of the most appealing attributes of the winter season in the Smokies is undoubtedly the stunning scenery that surrounds your cabin. Although the region is beautiful at any time of year, there is just something about the snow capped mountains that makes your jaw drop! Be sure to bring along a camera to capture the gorgeous landscape so you can always remember your winter trip to the Smoky Mountains.

2. Fun Winter Activities

There are lots of great activities to enjoy in the region throughout the winter months. Ober Gatlinburg offers several fun winter sports, including snow tubing, ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding. There is even a coaster ride where you can control the speed of your sled while you race down a mountain! You can also enjoy a winter hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is open 365 days per year. In the evenings, be sure to take a drive through Gatlinburg to check out the city’s incredible holiday light displays along the Parkway and River Road.

(See Also: 6 Things to Do in Your Smoky Mountain Cabin on a Snowy Day)

3. Cabin Amenities

One of the best parts about winter in the Smoky Mountains is the chance to enjoy the delightful amenities in your cabin. Step out onto your private deck with a cup of hot chocolate as you admire the winter wonderland surrounding the cabin. If the weather isn’t too cold, the hot tub provides the unique opportunity to appreciate the great outdoors while relaxing in the warmth of the bubbling waters. As an alternative, kick back inside of your cabin next to the glow of the fireplace for some toasty relaxation. With so many fantastic amenities, you could have a great winter vacation without even leaving your cabin!

4. Peace and Quiet

A winter vacation in the Smoky Mountains provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy some much needed peace and quiet. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and retreat to the serenity of your cabin in the woods. Wake up to the sight of a deer passing through the trees and watch the beautiful stars at night to enter a state of complete relaxation.

5. Break Up the Monotony of Winter

For many people, the winter months can be quite dreary and boring, especially after the holidays are over. Instead of moping around, break up the monotony of winter by scheduling a getaway at one of our cabins. Don’t let the winter get you down when you could be having a blast in the Smokies!


6. Fun Local Attractions

The fun never slows down in the Smoky Mountains, as many great local attractions are open throughout the winter. Check out Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, where you can view more than 100,000 exotic sea creatures and experience a 340 foot underwater tunnel. For some fantastic views of the snow capped mountains, take a ride on the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway or head to the top of the 407 foot tall Gatlinburg Space Needle!

To start planning your winter in the Smoky Mountains, check out our complete selection of Smoky Mountain cabin rentals!