June 21, 2018

At Parkside Cabin Rentals, we know that pets are considered part of the family, so we are pleased to offer a wide selection of pet friendly cabins ! This is a stress-free way to spend your vacation without worrying about your beloved pet at home or in a kennel. Your pet will also be intrigued by the change in environment and will love exploring the area as much as you! Here are 3 great places to take your dog while staying at our pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg TN:

dog hiking in smoky mountains1. Gatlinburg Trail

The Gatlinburg Trail is one of two walking paths in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where visitors can walk dogs. This trail extends for 1.9 miles one way from River Road in Gatlinburg to Sugarlands Visitor Center. The relatively flat path runs through the forest along the west prong of the Little Pigeon River and offers spectacular views of the river. The trail eventually crosses the river at a pedestrian bridge and provides the opportunity to view the foundations and chimneys of multiple old homesites. Note that dogs must be on a leash at all times within the park, and the leash should not exceed 6 feet in length.

2. Oconaluftee River Trail

The Oconaluftee River Trail is the other trail in the Mational Park that allows dogs and is a bit further afield in the town of Cherokee, North Carolina. However, this can make a fun half day trip for you and your pet as you drive through the gorgeous scenery along Route 441! The Oconaluftee River Trail runs for 1.5 miles one way from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to just outside the city of Cherokee. It runs along the Oconaluftee River and features beautiful river views, so be sure to bring your camera! Although there are a few small hills along the path, the trail is relatively flat and is considered an easy hike. While at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, don’t forget to visit the museum that tells the story of life during the early days in the Smoky Mountains and explains the development of the National Park!

3. Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park


If you want to give your pet a chance to run free and get some awesome exercise, head just up the Parkway to Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park! This new facility is located within Sevierville City Park and offers separate areas for small and large breeds of dogs, as well as agility equipment and a water fountain. This is the perfect place to give your dog a safe place to run and enjoy the great outdoors! Sevierville’s PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park is open April through October from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and November through March from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The only requirements are that pets must be on a leash at all times outside of the park area and must be vaccinated as required per city and state laws.

Check out all of our pet friendly rental cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan a vacation with your favorite furry companion. We look forward to seeing you and your pet at Parkside Cabin Rentals!

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