It’s not a secret that visiting the Smokies in autumn is an experience unlike any other. The mountains are blanketed in oranges, reds, yellows, and browns, making for an unforgettable sight. We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience in the Smoky Mountains in the fall! That's why we've made a list of some of our favorite ways to take in the fall colors. Here are the top 10 ways to see the Smoky Mountain fall foliage:
Are you a history buff? Then you’ll have a great time visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! With a rich history of pioneers, loggers, and country people just trying to make a living, you’ll have so much to learn! And what better way to learn about the people that used to live in the area than to see some of their homes, vacation spots, and gathering places? That’s why we’re sharing the top 4 historic places to visit in the Smoky Mountains with you!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the top spots in the southeast for waterfall chasing. Visitors fall in love with the beauty of Smoky Mountain waterfalls, and some of the most popular hiking trails include this feature. The best part is that many of the waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains are located near our hotel in Gatlinburg! To help you find the best waterfalls during your stay with us, we've made a list of the best waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains that are located within 30 minutes of our hotel.
Winter is when things start to slow down in the Great Smoky Mountains, but that’s exactly why you will want to plan a trip to see the beauty of the area! There’s nothing quite like exploring the Smokies in the quietness of winter, and you should definitely visit Cades Cove while you’re here this time of year! Check out these 5 reasons why you should drive the Cades Cove Loop in winter.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is made up of over 520,000 acres, many of which were once occupied by native Americans and settlers throughout time. As each acre was purchased and added to the protected land that would turn into America’s most loved national park, traces of the past began to slowly fade. The flora of the park slowly started to blanket the slivers of Smoky Mountain life even before the national park was formed and today, most of it is completely hidden. However, there are many gems of yesteryear that can still be found throughout the Smokies, some in plain sight but many can only be seen if you take time to look a little closer.
Autumn is the most popular time of year in the Great Smoky Mountains. Why, you may ask? Because of the colorful changes happening in the area! So what is the best way to take in this beautiful sight? Driving through the national park. That's why we're sharing some of our favorite roads you can't miss out experiencing while you're in town. Here are 3 of the best Smoky Mountain scenic drives to take in the fall!
Attracting over 2 million visitors each year, Cades Cove is the most popular section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located about an hour away from downtown Gatlinburg, TN, Cades Cove is famous for its well-preserved historic buildings, lovely mountain vistas, and unrivaled wildlife viewing. All of the valley’s major landmarks are conveniently located along an 11-mile loop road, which makes the Cove ideal for auto touring.
On your next trip to Gatlinburg, you may be looking for something to do you’ve never done before or that’s exciting for the whole family. A great activity you should try is white water rafting! People of all ages will have a blast floating down the river, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime! Check out these 5 reasons why you should go rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors on your next trip:
The Smokies are the most popular national park in the country, and with good reason! There are so many fun things to do when you visit, from hiking in the backwoods to enjoying a fresh picnic lunch. But how do you decide what to do when you’re visiting? Maybe you should start with visiting the most popular destinations in the park! Check out these 4 popular places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America and welcomes double the number of visitors of the Grand Canyon, the second most visited park, every year. With over 11 million people roaming the roads and trails of the Smokies, it can seem as if experiencing the beauty and wilderness of the area could be more hectic than peaceful, but that’s certainly not true. While it is true more people tend to visit in the spring, summer, and fall, the winter months provides a completely different experience. We wanted to share 3 things you’ll love about visiting the Smokies during winter!
Cades Cove is the most popular destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. People come from all over the world to see this incredible valley surrounded by mountains, because there’s no other place quite like it! You’ll be able to drive around an 11-mile paved loop road, and there are several places where you can get out and explore. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains:
If you are just starting to get into hiking, you probably want to know what hikes you should try when you visit the Smokies! There are several easy hikes that are perfect for beginners in the national park, and you can see all kinds of different natural features along these trails! Here are 6 of the best hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains for beginners:
When you’re visiting the Smokies, you have to stop by the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) to learn more about their amazing white water rafting trips! With more than 40 years of providing families with adventures on the river, you won’t find a better company to raft with. Here are 4 perks of white water rafting in the Smoky Mountains with NOC:
If you’ve ever been to the Great Smoky Mountains then you know that every corner of the most visited national park has something special about it that captures the attention of guests time after time. However, there is one certain valley that is tucked away in the heart of the hills that seems to pull folks in like no other. Cades Cove is a destination that you can visit once and have it capture your heart for a lifetime. Here are 3 reasons why you should visit Cades Cove on your next trip to Gatlinburg, TN.
Summer vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains has been a long time standing tradition for many folks from all over the country. Maybe you’re visiting for the first time this summer or possibly for the 20th. Regardless of where you stand on the number of times you’ve been to Gatlinburg, there is always something new to do. Below are 3 top things to do this summer but the possibilities are certainly endless. Check them out, book your trip, and get ready for a summer adventure that you’ll never forget.