It’s May, Time to Plan a Summer Vacay!

Summer is quickly approaching and with it, fun in the sun with fresh mountain air! Every family is different when it comes to adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains so we’ve rounded up a few different activities to choose from. We’re sure you’ll find one of these activities right up your family’s alley! 


Stay Low Key With Scenic Views

Some families enjoy simply enjoying the scenic views and sights that the National Park offers, and we don’t blame them! With endless views for miles, dozens of wildlife sightings, and hundreds of acres of wilderness, finding ways to enjoy nature are plentiful.


A favorite among visitors is Cades Cove. This area of the National Park is a wildlife haven, with black bears, turkeys, deer, and other wildlife often seen here. Pack a picnic and stop at the halfway point to enjoy the beautiful scenery, explore old buildings, and make great memories. 


Ramp Up The Adventure With White Water Rafting

The Great Smoky Mountains have some amazing mountain streams for white water rafting and rafting companies have different tours for different people. Enjoy the lower Pigeon Forge river for a scenic ride or the upper portion of the river for an exhilarating adventure. The lower portion is a good choice for families who want the fun of rafting without the huge rapids while the upper portion is good for ages 8 and above who want the full experience. 


Spend Fun in the Sun at Dollywood 

Dollywood is a premier amusement park with fun for the entire family! From the littles of tykes to the oldest in your group, there is truly something for everyone at this family-friendly venue. Rides, food, events, and live shows give ample opportunity for Smoky Mountain adventures and family fun! 


A Home Base Worth Talking About

A hotel is okay on a road trip when you just need somewhere to lay your head for a rest but when you’re on vacation, you want somewhere clean, comfortable, and with amenities that make you feel like it’s a real getaway! At Alpine Mountain Chalets, we offer cabins of all sizes and with a variety of amenities. Looking for a Pigeon Forge cabin with a pool? We have you covered. A family cabin with a game table?  We have that too. Browse our properties here and start planning your getaway today.