It would be easy to understand both how and why many travelers don’t think of the Smoky Mountains as the ideal spot for a winter holiday. Mountains are, by nature, inhospitable during the season of snow and ice. However, the Smokies are different. Though they do get snow, and there are actually places to ski in the region, the weather is far more amenable to travelers than most realize. This is why Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are such a brilliant opportunity.
Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals and Winter Coziness
It is possible to find Smoky Mountain cabin rentals in the major towns, including Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, and while they include actual mountain cabins, many are within minutes of key Pigeon Forge attractions, too. Let’s take a few moments to look at some of the best options in Smoky Mountain cabin rentals, and then consider the Pigeon Forge attractions ideal for a winter visit.
Firstly, it is important to remember that travelers can find one, two, three and even four+ bedroom cabins and condos. Most are within minutes of the Gatlinburg Strip or the many Pigeon Forge attractions, even if they are tucked into woodland settings or high up in the hills.
Almost all will feature such amenities as private decks or balconies, fireplaces, premium entertainment systems, full kitchens, and more. Some even have hot tubs on the deck, Jacuzzis in the master bathroom, pool tables and game rooms, and pet-friendly policies.
Pigeon Forge Attractions Ideal for Winter Visitors
And while it is great to choose the best Smoky Mountain cabin rentals possible, remember that you’ll want to find those close to key Pigeon Forge attractions. The most appealing wintertime destinations include:
- Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine – One of the most visited destinations in the region, the facility opened a decade ago and has since made moonshine a popular beverage all around the world. Pay a visit and sample some of the many flavors, as well as an array of snacks and dishes
- The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island – The Island in Pigeon Forge is a destination in its own right, but if you want a comfortable way to take in the scenery from more than 200 feet above town, you can do so in the Wheel. With enclosed gondola cars, it is an exciting way to see everything
- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park – With its 800+ miles of trails, it has many options for winter hiking. Some lead to frozen waterfalls or panoramic vistas, and some just allow you to enjoy the scenery without the usual crowds. Don’t forget that many of the park’s roads and loops are open too!
- The Titanic Museum – Features a half-scale model of the ship and lets visitors learn all about the fateful maiden voyage of the “unsinkable” ship, and you can even touch an iceberg, feel for yourself how cold the water was that fateful night, and more.
Of course, you can also just settle into your cozy cabin on your own, with a sweetheart, the entire family or a group of friends. Explore the options from Alpine Mountain Chalets and learn just why winter is a great time for visits to Pigeon Forge.