While the Smokies are a popular destination at any time of year, many folks consider the winter season their favorite! This is a special time where you can enjoy the magical sights of snow covered mountain peaks and fewer crowds at your favorite attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Here are the top 5 reasons why guests love winter in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Unique Mountain Scenery
The Smokies are a spectacular sight to behold during the winter months when the higher elevations are lightly capped in snow. This is a great time to get some amazing photos of the mountains from one of the many vantage points throughout Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. You might also want to take a winter hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is open all year long for your enjoyment. Start your day at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, where you can talk to a park ranger about the trail availability and current hiking conditions.
2. Fewer Visitors in the Smokies
Another reason why guests love winter in the Smoky Mountains is because there are generally fewer visitors, making it easy to get into restaurants and attractions without a wait! This is the perfect time to experience some of the area’s most popular attractions, such as the Titanic Museum, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, The Island in Pigeon Forge, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! After spending just one winter vacation in one of our cabins, don’t be surprised if it becomes your favorite time to visit!
3. Winterfest Light Displays
While the Pigeon Forge Winterfest lights are generally associated with the holiday season, they shine nearly all winter long for your enjoyment! If you will be in the Smoky Mountains before mid-February, you can still take a drive down the Pigeon Forge Parkway to see lighted displays of animals native to the Smokies, fairytale characters, and a variety of whimsical scenes. Altogether, there are more than 5 million lights that brighten up the Parkway and continue all the way down into Gatlinburg!
4. Incredible Cabin Rates
We are pleased to offer a wide assortment of cabins at affordable rates, and you can find some of the best deals of the year during the winter months. Whether you are searching for a one bedroom cabin for a romantic getaway or a 6 bedroom cabin for a winter escape with your friends, we have the perfect cabin for you. When planning your vacation, be sure to check our latest Pigeon Forge cabin specials that can save you some additional money!
5. Escape from the Winter Blues
If you feel like time is dragging during the winter and you really need to get away, the Smoky Mountains offer a fantastic opportunity to escape from the winter blues! When you stay with us, you can enjoy all types of fun amenities including fireplaces, game rooms, hot tubs, and much more!
Check out all of our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals today to experience for yourself why so many guests love winter in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to welcoming you!