Gatlinburg Travel Tips

Gatlinburg is Tennessee's destination for vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains. Known for luxury cabin rentals, homes with mountain views, and budget friendly condos. Gatlinburg has many great vacation rentals. Sitting at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is the gateway to Clingman's Dome, the highest point in Tennessee. In addition to thousands of acres of hiking and rafting on Pigeon River, visitors enjoy the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Guinness World Adventures - Gatlinburg, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, a scenic chairlift ride to an 1,800-foot overlook. Our cabin rentals in Gatlinburg are personalized mountain getaways where you can peacefully relax in Tennessee's natural setting.

Breathe fresh mountain air, raft down the Pigeon River, and taste famous Gatlinburg pancakes. Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ cabins and condos in Gatlinburg are the perfect place to reconnect with friends and family.

Gatlinburg Vacation FAQs

Where are the best places to stay in Gatlinburg?

For a mountain getaway, book a vacation rental in Gatlinburg, TN. The best places to stay in Gatlinburg include private vacation rental homes, lodges, cabins, chalets, and condos. Book a small property for a weekend getaway, or a large property to fit your entire group.

What are the best family-friendly activities in Gatlinburg?

Gatlinburg is located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains, which makes it perfect for family adventures. Take the kids on a fun hike or scenic drive through the national park. Other attractions that families love include the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Gatlinburg SkyPark Lift, Anakeesta Theme Park, Fannie Farkle’s Family Fun Parlor, the Mysterious Mansion, and Ripley’s! Museum and Aquarium.

What time of year should I visit Gatlinburg?

Gatlinburg is a year-round destination. Summer is the peak season in the area, especially because of tourism to the Great Smoky Mountains. Spring and fall are less busy, often have lower rates, and you might catch beautiful spring wildflowers or autumn foliage. Visit Gatlinburg during the winter, and you can enjoy festive holidays — and even ski! Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort has skiing/snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, and more.

Why is Gatlinburg such a popular destination?

Gatlinburg is known for its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Besides great outdoor activities and stunning views, Gatlinburg offers many fun attractions, activities for families, venues for live music, nightlife, restaurants, and places to stay.

Is Gatlinburg pet-friendly?

No need to leave your dog at home — a Gatlinburg vacation can accommodate pets. Great Smoky Mountains National Park has some dog-friendly trails, picnic sites, and roads (as long as your dog is on a leash). Downtown Gatlinburg has some pet-friendly restaurants and even shops for dogs. Explore the Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels inventory of pet-friendly vacation rentals in Gatlinburg.

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