Why visit Smoky Mountains in the winter?

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Smoky Mountains is a popular destination year-round, but why winter? 

1. Cheaper Accommodations

We offer great winter rates and sometimes even better specials on our cabins - check our specials page. And we can also help connect you with some other cabin owners in the area if our cabins are not available for your chosen dates.

2. Less Traffic


Whether you are driving on the Parkway or hiking the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is a significant decrease in the amount of traffic in the area this time of year. Though Valentine’s Day weekend may cause an increase, the wait times will still be significantly lower than during warmer times.

3. Snow-Covered Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are pretty all year long, but they are especially beautiful during the winter when there is snow on the peaks. You can enjoy them at a distance from the comfort of your car or cabin, or you can enjoy them up close by exploring the many hiking trails!



4. You can try something new and adventurous 


If you’ve never been skiing at Ober Mountain, give it a try! Can't ski? No problem! Lessons are available, and so are ice skating and snow tubing - family fun for all



If you haven’t experienced the snowy season in a cabin, why not make this year your first? You won’t want to miss your chance to re-live some of your favorite winter memories this season. Stay in our cabins in the Smoky Mountains and you’ll see what makes the Smokies such a great place! 


5. Winterfest lights

Smoky Mountains towns of Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge have their holiday lights on display from Nov 11 through the end of February.  And if it snows, it is an even prettier sight to see!




6. Winter hikes

If you don’t mind a little cold weather, you’ll love hiking and exploring while enjoying the beauty of the Smokies during this season. See the popular winter hike trails.