Traveling in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee is always a very scenic trip. With the backdrop of the amazing Great Smoky Mountains and the forefront of trees, flowers, hiking trails, and more, you will be amazed at all the opportunities to slow down your pace and simply enjoy the beautiful environment that Tennessee offers.
Whatever reason brings you to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge (or both), you will have the chance to stay in a variety of comfortable, relaxing cabins. There are affordable, cheap cabins that will provide you with an awesome place to stay at a great price, and there are luxury cabins that are meant for those with a bit more to spend. How expensive you want to go is completely up to you! Gatlinburg cabins are not far from the rest of the eastern states, so you’ll only be a half a day car trip to experience the most relaxation you’ve had in quite some time.
Your first stop should be the Little Pigeon River in Gatlinburg. This amazing little river is only about six inches deep in some spots, and it is constantly flowing, no matter what time of year it is. It flows from Gatlinburg into Pigeon Forge. From here, you can smell the fresh mountain grass, and begin to see the scenic, gorgeous landscape that so many people love to come and visit. It is probably one of the most scenic spots for a picnic in the smoky mountains. There are relaxing sounds from the river and a full 360 degrees of nature, with just with a few blocks to civilization. You get to decide how much nature you want, and how much civilization you require during your stay in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. (Photo Credit: Mike Baker)
Gatlinburg has many vacation spots for you and your family, whether you’re a couple vacationing together, a family getting together for a reunion, or whether you’re just taking the kids to somewhere full of nature and hospitality. You can rent a Gatlinburg cabin or stay in a hotel, or even a Gatlinburg Chalet. Each time you visit Gatlinburg, you are extended the invitation for fun and relaxation from the moment of your arrival. The spectacular mountain views and the breathtaking charm are available only in the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
The Great Smoky Mountains offer many natural resources to see in addition to the wonderful mountains themselves. You are able to see wide, tall forests, and delightful streams all in their natural states of being. This breathtaking half-million acre of wilderness of mountainous terrain borders East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, and offers many outstanding activities for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. You can go white water rafting, hiking, and fly-fishing! That’s just a few examples of the different things that Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have to offer. You won’t find better photo opportunities anywhere else! With the Great Smoky Mountains at it’s doorstep, Gatlinburg is an experience to behold.
The Smoky Mountains are not very rugged, by by view, they are the most impressive mountains in the eastern portion of the United States. Within the Park, you can get an idea of how people used to live long ago who inhabited the mountains and valleys. The park has plenty of historical displays such as mills, churches, and houses that were used by people who inhabited the the area. In addition to it’s scenic beauty and southern hospitality, Gatlinburg provides an absolute abundance of exciting activities for both the old and young alike.
Gatlinburg Tennessee is a great destination year round. There are many places to visit that have delicious food just waiting for you to experience. Get ready to experience the great food of the south! From the morning meal to the dinner treats ending in homemade cobbler desserts, your taste buds are never short on food to keep you energized and ready for a day full of exciting activities! Make sure you ask about having food delivered your Gatlinburg cabin rental. There may be possibilities for your very own chef to cook for you in your rental. A lot of people plan the places they’re going to eat in the same way they plan the activities they’re going to enjoy. There are so many restaurants that offer great food, and you want to make sure you experience as many of them as you can. Many people agree that the specialized dishes and desserts are a memorable part of their trip. You don’t want to miss southern style cooking!
While you’re visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, make sure you take the time to visit Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge and Ober Gatlinburg at some point during your stay. It is a wonderful place full of activities for everyone whether they’re young, old, or somewhere in between. There is the Aerial Tramway that departs regularly from downtown Gatlinburg. This cable car will take you on a spectacular 2.1 mile ride up to the amusement park and ski area. There’s also the ski mountain coaster; Ober Gatlinburg's latest and most thrilling attraction! You can ride down the alpine slide, which is a weaving descent through tracks and ski trails.
Ober’s huge indoor ice skating rink is also something you’ll want to take the time to enjoy while on your trip! It’s surrounded by Ober Gatlinburg’s huge enclosed mall, where you can shop to your heart’s content. There’s also the scenic chairlift, the water raft rides, the chair swings, the Amaze’n maze, an awesome arcade center, kiddie rides, and mini golf.
One of the greatest attractions, though, is the wildlife encounter. You can see river otters, bobcats, and birds of prey, and many more animals. During most months, you can even see the family of black bears that live in the enclosure. Of course, if it’s winter, they’ll most likely be hibernating!
Make sure you bring a camera when you come to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You’ll want to take home a piece of the Great Smoky Mountains, and all the attractions and scenery that goes with it!