7 Winter Activities | Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals

Dec 01, 2015


Snow in the Smokies can sometimes encourage people to stay indoors. However, some people may want to get outside and play around in town. When you book one of our Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin rentals this winter, you will be nearby to all of the amusement the chilly season brings. Here is a list of 7 fun winter friendly activities to enjoy while you vacation in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

1. Shop Til You Drop

Are you coming to the Smokies to get in some last minute Christmas shopping under your belt? There are several local shops and select outlet malls where you will find everything you are looking for. You'll find thousands of name brand items at a discounted prices. If you're planning to rent a cabin in Gatlinburg after the holiday season, plan to put all the gift cards you were given as Christmas gifts to good use at Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. If you are a big fan of the holiday season, check out the Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge where the season of Christmas never ends. At the Christmas Place, you can stock up on finishing touches for your tree and mantle or find inspiration for next year's decorations and gifts.

2. Watch the Smoky Mountains Shine

Enjoy the shimmer from the deck of your Heartland rental cabin. On a frosty morning, the sun will reflect on the branches and create a glittering effect. Go for a hike in the lower elevations or travel through Cades Cove to see the landscapes, historic buildings, and wildlife.

3. Admire the Twinkling Lights of Winterfest

The Smoky Mountain Winterfest is a town favorite! Twinkling lights and festive decorations will light up the night throughout Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Ride the Winterfest Trolley to tour the lights through each participating city to see the story of the season.

4. Fill Your Night With Laughter and a Savory Meal

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are filled with exciting dinner theaters and outstanding performance theaters. Enjoy a full belly and a fun time at Dixie Stampede, Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner and Show, and the Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Inspiring shows include The Wonders of Magic, Country Tonight, and The Smoky Mountain Opry.

5. Explore The Island of Pigeon Forge

The Island is filled with delicious restaurants like Paula Deen's and Margaritaville and activities like the Smoky Mountain Wheel, The Escape Game, and The Island Ropes Course. The Smoky Mountain Wheel is a 200 foot tall Ferris wheel where guests sit in an encased glass chamber to obtain a 360-degree view of the Smokies. You'll be able to see the snow-covered peaks as if you are floating in mid-air.

6. Pile Up the Pancakes

The Smoky Mountains do pancakes well! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are speckled with Southern pancake houses that offer a typical cabin breakfast you can't get anywhere else. Your plates will be piled high with all of your country favorites, and most of all - towering buttermilk pancakes.

7. Ski, Snow Tube and Ice Skate at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is THE place for snow-filled activities in the Smokies. Enjoy full day sessions, twilight sessions and night sessions on the slopes of the Smoky Mountains. If skiing and snowboarding aren't in your wheelhouse, try snow tubing, ice skating or hot cocoa by the fireplace in the Seasons of Ober restaurant and lounge.

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Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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