It’s never too early to start planning your fall getaway to the Smokies. That’s because fall is one of the most popular seasons to visit these mountains with their gorgeous fall foliage in every hue from scarlet to amber.
If you’re wondering when to plan your fall visit to Gatlinburg, the month of October is the perfect choice—not only because that’s when the fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains will be at its peak, but also because you’ll have the chance to check out Ripley’s Fright Nights, which start at the beginning of the month!
Thinking about the best time to plan a family vacation to the Smokies? How about October?! Not only will you have fabulous weather and gorgeous fall foliage, but you’ll also have access to tons of October-only events like the annual Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival!
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are popular fall destinations because of their cool, comfortable weather, beautiful scenery of changing leaves, stirring wildlife, and many fun festivals and fairs. It’s a great time to hit the 800+ miles of trails, stroll along the Parkway, spend some time relaxing at a cozy cabin, or just explore the area’s attractions and shops.
With 800+ miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s no wonder that hiking is such a popular activity. Seasoned hikers will find challenges on the more difficult trails, with Rocky Top/Thunderhead Mountain, Mt. LeConte (by way of Alum Caves), Rich Mountain Loop, Mount Cammerer, and Chimney Tops rounding out some of the most strenuous. First-timers, casual hikers, and kiddos will do best on the easy and moderate hikes, but there are plenty of those to pick from.
Why Cabins Beat Hotels for Business Travelers
While families vacationing in the Smokies make up the majority of our guests, we want you to know that, at Cabins For You, our cabins are the right choice even if you aren’t traveling for pleasure. And with Gatlinburg’s large convention center, the central location of the Smokies, and easy access to hundreds of restaurants and attractions, it’s no wonder businesses choose Gatlinburg for company-wide meetings and retreats.
It’s that time again…we have new cabins for you! Our Cabins For You family is growing even more this summer, adding beautiful cabins loaded with awesome amenities and featuring great mountain views and convenient locations.
July Fourth is only the beginning when it comes to celebrating America’s heroes in the Smokies. For those planning to visit Pigeon Forge this summer, the whole month of August will be dedicated to those brave men and women who fight for, protect, and serve our country with an event called Celebrate Freedom!
The Great Smoky Mountains area is one of the most scenic places in the country, and arguably, the world. It’s home to a huge diversity of trees and wildflowers, along with wildlife and incredible mountain vistas. Whether you’re in the heart of downtown or out among the trees and on the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Smokies.