A delicate snow to blanket the pines, a cooling wind to clear the mind, a warm fireplace to ease the cold, and a still quiet to sooth the soul: the beauty of winter is truly a treasure to behold. From snowmen creations and cozier-than-ever cuddles to happy holidays and marshmallow-filled cocoas, winter is a time to play, a time to romance, a time for celebration, and a time for sweet treats, but most of all, it’s a great time to get away! What better way to spend your winter vacation than in a quaint cabin nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains?
Leave your bags at the door and head into the cabin to explore as you get a feel for your home away from home — complete with wintry mountain views. Get a fire going in the living room fireplace, send the kids to the rec room for foosball rounds, play your favorite comedy on the big screen in the home theater, float all day in the private indoor pool (heated of course!), and bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch in the fully equipped kitchen. With these options and more, you can stay bundled up in the cabin for days on end, having the good times and making precious memories!
- Enjoy the soothing sounds of nature as you unwind in the outdoor hot tub.
- Snuggle up with your hubby for movie night in the king-size bed.
- Toss a lavender bath bomb into the warm waters of the indoor jetted tub for a relaxing soak in your master suite.
- Send your stress away by scheduling a 2-person massage.
- Host a dinner party with your very own personal chef.
- Pre-order a variety of gift baskets and flowers (Java Time, Spirit of the Smokies, Petals of Love, etc.) to spice things up.
Where to Go and What to Do
After mustering up the courage to leave your comfortable abode, venture into Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for a whole mess of entertaining attractions, tasty restaurants, shopping centers, and outdoor adventures. From snowtubing down a giant hill and watching tropical fish swim by to gobbling up Southern delicacies and buying all the souvenirs downtown, let the fun begin!
Pro Tip: Book as much as possible ahead of time to ensure the success of your trip, and don’t let potential mishaps bring down the awesome vacay vibes.
Pirouettes on the ice skating rink, master moves on the 8 ski trails, candid shots of river otters, delectable bites of freshly topped pizza, and lively laughter on the Ski Mountain Coaster, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park has it all, and then some!
Visit the Tropical Rainforest, Shark Lagoon, Coral Reef, Stingray Bay, and Penguin Playhouse at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, merely one of a whopping 8 Ripley’s attractions in the area!
The Dixie Stampede
Dine heartily on rotisserie chicken, homemade biscuits, corn on the cob, and more while watching the stunt-riding show at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction.
Mountain Valley Winery
Mark another place off the Rocky Top Wine Trail as you sip the day away with Chardonnay, Mountain Valley Blush, or Mountain Peach at Mountain Valley Winery, the largest winery in Tennessee.
The Village Shops
If shopping is your game, The Village Shops is the place for you! With 27 whimsical shops and eateries to discover, this shopping center will easily steal a day from your trip — not that we’re complaining.
Scenic Helicopter Tours
Get a birds’-eye view of the French Broad River, the City of Gatlinburg, Douglas Lake, Wears Valley, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Scenic Helicopter Tours.
Each winter, millions of twinkling lights adorn the 3 local cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg to celebrate the happening holidays and joys of the season. Grab a ticket, sit back, and relax for a magical tour on the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights, which features custom light displays that portray classic mountain activities, local wildlife (including foxes, deer, and rabbits), and best of all, a winter wonderland!
Simply selecting a cabin and heading to town sounds nice, but we all know there’s a whole lot more to planning a fantastic winter vacation, so we have Vacation Planners on standby to take care of your planning needs. Feel free to ask any questions regarding cabin requirements, personal wants, and area information. Our VPs are more than willing and happily ready to make this the best winter cabin getaway for YOU!