A beautiful photo of Cades Cove near Gatlinburg.

Top 4 Free Attractions in Gatlinburg TN That You Don’t Want to Miss

If you’ve been wanting to treat your family to a fun weekend away in the mountains but you’re worried about how you’ll afford it, we’ve put together a list of the top 4 free attractions in Gatlinburg TN that will guarantee your family a fun and affordable trip to the Smokies! Our Gatlinburg TN cabins are always a great price, so you’ll have a budget friendly place to call home during your vacation, and if you take advantage of all the wonderful free attractions and activities, you’ll barely have to spend any money on entertainment!

1. Visit Cades Cove

One of the most popular free attractions in Gatlinburg TN is taking the driving tour of Cades Cove. This 11 mile loop will give you breathtaking views of the beautiful wildflowers, the soaring trees all around you and even some native animals such as deer, bears and mountain cats! Slowly making your way around the loop is the best way to experience mountain life while not having to leave the comfort of your vehicle. Once you’re finished with the loop, park your car and take an easy stroll around the Cove to explore old churches and cabins that were built as early as the late 1800s. There are also several trails good for an easy hike if you’re in the mood for a walk. We also recommend packing a lunch and spreading out a blanket for a picnic with your family!

2. Take a Tour of a Moonshine DistilleryA sign for the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in downtown Gatlinburg.

Among the most fun free attractions in Gatlinburg TN is taking a free tour of some of the area’s best moonshine distilleries! On these tours you will get to experience the whole process of making moonshine, from fermenting the grains to bottling the finished product, and the adults 21 and older in the group will love getting to taste a variety of delicious “shines” for a small fee!

Ole Smoky Distillery, also known as “The Holler”, is America’s most visited distillery. The distillers love to chat with visitors, so be prepared to ask a lot of questions!

Sugarlands Distilling Company offers free tours as well as live music and storytelling. They’re located in downtown Gatlinburg TN, but the rustic barns and old school equipment will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time!

3. Relax in Your Cabin

When you’re looking for free attractions in Gatlinburg TN, sometimes you need to think outside the box and inside your cabin! Since you’ll be staying in one of our beautiful Gatlinburg TN cabins, you might as well spend a day enjoying it to it’s fullest! Our cabins are decked out with all the greatest amenities such as hot tubs, game rooms, theater rooms, large kitchens and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, meaning you’ll go all weekend without ever hearing those dreaded words “i’m bored”! You’ll be amazed by how much fun the kids and the adults will have spending a day or a weekend in the cabin, and you’ll love saving that extra money.

4. Drive Through the Arts and Crafts Community

Gatlinburg TN is home to North America’s largest group of independent artisans, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, which is one of the most fun free attractions in Gatlinburg TN. This historic 8 mile loops consists of talented artists and craftsmen who spend their time creating quilts, candles, paintings, photographs, candies, metal sculptures, pottery and so much more. You’ll be amazed by the beautiful creations around every corner. This is the perfect place to purchase unique and special gifts, so make sure to bring your Christmas shopping list!

A sign at the entrance of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg.Now that you know all about how to have a fun and affordable vacation in the Smokies, book your stay at our Gatlinburg TN cabins today and start enjoying all the free attractions in Gatlinburg TN!