Scenic photo of winter in Gatlinburg TN.

3 Gatlinburg Attractions That Are Surprisingly Open During the Winter

Don’t let a little chilly weather stop you from enjoying a fabulous vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains! Despite the colder temperatures, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that there are some fun outdoor attractions in Gatlinburg that stay open throughout the winter season. So grab your parka, get ready to enjoy these 3 Gatlinburg attractions that are open for business.

1. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Gatlinburg Space NeedleYou will probably be surprised to find out that the Gatlinburg Sky Lift is open all year long! This open-air chairlift ride provides a smooth journey to the top of Crockett Mountain where you are surrounded on 3 sides by the natural beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The best part of the ride takes place on your way back down as you enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and downtown Gatlinburg.

2. Moonshine Mountain Coaster

Another must-visit attraction that’s open in the winter is the Moonshine Mountain Coaster! This thrilling roller coaster style ride is unique because you can control the speed of your own sled down the mountain. Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely ride through the forest or race up to 30 miles per hour, the choice is yours. Bad weather can’t even spoil your fun because the Moonshine Mountain Coaster operates in the rain and snow. Just step into the driver’s seat of the single or double rider cars for an experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Smoky Mountain vacation!

3. Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

mini golfIf you thought that miniature golf was just a summertime tradition, you will be delighted to know that Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf is open for business all winter long! This fun Gatlinburg attraction features a uniquely themed course with a total of 36 challenging holes. While playing the course, you’ll see what it was like in the old days when a Tennessee hero named Davy Crockett roamed the hills. See if you have what it takes to get a hole in one, and you might just get lucky enough to win a free game!

Where to Stay

Enjoy a spectacular winter vacation just minutes from all the best shops, restaurants, and attractions of downtown Gatlinburg at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals! We have Smoky Mountain cabins that can easily accommodate families and groups of all sizes, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to 8 bedroom cabins for family reunions! After being outside in the chilly weather, you can look forward to returning to your cabin to soak in the hot tub or to relax by the warmth of the fireplace! We also have many other amenities for you to enjoy such as fully equipped kitchens, game rooms, theater rooms, and even indoor swimming pools!

Make your winter getaway one to remember with these Gatlinburg attractions! While you’re here, don’t forget to check out all the other exciting things to do in Gatlinburg. We look forward to seeing you soon at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals!