great smoky mountains in winter

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Smokies in the Winter

Smoky Mountains covered in snow in the winterOne of the best parts about the Smoky Mountains is that they are a perfect place for families to come and enjoy all year round. There is never a shortage of entertaining things to do, shows to see, restaurants to try, and more. However, for families on the fence of trying to decide whether or not they want to visit the mountains this winter, Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has put together a list of the top five reasons to visit the Smokies in the winter.

5. The Weather

Unlike other parts of the country, winter in the Smokies as pleasant time of year to visit as any. With temperatures averaging around the high 30s to low 50s, vacationers will be pleased that playing outside will only require a heavy jacket and possibly a scarf compared to the layers upon layers of clothes a snowshoes other areas may require. The temperate temperatures allow for families to enjoy many fun outdoor activities in the Smokies like hiking.

4. Ober Gatlinburg

Speaking of cold and weather, Tennessee’s only ski resort in Gatlinburg is the perfect place for families to enjoy a welcoming Smoky Mountain winter. Families visiting Ober Gatlinburg will enjoy the ability to spend the day playing in the snow, skiing down a mountain, ice skating, viewing the native wildlife exhibit, shopping and more.

3. Christmas Decorations

You can’t even begin to list the reasons to visit the Smokies in the winter without first thinking about all the beautiful Christmas and holiday displays scattered throughout downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Whether you are choosing to take a tour of the millions of twinkling lights that line the Parkway, or enjoy a dose of holiday cheer at one of the many shows in Pigeon Forge, there are tons of fun and exciting ways to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas in the Smokies in the winter.

2. Light Traffic

One of the hidden perks about visiting the Smokies during the winter is the decreased amount of traffic. No more heavy summer traffic means that during the winter you and your family will enjoy the ability to hop from one thrilling attraction to another will little to no traffic to slow you down!

1. Scenic Smoky Mountain Views

There is no doubt that the the Smoky Mountains provide visitors with breathtaking views all year round, but there is always something extra special about seeing the picturesque snow caps in the distance from the privacy of a relaxing Gatlinburg cabin rental. Nothing quite compares to sitting back in a cozy rocking chair with a warm cup of hot chocolate (or coffee) and watching the sun move across the mountains.

To view a full list of all the spacious Gatlinburg cabins offered by Aunt Bugs, be sure to check out our online cabin rental search. Here families will be able to sort by the dates of their vacation, number of bedrooms they want their Gatlinburg cabin rental to be, and a host of other thrilling amenities.

To learn more about Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals, or to speak to one of our friendly reservation specialists, give us a call at 1-800-953-5655.