7 Things We Love About Winter in the Smoky Mountains

Winter is one of the most magical times of the year to be in the Great Smoky Mountains! Whether it’s Christmas time or just a beautiful day in January, there is always something amazing going on during the winter months. We’ve put together seven of our favorite things about this wonderful season in the Smokies:

1. Holiday Lights

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville all make a special effort to put up exceptional light displays for the enjoyment of local residents and visitors. A drive through any of these cities will definitely brighten your spirit. Check out our blog about The Best Way to See the Christmas Lights in Gatlinburg for more information.

2. Animal Tracks

Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for some special seasonal hiking. Winter in the Smoky Mountains is the only time of the year that you can you watch wildlife by looking at the animal tracks in the snow. Be sure to bring an animal tracks identification sheet with you on your hike.

3. Romantic Getaways

Choose one of our honeymoon cabins in the Smoky Mountains for some winter romance. Enjoy snuggling on the sofa in front of a roaring fire, soaking in your hot tub, or swimming in your indoor heated pool.

4. Holiday EntertainmentScenic winter roads in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountain area is jam packed with amazing entertainment at this time of the year. Everywhere you look, you will find dinner theater and shows filled with holiday themes, singing, dancing, and comedy. One of our favorite traditions is the annual Country Tonite Christmas Show.

5. Excellent Photo Opportunities

The natural beauty of gentle snow falling on the Great Smoky Mountains is beyond description. Photo enthusiasts will definitely enjoy the opportunity to take some gorgeous pictures.

6. Family Reunions

This is a wonderful time of the year to plan a family reunion in East Tennessee. We can offer you a large group cabin in the Smoky Mountains that sleeps up to 50 in complete comfort! Expect extras such as a fully-equipped large kitchen and dining room, up to 18 bathrooms, pool table, game room, and home theater room.

Winter in the Great Smoky Mountains7. Holiday Shopping

If you are tired of the same old gift-giving ideas, then this is the best area to find extra special presents for your friends and relatives. You will find many local specialty shops and wonderful handmade items. Popular shopping areas include the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and the Village Shops in Gatlinburg.

Come stay with us at Timber Tops while you enjoy winter in the Smoky Mountains! Visit our Sevier County Calendar of Events to learn about everything going on in the Smokies this season.