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3 Advantages of Staying in One of Our Cabins Near the Smoky Mountains

Scenic photo taken close to our cabins near the Smoky Mountains.
December 17, 2015

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the busiest national park in the entire country, and for good reason. The Smoky Mountains provide visitors with once in a lifetime experience that you will definitely want to experience. The Smoky Mountains are full of amazing adventures that will provide you with a spectacular trip. To make sure you get to enjoy every aspect of the Smoky Mountains you may want to consider staying in one of our cabins near the Smoky Mountains. By staying in a cabin near the Smoky Mountains, you will get to experience all that this beautiful national park has to offer its visitors. Here are advantages of staying in one of our cabins near the Smoky Mountains.

1. Close to All the Great Hiking Trails

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 800 miles of hiking trails, providing you with plenty of opportunities to explore the secrets of the Smoky Mountains. Here are a few of the best hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that you will definitely want to check out during your visit.

Chimney Tops

The Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular trails within the Smoky Mountains because of its length and spectacular views. The trail gains 1,400 feet in a mere 2 miles. You will begin your hike by crossing rushing streams 3 times before ascending the side of the mountain. You will then take a steep climb over the rock trail all the way to the top of Chimney Tops. This trail offers you spectacular mountain views that you don’t want to miss out on. This 4-mile roundtrip hike is considered moderate in difficulty. This trail is located 6.7 miles south of the Sugarlands Visitor Center on newfound Gap Road.

Abrams Falls

Excellent photo of Abrams Falls in the Smoky Mountains.

Abrams Falls may be small, but it sure is mighty. Abrams Falls is only 20 feet high, however, the large volume of water that rushes over the falls more than makes up for its lack of height. Then at the bottom of the waterfall there is a long, deep pool that will provide you with one of the best views in the entire park. To get to the falls you will hike through the beautiful wooded forest of the Smoky Mountains, the hike is 5 miles roundtrip and is considered moderate in difficulty. This trailhead is located past stop #10 on the Cades Cove Loop Road.

Mount LeConte

Mount LeConte is one of the highest peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hiking to this peak is definitely an adventure. One of the best ways to get to Mount Le Conte is by taking the Alum Cave Trail. This trail begins by crossing Walker Camp Prong and Alum Cave Creek on log bridges, leading you through an old-growth hardwood forest. You will then hike through the narrow tunnel of Arch Rock which is a highlight of the hike. After 2 miles, you will reach Inspiration Point which is a great place to view the valley while surrounded by the beautiful mountains. Then at 2.3 miles, you will reach the Alum Cave Bluffs, many visitors will turn around at this point but by continuing on you will reach the summit of Mount Le Conte. The summit will reward you with breathtaking views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. It is about 5.0 miles to the summit of Mt. Le Conte and this trail is considered moderate in difficulty and is located 8.6 miles on Newfound Gap Road from the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

2. Experience Cades Cove

Incredible photo of Cades Cove covered in frost.

Another great reason to stay in one of our cabins near the Smoky Mountains is that you will have the opportunity to experience Cades Cove. Cades Cove is considered one of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains and it offers you some of the best opportunities to view wildlife, learn about the rich Smoky Mountain history, hike, or just enjoy a leisurely drive through the cove. It takes about 2-3 hours to make the entire drive through the cove but plan for longer if you intend to stop and explore some of the Cades Cove hiking trails like Abrams Falls.

3. Enjoy Amazing Views From Your Cabin

After a busy day of exploring the national park, it is always great to relax in one of our cabins near the Smoky Mountains. Well luckily for you, just because you leave the national park doesn’t mean that you will leave behind the beautiful mountain views. Many of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals feature breathtaking mountain views. You will never want to leave the Smoky Mountains after seeing these amazing views.

To ensure you get to experience all that the Smoky Mountains has to offer, book one of our cabins near the Smoky Mountains today.

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