After a winter of decadent hot cocoa, cable knit scarves and maybe even a snowman, it’s time to welcome warm weather in its springtime debut. And what better way to enjoy the sun, sweet tea and blooming wildflowers than by planning a getaway to a Smoky Mountain cabin in the spring? We’ve assembled three expert tips for how to make the most of your springtime stay below:
Whether you stretch out in a comfy chair and soak up the sun on your cabin’s private deck or decide to get a little sweaty and take on an all-day hike through the Smokies, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather while staying at a Smoky Mountain cabin in the spring.
In and around your cabin, you’ll find plenty of activities that can be enjoyed outdoors. Take a dip in your steamy hot tub with a good book or grab the family and challenge yourselves to actually complete a game of Monopoly while enjoying the fresh mountain air from the deck. Several of our cabins even feature fire pits, so send the kids out to gather sticks and enjoy the evening roasting marshmallows and singing “Kumbaya.”
Many of our cabins are nestled a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a great place to spend your day if you’re looking for a bit of exercise and outdoor fun. There are plenty of trails in and around the park that range in difficulty, so regardless of how adventurous you’re feeling, there’s a springtime hike waiting for you. We’ve listed a couple below for your reference:
- Gatlinburg Trail (easy) – 1.9 miles – As the only pet-friendly trail in the area, Gatlinburg Trail is perfect for the whole family, including Fido. This easy, relatively flat trail runs alongside the Little Pigeon River.
- Little River Trail (moderate) – 4.9 miles – This trail features wildflowers and a cascading stream as it climbs a gentle grade along an old railroad bed.
- Middle Prong Trail (strenuous) – 8.3 miles – Previously a railroad bed used by the Little River Railroad Company, this challenging trail is worth hike, as it features some of the best waterfall views in Gatlinburg.
- Cove Hardwood (easy) – .75 miles – This self-guiding nature trail offers some of the best spring wildflower viewing in Gatlinburg.
Let’s face it. The first time you get to don your favorite pair of flip-flops is about the same time you start craving some poolside fun. And with the weather getting warmer and warmer everyday, that time is now. Luckily, we have plenty of cabins that can meet your need for cannonballs and lap races, as well as a little poolside relaxation.
Several of our cabins offer access to pools that are just a quick walk away. The kids will have fun making friends with fellow vacationers while you stretch out on a comfy lounge chair and soak up the springtime sun at our Smoky Mountain cabins with pool access. We also have numerous Smoky Mountain cabins with indoor pools that you can enjoy even when a spring shower makes the weather outside less than ideal.
By staying at one of our cabins in spring, you put yourself conveniently nearby all the fun happening throughout the Smokies. You’re just a short drive away from all the springtime events that will help you celebrate and take advantage of the season and great weather. So if you’re looking to get out and about during your stay, we suggest you drop in on one – or all! – of the following events:
- April 9-12 – Legacy Weekend at Arrowmont
- April 10 – Wine, Dine and Art Crawl
- April 21-25 – Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg
- May 14 – Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Blast
We’re certain these tips will help you make the most of your stay at one of our Smoky Mountain cabins in the spring. Call us today to learn more benefits of enjoying a springtime stay at one of our cabins!