With its shadowy trees and star-filled skies, , not to mention that famous, mysterious creeping fog, Gatlinburg, TN is the perfect place to spend Halloween. The Gateway to the Smokies offers trick or treating for the little ones and innovative haunted houses for adults. Fall brings many attractions to town; here are just a few of the highlights of Gatlinburg Halloween.
424 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Friday 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday to Thursday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Price: $14.59 to $16 per night and $10.02 to $11.00.
Halloween events are $16.40 to $18.00 for adults and $10.93 to $12.00 for kids under 12.
This turn of the century three-story estate is filled with frightful delights for thrill seekers all year long. It is located just steps off the main road of the town. It features plenty of dark corners and dimly lit hallways leading into its many rooms. You may meet a former resident or to as you make your way up the creaky spiral staircase or venture into the bedchamber of a long-departed southern belle who has unfinished business on earth.
If you can’t make it for Halloween, the ghouls in this place are waiting for you all year long. For over 40 years, this has been the place for everyone who love to get scared to death!
Ghost Tours Gatlinburg
404 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
This is the perfect attraction for those who take their spirits a bit more seriously. The tour guides will tell you of long passed residents of the town and true stories of ghost sightings in the Smokies and Appellation Mountains. You will get to see the site of a mysterious death or two and learn about the history of the town.
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Instead of spending night after night looking for a sincere pumpkin patch, why not head over to one of the most popular amusement parks in the country to meet the Great Pumpkin. The Great Pumpkin Luminights is just one of the Gatlinburg Halloween events you will find here. The Southern Gospel Jubilee will be on hand to entertain you as well and there will be plenty of great food.
SkyLift Boo Bash
The family-friendly, annual fall event at SkyLift Park features a haunted walkway, and amazing views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Start by taking the SkyLIft to the top of Crockett Mountain for some of the best views in Gatlinburg. Relax in the SkyDeck amphitheater enjoying the view before the Halloween (kid-friendly) movie starts up on the giant screen. Explore the SkyTrail, then, if you dare, cross the amazing SkyBridge. The SkyTrail is a scenic walkway that connects each end of the SkyBridge) with an elevated boardwalk, hillside trail and 70’ observation tower – as if you needed to get higher! The Sky Bridge is the longest pedestrian cable suspension bridge in the country and spans the valley while offering panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg—and of course, the valley below, which can be seen through the bridge’s glass bottom in the middle of the span.
Looking for eerie Halloween atmosphere, but want to do something different after enjoying the scares of local haunted houses? Head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Worth a visit no matter what time of year it is, the park has plenty of creepy places to hike through. You can hike the popular, scenic trails like Cades Cove and Laurel Falls, but for Halloween you should try for something a little spookier. The park is filled with abandoned homes, barns, churches, old mills, and cemeteries. Plan a hike to the Little Greenbrier Cemetery (next to historic Little Greenbrier School), Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (where the first settlers John Oliver and wife are buried), and Ownby Cemetery. And of course, the Elkmont Ghost Town is a must see.
Enjoy the scares of Halloween from the comfort – and safety – of your vacation rental. Get the kids set with plenty of candy and grab a bottle of Pumpkin Spice Cream moonshine for sipping and settle down in front of the flat screen TV in the spacious comfortable living area in your rental and get ready for a screaming good time. Watch the latest installment of those Halloween movies or try to watch them all. Enjoy your other favorite scary movies all night or stream a few funny and sometimes disturbing YouTube videos.
Where to Stay During a Gatlinburg Halloween
Gatlinburg is a popular place all year long and accommodations here are in demand. You deserve the best place to stay, and The Cabin Rental Store has some beautiful Gatlinburg vacation home rentals that are nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Our homes are rustic on the outside and loaded with modern amenities on the inside. Give us a call today and we can find the perfect place for you with our selection of vacation rentals in Gatlinburg Tennessee!