Imagine spending Halloween deep in the woods in a cabin surrounded by ancient trees and bathed in the pale moonlight. Then add in some of our famous Smoky Mountain fog creeping slowly across the ground. That’s the start of great Halloween memories! Located at the Gateway of the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN is the perfect place to spend Halloween. Our luxury vacation homes are located near many fabulous Halloween things to do in Gatlinburg in October.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum
800 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
9:00 am to 10:00 pm daily
Ripley’s has been covering the bizarre and twisted ever since 1918. They have turned giving people the creeps into an art form. The Gatlinburg Museum offers its Odditorium filled with exhibits of some of history’s most unusual and unfortunate people.
Every weekend in October, Ripley’s hosts Fright Night where ghouls and other maniacs lurk about the halls of the museum and surprise guests. And for those in your group who aren’t really into being scared silly, they can enjoy the 5D Moving Theater, Mirror Maze, and many more unique exhibits.
Kyker Farms Korn Maze
938 Alder Branch Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876
Kyler Farms is popular with tourists and locals alike. You and your family can try and find your way out of the Kornfusing Korn Maze. They also offer thrilling hayrides and a corn cob swing. On Halloween in Gatlinburg, they have a haunted field where the zombies and other netherworld creatures come to steal the souls of curious visitors. They have paintball hayrides and more.
424 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The Mysterious Mansion has been scaring the pants off its guests for over forty years, and this place just keeps getting better every year. The three-story Victorian mansion is the perfect setting for scary fun with secret passageways, steep winding staircases that lead nowhere, and creepy room after room filled with weird Victorian antiquities, plus restless ghosts, ghouls and more. Legend goes that the mansion is haunted by the ghosts of an entire family that went insane and murdered each other. It’s the perfect place for Halloween fun!
The Legend of Hallow Mountain
Anakeesta Amusement Park, 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The annual Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta Amusement Park is a family-friendly event right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Start things off with an exciting Ridge Rambler (a big ole ATV) ride up the mountain, or take the gentler, scenic gondola ride. Either way, once you’re there, take a leisurely stroll along the elevated walkway through the trees to the observation tower at the summit. Surrounded by gorgeous botanical gardens, the panoramic view of Gatlinburg and the Smokies is breathtaking. For Halloween, go ziplining with zombies and ride the Haunted Rail Roller Coaster. Plus, there are several scary zones set up, like the Hallow Mountain Graveyard that’s overflowing with loud, scary noises, skeletons, zombies, Smoky Mountain fog creeping over open graves and coffins, and more.
SkyLift Park, 765 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Another family-friendly event is the annual Halloween festival at SkyLift Park. The SkyLIft takes you to the top of Crockett Mountain where the best views in Gatlinburg are waiting. This year, starting October 1st, for the Boo Bash, the elevated SkyTrail turns into a haunted walkway, with ghosts, spooky spiders, witches, and skeletons fighting for your attention as you take in the amazing, gorgeous views of the Smokies and Gatlinburg. Enjoy spooky music and watch classic, family-friendly Halloween movies out in the amphitheater. Explore the SkyTrail, then, if you dare, cross the amazing SkyBridge. The SkyTrail connects each end of the SkyBridge with an elevated boardwalk, hillside trail and Tulip Tower, the 70-foot observation tower. The longest pedestrian cable suspension bridge in the country, the SkyBridge’s single span crosses 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.
Have a Halloween Party in Your Cabin
Many people nowadays are choosing to keep to themselves. This doesn’t have to mean staying home for Halloween. A mountain cabin is a perfect place for having your own little party. If you get a cabin with a hot tub, you can make yourself a glass of spiked cider, sit back in your hot tub, and gaze up at the stars. If you get a home with a fire pit, you can roast marshmallows, drink hot cocoa, and tell ghost stories. There are plenty of places to buy pumpkins in town and you will find craft candies everywhere.
After dark, when things cool off, get a roaring fire going, then get ready for family fright night! It’s easy to make freaky little snacks in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. Head over to Pinterest for fun, creepy Halloween snack ideas (I’m talking about all those hot dogs and cookies that look like fingers!), fix up a bunch, get the kids settled, grab a glass of Pumpkin Spice Cream ‘shine and watch your kids’ favorite scary movies all night.
Where to Rent a Cabin for Halloween in Gatlinburg
The folks at The Cabin Rental Store can find you and your family a vacation rental in the Great Smoky Mountains that is rustic on the outside and loaded with modern conveniences on the inside. We offer homes with multiple bedrooms, large kitchens, and living areas where everyone will be able to relax at the end of a long day. We have homes with sunken tubs and his and hers sinks and plenty of storage space for anything you bring or buy.