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The Best Times to Visit Gatlinburg

Whatever time of year you decide to embark on your Tennessee adventures, a trip to Gatlinburg must be added to the itinerary. Check out the best times to visit Gatlinburg and discover what you can expect to encounter. Knowing the best times of year to visit will elevate your experience in Gatlinburg and make it a trip to remember!



Fall in Gatlinburg is a masterpiece of colors.  All of Gatlinburg’s lush greenery transforms into a canvas of fall colors come late September into October. The fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains is mesmerizing. As you traverse the many hiking trails in Gatlinburg, you’ll notice how the crisp mountain air mixes with the scent of fallen leaves. Come relax in nature’s wonders. Downtown Gatlinburg becomes aglow with the fall spirit with streets adorned with autumn decorations to prepare for the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival in late September.



Come December, Gatlinburg takes on a different kind of beauty with scenes straight out of a snow globe. The Smokies are dusted with powdery snow on their peaks. Gatlinburg becomes a winter wonderland with twinkling lights and the seasonal decor. If you enjoy making your way down the powdery slopes, then be sure to check out the opportunities to ski, snowboard, and tube at Ober Gatlinburg. Winter is the perfect time of year for making cozy and exciting memories in Gatlinburg.



Gatlinburg experiences a new beginning in the spring. The natural world comes alive as the snow melts. The sun begins to stay out a little longer and wildflowers begin to bloom. Spring in Gatlinburg is a rejuvenating experience. If you love flowers, be sure to visit Gatlinburg in April for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Take a guided-walk through nature and observe the flowers, wildlife, waterfalls, and other natural resources.



Warm weather enthusiasts will love Gatlinburg in the summer. Explore the great outdoors from sunup to sundown! Gatlinburg is an adventure haven in the summertime. Get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting trips, or zip-lining above the canopies in the Smokies or visit Anakeesta Adventure Park! Downtown Gatlinburg features opportunities to enjoy live music and good food during summer nights.


Plan Your Gatlinburg Getaway

If you have found yourself asking “What is the best month to go to Gatlinburg?”, let us say: come experience the best of Gatlinburg for yourself, any time of year! The team at The Cabin Rental Store would love to host you and your loved ones in any season. Reach out today to learn more and reserve your stay.

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