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Get ready for another exciting vacation getaway this summer in Gatlinburg. Beat the summer crowds and visit early on in the season for unbelievable fun while still maintaining your social distancing. Check out these early summer activities found only in Gatlinburg:


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Go White Water Rafting

Gatlinburg is the perfect place for adventure seekers as the area has plenty of thrills. Nearby Little Pigeon River features crystal blue waters making it perfect for some white water rafting. The river flow is controlled by the local dam that has weekly releases giving you plenty of days to book a white water rafting experience. Local rafting companies can take you on a guided tour in a private or public group. Come see how you fare against Little Pigeon River!


Take the SkyLift

For the best views in all of Gatlinburg look no further than the SkyLift. This aerial tramway will take you up the mountains for a unique experience only available here. Once you reach the top take as many pics as you like before heading back down. SkyLift Park also has the longest suspension bridge for pedestrians in all of North America. The SkyBridge even features glass floor panels so you can look down at the gorge below you. This is not for the faint of heart but is always recommended for incredible views!


Visit Ober Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg is covered in snow during the winter season but the snow melts away from summer giving Ober Gatlinburg plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Stop by with your family for a variety of activities including indoor ice skating, ski mountain roller coaster, the alpine slide, a scenic chairlift, bumper cars, mini golf, water raft rides, and many more. The aerial tramway even has dinner options so you can easily spend the day at this popular attraction.


Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Cool off with a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies right here in Gatlinburg. This spacious aquarium features plenty of underwater creatures such as sharks, turtles, and rays. The underwater habitats have all kinds of wonderful animals that are a joy to see up close in person.


Plan Your Summer in Gatlinburg

Planning for your stay this summer in Gatlinburg is as easy as booking your next stay with us. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay with luxury amenities and spacious properties.


Who else is ready to escape the four walls of their homes and get outside and play? Raise your hands if you too are ready to shed the chains of self-quarantine and raise them even higher if your plans are for an upcoming trip to Gatlinburg when you do! Yes, we can see there are quite a few of you preparing for a journey to our hometown and a stay in one of our comfy cabins, and because we know you are ready to simply be outside, we’ve created this guide to the many Gatlinburg outdoor activities you can enjoy during your unforgettable Tennessee travels!


Thrilling Adventures

Whitewater Rafting is one of those adventures that sounds scarier than it really is, and when you visit the Gatlinburg area in the summer, you’ll understand exactly what we mean! Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers thrilling trips down the upper part of the Pigeon River with rapids that can reach Stage 3 or Stage 4. For those looking for a calmer undertaking, the lower part features calm waters and majestic scenery to enjoy!


CLIMBWORKS in Gatlinburg

Ziplining is one of the latest trends for fun, and CLIMBWORKS in Gatlinburg, located just across the street from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, features the thrills you’ve been seeking! From the side-by-side Mountaintop Zipline Tour where you and your partner can fly together to the Treetop Zipline Tour that keeps you flying for over two hours, the cost of these adventures start at $89 per person, but the thrill you will feel as you fly above some of the most beautiful landscape you’ve ever seen is absolutely worth every penny!


Closer to the Ground Ventures

Not everyone is a daredevil, and some of us prefer our adventures to be a little tamer and a lot closer to the ground, but that’s ok! For those who prefer to run mild instead of wild, a horseback tour of the Gatlinburg is an adventure everyone will want to try! Sugarlands Riding Stables, located at the Gatlinburg Entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is one of the first places you should visit. Offering individual trail rides and group rides that allow your entire family to participate (as long as they over 5 years of age and under 225 pounds), this quiet adventure will be one that you never want to end!


Come Home to the Cabin Rental Store

At the end of every day, coming home to the comfort and style of our beautiful Cabin Rental Store luxury cabins will be an experience that will make you forget all the bad stuff that has taken place in this first year of the new decade. Reserve yours today!