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The fall season is in full swing right here in Gatlinburg. Make the most of autumn this year by visiting our travel destination. There is no time better than the Thanksgiving holiday where you can make your own family traditions. Take a look at how you can spend Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg this year:


Cook Up a Feast

You will still be able to celebrate Thanksgiving the old-fashioned way with a home cooked meal in your vacation rental. Our properties provide kitchens that include everything you need to prepare a feast. All of the pots and pans, utensils, and everything else you need is provided. Full-size appliances let you cook everything at once and even have space to store any leftovers. Dining rooms come with spacious tables where you can set up the whole spread. Each property should have plenty of space for each person in your party to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal together.


Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving

Of course, you can always head out for a Thanksgiving meal instead of cooking up your own at the vacation rental. Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge both offer a variety of restaurants that serve up delicious Thanksgiving meals. Gatlinburg restaurants that will be open include Chesapeake’s Seafood and Raw Bar, Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse, and The Park Grill. In Pigeon Forge, you can have a meal at Calhoun’s Restaurant, Hard Rock Café, or JT Hannah’s Kitchen; Old Mill Restaurant will have a special Thanksgiving menu available that day only. Each restaurant offers a different setting and cuisine so you can find someone for everyone.


Thanksgiving Activities

There are several different ways to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with exciting events around town. The Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show will take place from Tuesday November 23rd through the 28th at the Convent Center. You will find all kinds of unique crafts that are made by hand by local vendors. Pigeon Forge will be starting their Winterfest in early November, so expect to find all kinds of holiday lights set up around town to see. As always, spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that offers truly incredible hiking trails and views. Now that is one unique way to celebrate Thanksgiving.


Thanksgiving 2021 in Gatlinburg

Make the most of your Thanksgiving getaway by reserving one of our vacation rentals in Gatlinburg. You will be just a short drive away from all of these exciting activities.


It seems as if it was just yesterday that we greeted the new year, but here we are, zooming up on 2020 like a jet plane, and today it is time to start planning for your 2019 Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg getaway! Sometimes life flies by faster than we are comfortable with, but knowing you have this destination for your 2019 journey should make it somewhat easier to bear. In addition to the standard feasting, parade watching, and anticipation of Santa, your Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg getaway promises some unique and heartwarming experiences, and our guide will ensure your vacation will be everything you dreamed it could be and so much more!


Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg is for Family

Although we appreciate our families on a daily basis, on Thanksgiving those feelings of gratitude and love grow in strength and spending as much time as possible with them becomes a priority, and nowhere is that more evident than in Gatlinburg. The majority of tourists have returned to their homes and this is the time to experience what it is like to live in town. Start the morning with a hike through the woods, return in time to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television or in our home theater, and end the day with leftover pumpkin pie in front of the roaring fire in your Thanksgiving cabin rental feeling pleasantly full, slightly tired, and extremely happy that you have a few more days to spend with your family to make this holiday one you won’t soon forget.


Thanksgiving is All About the Feast

We love to eat, and this holiday, more than any other, is all about the food—something for which we could not be more grateful! Savory turkey and dressing, sweet cranberry accompaniments, and desserts that will mostly be responsible for the extra 10 pounds the season adds to our bodies. This is what we love, and when you’re enjoying Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, it’s something you will enjoy to the fullest!

Create a big feast yourself in our well-appointed kitchen, order a meal already prepared from Publix, catered, or simply pop by any of the restaurants that are open and let someone else do the prep, cooking, and clean-up. Seasons of Ober in Ober Gatlinburg or the Park Grill are two of our favorite places to feast during the holidays. Reservations may be needed, so start looking online a few weeks before your trip.


Thanksgiving is the Jumping Off Point for Christmas

Even though we don’t like to admit it, as soon as the table is cleared it’s officially the Christmas season, and many Black Friday sales begin at midnight. Spend some time snatching up bargains in downtown Gatlinburg, at Tanger Outlets, or if you want to offer more thoughtful gifts for your family, head over to the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Craft Show held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and explore the aisles of handmade treats and goodies. Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales begins on November 29th and is held on Friday and Saturday nights through December 22nd and offers caroling in the streets, stories told, and characters dressed in Christmas costumes mingling with the shoppers.


Reserve Your Magical Thanksgiving Escape Today

Our Cabin Rental Stores seasonal escapes will be the highlight of your trip; contact us today to book your stay in one of our luxury cabins and create memories that will last a lifetime!