Gatlinburg during the winter

Winter Activities in Gatlinburg Besides Skiing

Whenever you visit Gatlinburg during the winter, you are probably expecting to get some skiing in. Ober Gatlinburg is one of the best ski resorts in the country, so you can expect some incredible skiing conditions. However, skiing is not the only winter activity here in the area. Take a look at what else is offered when you visit Gatlinburg during the winter season:

Ride a Ski Lift

When you stay in one of our Gatlinburg vacation rentals, you will be just a short distance away from the downtown area. Here you will find two different ski lifts that can take you up to Anakeesta or Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Both lifts will have you traveling high up in the air, getting in some incredible views of the area. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park often has some beautiful light displays during the winter season, giving you even more to see. Just remember to dress warm as it can be chilly at higher elevation!

Winter Hiking

It might be cold outside, but do not let that stop you from not hiking the area. Specifically, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a short drive away and features miles upon miles of beautiful trails to explore. Guests can stick to simple trails or trek up to Mount LeConte for a rigorous experience. Local shops in town will have all the gear you need to prep for such a hike.

Hit the Wineries and Distilleries

There is no better way to stay warm than with your favorite adult beverage. Gatlinburg features a variety of wineries to enjoy where local grapes are foraged throughout the year. It would not be Tennessee without a stop in a local distillery. Ol’ Smoky has a taproom where you can try a variety of moonshines along with hearing some local music.

Get Warm in the Museums

Gatlinburg also features a variety of educational yet exciting museums to explore. This includes the Ripley’s Believe or Not, Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum, and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Each museum offers something unique and different so try to see them all during your stay!

Get Ready for Winter Fun in Gatlinburg

The winter season always last longer in Gatlinburg, so you will have no shortage of exciting activities to enjoy. Book your vacation rental today and see how much better your travel plans can be inside one of our premier vacation rentals.