Views in Gatlinburg, TN
Wrapped in the pristine wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN, is one of the most scenic places in the entire country. Visitors here are treated to year-round displays of breathtaking natural beauty, from the snow-capped peaks of winter to the explosion of wildflowers in the spring and warm summer months, to the scintillating hues of autumn. While you will be immersed in this beauty during you stay at the luxury cabins of The Cabin Rental Store, if you want to seek out the best views the area has to offer, these are the sights you won’t want to miss!
Ticket to Ride
Departing from downtown Gatlinburg, the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway offers a ride with a view. This cable car winds over the wooded slopes of Mt. Harrison as it climbs to the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. For 2.1 miles you are treated to stunning views of the rolling foothills, deep verdant forests, and the dusky purple and orange clouds of sunset. For a real treat, make the journey in the height of fall and watch as the vibrant foliage whisks by beneath your feet. Another option in downtown Gatlinburg is the Space Needle which transports guests to the observation deck 407 feet up and affords panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains.
A Drive Back in Time
Explore the plains of the pioneers with a scenic drive along the 11-mile one-way loop road through Cades Cove. One of the few grassland valleys in the National Park, here the woods give way to amber fields of grain stretching beneath the gentle gaze of the towering peaks above. The vistas are incredible and your journey will allow you to visit historical buildings from the 19th century. If you can tear your eyes away from the mountains, keep them peeled for the abundant wildlife that frolic here, from white-tailed deer to wild turkeys to black bears.
Such Great Heights
For the best vertical vantage points, pack in the car and drive to the top of the highest peak in Tennessee, Clingman’s Dome. A steep paved path takes you to the observation tower and its 6,643-foot elevation. Here you will have sweeping panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains, with maximum visibility over 100 miles on a clear day. Afterwards, continue to Gatlinburg Scenic Overview just off the Gatlinburg Bypass. On the face of Mt. LeConte at 6,593 feet it is almost exactly one mile above the city of Gatlinburg directly below. The view is stunning and not to be missed.
No matter which vacation cabin you choose from The Cabin Rental Store, you will have convenient access to these beautiful views and much, much more. Here the beauty of nature is all around you, never out of reach and always there to remind you why you chose to visit this very beautiful and very special place.