The Smoky Mountains – and Gatlinburg – are beautiful to visit year round, but in the cold winter months, when the crowds have gone, and Gatlinburg is just “a quaint little town”, the area has a special charm not to be found at any other time of year.
In the winter months things are less expensive in Gatlinburg. Hotel prices, and chalet and cabin rental rates go down sharply and, even restaurants are less expensive. With everything so much more affordable, the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, become an even more desirable destination.
With tourism down during this time of year, everything is less crowded and you can enjoy a little peace while still partaking of some of your favorite experiences in Gatlinburg. The streets, shops, and restaurants are so much less populated but service is still first rate, so you will feel very special and as if the shop owners are there just for you. There is little waiting in line for anything and you will be treated to all the best Gatlinburg has to offer with less fuss.
With the crowds gone, there is little to no traffic during the winter in the Smokies and Gatlinburg. You can negotiate the streets with ease and get where you want to go in a timely fashion.
Winter sports in Gatlinburg thrive. “…Ober Gatlinburg comes alive with snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding.While Ober still has many of their other attractions open during the winter, skiers and snowboarders will find their personal paradise at Ober Gatlinburg.”, Gatlinburg Tennessee goes on to say. As soon as the outdoor temperature goes below 35 degrees Farenheit, Ober starts making snow and continues to do so as long as possible so the skiers and snowboarders can have their fun well into spring. If your prefer to be indoors, there is an indoor ice skating rink for your skating pleasure. Afterwards you can enjoy a nice hot chocolate or steaming pot of tea and a fabulous meal.
“If you need a reason to cozy up next to a fire and sip some hot cocoa, cider or coffee,…hundreds of cozy cabins and charming chalets are situated all over town, so you can find the perfect place to relax and unwind while the winter weather whips around outside”, Gatlinburg Tennessee says with pride. With its stunning scenery and majestic mountain views, there is no better way to renew and refresh.
The winter months are a special time in the Smokies and Gatlinburg, and whether you are planning just a weekend getaway or coming for a longer stay, there is much to see, do, and experience here. Treating yourself to this winter wonderland is a gift you give yourself, and one that you will not regret.