5 Thing We Love About Taking a Spring Cabin Vacation in the Smoky Mountains
While the Great Smoky Mountains are an amazing place to visit in all four seasons, spring really brings out the best in this beautiful region. With warm weather, wildflowers in bloom, and greenery popping up everywhere, springtime is ideal for a family getaway or a romantic retreat in East Tennessee. Acorn Cabin Rentals has put together a list of five of our favorite things about taking a spring cabin vacation in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Outdoor Sports
Whether you are a fan of horseback riding, golfing, fishing, whitewater rafting, or ziplining, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in your favorite outdoor pastimes in the Great Smoky Mountains. Spring is one of the best times of year to spend time outside, as the weather is just right - not too cold, and not too hot. Check out our Smoky Mountain Area Attractions page to learn about some of the wonderful outdoor activities in the area.
2. Seeing the Area by Car
If you prefer to enjoy the scenery from behind the wheel rather than on foot, there are many picturesque roads that will show off the best of the Smokies. Newfound Gap Road, for example, provides you with incredible views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and parts of the Appalachian Trail. Travellers on the road will also pass by East Tennessee landmarks such as the Rockefeller Memorial. Newfound Gap Road will take you to the very highest point in the Smokies, which is at an elevation of over 5,000 feet!
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3. The Views from the Deck
While it’s easy to spend hours exploring the area, you don’t have to travel anywhere to admire the beautiful spring weather and scenery. Our cabins provide stunning views of the Smokies that you can enjoy by looking out the window or spending some time on your cabin’s deck. Virtually all of our cabins come with an outdoor hot tub, so you can relax in the soothing warm water as you take in the views. A spring cabin vacation in the Smoky Mountains puts you right in the middle of some of the country’s most spectacular natural beauty.
4. The Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway
The Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is one of the area’s most popular attractions. This incredibly scenic cable car ride takes guests from downtown Gatlinburg to the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park, which has lots of activities throughout the year. Kids will love the park’s Wildlife Encounter featuring otters, native birds, and black bears. Ober is also home to a variety of rides and a carousels. Of course, half the reason to take the tram is simply to take in the breathtaking views. At an elevation of 2,700 feet, you will see just how beautiful the region is in springtime.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers everything from easy hikes to very challenging trails, so everyone can find a hike that is right for them. Some short hikes, between two and three miles, are Laurel Falls, Indian Creek Falls, and Goldmine Loop. Moderate hikes include Deep Creek Loop, Kephart Prong Trail, and Meigs Mountain Trail. If you’re up for something adventurous, you could try Newton Bald or Lonesome Pine Overlook. For more advice, check out our blog 3 Extremely Popular Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains for Any Hiker.
Located close to all of the best hiking trails and attractions in the area, the properties at Acorn Cabin Rentals have everything you need for an incredible spring cabin vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to start planning your getaway today!
Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.