Top 4 Ways to Enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

For a peaceful and relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Smokies are a dream destination. You would need a whole year to experience everything that this region has to offer, but we’ve put together a list of 4 of our favorite ways to enjoy the fall season that you can fit into one weekend. From the cool air and bright autumn colors to the delicious southern food and beautiful, handmade crafts, you’ll fall head over heels in love with everything about the Smoky Mountains in the fall!

1. Gatlinburg Space Needle

We’ve all heard of the famous Space Needle located in Seattle, Washington, but did you know that there’s a similar observation tower located in Gatlinburg TN? The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 400 foot high deck, offering a 360 degree view of the beautiful Smokies and the city of Gatlinburg TN! If you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains in the fall, you’ll be blown away by the changing colors of the trees that cover the mountains, creating a blazing yellow, orange and red panoramic landscape all around you. Don’t forget your camera because you’ll want to capture the breathtaking views to remember forever. And for a unique experience, enjoy the Gatlinburg Space Needle at night to see the bright city lights twinkling below!

2. Smoky Mountain Harvest FestivalPumpkins and gourds resting on bales of hay

Another fun and festive way to enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the fall is to spend a weekend exploring the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival! Autumn in Gatlinburg TN is a special time that everyone loves to celebrate. The city is decked out in fall decorations, and seasonal festivities fill the town! From OktOberfest, which celebrates delicious Bavarian food, Bavarian dancing and refreshing German beers, to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, which features 200 booths filled with national artisans like potters, painters and soap makers, the Smoky Mountains are the most exciting place to be during the fall season!

3. Smoky Mountain Cabin Retreat

If you’re looking for a chance to unwind and destress, the Smoky Mountains in the fall are the perfect place to rent a cabin and spend a weekend enjoying nature. Our beautiful Smoky Mountain cabins are spacious, comfortable and full of the best amenities to guarantee you the retreat you’ve been dreaming of! We have cabins of all sizes to suit your needs, so whether you’re traveling alone with your sweetie or with a large group of friends or family, we promise to have a wonderful mountain home waiting for you. We also always have lots of great savings and specials to help you make the most of your vacation budget!

4. Halloween Attractions

The Smoky Mountains in the fall are the spookiest, scariest place to celebrate Halloween! There are plenty of family friendly events, such as the Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival that will include pumpkin and costume contests, so don’t hesitate to bring your small kids to Gatlinburg TN to celebrate the holiday! But if you’re traveling without kids and are looking for something a little more extreme, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is the adrenaline filled house of terror that will make this the scariest Halloween yet!

Costumed kids celebrating Halloween.

The most important part of a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the fall is having a comfortable home away from home to enjoy, so book your stay at our Smoky Mountain cabins today!