Are you trying to plan a family vacation to Gatlinburg this winter? With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season coming to a close, a winter vacation may be just the thing you need to relax and enjoy a fresh start to the new year.
Try to stay when there will be snow in Gatlinburg.
At Stony Brook Cabins, we can’t guarantee that there will be snow on the ground for your Gatlinburg vacation, but we can give you some pointers! Since the weather is so unpredictable in Gatlinburg, it’s hard to plan a vacation around the snow.
So, to see the snow, you may have to visit some of the upper elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Throughout a majority of the winter season, you can find mountaintops covered in snow and frosty roadways in the national park. So, if you want to see the snow, take a drive through the mountains or visit an attraction like the Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg to see the snow from there.
Of course, you can always hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s open year round to the public at no cost. So, if you want to see the mountains in person, bundle up and take a hike through the woods!
The weather in Gatlinburg will be fairly cold. Although the temperatures don’t drop to that of some of the Northern states, it can still be pretty cold in the winter. So, make sure when you are packing your bags that you bundle up in layers of clothes. Sometimes the lower elevations are quite a bit warmer than the upper elevations, so you’ll want to have layers of clothes to keep yourself comfortable throughout the day.
Since the weather might be too cold for young children to spend too much time wandering around outside, it’s a good idea to keep in mind the indoor attractions in Gatlinburg. An attraction like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a great idea, as well as spending some time in the shops and restaurants along the Parkway. If you’re out and about, wandering around, there’s plenty of places to stop in to warm up. There’s also a lot of shops selling hot chocolate and warm snacks, so you can stay nice and cozy even on the cold days in Gatlinburg.
At Stony Brook Cabins, you can receive a free adult admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies–just for staying with us! Take a look at all of the other free attraction tickets available by checking out our Free Family Fun Pass.
To learn more about Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, you can take a look at their website: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/gatlinburg/
When you are planning to bring your family to Gatlinburg, you will fit comfortably in a two bedroom cabin in Gatlinburg. When you’re spending so much time with family, it’s also nice to have your own, private space to rest and relax.
At Stony Brook Cabins, our cabins have plenty of space for you and your family, so you can enjoy time together and some time relaxing alone if you choose. Give us a call any time to book your stay; we can’t wait to see you in Gatlinburg!