The Great Smoky Mountains are a worthwhile vacation destination any time of year with affordable lodging and exciting attractions. Even better, it’s a nature lovers paradise with hundreds of miles of mountain ranges and valleys filled with historical structures and spectacular scenery. It doesn’t get any better than the Smokies, so here are four reasons you should plan a vacation this season.
1. Fewer Crowds
When you need to get away from the rush of the city for a while, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is over 800 miles of peace, quiet and serenity. Each season has a special secret to discover, from wildflowers to spectacular fall colors.
2. Wildlife Viewing
The Smoky Mountains are home to a diverse population of wildlife. Since the National Park lands are protected, so are the wildlife that call the area home. In 2013, the area held a record number of elk, and that’s not all. This is the
perfect time to see black bears and white tailed deer wandering in the cool of the day. Those who enjoy songbirds will see a huge amount in the area because of migration patterns, and you can’t forget our squirrel and turkey populations.
3. Barbeque and Bluegrass
Sevierville will be holding Bloomin’ Barbeque and Bluegrass May 16 and 17. This family oriented event celebrates the best of the South-East, with food, music, fun and friends. The spring colors will be on full display with while bluegrass music rings through the city.
If you can’t make it to the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass, you can still enjoy the sounds and flavors of the south at Dollywood’s annual Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival. From May 24 through June 8, guests of the Smoky Mountain amusement park can see more than 250 performances from bluegrass groups including the Willis Clan, Ash Breeze, the Moore Brothers Band and many more.
4. Affordable Gatlinburg Cabins
Another reason to visit the Smokies during your next vacation is the lodging. Stony Brook Cabin Rentals provides affordable Gatlinburg cabins with luxurious modern amenities including swimming pools, hot tubs and arcade games. Whether your family wants a cabin with a game room or a peaceful retreat tucked away in the mountains, Stony Brook can provide the ideal vacation lodging for your next trip.
Ready to begin planning a Smoky Mountain vacation? Although we only shared four, there are many reasons to visit the area. You can find them all when you arrive, so start today by calling Stony Brook at (800) 633-5652. Our reservationists will be happy to answer your questions and find the right cabin for your family’s needs.