Top 3 Gatlinburg Attractions to Visit Before Winter is Over
We still have a few weeks left of winter, which means you still have a few weeks left to visit some of your favorite winter attractions! Gatlinburg is fun all year round, but there are certain places that are even better when it’s cold and snowy outside. Check out the top 3 Gatlinburg attractions you have to visit before winter is over:
1. Ober Mountain
Ober Mountain is open all throughout the year, but you’ll want to visit during the winter to get the ultimate snow experience! You only have a few weeks left to hit the slopes for a skiing and snowboarding adventure you won’t want to miss. The slopes close in early to mid March, depending on the weather. This Gatlinburg attraction provides hours worth of fun in the snow! You can also go snow tubing, which is a thrilling experience that you should definitely try if you haven’t before. While there are plenty of exciting things to do at Ober Mountain when the weather gets warmer, you’ll still want to hit the slopes a few more times before they close!
2. Gatlinburg Space Needle
The Gatlinburg Space Needle provides panoramic views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains from more than 400 feet in the air. In the winter, those views are even more spectacular. You’ll have the chance to see a picture-perfect view of snow-covered mountains in the distance, and the city of Gatlinburg dusted with white. Of course, the views you’ll get on the top of the observation tower are incredible throughout all the seasons, but there is something stunning about seeing it covered in a blanket of snow.
3. Cades Cove
Cades Cove is one of the top places to visit during the winter. You’ll be able to go on amazing winter hikes and see gorgeous scenery! Some of the best hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains are in the Cades Cove area, like Abrams Falls. When you hike Abrams Falls in the winter, you’ll have the chance to see a 25-foot waterfall when it’s frozen! If you don’t feel like walking, you can drive Cades Cove Loop Road. The road is an 11-mile, one-loop road that circles the cove and lets you see the sights at a leisurely pace. Along the drive, you’ll see historic home sites, mountain views and acres of fields that are beautiful in the winter. The road is open sunrise to sunset, weather permitting.
Where to Stay
The best place to stay when you come to visit these attractions is in our Gatlinburg cabins! You’ll be far enough away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy some peace and quiet in the cabin, but close enough to still enjoy all the best attractions. Our cabins offer gorgeous mountain views and can accommodate from as few as 1 to as many as 26 guests! We have plenty of ways for you to keep warm in our cabins, like fireplaces and hot tubs. You’ll love staying in our Gatlinburg cabins when you visit the area!
Come experience all the best Gatlinburg attractions in the winter while you still can! Browse our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and plan your trip today.