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Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Vacation Named Among Best in America

The holiday season is off to a great start here in the Smoky Mountains, and we at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals could not be more excited to share this time of year with the families and friends choosing to enjoy a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving vacation this year.

As you may know, we have already celebrated the exciting kick off events for the 2014 Winterfest Celebration, and we are now counting down the days until it is time to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

That being said, are you and your family still trying to find the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving this year? Why not consider spending this year’s holiday in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg TN?

Recently named one of the best holiday destinations for families by TripAdvisor, a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving vacation is just what you and your family need to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday experience.

(See Related: How to Convince Your Family to Take a Winter Vacation in the Smoky Mountains)

Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Vacation Named Among Top 10 Most-Popular Destinations

Thanksgiving dinner in a Smoky Mountain cabinAccording to the travel review site, more families plan on traveling for Thanksgiving this year compared to last. In addition, nearly 60% of those traveling plan on driving to their destination.

Judging by these numbers, it should be no surprise that a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving vacation was named among the top 10 most-popular destinations for families, especially since we know that the Smoky Mountains are within a days drive of nearly two-thirds of the United States’ population.

In a recent news report from local tv station WBIR, officials with the city of Gatlinburg are expecting a record-breaking holiday season this year in terms of visitation numbers. In fact, this year has already set a record on the number of visitors to the Smoky Mountains in October with over 1.26 million.

This was the highest number recorded in nearly 30 years according to the National Park Service.

Great Smoky Mountains National ParkWhy Families Should Take a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Vacation

Not only does this impromptu trip give you and your family the perfect excuse to spend a few days relaxing together, there are a ton of benefits to taking a winter vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

A few of our favorite benefits include:

  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Gorgeous Views
  • Fun area attractions
  • Luxurious amenities

In addition, enjoying a Gatlinburg Thanksgiving vacation also gives visitors a chance to explore the area without the headache of the seasonal traffic they may find during other times of the year. This means no waiting in lines at your favorite Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions, less time being stuck at traffic lights, and a more peaceful Smoky Mountain hiking experience.

Ready to start planning your family’s Gatlinburg Thanksgiving vacation today? Feel free to give the experienced vacation specialists at Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals a call today. With over 20 years of travel experience, our experts will be more than happy to answer any and all questions that you and your family may have. This also includes helping your group find the right Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin for you.