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5 Fun Outdoor Activities to Do at Our Gatlinburg Cabins in the Mountains

Visitors come from all around the world to experience the natural beauty of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this scenic area offers excellent weather and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. When you stay at our Gatlinburg cabins in the mountains, you can enjoy plenty of outdoor fun without even leaving your vacation rental! Here are just some of our favorite outdoor activities to do at our cabins:

1. Have a PicnicPicnic in the Smokies

When the sun is shining and a warm breeze is blowing, there is nothing better than dining alfresco! All of our cabins come with fully furnished kitchens, so you can easily whip up some sandwiches and side dishes to enjoy on the deck. Some of our properties also come with outdoor grills, so you can have a cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, and steaks. There are many large supermarkets and smaller groceries that you can visit on your way to the cabin, or you can pick up some locally grown ingredients at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market.

2. Be an Amateur Photographer

If you like to take photos, you’ll find plenty of stunning scenery to capture right at your cabin. With panoramic vistas of the mountains, brilliant wildflowers, and critters of all shapes and sizes, your camera will be firing on all cylinders! The view from your cabin’s deck also provides the perfect backdrop for a family photo to include in your holiday cards.

Cabins with swimming pool access3. Go for a Swim

Some of our Gatlinburg cabins in the mountains come with seasonal pool access, so you can go swimming during your vacation. During late spring and the summer months, having a place to cool down after going for a hike in the national park or a walk downtown is a major advantage. Your kids will love splashing around, playing Marco Polo, or racing each other, while you enjoy some well deserved R&R.

(See Also: 5 Ways Renting Cabins in Gatlinburg with Pool Access Will Improve Your Vacation)

4. Kick Back in the Hot Tub

What could be more relaxing than soaking in a bubbly hot tub? How about soaking in a hot tub with views of the Smoky Mountains? Lean back in the tub on your cabin’s deck and let the jets take you to paradise as you admire the majestic views of the mountains all around you. To make the experience even more special, plan it so your dip in the hot tub coincides with Smoky Mountain sunrise or sunset.   

Relaxing by a Smoky Mountain stream is so peaceful5. Walk Along the River

When you stay at one of our Gatlinburg cabins on the river, you can go for a scenic stroll along the water. The soothing sounds of the river provide the perfect melody as you enjoy all of the beauty around your cabin. If you bring your fishing pole, the river is a great place to cast your line. Who knows, you might even reel in your dinner for the evening!

To start planning your vacation, check out our complete selection of Gatlinburg cabins in the mountains!