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5 Reasons to Rent a Cabin in Gatlinburg This Summer

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in the country! When the weather gets warm, our Smoky Mountain city really comes alive with a variety of special events and activities. Auntie Belham’s has put together a few reasons to rent a cabin in Gatlinburg this summer.

1. Nature Has Never Been Closer

When you stay at our cabins in Gatlinburg, you will be minutes away from the most visited national park in the country! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect place to get some fresh air during your summer getaway. With hundreds of miles of trails, the GSMNP offers everything from hikes that last less than a mile to hikes that span 14 miles. If hiking isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the gorgeous views with a number of excellent scenic drives, such as the Cades Cove Loop Road or the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. The national park truly has something for everyone, especially during the beautiful summer months.

2. Beat the Heat at the Pool

Many of our Gatlinburg cabins come with pool access, so you can stay nice and cool during your summer vacation. Your kids will love wandering over to the resort swimming pool and spending an afternoon playing games, racing each other, and splashing around. Parents can kick back and relax with a book, catch some rays, or join their little ones for some fun in the pool!

3. Go Ziplining or Rafting on UsA young woman on a zip line.

When you rent a cabin in Gatlinburg with Auntie Belham’s, you will receive our Smoky Mountain Adventure Pass. This special pass is good for free admission to some of the area’s most popular attractions and activities. While the pass is accepted at a variety of indoor destinations and dinner theaters, you can also redeem it for two of the very best outdoor summer activities in Gatlinburg: ziplining and whitewater rafting.

With the Smoky Mountain Adventure Pass, you can get one adult canopy tour at Adventure Park Zip Lines or Legacy Mountain Zip Lines. Additionally, the pass can be redeemed for an adult whitewater rafting adventure with Big Creek Expeditions or USA Raft. Guests receive the Smoky Mountain Adventure Pass every night of their stay, so you can experience both high flying thrills and wet and wild fun during your vacation!

4. Awesome Summer Events

The summer season brings a number of popular events back to Gatlinburg. Here are some of the things you can look forward to if you plan on visiting the Smokies over the summer:

  • Free entertainment in downtown Gatlinburg with Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales (mid-June through July)  
  • Midnight Independence Day Parade (July 3/4)
  • River Raft Regatta, an unmanned raft race (July 4)
  • Fireworks Finale (July 4)
  • Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair (mid-July)
  • Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival (late-August)

A family sitting on a bridge in the mountains.5. Bring the Family Together

With school, work, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to spend enough time together as a family. When you rent a cabin in Gatlinburg this summer, you can get away from it all for a week and just focus on the people who matter most to you. Staying under one roof in a cabin in the mountains is a unique experience that your family will never forget.

To start planning your summer vacation, check out our complete selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals!