Our Favorite Fun Things to do in Winter in Gatlinburg TN

Scenic photo of winter in Gatlinburg TN.
December 19, 2020

Just because the temperatures are chilly and the leaves have all fallen doesn’t mean that it’s not a good time for a mountain vacation. As a matter of fact, winter is a very popular time to spend time in the Smokies! From spending a few days in a cozy cabin to exploring the city, there are tons of great ways to stay entertained during the cold months. Read our list of our favorite things to do in winter in Gatlinburg TN, and start planning out your cold weather vacation today!

Have a Game Tournament

One of our favorite things to do in winter in Gatlinburg TN is to have a friendly weekend-long game tournament! Our Gatlinburg TN cabins have fully loaded game rooms with all the most fun table games like pool, foosball, ping pong, air hockey and sometimes even video and arcade games. This is a fun activity for both the kids and the adults of the group. Whether you’re teaching your kids the all your best pool table tricks or competing with a group of friends, everyone will stay entertained for hours in the game room!

Go Sightseeing*

Closeup of the Gatlinburg Space Needle.

There are plenty of great ways to see the sights without having to spend too much time in the freezing cold temperatures, which makes sightseeing one of our favorite things to do in winter in Gatlinburg TN. If you don’t feel like leaving your cabin, don’t worry! The picture windows in every room of your cabin will provide you with mountain views that will make you feel like you’re living in a postcard.

Taking a trip to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle is another great way to soak in the sights without battling cold temperatures. You’ll ride a glass elevator over 400 feet to the top of the needle and step out onto the deck where you’ll have incredible 360 degree views of the Smokies all around you. As soon as you’re too chilly, just step back into the glass elevator and enjoy the views on the way back down! If you want to brave the cold weather, remember you can still go hiking in the Smoky Mountains too!

Spend a Day Shopping

Spending a day at The Village Shops is another great way to escape the cold weather during your wintertime trip to Gatlinburg. This is a collection of 27 unique boutiques, clothing and accessory stores, jewelry shops, eateries and more. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for friends back home, you’re sure to find everything you’re looking for here! The Village Shops also welcomes your dogs, so feel free to bring Fido along on the shopping adventure!

Plan a Romantic Weekend for Two

Couple drinking coffee beside the fireplace.

Spending some quality time with your significant other in a cozy 1 bedroom cabin is one of the most fun things to do in winter in Gatlinburg TN. When life gets busy, it’s hard to make time to spend one-on-one time alone with your sweetie, and our cabins are the perfect place to reignite the romance. You’ll love snuggling on the couch, soaking in the hot tub, enjoying the beautiful views and experiencing fun new things in Gatlinburg together. Not to mention, a weekend of uninterrupted relaxation will be beneficial to you both!

You now know all of our favorite things to do in winter in Gatlinburg TN, so the next step is to book your Gatlinburg TN cabin! Browse through our selection to choose the perfect cabin for your family, and book your stay today!