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Popular amenities for Gatlinburg vacation rentals

Stay near Gatlinburg's top sights

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies535 locals recommend
Sugarlands Distilling Company132 locals recommend
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park4 locals recommend
Rainbow Falls Trail21 locals recommend
Ole Smoky Moonshine195 locals recommend
Gatlinburg Welcome Center22 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Gatlinburg

  • Total rentals

    4.4K properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    2.9K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    920 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2.9K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    183K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Gatlinburg

All About Gatlinburg

Nestled on the northern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is a diminutive mountain town surrounded by natural beauty. It’s within easy reach of more than 900 miles of picturesque hiking trails, leaving outdoorsy types wanting for nothing more β€” the national park’s thundering Grotto Falls are just minutes away, and the town boasts the only ski resort in the state, Ober Gatlinburg. While many visitors are drawn out of town for the region’s abundant wildlife β€” look out for the resident black bears and hundreds of bird species β€” staying put brings its own rewards. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift or an elevator ride to the top of the town’s 407-foot Space Needle provide a bird’s eye view of proceedings along with the scenic Smokies, while local breweries, wineries, and distilleries are tasty pit stops on a leisurely tour of local shops and galleries.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Gatlinburg

The stunning spectacle of changing foliage in the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes fall a highly recommended time to stay at cabins for rent in this part of Tennessee. Around 100 species of tree gradually transform the mountainside from mid-October through mid-November, which is also when Gatlinburg’s annual Oktoberfest occurs. If you’re hiking in the park, remember to pack layers for the change in temperature at altitude.

During winter, chilly temperatures are countered by an abundance of holiday cheer, including the local Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. Spring is primetime for nature lovers wanting to experience wildflower blooms β€” follow the six-mile Greenbrier route for kaleidoscopic displays. When summer rolls around, all eyes are on the town’s music festivals, and the annual Fourth of July celebration starts at midnight and runs all day and night, including a River Raft Regatta and an absorbing fireworks display atop the Space Needle.

Top things to do in Gatlinburg

Arts and Crafts Loop

Make your way around this eight-mile route and admire the skill that goes into creating locally-made pottery, jewellery, and woven goods. Gatlinburg is home to one of the largest groups of independent artisans in North America β€” the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community β€” whose stores are brimming with handcrafted pieces.

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

For retro game geeks, pinball wizards, and those looking for family-friendly fun, the city’s pinball museum is a popular destination. The extensive collection of rare pinball machines and arcade games here β€” more than 100 options to keep you busy β€” are available for the playing. This is one of the few museums where visitors are encouraged to flex their gaming muscles.

Ober Gatlinburg

The state’s only ski and snowboard resort is a year round destination that’s also the site of an amusement park with a wide range of high-octane activities to boost your adrenaline. Tubing is a major draw during the winter season, while water rides, a climbing wall, and bumper cars attract visitors once the snow has melted.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Gatlinburg?

    Gatlinburg experiences a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and warm summers. Average high temperatures range from 51Β°F (10Β°C) in January to 89Β°F (32Β°C) in July. Snowfall can occur in winter, adding to the charm of the city.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Gatlinburg?

    Popular activities in Gatlinburg include exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visiting Ripley's Aquarium, taking a ride on the Gatlinburg SkyLift, and trying out the various activities at Ober Gatlinburg. Shopping at the unique local boutiques and galleries is also a popular pastime.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Gatlinburg?

    Fall, specifically from September to November, is a frequently suggested time to visit Gatlinburg. The Autumn Colors in the Smokies event showcases the stunning foliage colors of the Great Smoky Mountains. Additionally, the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair in October is also popular.

  • What are the best places to stay in Gatlinburg?

    Downtown Gatlinburg is frequently suggested for its proximity to local attractions like the Gatlinburg Space Needle and Ripley's Aquarium. Chalet Village is popular for its serene mountain views, while East Parkway offers a more peaceful retreat away from the bustling downtown area.

  • What are the best places to visit in Gatlinburg?

    Gatlinburg has numerous attractions to explore, including Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park for panoramic mountain views, and Ober Gatlinburg, a year-round amusement park. History enthusiasts might appreciate a visit to the Titanic Museum Attraction or the Gatlinburg Space Needle.

  • What are some hiking trails in Gatlinburg?

    Gatlinburg is home to numerous hiking trails. The Ramsey Cascades Trail leads to the tallest waterfall in the Smokies. Chimney Tops Trail is known for its stunning panoramic views, and the Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is an easy, accessible trail suitable for all ages.

  • What are some family activities to do in Gatlinburg?

    Families often enjoy exploring the interactive exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium, going for a scenic ride on the Gatlinburg SkyLift, or experiencing the thrill of the rides at Ober Gatlinburg. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park also offers abundant opportunities for outdoor family activities such as hiking and wildlife spotting.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Gatlinburg?

    A day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is often recommended for its captivating natural beauty. Explore Pigeon Forge, which is just 8 miles (12.8 km) away and known for Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Another option is Sevierville, 15 miles (24 km) away, known for its shopping and family-friendly attractions.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Gatlinburg?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Gatlinburg. From over 770 condo rentals, over 200 house rentals, over 20 cottage rentals to over 2,090 cabin rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Gatlinburg?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,310 vacation rentals in Gatlinburg featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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