Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide

snow in the smokies on newfound gap road

8 Best Places to See Snow in the Smokies

Winter is an incredible time of year in the Smoky Mountains! Arguably, the best part of wintertime is the snow! While the valleys and high-traffic areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg may not see large amounts of snow, the higher elevations of the mountains often get plenty, blanketing the distant, gorgeous peaks in white and contributing to the peaceful atmosphere of winter. Take a look at our list of the top places to see snow in the Smokies:

planning a trip to the smoky mountains cabin in the winter

Does Pigeon Forge Get Snow? Answering Your FAQs About Planning a Trip to the Smoky Mountains This Winter

Whether you’re planning to spend Christmas in Pigeon Forge or just want to experience a winter vacation in the Smokies, you may have questions about what to do, weather conditions, snow, and choosing a cabin. We’ve got you covered with some answers to the top frequently asked questions about planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains this winter: 

the smoky mountains in the fall

7 Ways to Enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Have you been thinking about taking a fall vacation to the Smokies? There are many reasons why the autumn season is a great time to visit– the colorful fall foliage, cooler weather, and seasonal events just to name a few! Take a look at 7 ways you can enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the fall for an unforgettable experience filled with fun and adventure for the whole family:

Gatlinburg Trolley

Top 4 Ways to Save on Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

If the price tag is the only thing stopping you from traveling to the Smokies, you will be glad to know that there are plenty of ways to make your trip more affordable. From finding free and cheap things to do in the area to saving big on lodging, you can enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank. Here are 4 ways to save on your Smoky Mountain vacation:

the island in pigeon forge

Top 5 Things to Do on Your Family Vacation Smoky Mountains

Are you thinking about planning a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains this year? You’re probably wondering what all you can do in the area with your kids! There is so much to see and do, you may have a hard time squeezing it all in! Check out these top 5 things to do on your family vacation in the Smoky Mountains:

dollywood pumpkin

Top 4 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Want to come take in the beautiful fall colors that bring millions of people to the Smokies every year? We know you do! But, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall you won’t want to miss out on! From visiting Dollywood to seeing classic cars at the Fall Rod Run, you’ll love all of these activities! Check out these top 4 things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall:

aerial tram ober gatlinburg in the fall

Top 5 Places To See The Autumn Colors

While the Autumn color has only been crawling to the Smokies this season, the change is under way and the slow speed only adds more time and opportunities to see it! If you’re coming to the Smoky Mountains in search of the best fall views we’re here to help! Here are our five places that we recommend for Autumn color sights.

people standing next to smoky mountain river

Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

Is there anything manlier than walking outside before the noon day sun signals the start of the afternoon, walking knee or thigh-deep into freezing waters and catching your food for the day or weekend with nothing but a stick, string, a hook and something on that hook? There might be, but it’s hard to imagine what it is! Fishing is a foundation of man’s history and culture all around the world and I’d argue it’s more of a challenging outdoor activity than traditional hunting because you typically can’t even see your mobile meal. You’re trying to attract and catch a fast and even surprisingly crafty foe completely blind and it’s a game of minds, skill and will.

fireworks gatlinburg space needle

How To Spend New Years in The Smokies

The end of the year only comes once a year and we like to punctuate the change and transition by ending the previous cycle and beginning a new one – with a BANG!Or rather a series of BANGs across a couple areas at least once the world’s most popular midnight hour clocks in. In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, we celebrate New Years Eve and the first seconds of the new year with fireworks most colorful and explosive along with some other events in the area. In this article, we’ll highlight what we recommend you do with New Years Eve 2017!

fireworks during new years eve gatlinburg space needle

New Years in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Hello and welcome to the last week for 2016! We’re sure you have some strong feelings about this year as we all do, but we’re ending the year and beginning the next with a BANG here in the Smokies and we wanted to let you know where we’re celebrating it this year.

old mill in pigeon forge

Why do people love to vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN?

If you have ever been to Pigeon Forge, you likely know the answer to the question. Still we are often asked what it is about Pigeon Forge that brings so many people here year after year. We thought we would like many of the reasons we hear from our guests who often return year after year to rent one of our Pigeon Forge Cabins and spend the week enjoying the area.

people standing on the deck of a smoky mountain cabin

Family Groups and Reunions

Summit Cabin Rentals of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Wears Valley loves to host large family groups and family reunions. We have perfect cabins for the best get together your family will ever host.  Enjoy the home, watch the ball game, grill out, do the things families love to do under one roof as a family with the setting of the Great Smoky Mountains all around you.  Activities in the park will only enhance your visit.