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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: 

Does it snow in Pigeon Forge?

Yes! On average, Pigeon Forge gets about 6 inches of snow each year, which typically lasts for only a day or two. What about Gatlinburg and other areas in the Smoky Mountains? Yes, you can often see snow in many places! Snow will stick around longer in the higher elevations, such as Newfound Gap Road and Gatlinburg SkyPark

What should I look for when booking a cabin during the winter? 

fire pit at above the summit cabin in the Smoky MountainsThere are many things to consider when choosing a Smoky Mountain cabin, such as locations, size, and amenities. We have 1 to 8-bedroom cabins available, some are pet-friendly, and many offer luxurious amenities such as private indoor pools, hot tubs, fire pits, game rooms, and more. Another aspect to think about is the weather. Check local forecasts before booking your stay and then again before you leave for your trip. If you have concerns about a cabin, especially road conditions leading to it, or whether a 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended, please contact us, and we can offer suggestions about your cabin specifically.

What are some popular winter activities in the Smokies? 

When planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains, you must add these exciting winter activities to your itinerary! If you love snow tubing, Rowdy Bear Snowpark and Pigeon Forge Snow are two great options. They make their own snow, which is safe, edible, and very real-looking. In Gatlinburg, Ober Mountain offers winter fun, such as skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, snowboarding, and so much more. 

What are the best indoor attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge?

Ripley's Aquarium of the SmokiesIf you’d prefer to spend some time inside during your trip to the Smoky Mountains, the area has plenty of unique attractions to keep you entertained. Places in Pigeon Forge we recommend include museums such as the Titanic Museum, dinner shows such as Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, and other indoor activities from escape rooms to arcades. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the best indoor attractions in Gatlinburg, as well as the Believe It or Not! Odditorium and the Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

Is Great Smoky Mountains National Park open in the winter? 

Yes, the national park is open year-round, with only some areas and roads closed during the winter months. There are many fun winter hikes in the Smokies, such as Laurel Falls and Abrams Falls. Nothing is quite as beautiful as a frozen waterfall! You can also drive the Cades Cove Scenic Loop and explore the many historic sites and look for wildlife, all without leaving your warm car. 

How can I make the most of my Smoky Mountain cabin? 

creekside manor kitchenSometimes, the best part about a winter vacation is enjoying quality time at your cabin! The cozy interiors, warm fireplaces, and fun amenities make our cabin rentals the perfect spot to hang out and relax. The kitchens are always well stocked with cooking items, so as long as you bring along some groceries, you’ll be able to cook delicious meals. From playing games to watching a movie in the theater room or just reading a book on the couch, there are many ways to enjoy your time in your cabin rental. Plus, if it does snow, you can watch it peacefully fall and coat the mountain scenery in a blanket of white!

We hope you received some helpful information for planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains this winter. Browse our vast selection of cabin rentals in the Smokies and get ready for the ultimate family adventure!