Fall may be right around the corner, but here in Gatlinburg, we’re still enjoying warm temperatures. That means you’ll still want your swimming suit and flip flops when you visit. Tired of the pool? Try these fun ideas to beat the heat when you stay in one of our cabins near Gatlinburg, TN.
Enjoy the Mountain Air
Many cabins in the area offer private decks or screened porches. Enjoy your morning coffee and the refreshing mountain air. In the evenings, let the scent of pine trees and a cool breeze envelope you while you unwind from a day in the sun. Brew a pitcher of sweet tea or whip up some ice-cold lemonade to enjoy while escaping the heat on your deck.
Eat Ice Cream
Ice cream and summer! You can’t have one without the other. There’s nothing more cooling on a hot day than a delicious ice cream cone! You’ll have no trouble finding ice cream in Gatlinburg. Whether you want to visit an ice cream parlor or buy a gallon to take back to the cabin, there’s a flavor for everyone. Big or small, indulging in ice cream is an activity that will get a thumbs up from everyone in your family.
Watch a Movie
After a day in the sunshine, many visitors turn their cabin into an indoor movie theater. If you’re vacationing with kids, let them take turns choosing their favorite movie and snack. You’re on vacation; there’s nothing wrong with having a movie night every night! For adults only, chill a bottle of wine or blend your own frozen concoctions. Turn up the AC and spend the evening watching a summer thriller, romantic comedy, or the latest kids flick.
Hike to a Waterfall
Did you know Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to more than 100 waterfalls? You should have no trouble finding one where you can enjoy the cooling mist on your face. There’s a waterfall hike for every level of experience. Whether you’re a novice or you have many miles on your boots, plan on taking at least one hike to enjoy a cold, cascading waterfall.
Rent a Cabin with a Pool
If you love the water but prefer a swimming hole of the cement variety, book one of the cabins in Gatlinburg, TN, that has a swimming pool. Many rentals either have a pool on the property or include access to a nearby swimming pool in the cost. Don’t forget your suit, goggle, and swim fins because a dip in the pool is one of the best ways we know of to beat the heat.
Fun and Games
Vacations are all about having fun and whether you’re traveling with kids or it’s an all adult weekend, don’t forget the games. Pack a deck of cards, dominoes, and a few board games to enjoy in the comfort of your cabin. You can also visit an arcade in Gatlinburg where you challenge someone to Skee-Ball or spend an afternoon wandering through game rooms filled with some of the most popular arcade games.
Enjoy the Spirits
The Gatlinburg area is home to several wineries. Come in from the heat and enjoy tasty award-winning wines. Another fun idea for cooling off in Gatlinburg is touring a distillery. Moonshine has a long history in the area. Distillery tours often include watching production and sip and sample time. Whether enjoy the fruit of the vine or want to try one of the many flavors of moonshine, Gatlinburg has something for you.
With summer winding down, now is the time to book an end of season getaway. Contact My Smoky Mountain Travel at 865-432-2504 and let us help you find the perfect vacation cabin rental.