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Jack o’ lanterns, corn mazes, haunted houses, oh my! There is nothing quite like spending Halloween in the Smoky Mountains. There is no better way to get in the spirit of the Halloween season than by experiencing a ghost tour! Halloween brings about a certain chill in the air that is perfect for a frightful night of learning about the spooky history of the Smoky Mountains. We’ve put together a list of the top 3 ghost tours in Gatlinburg that are perfect for celebrating Halloween:
1. Appalachian Ghost Walks
Enjoy a unique lantern-led ghost tour through the streets of Gatlinburg with Appalachian Ghost Walks! This nightly tour takes you on a journey back through time to discover the past history and hardships of Gatlinburg’s homesteaders along with pioneer and Native American heritage. You may just find out for yourself if the spirits of early pioneers still haunt the old frontier trails! During your walk, you will discover a former actress who still haunts a popular overnight stay and learn about the forgotten graves of the original natives of the Smoky Mountains.
2. Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg
Join the guides of Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg for a leisurely stroll through the darkened streets and alleys of Gatlinburg as you hear stories of the unexplained and strange! As one of the most popular ghost tours in Gatlinburg, this walk offers all types of fascinating information about the town’s creepy history. This includes the haunted hotels and buildings in the downtown area, as well as a frightful cemetery that was constructed in 1830. During your tour, you can examine pictures of paranormal activity that were taken on the very same tour route!
3. Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg
Explore the supernatural side of Gatlinburg on the Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg! This is a unique opportunity to learn stories of the settlers, famous pioneers, soldiers and others who came to the Smokies only to find heartbreak, misery or even death! This is not a tacky haunted tour with ghosts jumping out at you, but a walking tour of Gatlinburg that mixes tales of historical facts and legends with visits to the actual locations where mysterious sightings have taken place!
Where to Stay
When you visit Gatlinburg during October to celebrate Halloween, there is no better place to stay than in a Gatlinburg cabin. Cabins provide the perfect home away from home in the Smokies, as well as offer spectacular views of the fall foliage, which is expected to be at its peak around October 31! (To stay up to date with the fall colors, check out our 2018 Fall Foliage and Forecast). Our Gatlinburg cabin rentals range in size and can accommodate all types of vacationers, from couples to large groups of family and friends. You’ll also get to enjoy special amenities you can’t find anywhere else, like private outdoor hot tubs, game rooms, theater rooms, and in-cabin swimming pools! Not to mention, Gatlinburg cabins are in the perfect location — far enough from the hustle and bustle to provide peace and quiet, but close enough to town to only be a short drive from all the action.
Hurry and plan your visit to the Smoky Mountains to enjoy all of these spooky ghost tours in Gatlinburg! Browse all of the best Gatlinburg cabin rentals and book the best one for your stay. Happy Halloween!