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6 Ways to Stay Warm in Your Smoky Mountain Cabin This Winter

Winter is a magical time of year to take a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Typically, there are fewer crowds so you can take the time to truly appreciate the peacefulness and serenity of the area. The best way to enjoy the natural beauty is by staying in a cabin in the Smokies. While the temperatures may be chilly, the winter scene is absolutely unmatchable. After a busy day of sightseeing, here are 6 ways to stay warm in your Smoky Mountain cabin:

1. Soak in the Hot Tub

hot tub at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains One of the best ways to stay warm this winter is by staying in a cabin with a hot tub. While you soak among the warm jets, you can look out over a stunning Smoky Mountain landscape. Whether you are taking a family trip or escaping on a romantic getaway with your sweetheart, everyone is sure to love the added amenity of a hot tub at your cabin. The warmth of the hot tub feels especially wonderful after a hike in the Smoky Mountains or a walk down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. In order to save some extra money on your stay, be sure to check out all our fantastic cabin specials!

2. Cuddle Up by the Fire

If you want to enjoy the view from inside your Smoky Mountain cabin, you can take advantage of the fireplace inside your vacation rental. Many of the cabins in the Smokies have either a gas or a wood-burning fireplace in the main living area. While you sit back to enjoy your favorite television show or a family movie, you can throw another log on the fire and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones in the Smoky Mountains.

3. Enjoy the Other Indoor Amenities

game room in a Smoky Mountain cabinIf the weather outside is frightful, there are plenty of fun ways to have a blast with your family without ever leaving your cabin. Cabin rentals in the Smokies are stocked full of all sorts of wonderful amenities, including home theater rooms, arcade games, pool tables, and so much more. You can even find cabins that have indoor swimming pools so you can enjoy a relaxing swim even when it’s snowing outside! On the coldest days of winter, you can stay warm inside your vacation rental while still enjoying all sorts of wonderful cabin entertainment.

4. Get Cooking in the Kitchen

Once you are nice and toasty, you might not want to get back out in the cold for dinner in town. Luckily, you can take advantage of your fully equipped kitchen in your Smoky Mountain cabin to fix everything from quick snacks to gourmet meals. There are plenty of grocery stores throughout the Smokies where you can stock up on supplies and all the cooking utensils you need will be waiting for you when you get to your cabin. After a delicious meal, sit around the fire with a cup of hot chocolate to make memories that will last a lifetime.

5. Bundle Up and Head Outdoors

winter hiking in the Smoky MountainsAs cozy as you will feel inside your cabin, you will still want to spend at least a little time exploring the natural scenery of the Smokies. While the view from your cabin deck is stunning, there is something special about going for a walk among the trees. If you want to take your family on a hike, visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can see amazing mountain views, waterfalls, historic buildings, and so much more. After an exciting day, you can look forward to returning to your cozy cabin in the Smokies to warm up and enjoy a peaceful night of relaxation before your next day of adventures.

6. Enjoy a Movie Night

Did you know that you can stay in a Smoky Mountain cabin that has a private home theater? This is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening with your family to watch your favorite film or the latest Hollywood blockbuster. The theater rooms are equipped with comfortable seating, a huge viewing screen, and incredible sound effects. To stay extra cozy, enjoy a bowl of popcorn and grab some blankets to enjoy a night filled with laughter and family bonding time. If you are staying in the Smokies are an extended period of time, you can let each member of your group take turns picking the movie you watch each night.

Would you like to start planning your winter trip to the Smokies? Explore some of the best vacation rentals to find the perfect Smoky Mountain cabin for your group. We look forward to seeing you soon!