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4 Reasons to Take a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg Cabin Vacation This Winter

Are you planning a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin vacation this winter? There are a few benefits of choosing to take a vacation in the winter months. Here’s why you should choose a winter vacation:

1. Take a Well-Deserved Break

After all of the busy schedules and running around that families do during the holiday season, it’s important to take a break. So, go ahead and plan your vacation for after the holiday season, so you can really relax and energize!

(See Related: How to Stay True to Your New Year’s Resolutions While You’re in the Smoky Mountains)

2. Warm Up from the Cold Weather

cabin in the smoky mountains during winterMost people don’t want to take a vacation in the winter because of the cold weather. In the Smoky Mountains, the weather can be pretty unpredictable. It’s sometimes difficult to know whether it’s going to be sunny or snowy in the wintertime.

Even when the weather is cold, it’s not unbearable. You’ll definitely want to pack clothes to bundle up in though, especially if you plan to go hiking. The upper elevations of the mountains are a lot colder than the lower elevations of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so you’ll need to pack some special gear for hiking and spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

We even have our own meteorologist who gives Visit My Smokies an update twice a week on the upcoming forecast. This way, when you’re planning what to pack for your trip, you can check the weather to know exactly what you’ll need. Be sure to check out our Smoky Mountain weather videos to stay up to date!

3. Experience the Peace and Quiet of the Mountains

The winter months, around January and February, are definitely more quiet than the summer months in the Smoky Mountain area. When the weather cools down, it is a great time to visit to see all of the Christmas lights and experience a true Smoky Mountain winter. You can relax by grabbing some hot chocolate and taking a walk along the Parkway or you can take a ride on the Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights while it’s still available to stay warm and see the area.

4. Energize for the New Year

cabin in the smoky mountains covered in snowBelieve it or not, the year has come and gone and you deserve a fresh start for the new year! To reboot and gain a little energy to start the new year off right, a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin vacation may be just the thing you need.

You can spend time resting and enjoying the mountains right from your cabin in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, or you can go visit some of the great places throughout the Smoky Mountain area. No matter what you choose to do, be sure you give yourself some time to energize for the new year.

Find the Best Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg Cabin for Vacation

Are you ready to pack your bags and plan a winter vacation? At Visit My Smokies, we have all of the best cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge listed on our website. You can easily find the perfect cabin for your family or group vacation to the Smokies this winter and our website direct you to the place you need to go to book your stay. We can’t wait to see you in the Smoky Mountains this winter!