Have a Down-Home Country Christmas in the Great Smoky Mountains
By Jon Hoffman
The scent of fresh-cut pine fills the air, firelight casts a warm
glow around the room, and outside, snow-capped mountain peaks
surround your cozy cabin in the woods. Sound like a dreamy way to
spend the holiday? That’s just what Christmas in the Great Smoky
Mountains is like.
Invite the Entire Family
Mountain-top cabins provide plenty of space for your extended
family to join you, a kitchen for preparing a home-cooked
Christmas dinner, and lots of activities to keep everyone happy.
And of course, the views are spectacular. Enjoy your
Christmas-morning coffee on the porch of your private cabin,
while you watch the sun rise over the snow-topped mountains all
around. Brightly wrapped presents are piled high under the tree,
and the scent of roasting turkey is just beginning to fill the
air as the family gathers together on this very special day.
Cabin rentals make your family get-together even easier. With
their ability to sleep up to 18 people, you won’t have to worry
about everyone’s comfort. There’s lots of room to stretch out as
well, with some cabins offering game rooms, large family rooms,
and even hot tubs. So gather the family and plan to spend
Christmas in a luxurious cabin surrounded by the grandeur of the
Great Smoky Mountains.
Wintertime Fun for Everyone
World-class skiing is just outside your door when you spend
Christmas in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN. Seasoned skiers and
novices alike will find just the right level of challenge at Ober
Gatlinburg, the area’s premier ski resort. Beginner-level courses
ensure the inexperienced have a great time, while the
anything-goes Freestyle Terrain Park will keep adventure-loving
snowboarders happy for hours.
For indoor fun, check out the many holiday shows in the area.
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a favorite stop for fans of dinner
theater, boasts a spectacular Christmas show throughout the month
of December. You’ll enjoy classic Christmas tunes performed by
talented singers and dancers decked out in traditional holiday
costumes, a heart-warming live nativity scene, and of course, you
can expect a visitor from the North Pole as well. This is one
event that will truly entertain your entire family.
If you just can’t get enough of snow, be sure to check out
Titanic Pigeon Forge. Every Saturday in December it’s guaranteed
to snow as you stand aboard the bow of this historic ship.
Inside, Titanic is dressed up for the season with thousands of
twinkling lights, beautifully decorated Christmas trees, and
miles of garland strung from every banister and mantelpiece.
Spending Christmas in the Smokies offers a beautiful and
entertaining change from the ordinary. Stunning scenery greets
you at every turn, there’s plenty to see and do for every member
of the family, and you can still enjoy a home-cooked meal in the
comfort of your own cabin. Plus, there’s plenty of room to invite
far flung family and friends to join you for an unforgettable
Jon Hoffman is Reservations Manager of Volunteer Cabin Rentals
specializing in Smoky Mountain rental cabins in Gatlinburg and
Pigeon Forge, TN. Visit them today at
http://www.volunteercabinrentals.com to book cabins for weddings,
vacations, reunions and other special events