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

holiday celebration.

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