Carols fill the air, mistletoe is strung about and people just cannot seem to stop smiling in our quaint little town of Gatlinburg, TN. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa, this is a special time of year in the Great Smoky Mountains. As 2011 winds to a close, you may find yourself overwhelmed with holiday parties, gift shopping and planning New Year’s Eve celebrations. Why not take a weekend away in a Gatlinburg cabin rental to the mountains to recharge your battery and prepare for all of the wonderful festivities that are yet to come?
No matter what time of year you choose to visit the Gatlinburg cabin rentals at┬áElk Springs Resort, you are certain to be transported to a place of relaxation. Our luxury cabin rentals ensure that you can sit back, relax and take in the natural beauty of the mountains while having all of the modern luxuries that you are accustomed to. While every season is magical here, winter is especially beautiful. From the porch of your cabin rental you can gaze across the wintry skies of the Great Smoky Mountains and breathe in the crisp, invigorating air that comes each year at this time.
While you may be tempted to spend your entire vacation indoors – we often find ourselves doing just that! – there is plenty to see and doing in Gatlinburg during December. During the day you can stroll along the Parkway and work on your long holiday list. Pick up an authentic cowboy hat at the Cowboy Way, a new rod at the Smoky Mountain Angler and a necklace at Lavi’s Jewelry, all on the same day! Want to stay active all weekend? Take the tram up to OberGatlinburg and spend the day skiing, ice skating and goofing around in the snow.
Want a truly unique mountain experience? Head on over to Dollywood to take part in a Smoky Mountain Christmas. Known for her outgoing personality and incredible vocal skills, Dolly Parton is also dedicated to sharing her love of Christmas with adoring fans. There are seasonal shows that will entertain everyone in your family, dinners with Santa Claus, ice skating events and a 4-D showing of the classic Christmas tale The Polar Express.
Just because it gets dark earlier during the winter doesn’t mean the fun has to end sooner. Once the sun goes down the Parkway is illuminated by millions of LED lights. Children and adults alike adore the light display that is shown every night during December in Gatlinburg. Take a hayride around town while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate from Jordan’s Village Creamery.
Don’t feel like venturing outside during your pre-holiday madness vacation? We recommend that you load up on all of the groceries you will need at Food City, rent some movies, grab a few magazines and sequester yourself for the whole weekend. While we aren’t medical experts, we believe that a weekend away at the Elk Springs Resort is just what your body needs to prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Have questions about your stay at the Elk Springs Resort? Don’t hesitate to contact us via email, snail mail or by phone.