Planning Your Trip To Gatlinburg

So, it’s decided, the family is ready for the next vacation to Gatlinburg. It could be just the two of you, or maybe the kids get to come along on their Spring break, and maybe Grandma and Uncle Danny want to come too. What about the family dog? No matter what your group size, Elk Springs Resort has your vacation needs are covered.

Elk Springs Resort offers many deals to fit your budget such as midweek specials for up to 50% off your stay, or book 5 nights and get the 6th for free. We also offer cabin discounts to seniors, teachers, military, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, nurses and doctors. Consider becoming a regular and receive 10% discounts on your future stays, no matter how long.

If none of those apply to you, don’t worry; we still have a great selection to ensure that your stay on our 68 acre resort will be memorable. Choose from over 90 cabins and condos, nestled in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains, with access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, golf, ski and hiking locations, Dollywood, and an abundance of amazing local attractions.

Your Home Away from Home

Our cabins range in size from 1-6 bedrooms, sleeping anywhere from 2 to 24, including 11 pet friendly options. One favorite is the Four-bedroom Creeksong, situated just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway on Webbs creek, allowing for both privacy and adventure and you can fish just off the back deck.

Whether a one-bedroom cabin is just your speed, or if you want more room to spread out, you’ll be sure to find comfort in one of our 26 two-bedroom cabins. Priced to fit the one-bedroom budget, many of these cabins are located in the heart of the Arts & Crafts Community, which several of our guests consider to be a highlight of their stay.

Life’s a Bear offers access to the parkway, the main entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains and downtown Gatlinburg! Grin and Bear It is perfectly suited for Grandma with ramp access to the gazebo and one step up to the main deck. One of our newest and most secluded cabins, Cherokee Charm, features a theater room, air hockey and pool tables, a sauna room and two Jacuzzis. Though if your group prefers the luxury of a gourmet kitchen, look no further than Wine Down, where you can find a wet bar and wine rack, Bose surround sound, 9 TVs, King and Queen beds, and a BBQ pit. You’ll never want to leave!

In fact, if you have more people than will fit in a three-bedroom, consider taking over the cul-de-sac that houses Eagles Nest, The View, and Spur of the Moment. If you all want to stay in the same cabin, our four, five and six bedroom cabins are just what you need. No matter what your group size and needs, Elk Springs Resort can accommodate you.

 “These cabins were private enough to enjoy quite relaxation on the deck grilling or in the hot tub looking up at the clear country sky, but located just close enough to be easy access to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg,” said reviewer Joseph of Lexington, KY.

We want to be sure you are safe and comfortable while staying with us, but have the luxury of hoping in the car at a moments notice and enjoying all that the area has to offer.


There is no limit to the amount of attractions Gatlinburg has to offer, and your family is sure to find something to do every day of your vacation. Start with heading right to the top of the Space Needle to admire The Smokies, and maybe even find your cabin! Afraid of heights but nothing else scares you? Be sure to head over to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not to check out their Haunted House, or take a ghost walking tour to get your spin tingling!

Gatlinburg offers a dynamic selection of good eats to satisfy your palate, no matter how picky the eater. Elk Springs Resort favorites include the Smoky Mountain Brewery, which offers live music, locally brewed beer, and great menu options. If you’re looking for a taste of the mountains, be sure to get over to Calhoun’s Restaurant for BBQ and steak. If New Orleans style suits your taste better, check out Blaine’s Grill and Bar. If you’re in the mood for taco night, No Way Jose’s Cantina has fresh, flavorful Mexican food that is sure to delight.

Arts & Crafts Community

The Arts & Crafts Community, established in 1937, houses over 120 artists and artisans bound together in a creative and collaborative space sharing their crafts in galleries, studios and showrooms. The eight-mile loop, all accessible by trolley and open every day at 10am, is a perfect way to spend the day exploring leather goods, handmade quilts and brooms, paintings, candles and blown-glass wares. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Morning Mist Café, brunch at The Cabin Café, or stop by the Wine A Little wine and tapas bar for a little afternoon snack.

Outdoor Adventures

The family owned and operated Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort offers state-of-the-art skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and a freestyle terrain park. No matter what season, you and your family can enjoy the wide variety of fun special events including bluegrass, arts & crafts shows, holiday specials, and even ladies’ night! Tired of the slopes? Visit the Wildlife Encounter center to see Black bears, otters, birds of prey and other native Tennessee forest creatures. Be sure to ride the tram and get an impressive 2.1-mile ride to view the Great Smoky Mountains from up high. A variety of restaurants and shops will keep you entertained all day long.

In the warmer months, your family can enjoy such activities as hiking or horseback riding through Great Smoky Mountains National Park trails, finding a local swimming hole to explore, or ziplining through the trees! For those who like to get wet, consider white water rafting down the Pigeon River or joining a guided fly-fishing trip on the Nantahala River.


The 150-acre Dollywood theme park is sure to have something for everybody including rides, entertainment, food and even Splash Country. Along with riding roller coasters and water excursions, plan to explore the Smoky Mountain way of life through shows, festivals and craft demonstrations. Dollywood is conveniently located in Pigeon Forge, just 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.

Whether planning a ski trip or exploring the Arts & Crafts Community, enjoying a hike or horseback trip, or venturing over to Dollywood, the Elk Spring Resort will take care of your family. Even if you never leave the cabin, you’ll get to soak in the spectacular views, relax by the fire, take a dip in the hot tub, pay a game or two, or even get an in-cabin massage! Elk Springs Resort has everything you need for the perfect vacation.