4 Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Our Vacation Rentals in Gatlinburg

Family hiking in the National Park.

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most naturally beautiful vacation destinations in the United States. Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our East Tennessee city attracts millions of nature lovers each year. When you stay at our vacation rentals in Gatlinburg, you’ll have endless opportunities to enjoy some fun in the fresh air. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor activities:

1. Go for a Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Guests at Chalet Village will be just 5 minutes away from the most visited national park in the country! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is truly a paradise for anyone who loves spending time outdoors. With over 800 miles of trails in the park, you are guaranteed to find a hike that suits your ability and interests. Here are a few of the park’s best trails:

  • Easy hikes: Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, The Gatlinburg Trail, Sugarlands Nature Trail
  • Moderate hikes: Abrams Falls, Andrews Bald, Porters Creek Trail
  • Challenging hikes: Mt. LeConte, Rocky Top, Gregory Bald

Best of all, entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is completely free, so you can enjoy an afternoon of outdoor entertainment without spending a cent.

2. Have Lunch at a Scenic Picnic Area

In addition to hundreds of hiking trails, the national park is also home to some beautiful picnic areas. What could be better than eating some tasty sandwiches while admiring all of the natural beauty around you? Here are a few of the most popular picnic areas in the Smokies:

  • Big Creek Picnic Area
  • Cades Cove Picnic Area
  • Chimneys Picnic Area
  • Collins Creek Picnic Area
  • Deep Creek Picnic Area
  • Greenbrier Picnic Area
  • Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area

3. Play Tennis or Go for a Swim at Chalet Village

When you stay at our vacation rentals in Gatlinburg, you will have access to the three clubhouses at Chalet Village. Bring your racket from home and enjoy a game of tennis on one of our courts, or take a dip in the swimming pool on a summer’s afternoon. Other outdoor activities you can enjoy at our clubhouses include shuffleboard, ping pong, lawn games, and a paved walking trail.

4. Visit Ober Gatlinburg

Chalet Village is not only minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it is also just a short drive from the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park. During the winter months, Ober is a wonderful place to go skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Although Gatlinburg doesn’t typically get a ton of snowfall, Ober’s state of the art snow machines ensure that there is always plenty of fresh powder on the slopes.

Although it is most famous as a ski resort, there is plenty of outdoor fun to be had at Ober Gatlinburg year round. Some of the popular activities at the amusement park include the Ski Mountain Coaster, alpine slide, water raft rides, scenic chairlift, mini golf, chair swing, carousel, and kiddie rides.

To start planning your vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, check out our complete selection of vacation rentals in Gatlinburg!