winter road in the smoky mountains covered in snow
December 21, 2020

A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains is a treat at any time of the year, but each season comes with its own perks and beauty. We’ve put together 3 reasons to visit us here in Smokies during the winter months, a quiet and peaceful period of time to explore one of the most visited vacation destinations in the country.

1. Winter in the Smoky Mountains is Beautiful

The Lodge at Five Oaks at night

As autumn foliage begins to fade throughout the hills of the Smokies and the holidays arrive and pass by, the Great Smoky Mountains takes on an entirely different look that is still filled with beauty and splendor. There’s a reason that “On Top of Old Smoky” is one of the most well known folk songs from the Smokies. To see the top of “Old Smoky” all covered with snow is something that everyone must witness at least once. To take in a view of the mountains when they’re glistening due to being covered snow and hoarfrost is truly a magical sight. The colder temps help to clear the air and create views with visibility that stretches for miles. Views that can’t be seen during summer months are revealed as well. You’ll also get to experience the extra sparkle and beauty of Winterfest, an incredible celebration of holiday lights that runs from mid-November until the middle of February.

2. You’ll Experience Less Crowds and Traffic but Still Have Fun

As the holiday season wraps up throughout the Smoky Mountains, the crowds begin to thin out and a special peacefulness settles in the area. Streets that were once filled with hustle and bustle see far less footsteps and sitting in traffic is rare. Top attractions are easier to access due to shorter lines and the long waits at all of the favorite dining spots fade. If you’ve been avoiding time in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg due to the number of visitors, try visiting this winter. We really think you’ll appreciate the more laid-back ways of winter and truly enjoy your time with us.

3. You’ll Save Money

King Room at the Lodge at Five Oaks

Spending winter in the Smoky Mountains comes with plenty of perks but one of the top reasons that guests love is the fact that you’ll save money. Saving money allows you to say longer and play more. You’ll find that our hotel rates are the most affordable during January and February, as well as the rates at all of our Oak Tenn Hotels that are locally owned and operated here in the Smokies. Not only will you save on your accommodations but many area attractions, stores, and restaurants offer coupons and deals during off season.

Does winter in the Smoky Mountains sound like something you would enjoy? You really can’t beat getting to experience the beauty of the area, attractions, shops, shows, and more with less of a crowd and at the same time, doing so in the most budget friendly way possible.

Take a moment Browse Our Guest Rooms to find the perfect lodging for your winter getaway and then check out our great rates! If you’re still not convinced to call us your home away from home, Click Here to discover 3 things that make our hotel one of the best in Sevierville, TN.

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