Fall in the Smokies

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Fall Foliage and Cozy Cabins: A Perfect Family Getaway in the Smoky Mountains


Fall is almost here, and what better way to experience the beautiful colors of the season than a trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee? Between the breathtaking views, endless hiking trails, and cozy cabin stays, you'll quickly realize why this is one of the most popular vacation spots in the country. Whether you're traveling with your family or significant other, the Smokies have something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab your hiking boots, and get ready for a memorable trip.

First and foremost, the Smoky Mountains are known for their stunning fall foliage. From the end of September through early November, you'll see hues of red, orange, and yellow splashed throughout the mountainside. It's the perfect opportunity to take a scenic drive, hike to a majestic waterfall, or simply relax on your cabin's porch with a cup of hot cocoa. If you're up for a challenge, check out the Alum Cave Trail which leads to the highest peak in the Smokies, Mount LeConte. The trek is challenging but rewarding, with stunning views of fall colors throughout.

Next, let's talk about the cabins. These are not your average run-of-the-mill accommodations. The cabins in the Smokies offer a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping and the smell of fresh mountain air. Many cabins come equipped with cozy fireplaces, hot tubs, indoor pools and game rooms perfect for a night in with the family. And let's not forget about the views. With cabins nestled high in the mountains, you'll wake up to breathtaking views every morning.


In addition to the beautiful scenery and cozy accommodations, the Smokies have a variety of activities to keep you busy. From zip-lining to horseback riding, there's something for every type of adventurer. If you're traveling with young children, check out the Dollywood theme park for a day of rides and entertainment. And if you're looking for a more laid-back activity, take a stroll through the charming town of Gatlinburg, where you'll find unique shops, delicious restaurants, and entertainment for all ages.


There's no shortage of natural beauty in the Smokies, and one of the best ways to experience it is by taking a hike. With over 800 miles of trails, you're sure to find one that fits your skill level and desired distance. For a shorter but equally rewarding hike, check out the Laurel Falls trail. The trail is just over 2 miles round-trip and leads you to a stunning 80-foot waterfall. And as you're hiking, don't forget to keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that calls the Smokies home, including black bears, elk, and deer.


A fall vacation to the Smoky Mountains is the perfect opportunity to soak up the beauty of the season and experience a true escape from everyday life. From the breathtaking views to the cozy cabins and endless activities, there truly is something for everyone. So grab your loved ones and start planning your next adventure. Your memories of the Smoky Mountains will be cherished for years to come. We can't wait to host you at one of our cabins, whether you are coming with a large group, a large family, a small family or you and your significant other, Moonrise Vacation Properties, has a cabin for you!  We can't wait to host you!