Destination guide

The captivating area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park awaits your stay

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This city's mountain views, shopping and hiking draw many visitors. Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dollywood (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Chimney Tops (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Alum Cave Trail (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Newfound Gap (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Mount LeConte (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clingmans Dome (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Rainbow Falls (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Mount LeConte (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Roaring Fork (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Baskins Creek Falls (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Roaring Fork (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), which is 55.7 mi (89.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Great Smoky Mountains?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 8,695 vacation rentals near Great Smoky Mountains. From 6,345 Cabins to 6,345 Cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Great Smoky Mountains area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Great Smoky Mountains?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Great Smoky Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pigeon Forge: 8,090 vacation rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,825 vacation rentals
  • Sevierville: 7,966 vacation rentals
  • Tennessee: 13,724 vacation rentals
  • Bryson City: 881 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Great Smoky Mountains! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Great Smoky Mountains?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Great Smoky Mountains:

  • Pigeon Forge: 8,090 rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,825 rentals
  • Sevierville: 7,966 rentals
  • Bryson City: 881 rentals
  • Maggie Valley: 937 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Great Smoky Mountains?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Great Smoky Mountains. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dollywood: 7,220 rentals
  • Cades Cove: 6,863 rentals
  • Wild Bear Falls Indoor Waterpark: 8,043 rentals
  • Island at Pigeon Forge: 8,036 rentals
  • Fort Fun: 8,073 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Great Smoky Mountains listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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