6 Tips for an Amazing Winter Getaway at Our Gatlinburg Tennessee Condos for Rent

Getting away to Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the perfect way to add some fun to your winter! When you stay with us at Park Place Condos, you you can enjoy the beauty of winter and a variety of special seasonal events, entertainment, and attractions. The following are six tips for the perfect winter escape at one of our excellent Gatlinburg Tennessee condos for rent:

1. Enjoy the Comfort and Convenience of Your Condo

Park Place Condos provides you with a comfortable setting where you can enjoy all the benefits of downtown Gatlinburg. Our properties come with all of the best amenities, such as kitchens, Jacuzzi tubs, WiFi, and access to an onsite fitness center. You can walk to many shops, restaurants, and attractions in Gatlinburg, which is perfect during the winter. When you stay so close to downtown, you won’t have to worry about driving on mountain roads that may be snowy or icy at times.

2. Go Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is the best place to ski in the Smokies, and it’s only a short distance from our condos. In addition to skiing, you can enjoy other winter sports at Ober, such as snowboarding, tubing, and ice skating. If you want to enjoy spectacular views of mountains, take the aerial tramway from downtown up to the ski resort. If you’re adventurous, you can try their latest attraction, the Ski Mountain Coaster, a 1,000 foot thrill ride that twists and turns down the mountain at speeds of up to 25 mph!

3. Explore Indoor AttractionsA photograph of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

While Gatlinburg has plenty of fun outdoor winter activities, there are also many indoor attractions worth exploring. These include several unique museums, such as the Titanic Museum Attraction, the Guinness World Records Museum, and the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. One of the area’s most popular family attractions is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which is home to thousands of fascinating sea creatures. When you stay at one of our Gatlinburg Tennessee condos for rent, you will only be a short distance from dozens of fun and exciting activities.

4. Go on a Winter Hike

Winter hiking is a fun and healthy outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy. There are a seemingly endless amount of trails open throughout the year at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can bring your camera and take some memorable photos of snow-capped mountains and all kinds of wildlife. Temperatures in the Gatlinburg area typically reach the 40s in winter, so you won’t have to deal with very frigid weather. When visiting the national park, just be sure to check which sections are open, which may vary according to the weather.

5. Take in the Lights of Gatlinburg Winterfest

The city of Gatlinburg is lit up with thousands of colorful LED lights all winter long. These festive holiday lights remain on display right through February, so you can see them whenever you visit during the winter. These unique light displays feature all kinds of creative designs, including lights in the form of animals and snowmen. The holiday lights provide a magical backdrop as you stroll around Gatlinburg in the evening.

Christmas light displays along the downtown Gatlinburg Parkway.6. See Local Entertainment

There’s plenty of superb entertainment close to our Gatlinburg Tennessee condos for rent. The area has a variety of concerts and performances going on during the winter. If you will be visiting during one of the Friday and Saturday nights leading up to Christmas, you can see free musical performances in downtown Gatlinburg as part of the Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales celebration.

To learn more about everything our properties have to offer, check out our Gatlinburg Condos Amenities page!

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.