Tennessee offers the best of both worlds: serene mountain landscapes and high-energy citylife, all with a side of world-famous barbecue. Choose your path to an East Tennessee cabin rental that’s perfectly suited for your travel style.
Mountain ranges in East Tennessee
While they’re known by many names—the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, or even the Appalachian Mountains—the peaks of east Tennessee all offer one thing: unparalleled beauty. But if you want to travel like a local, you’ll want to know a thing or two about the hills and hollers.
The beautiful Great Smoky Mountains span Tennessee and North Carolina, and are characterized by their misty, smoke-like cloud cover that settles in the valleys. The Smokies also form part of the Blue Ridge Mountain Province, and are best known for being the home of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located just minutes from our East Tennessee mountain rentals. Also, the Smokies are a subrange of the much larger Appalachian Mountains, which trail from Alabama to the Canadian province of Newfoundland—an incredible 2,000 miles.
In short, the Smoky Mountains are local to Tennessee and North Carolina—but you may hear folks referring to them by other names, too.
Things to do near our East Tennessee cabin rentals
Now that you’re a pro on the area, it’s time to choose your ideal place to stay. The towns and cities in this region offer their own unique flair, but no matter which you choose, you’ll still be just a short drive—or walk—from the best that Tennessee has to offer. Booking an East Tennessee cabin rental in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will put you near amusement parks, aquariums, nightlife, dinner theaters, museums for every taste and topic, distilleries, mini-golf—the list is near-endless. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle, our East Tennessee mountain rentals in more rural areas like Norris Lake are the perfect place to slow things down.
Of course, one of the most culturally significant things about Tennessee is the country music scene. While Nashville is certainly a hotspot for the genre, a visit to our East Tennessee cabin rentals will put you in a prime spot to enjoy it. Whether you’re visiting country music’s birthplace in Bristol, or catching some live music in Gatlinburg, you’ll find near-endless opportunities to experience it. And, of course, you can visit the famous Dollywood amusement park in Pigeon Forge, owned by Dolly Parton herself.
Nature lovers can have their fill of outdoor adventure at an East Tennessee mountain rental. Lace up your hiking boots to tackle a section of the legendary Appalachian Trail, explore Cherokee National Forest, or admire the historic buildings and tranquil scenery of Cades Cove. And whether you’re hiking or driving winding mountain roads, no visit to East Tennessee is complete without a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park—it is the most-visited national park in the country, after all. With over 800 miles of trails, incredible ridgelines, and the chance to glimpse a black bear in its natural habitat, it’s no wonder the Smokies draw so many visitors every year.
No matter what type of vacation you’re seeking, you’ll find it here in East Tennessee. This region of the state offers bustling getaways perfect for family vacations, secluded cabins for romantic getaways, and everything in-between.