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-see attractions in the area. A holiday 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 holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the natural features in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Whether you're an active traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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.

Where to stay near Great Smoky Mountains?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,678 holiday rentals near Great Smoky Mountains. From 6,350 Cabins to 6,350 Cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover 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 long holiday or just a weekend break in Great Smoky Mountains. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Pigeon Forge: 8,064 holiday rentals
  • Gatlinburg: 7,839 holiday rentals
  • Brevard: 746 holiday rentals
  • Sylva: 1,354 holiday rentals
  • Topton: 856 holiday rentals

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

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Great Smoky Mountains with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Pigeon Forge: 8,064 holiday homes
  • Gatlinburg: 7,839 holiday homes
  • Brevard: 746 holiday homes
  • Sylva: 1,354 holiday homes
  • Topton: 856 holiday homes

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Great Smoky Mountains. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ramsey Cascades: 8,054 holiday rentals
  • The Factory: 1,502 holiday rentals
  • Cradle of Forestry: 1,407 holiday rentals
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad: 1,754 holiday rentals
  • Fantasy Golf & Game Room: 1,070 holiday 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 of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge
8,064 holiday rentals
Gatlinburg
7,839 holiday rentals
Brevard
746 holiday rentals
Sylva
1,354 holiday rentals
Topton
856 holiday rentals
Sapphire
876 holiday rentals
Sevierville
7,968 holiday rentals
Cherokee
2,809 holiday rentals
Maggie Valley
945 holiday rentals
Waynesville
1,399 holiday rentals
Cosby
2,040 holiday rentals
Franklin
1,699 holiday rentals
Hayesville
767 holiday rentals
Candler
1,631 holiday rentals
Glenville
783 holiday rentals
Wears Valley
5,935 holiday rentals
Lake Junaluska
729 holiday rentals
Knoxville
533 holiday rentals
Bryson City
878 holiday rentals
Townsend
4,440 holiday rentals