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)
Transport

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 7,519 holiday rentals near Great Smoky Mountains. From 5,350 Cabins to 498 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Great Smoky Mountains is on HomeAway.

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:

  • Gatlinburg: 6,811 holiday rentals
  • Pigeon Forge: 7,016 holiday rentals
  • Knoxville: 427 holiday rentals
  • Smoky Mountain Ridge: 39 holiday rentals
  • Sevierville: 6,902 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:

  • Gatlinburg: 6,811 holiday homes
  • Pigeon Forge: 7,016 holiday homes
  • Knoxville: 427 holiday homes
  • Sevierville: 6,902 holiday homes
  • Brevard: 672 holiday homes

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

Explore destinations around Great Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg
6,811 holiday rentals
Pigeon Forge
7,016 holiday rentals
Knoxville
427 holiday rentals
Sevierville
6,902 holiday rentals
Brevard
672 holiday rentals
Bryson City
758 holiday rentals
Cherokee
2,554 holiday rentals
Maryville
6,501 holiday rentals
Robbinsville
556 holiday rentals
Tellico Plains
329 holiday rentals
Townsend
4,021 holiday rentals
Clyde
979 holiday rentals
Oak Ridge
487 holiday rentals
Andrews
1,138 holiday rentals
Jefferson City
6,967 holiday rentals
Sapphire
797 holiday rentals
Maggie Valley
786 holiday rentals
Waynesville
1,184 holiday rentals
Canton
747 holiday rentals
Sylva
1,186 holiday rentals