Stay Cool in the Smokies


When the temps start to rise, you may be looking for a way to beat the heat while visiting the Smokies.  Here are a few activities to help you stay cool in the Smokies and have fun.


Hike to a Waterfall or find a Swimming Hole

If you are up for a hike to cool off, the Smoky Mountains offer many waterfalls to enjoy. Grotto Falls, Laurel Falls and Spruce Flat Falls are a few.  If you are not up for a hike, then there are streams and swimming holes along the roads in the mountains. Little River Road, Tremont, Greenbrier and Roaring Fork all have pull-offs by cold streams so that you can get out and dip your feet or your whole body if you dare. The Townsend Wye and Metcalf Bottoms are two of the more popular areas.


Dollywood Splash Country

Splash Country has fun for the whole family. They have water rides, slides, a lazy river, and even a water coaster. There are shady or sunny spots for those that want to stay out of the sun or those that want to bask in it. You can order food and drinks and make a day out of and there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Receive a free ticket to this attraction with your stay.


Pigeon Forge Snow

Indoor snow tubing is a great way to get out of the heat. Imagine enjoying the snow while wearing your summer clothes while sliding down the slopes many times. Build a snowman and throw snowballs in the play area while others are sweating in the sun. If snow tubing is not for you, you can watch the fun for free while cooling off inside.


Whitewater Rafting

If you are up for an adrenaline pumping adventure to beat the heat, then give whitewater rafting a try. There are several options in the area that offer different experience levels on the Pigeon River. You are sure to have a thrilling time and are guaranteed to be soaked after your trip. Take a paddle with Big Creek Expeditions and receive a free ticket with your stay.


Stay at a Cabin with a Pool

If you would rather not venture out to cool off during your stay, then choose one of the many cabins that we offer that have access to a pool You can avoid the crowds, spend less money and you won’t have to travel far.


Thanks for stopping by!


By Crystal McCandless