chairs outside entrance of bearskin lodge in gatlinburg
November 1, 2021

The fall is a great time to come visit the Smoky Mountains! As the leaves change and the temperatures cool, the Gatlinburg area becomes an Autumn oasis, perfect for fall lovers from all over! If you’re still looking for a place to stay on your trip, we’ve got you covered. Here are 4 reasons why our lodge on the river is perfect for your fall getaway:

1. Smoky Mountain Views


We are proud to offer wonderful views of the Smokies all year round, but especially during the fall! When you stay with us, you’ll be surrounded by bright reds, oranges and yellows that decorate the mountain landscape in a collage of breathtaking colors. These views are right out of a postcard and will leave you awestruck every time you walk out the door of our lobby. Step out onto your balcony and take in the sounds of the river and sights of the colors as the leaves continue to fall. It’s no wonder people travel from all over the country to experience the Smokies during this time, so make sure you don’t miss out!

2. Local Seasonal Festivals

You’ll never be bored when you stay at our lodge on the river during the fall! As the seasons change, tons of local spots begin their celebrations. In Gatlinburg, over 3 million LED Christmas lights are strung throughout the city starting in early November. There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying an afternoon under the lights. You can also head over to Ober Gatlinburg to enjoy some fun snow tubing and ice skating! If you have little ones with you, this is a great activity as ages 3 and up can participate! If you find yourself in Pigeon Forge, spend a day at Dollywood to enjoy all their holiday festivities! Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas begins on November 6 and will be filled with seasonal shows, holiday shopping and twinkling lights!

3. Perfect Location for Autumn Activities

Hiking trail signs outside of Bearskin Lodge hotel in Gatlinburg

One of the best parts of our Gatlinburg hotel is that we are in the heart of all the Smoky Mountain action. Close to downtown, the national park and just a short drive from Pigeon Forge, there is so much to do around our hotel. If you’re visiting in the fall, we have a few recommendations for activities. First, you have to find a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that offers great views of the Autumn landscape. Check out spots like Clingmans Dome or Andrews Bald if you’re looking for the last of the fall colors. You can also head downtown to the Gatlinburg Space Needle or Skylift Park for more great sights that you don’t have to hike for. Located just a few minutes from our lodge on the river, these attractions are can’t-miss spots this time of year.

4. Our Cozy Atmosphere and Amenities

After a busy day exploring the Smokies, we know you’ll want to come back and relax at the hotel. Luckily for you, our Gatlinburg hotel offers an amazing, cozy atmosphere that you will love. Curl up in your pajamas and watch your favorite movie by the fireplace in the evenings or enjoy a warm cup of coffee on your balcony in the mornings. However you choose to relax, we guarantee you’ll be able to enjoy yourself at our hotel. Now that you know why you should come stay at our lodge on the river for your fall getaway, you can begin booking your trip. Are you interested in saving a little extra money on lodging? Browse all our current deals and specials and stay under budget on your Autumn vacation. We look forward to seeing you!

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