One of the best places to take your four-legged family member is the Smoky Mountains, where Fido will love hanging out with his best friend while you explore the great outdoors together. And because cabin owners love their pets just as you do, many Gatlinburg TN cabins are pet friendly as are many area attractions.
The Gatlinburg Trail, located inside the national park, is a great place to spend the afternoon with your furry friend. He must be on a 6-foot leash and you’ll be expected to clean up after him, but you planned on doing that anyway, didn’t you? The paved pathway starts at the Visitors Center and winds through the forest to the outskirts of the city limits. At one point, the trail crosses the Little Pigeon River which we’re sure Fido will especially enjoy!
Another Fido-Friendly adventure awaits at Gatlinburg’s Sky Lift* where you and your pet can ride to the top of Crockett Mountain and enjoy a breathtaking view that you’ll both remember for a lifetime. You can even purchase a souvenir photo here so you will remember this moment for years to come.
Finally, you and Fido can enjoy a leisurely stroll through Gatlinburg Village, where many shopkeepers will happily welcome you both with smiles, hellos and water bowls. Many restaurants will allow you to enjoy a bite to eat together at outside tables or at one of the many front facing benches.
When you’re ready to visit some of the not so pet friendly places in town like Ripley’s Aquarium (where the penguins will thank you for leaving Fido at your Gatlinburg, TN cabin) you can enjoy yourself worry free knowing that your pet is safe and secure in your cabin, maybe even watching Animal Planet while lounging on the couch.
When you are ready to head back to the cabin after your day out you can look forward to a game of pool with your loved one while Fido keeps score from his spot in front of the fireplace. Later, as you slide into the hot tub for a soak Fido will enjoy stargazing from his spot on the deck.
If you can’t imagine taking a vacation without your pet, then Gatlinburg is a great location for you. The many pet friendly cabins for offer means that there is the perfect one for you and yours.
*At the time of this writing the Sky Lift is closed due to the recent fires. We are confident that repairs will be made quickly and the lift will be operational for you and your pet soon!