The Hidden Gems of the Smoky Mountains

If you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains, you may have a list of places and things you would like to see. However, I bet you wouldn’t guess that the most visited National Park in the country has a few secrets of their own, would you?


Pack a picnic and head to the lovely Greenbrier picnic area. This less visited Smoky Mountain gem is the perfect place to spend the afternoon. This area is surrounded by trees, rocks, wildlife and river. If you get too hot, cool off in the river. Escape from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg and visit this hidden gem for an afternoon lunch.

Balsam Mountain Road

If you aren’t a hiker but want to see the mountains up close, take a drive to Balsam Mountain Road. This path is definitely the one less traveled. Visitors have claimed they encounter minimal cars on their drive. This drive can take anywhere from 1.5 hours in length to 2.5 hours depending on your pace. IF you decide to take a drive down Balsam Mountain Road, we recommend taking an SUV of some sort. Since the road is less traveled, it is rough and gravel. It is important to make the proper accommodations in order to take part in a true hidden Smoky Mountain gem.

Cataract Falls

When we think of waterfalls of the Smokies, we think Grotto, Rainbow, Ramsey and more. However, if you are looking for a less visited, beautiful, flowing waterfall, Cataract Falls is for you! The falls equal to 25 feet in height with an impressive flow! Our advice? Visit after the mountains have experienced rain. The falls are always fuller after a rain storm.

Gatlinburg Cabin

Our Gatlinburg cabins are a hidden gem of the Smoky Mountains. This cabin is nestled in the mountains of the Smokies with nature all around! Enjoy our beautiful, spacious cabins with spectacular views of the mountain range! Some of our views are just as good as strenuous hikes throughout the park!

Book a cabin with us today and enjoy fall in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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