Summer is in full swing and as the days grow longer and the temps begin to rise you may feel like there is no escaping this rugged weather. If you’re vacationing in the Smokies this summer the heat is sure to offer a challenge with humidity at an all time high. However, cabins in Gatlinburg sit close to many fun outdoor activities that will help you cool off. Here are three of the best ways to beat the heat this summer:
Water Rides at Ober Gatlinburg
Ober Gatlinburg is best known as a skiing resort, however the park also offers a variety of fun summer amenities. When visiting the Smokies you should definitely make a pit stop at this fun-loving park. Within the walls of Ober Gatlinburg you can enjoy several water rides including the Blue Cyclone (with blackout tunnel), Shoot the Chute (a steep dive), and the Lightin’ Water Ride (for an open air slide). Plus, Ober Gatlinburg is closely situated to many of the Gatlinburg cabins like (like Mountain Mist) making it a convenient day diversion on your trip.
A White Water Rafting Excursion
White water rafting just “screams” Smoky Mountains! There are several rafting companies closely located to many of the cabins in Gatlinburg. These joints are experts on the Smoky Mountain tides and sure to give you just the experience you’ve been eyeing. You’ll get a blast of cold water with each rapid and you’ll learn a thing or two about nature in the area. There are a variety of routes that accommodate any skill level so you can enjoy this trip with the whole crew! Each team offers safety equipment and a brief rafting lesson so you can tackle the waves with ease. There’s simply no better way to cool down in the Smokies!
A Simple Dip in the Stream
One of the easiest and most obvious ways to beat the heat while visiting the Smokies is to take a swim in one of the local streams. If you’re staying at Gatlinburg cabins like River Rhapsody or My Valentine you’ll find this to be a pretty easy adventure. Situated close to an arm of the Pigeon River these two homes make it easy to stroll down to the stream and take a dip! Even if you’re not staying in a cabin along the water there are a variety of highly publicized swimming holes where you can splash the day away!
Time to Find a Cabin for Your Fun Summer Vacation
As you can see, there is no reason to be scared off by the mountain heat! The Smoky Mountain area offers plenty of opportunities to “cool off” while still getting the most of your vacation. Now, it’s time to choose a place to call “home” during your visit! The cabins in Gatlinburg offer just the ticket. Whether you’re looking for a quaint one bedroom (like Black Bear Cove or Clearview) or wanting a little more space (Scenic Ridge or Creekside Downtown ) our team at Diamond Mountain Rentals can help you find the perfect fit. Call us today!