Why do people visit Gatlinburg in the fall, you may ask? The yearly drama of the fall colors means something different to everyone. To couples it means romance. To kids it means playing in the leaves. To friends it means a place for making memories. But to everyone it means something special that only happens once each year. This mini guide will help you discover some of the special activities you can enjoy this time of year.
Celebrate with Gatlinburg's Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is the hub of this activity, and we offer more information about that here:
September 12, 2014 - October 31, 2014
Fall is a joyful season in Gatlinburg. Everywhere you look color dazzles your eyes and people have a buoyant spring in their step. The merry atmosphere is reflected in all the shops that decorate for the season. Spend a day chatting with artisans from all over the country at the 39th Annual Craftsmen's Fair (October 9 through 26, 2014) at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit the Arts & Crafts Community and see over 100 different local artisans presenting their crafts and techniques to the public. Not only can you watch the artists weave, create pottery, make candles, demonstrate quilting skills and much more, the artists offer their wares for sale, too. You'll discover that many of the artisans learned their crafts from relatives who passed the skills down through the generations.
We recently wrote a post about all of the festivals, fairs and activities that Gatlinburg celebrates in the fall. Be sure to check it out for all the details about OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg, the Winter Magic Kickoff/ Chili Cook Off, Taste of Autumn and much more.
Hikes, Bikes and Fish Hooks
One of the biggest attractions in our area is the tremendous hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You'll find an excellent introduction to some of the best hiking opportunities in our National Park guide. The first part of the guide will acquaint you with some of the best spots to hike, including Abrams, Grotto and Rainbow Falls. Part 2 of the guide offers some great insights on all the amazing fishing, horseback riding and biking you can enjoy here. Get this handy guide and prepare for all the outdoor activities Gatlinburg is famous for: https://www.diamondrentals.com/gatlinburg/discover-great-smoky-mountains-national-park
Gatlinburg is a Shopper's Paradise
One of the traditions that many visitors to Gatlinburg enjoy is shopping for mementos of their trip. Some people have favorite items they like to collect and return to Gatlinburg every year to add new pieces of pottery, craft items or other unique wares to their collections. Others visit some of the specialty shops and get all their Christmas shopping done here in Gatlinburg. Get your comfortable shoes on and plan a full day (or two, or three) shopping in the Smokies! Diamond Mountain Rentals can show you the best shopping spots in our Gatlinburg Shopping is…Fun!! guide
Plan Your Pet-Friendly Vacation with Diamond Mountain Rentals
The pet-friendly vacation trend keeps growing and Diamond Mountain Rentals leads the way with our 29 different pet-friendly cabins. From cozy cabins that sleep two up to super-sized cabins that accommodate 16 people and their pets, Diamond Mountain Rentals offers the best quality and great variety of pet-friendly cabins you'll find in Gatlinburg. Rent an A-Frame, log cabin, Craftsman style cabin, elegant country home and many more cabin styles, exclusively from Diamond Mountain Rentals. See all of our pet-friendly cabins here and select your dream cabin for vacationing with your pet.
Our Smokies Trip Planner Has You Covered
Whether you visit Gatlinburg in the fall or other time of year, you'll want to check out our How to Plan Your Visit to the Smokies guide. This is a great guide to keep with you because it introduces you to a diverse set of activities, including several indoor choices (which are great for anytime, but especially if there's a rainy day). From the extraordinary Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (which is awesome for kids and adults) to pottery, winery and brewery tours, to restaurant tips and a look inside Ober Gatlinburg, this is the guide you need to plan your trip.
Fall Romance, Gatlinburg Style
So much of what makes fall sensational in Gatlinburg traces to the romantic attraction of the Smoky Mountains. Hundreds of people journey here every year to marry in Gatlinburg, and the blushing faces of the trees sweeping across the hills heighten the mystique of the season. Diamond Mountain Rentals offers dozens of romantic cabins that make perfect honeymoon getaways. We can even help you plan your wedding, through our partner, www.YourGatlinburgWeddingPlanners.com. They can help you plan an amazing Gatlinburg wedding. You can choose from several desirable ceremony locations such as an old historic covered bridge, Outdoor Gazebo, and of course, your honeymoon cabin, hotel suite, or chalet rental from Diamond Mountain Rentals.
Fall is a magical time to visit Gatlinburg. Other seasons of the year are fantastic, too! Explore all the best things to do in Gatlinburg by viewing our Ultimate Travel Guide!