A moment of spring blooms at Old Homeplace Farmhouse Cottage Community and Hidden Mountain Resort.
Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time for family bonding in the great outdoors! Ditch your phones (or at least switch them to airplane mode so you can still take photos) and come have an adventure in our beautiful Smoky Mountains instead! We’ve found some great options that could be perfect for your family.
TUBING, BOATING, AND WHITE WATER RAFTING
Need something that will beat that summer heat? Then try a water activity! For a relaxed family getaway, spend the day tubing down one of Tennessee’s river ways or rent a pontoon and enjoy the day on Douglas Lake. If your family is up for a little more excitement, try white water rafting! There are various spots near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that offer these fun-filled water activities. Check out some of of our favorites here:
Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing
Lighthouse Pointe Marina & Boat Rentals
Rafting in the Smokies
We couldn’t tell you to come to the Smoky Mountains and not tell you to hike, could we? Best of all, this is a free activity! There are a variety of trials so that whether you have kids in strollers or active teenagers, you can find a path that suits your family’s needs. Need an easy trail? We recommend Laurel Falls! It’s mostly paved and is only a 2.6 round-trip hike. So it’s perfect if you have littles in your life. Plus, you’ll get to see an 80-foot waterfall! No bad for such a short hike!
Nervous about hiking for the first time in the Smokies or searching for challenging new path in the backcountry? Try a guided hike with Smoky Mountain Guides!
If you’re not scared of heights, then ziplining may be the perfect way to get a unique view of all our Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. We recommend Foxfire Mountain Adventures! From scenic ziplines over waterfalls to “The Goliath” zipline, guests to Foxfire Mountain will have plenty of fun options. And if you have a few in your crew that aren’t up for heights, try out the ATV tours here. Enjoy the scenic beauty of our mountains without having to break a sweat!
No matter what activity you choose to do, your family is sure to have a blast! The best part will be that you’re doing it all together. We can’t wait for you to try one of these and make some sweet new memories!
Have you visited Hidden Mountain Resort’s original location? We hope you enjoy this beautiful spring video from Hidden Mountain West!
Hidden Mountain opened in October 1981 at this “off the beaten path” location. Our guests who prefer a more secluded mountain location love and prefer this “West” side that is near the Wears Valley community, 5.5 miles from Pigeon Forge, and nearer Townsend and Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains!
Guests of Hidden Mountain Resort have access to a seasonal swimming pool and picnic pavilion and the 24-hour office at Hidden Mountain East- a 10-15 minute drive.
We can’t wait to see you all again soon in the Smokies!
Are the mountains calling you home? Or at least for a visit? Then this beautiful villa is worth a look! With one of the most spectacular views of our Smoky Mountains, this villa has earned its title of “The Mountains Are Calling.”
With balconies galore and enough bedrooms to accommodate eight people, this makes for the perfect escape for a family or group of friends. The charming interior is sure to delight while the views will take your breath away.
This villa is conveniently located within walking distance to our pool and The Prayer Gardens. But if staying on the grounds isn’t your style, you’re sure to find plenty of city-living activities close by! With Tanger Outlets less than five minutes away, you’ll be able to quickly find attractions and restaurants and places to shop without having to search.
But when you’re ready to relax and unwind at the end of the day, “The Mountains Are Calling” villa will be the perfect place to come home to. Are you ready to learn more? Then just click here. When you do, you’ll be able to see pictures, take a virtual tour, view rates, and get lots of other details. Our friendly staff is always happy to help if you have any questions. Most of all, we just want you to be able to make sweet memories and enjoy your time in the Smoky Mountains.
Enjoy another moment of spring at Hidden Mountain East.
The covered bridge, the cabins, and the views, are beautiful right now, and we know many of you are missing this Smoky Mountain scenery!
We look forward to welcoming you again soon to your own cabin in the Smokies!