If you are a snow bunny and love to cuddle up in front of the fire, there has never been a better time to head to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Winter is glorious in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and there are plenty of luxury cabins for you and your family to enjoy. You can even bring the family dog and stay in a pet friendly chalet.

The Great Smoky Mountains are simply stunning during the winter months. In fact Gatlinburg was voted as one of the top winter destinations in the United States in 2011. One of the best things about the area is that the snow is never unbearable. The bottom of the mountain gets a light dusting from time to time, and the higher elevations get enough to make the skiers and snowboarders happy, and if you like to swoosh down the slopes you will not be disappointed. Head up to Ober ski resort and enjoy all of your favorite winter sports. They even have an ice-skating rink. If you want to enjoy the snow, but do not ski, you can still go for long walks or enjoy a sleigh ride. Rent a snowmobile or try your hand at snowshoeing.

After a long day in the snow, you can come back to you luxury cabin and relax. Most have toasty fireplaces where you can warm your fingers and toes while you talk about your day on the mountain. If you are up to it, head back to Pigeon Forge and have a bite to eat or enjoy one of the many attractions. Take the family to see the Dixie Stampede which includes a four course dinner and a great show, or play a game of who done it at the Murder Mystery Show. Have dinner and engage as much or as little as you want. The entire family will love playing detective.

You cannot enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains without taking a hike in the snow. Pack a delicious picnic lunch, or have the folks at Patriot Getaways do it for you. The friendly staff has everything you need to make your vacation memorable, and with over 300 fully equipped luxury cabins to choose from, you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for.

Bring the family, your friends or your workmates and learn why the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular destinations in America.

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