Taking your pet to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is a fantastic idea for a getaway that you and your pet will both love!
There is a wide variety of pet-friendly things to see and do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, such as hanging out in many beautiful parks, hiking trails, and pet-friendly attractions. The mountains are full of breathtaking scenery that you and your pet will love to explore and enjoy together during your Smoky Mountain vacation in one of these pet friendly cabin rentals
There are many places to stay in the Smoky Mountains that welcome pets, such as cabins, vacation rentals, luxury cabins, hotels, cottages, and campgrounds. After a day of exploration, you and your pet can unwind in a warm and inviting setting, such as at an amazing pet-friendly cabin like the ones listed below. Your pet is a part of the family and your best friend, and there are many cozy cabins to stay at in this region that will welcome your pet with open arms.
Also, the Smoky Mountains are easily accessible from many major towns in the southeastern United States that are only a short drive away, making it a popular vacation spot for people who want to bring their furry friend along. It’s a quick and easy getaway – and a beautiful one, to boot!
Finally, you and your pet’s physical and emotional well-being can both benefit from regular outside excursions, such as a trip to a cabin in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. The Smoky Mountains are a stunningly gorgeous destination that will revitalize both you and your pet, and the perfect place to create memories you’ll never forget.
Are you ready to make Tennessee Mountains your next vacation spot for you and your four-legged friend? Let’s dive in!
What Are the Best Pet-Friendly Things to Do in Smoky Mountains, Tennessee?
In the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you and your pet can enjoy a wide range of attractions and activities in this beautiful part of the United States. Here are just a few that I’d highly recommend:
Go hiking in the Smoky Mountains, where you can choose from hundreds of paths ranging in difficulty from short strolls to multi-day adventures. You can easily take your dog on a lovely hike because many of the trails are dog-friendly!
Get out and enjoy the outdoors with your dog at one of the many dog-friendly parks in the region, such as popular Patriot Park, or Mills Park. There are plenty of picnic areas too that allow pets, such as Greenbrier Picnic Area.
Exploring Downtown Gatlinburg is a great option with your pet because it is very pet-friendly! Take your pet for a stroll down the main drag and see the sights together.
Drive through magnificent scenery, because the Smoky Mountains are home to some of America’s most picturesque roads! Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you and your pet have a relaxing journey together complete with lots of yummy snacks and great tunes!
Take your pet to one of the many Smoky Mountain sites that welcome four-legged visitors, such as Gatlinburg SkyLift Park or Ober Gatlinburg. But prior to your arrival, make sure you know the ins and outs of the pet policy.
Spend a night beneath the stars with your four-legged companion at one of the numerous campsites in the region that welcome pets. There are many in this area, and they’re all quite stunning!
Remember to keep your pet on a leash at all times, and pack enough of food and water for both of you. The Smoky Mountains are a wonderful place to take a vacation with your pet, as they provide a wide variety of pet-friendly activities and accommodations. Now, let’s move on to the best pet-friendly cabins in the Smoky Mountains that you’ll love relaxing at after a day out exploring with your bestie!
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The BEST Pet Friendly Cabins in Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
Bear Cave Haus
Bear Cave Haus is a cozy two-bedroom, two-bathroom log cottage conveniently situated between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge’s attractions. The cabin’s large wraparound balcony provides the perfect spot from which to enjoy your lovely forested environment. From the deck’s private hot tub or relaxing porch swing, you can admire the property’s large oak trees and listen to the singing of the wrens and larks. The mountain breeze rustles the trees while you read on a deck chair. The deck’s picnic table allows outside dining and the charcoal grills allow outside cooking. Doesn’t it sound perfect? Better yet, you can bring your furry friend along to bask in the relaxation too!
Bear Cave House offers plenty of space and incredibly scenic views that will leave your jaw dropped. A double-height window wall delivers sunlight and lush views into the great outdoor space. Three comfy sofas let everyone enjoy the big game on the enormous flat-panel big screen TV with cable and DVD player or warm up by the handmade stone fireplace. And a full-size pool table makes it hard to be bored here!
Bear Cave Haus’s dining room and kitchen may make eating in more fun than eating out. The six-person dining table may accommodate an after-dinner Monopoly or Scrabble tournament. The large, airy kitchen offers all the equipment, cookware, gadgets, and tableware you need for Thanksgiving dinner or simple morning smoothies.
The paneled walls, vaulted ceiling, and rustic furniture make the main floor bedroom warm and roomy. After watching a movie on the flat-screen TV or reading a good book on the king-size bed, turn off the lights and wake up to sunshine and birdsong.
This cabin’s log-frame king-size bed, flat-panel TV, and privacy make this room perfect, but add on the suite’s private jetted tub, and your every want is provided for! After skiing or trekking, a lengthy warm bath will relax your muscles.
Two living room couch beds can accommodate four more guests on the main level, so a total of 8 people can stay – plus your pets, of course!
At Bear Cave Haus, you’ll enjoy seeing the area’s attractions which are just a short drive away. Downtown Gatlinburg has an aquarium, the Guinness World Records Museum, mini golf, a two-floor arcade, and more. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is nearby. Walk, bike, horseback, or drive to see its waterfalls, animals, and wildflowers. Also, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area, Dollywood, the Titanic Museum, and the Arts and Crafts Loop.
A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds is a romantic lodge overlooking the Great Smoky Mountain forests. A Walk in the Clouds offers a pool table, foosball, air hockey, and a bedroom with a jacuzzi tub, perfect for romance. And they accept pets, too!
You’ll see the A-frame cabin’s meticulous care and details as you enter. The loft’s handmade spiral stair, planked-wood floor, walls, and vaulted ceiling are impressive, and the stone-surround fireplace’s golden glow will warm the open-plan living rooms in winter. The bedroom with private bathroom makes A Walk in the Clouds honeymoon-worthy. The jetted tub and four-poster log-frame queen-size bed are exquisite. After skiing, trekking, or golfing, soak your weary muscles and your worries away. Watch a movie on the 42-inch flat-panel TV – it includes HBO and a DVD player, so you can watch your favourite shows. The comfy sofa also becomes a two-person bed.
The polished log dining table seats four, but as the deck has a picnic table, you might prefer to dine outside in the great outdoors! Every dinner will be exceptional with the mountain air rustling the trees and falcons and eagles flying above the mountaintops.
You’ll love the hot tub on the screened-in porch overlooking the mountains. Soak and enjoy truly beautiful views right from your own cabin!
The cabin may feel remote from the area’s attractions and stores due to its serene location, but a Walk in the Clouds is less than five minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, which has restaurants, an aquarium, mini golf, and other activities. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with hiking trails, historic cabins, waterfalls, and black bears and elk, is just a short 10 minutes away.
Your beloved pets will love this cabin getaway too, with so much beautiful nature to explore right outside your door!
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Rustic Charm, located in Cobbly Nob, Gatlinburg, is the perfect relaxing escape in the Great Smoky Mountains. Looking out your wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking the woods and listening to the birds on your terrace will make you feel a million miles away from city life. The cottage accepts pets, too, so your best friend can join!
Rustic Charm includes two communal pools and a private hot tub. The cabin sleeps six, so it is perfect if you’d like to bring family members along for the ultimate family vacation spot. Beautiful large windows overlook the terrace and trees and there is a gas log fireplace.
There is a full kitchen, dining table, king size bed, and free high speed internet. There is also a charcoal grill and a second-floor gaming room with a fireplace, TV, and sleeper sofa. Pool and checkers tables are available. The gaming area has a tiny fridge, microwave, coffee machine, and a terrace with a rocking chair to enjoy the view. There is even a washer and dryer!
This is a fantastic cabin to stay in during your trip to Smoky Mountains that accepts pets.
Back to Nature
This gorgeous Gatlinburg cottage, aptly named Back to Nature, is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with nature (and your furry companion!)
Through the many windows of the vaulted ceilings in the main room, you’ll be able to take in your tranquil, natural surroundings. Pine paneling creates an open, breezy atmosphere and the gas fireplace is perfect for those chilly evenings. The rustic yet cozy vibe of the interior decor was intentional and is perfect for a cozy cabin getaway!
There is a 43-inch 4K Smart TV and a huge bathroom with a walk-in shower in each of the bedrooms. Enjoy the amazing mountain views from the rocking chairs or keep warm in the hot tub or next to the outdoor gas fireplace on the deck. Play a game of pool in the game room – there’s so much to do in this lovely cabin!
Heading out on an adventure? Or feel like staying in and unwinding instead? Relax in the spacious living area while making use of the modern amenities provided, such as the 55-inch 4K Smart TV, Alexa for on-demand music, weather, and sports, the 100GB high-speed internet, and the DVD/Blu-ray player. Theere is a large fully equipped kitchen, with plenty of counter space and barstools at the counter for extra seating.
Book Return to Nature right today to start planning your relaxing Smoky Mountain getaway. Fur babies are very welcome at Return to Nature!
If you’re planning to the Smoky Mountains and want to bring along your precious pup, these pet-friendly Gatlinburg cabins offer luxury amenities, and often a large deck with a spectacular mountain view for the best pet-friendly getaway.
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