It’s springtime again, and more than just the bears are ready for a break from all this hibernation. The birds are chirping, the leaves are budding, and yes, it seems like the whole family has had more than enough of The Not-So-Great Indoors. What to do? Why not make plans to check out some Gatlinburg attractions, including the famous annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage?

A Week of Flowers = A Lifetime of Memories

The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage takes place from April 24th to April 28th all over Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A unique experience that draws visitors from around the world, the week includes dozens of wildflower walks, birding events, and unique presentations on local herbs, plants, wildlife, history, and traditions given by all manner of experts from around the region.

Fancy a little solitude? Even at America’s most-visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are plenty of opportunities to check out the spring foliage on your own. The National Park Service has identified more than 10 different hikes known for their impressive wildflower displays, and the park is large enough to satisfy both the casual day hiker and backcountry wilderness enthusiast. Best of all, visiting the park on your own is free!

Gatlinburg Cabins, Right Alongside Nature

Wildflower pilgrims looking for a charming and restful place to stay need look no further than the Gatlinburg cabins available from Ski Mountain Chalets. A wide variety of luxuries come standard with each cabin, including, but not limited to: hot tubs, pool tables, private decks, and both gas and wooden fireplaces. Fully-equipped kitchens are also available, so it’s easy to pack up a sandwich and a few snacks for a day on the trail.

Not sure which cabin is right for you? Families or groups of friends that need 3 bedrooms should consider the Smoky Mountain Dream, which also includes multiple flat-screen TVs, WiFi, and access to 3 swimming pools and tennis courts at the Chalet Village Owners Club. Couples in the mood for a little romance can find it at A Mountain Hideaway, a secluded cabin that features an on-porch hot tub with gorgeous Smoky Mountain views. If your group is a whole big family — even if it includes a couple canine members — OberBaden may be just what you’re looking for. This 4BR/3BA classic A-frame chalet sleeps 9 (11 if you count the 2 dogs allowed!) and comes with a game room featuring a wet bar, a large great room, parking access for 3 or 4 vehicles, and enough TVs to keep everyone entertained after a long day exploring all of the natural wonders the Smokies region has to offer.

What are you waiting for? The Wildflower Pilgrimage is almost here!

Great Values Are in Bloom

Gatlinburg attractions like the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage draw a crowd, especially as the weather gets warmer, and everyone needs a place to hang their hat at the end of the day. Contact Ski Mountain Chalets and make your reservation now, before it’s too late!