Being in nature is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The fresh air, a mountain stream…it doesn’t get much better than that. Unless, of course, you get a glimpse of wildlife at the same time. Bears, deer, raccoons – you could see them all right from your chalet in the Smoky Mountains. Ski Mountain Chalets is here with some of the best chalets and cabins in the Smoky Mountains for viewing wildlife.

Better than a Zoo

Viewing real wildlife in its natural habitat is pretty exciting, especially if you happen to catch sight of a black bear. With approximately 1,500 bears in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you have a good chance of actually spotting one. Remember to brush up on bear safety before you come, though. They look cute, but they’re wild animals – not pets! You might also see wild turkey, coyotes, deer or other animals in the area. Remember to be respectful – this is their home.

The best time for viewing wildlife is early morning or late evening. That’s when the animals are most active.

Cabins and Chalets in the Smoky Mountains with a View

There are lots of options when searching for cabins and chalets in the Smoky Mountains. Many of them are located in the woods and/or near the national park. So it’s possible that you’ll catch a glimpse of wildlife from your deck. Check out these chalets and cabins in the Smoky Mountains for rental through Ski Mountain Chalets. All of these have fully equipped kitchens (just bring food) and provide towels, linens and firewood for your convenience.

Owl’s Nest: This two-level A-frame chalet is a great option to consider for wildlife viewing. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath chalet is located very near the national park boundary and features a wrap-around deck with great views. It’s the perfect place to watch for bears, racoons, coyotes, and foxes, all of which are commonly seen here. With all the comforts of home, including grill, fireplace, picnic table and Wi-Fi access, this chalet is a perfect choice for a family with kids or couples traveling together.

Victoria’s Secret: Nestled in the midst of the Smoky Mountains, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath chalet is situated perfectly for wildlife viewing. Although it’s located only a mile from downtown Gatlinburg, the peaceful setting encourages wildlife to visit. Scan the trees with binoculars to see if you can find anything out there! This chalet has a king-sized bed, double-sided fireplace, whirlpool tub and hot tub. Cable TV and Wi-Fi access are also included – you can post your wildlife pictures straight to the Internet. This little chalet in the Smoky Mountains is perfect!

When Pigs Fly: If you’re traveling to the area with a larger group, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath chalet might be just the ticket for your wildlife-viewing experience. Located in a gorgeous wooded setting, this chalet features a large deck with porch swing, the perfect place to sit and watch for critters. Or watch from the picnic area on the property. Pool table, shuffleboard, TVs with cable service and 2 fireplaces…this one has it all. There’s room for everyone here!

Visit Soon!

Whether your primary purpose for visiting the area is wildlife watching, or catching some of the many attractions in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, Ski Mountain Chalets offers perfect cabins or chalets in the Smoky Mountains! Call now to reserve the one that’s right for you!