They call it “light pollution” – that pesky effect when a city, town, or neighborhood is so lit up at night by streetlights, businesses, and other electrified illumination that the stars are difficult, if not impossible, to see. One of the hidden benefits of getting out into nature is not just getting away from the dirt and grime of city life, but also taking a break from light pollution and taking in the beautiful starry skies that hang over the Smoky Mountains. And what better place to do this than on your own private deck, which comes with any one of the Gatlinburg chalets available from Ski Mountain Chalets?

Gatlinburg Tourist Attractions by Day

Gatlinburg tourist attractions offer something fun for all comers. Whether you’re a family with kids or a couple on a romantic vacation, there’s something in Gatlinburg to appeal to you. Kids may enjoy riding the mountain roller coasters, checking out the spectacles from Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, splashing around at Westgate Wild Bear Falls, or taking in a game or two of laser tag or mini golf. For adults, Gatlinburg offers wine and whiskey tastings, golf on challenging courses, shopping in fun retail locations, and challenging backcountry hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Starry Smokies by Night

No, we’re not talking about Dolly Parton – though she is just a hop, skip, and a jump away, over in Pigeon Forge. The Big Dipper, the planet Venus, Orion the Hunter, Taurus and Gemini of astrological fame all appear over Tennessee skies, and searching for them and other stars from the deck of your own cabin in Gatlinburg is an experience sure to create memories that last a lifetime. Not sure how to make that happen? No problem, just read on!

Get Your “Paws” on Bear Paws

If you’re looking for a 2 BR/2 BA cabin that sleeps 4, Bear Paws could be just the cabin for you. With a Jacuzzi on its deck, you can relax and unwind with a glass of wine while you watch the stars come out and feel the jets of warm water soothe the aches and pains of the day away. Bear Paws also comes with its own fireplace AND sauna, so you can get really comfortable.

Entertaining the Whole Gang? Check Out the Birdhouse Inn

Looking for an unbeatable view that everyone can enjoy? Luckily, the 4 BR/4 BA Birdhouse Inn sleeps up to 8 and comes with some of the most incredible views the Smokies have to offer. While you’re taking in the sights, don’t forget to enjoy the game room with a pool table, the gas fireplace, the hot tub, and the fully-equipped kitchen. Swimming pool and tennis court access also comes with this and other Gatlinburg chalets in Chalet Village on Ski Mountain.

This Light Show is in Demand – Save Yourself a Front Row Seat!

Unlike many Gatlinburg tourist attractions, stargazing is free. However, if you make the right kind of plans, you can have a much better experience. There’s nothing better than relaxing on your own private porch and taking in the stars, and now you can do just that with rented Gatlinburg chalets. Visit Ski Mountain Chalets now and make your reservation.