February in the Smoky Mountains

Whether planning an escape with your friends and family or seeking a romantic getaway at a secluded mountain cabin, the Smoky Mountains is the perfect Winter Destination!

Why February Is A Great Month To Visit the Smoky Mountains:

  1. Budget Friendly:
  • Rates are lower during the month of February
  • Crowds and traffic are at a minimum
  • There is plenty to do without ever leaving your cabin- play a game of pool, relax in your private hot tub, and enjoy a romantic dinner for two or a sit down family meal in your fully furnished mountain cabin
  • Take a Hike! Visit the Sugarlands Vistor Center and learn the history of the National Park. Park staff is on hand to advise you on which hike is best suited for you (*cellphones do not work in the National Park- unplug, unwind, and reconnect with those you love)
  1. Shop til you drop:
  • Visit Tanger Outlet for great after Christmas deals
  • Purchase local art and crafts from the famous Gatlinburg’s Arts and Crafts Community– an 8 mile loop with over 100 local artists and craftsmen
  • The Village- a tranquil European shopping area with 27 unique shops and eateries
  • Shop local specialty shops and boutiquesThe Christmas Place – a year round Christmas decor store, Stages West – the area’s must stop and shop for Western apparel and boots, BAAK Boutique – an affordable women’s boutique clothing store, Raised In A Barn Children’s Clothing Store– children’s specialty clothing boutique, The Chest and Chair– unique shabby chic home décor store


  1. Relax and Unwind:
  • Spa Day: Enjoy a relaxing couple’s massage or treat yourself to a facial at Wanderlust Spa or Oak Haven Spa. Enjoy a relaxing Manicure and Pedicure at Cool Nails
  • Sample locally made wines, moonshine, or homemade Brews- go on a VIP Wine Shuttle Tour of the Rocky Top Wine Trail, book a guided VIP tour at Ole Smoky Moonshine and learn the rich history of moonshining in East Tennessee, or sample the in house craft brews at The Smoky Mountain Brewery while dining on some of the best food in town
  1. Great Local Eats Year Round: Avoid long waits when you eat at some of the most popular local dining restaurants
  • Best Breakfast – multiple homemade pancake, crepe and waffle options at the historic Pancake Pantry, indulge in the nationally famous Banana’s Foster French Toast at The Brick and Spoon, or sample the award winning donuts at Courthouse  Donuts in historic downtown Sevierville
  • Most Unique Dining Experiences- ‘You hook em’, we cook em’ at The English Mountain Trout Farm, enjoy the best catfish in  East Tennessee at the famous Huck Finn’s Catfish, Old Monster Movie lovers will appreciate the themed Monster Mash Restaurant serving up an eclectic themed menu that includes the homemade Flying Purple People Eater Milk Shake, step back into the 1950’s at The Sunline Diner or Mel’s Diner, or enjoy unique Brazilian Steakhouse dining at Gaucho Urbano Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Most Romantic- dine on incredible fresh seafood flown in daily to the mountains of East Tennessee while overlooking the river at Chesapeak’s, enjoy amazing food and ambiance at this food and spirit outpost at The Greenbrier, and for the best fine dining steak dinners visit Gatlinburg’s Peddler or  Knox County’s Ye Olde Steakhouse, featured on The Travel Channel. For some of the finest Italian be sure to visit The Best, featuring homemade garlic rolls and fresh hand tossed pizzas.