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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2014
Weather in Gatlinburg  (3 Answers)

My family and I are planning a visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. What kind of weather should we expect at the end of December 2014 and beginning of January 2015? Should we expect a white Christmas with snow right outside the door or do we have to look/travel higher to the mountains to find some snow? We are looking forward to find snow, (specially the kids); they are very excited thinking they should be able to play in the snow -as you probably already notice: snow is a must in the trip-. How cold should it be in town? What kind of clothing should we wear? We live in Costa Rica (a tropical country) so we want to prepare in advance the right clothing for low temps.
Any advice on clothing, weather or snow related matters will be very welcome.
Thanks Virtual Tourist Fellows



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2014
Must-see & Must-do  (4 Answers)

Hi, everyone!
Me and my family are going on a vacation trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a couple of weeks by the end of December 2014 and the beginning of January 2015. Our total party is 11 family members with an age range from 3 to 70.
I would appreciate any advise on must-see attractions and places & must-do things. As I mentioned we're going on a vacation trip so our schedule is free but we certainly want to get the most out of our stay, at this moment we only have planned to visit a Ski Resort . Also any idea on how/where to spend New Year´s Eve will be welcome.
Thanks a lot.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2014
Best Cabin Rental Experiences?  (4 Answers)

All I see online are bad experiences. I want to go to Gatlinburg area for one weekend and am afraid of all the bad reviews on the cabins. Does anyone have a good experience? Where?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2014
Go Karting

Who has the fastest go-karting facility (for teens and adults) near Sevierville, Tenn.?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2014
September visit  (3 Answers)

Are the crowds any thinner in Gatlinburg in September when most kids are back in school,?school?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2014
place to take 13 year old boy christmas break  (4 Answers)

We will have our 13 year old grandson for a few days after christmas...is there a spot that we could drive to from Michigan to excite him (he's a nerd and into science and math and the bible!)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2014
Date ideas  (2 Answers)

What are some things to do that would allow my fiance and I to hike but not be around large crowds. She has issues with crowds and my parents are giving us our first vacation free. So I really want to make it special for her.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2014
stables/trail ride

what are the best stables to have a 4 hour scenic ride for two in or within a reasonable distance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 18, 2014
bachleor party  (2 Answers)

looking to go whitewater and maybe ziplining, plus some fun nightlife or pubs. Any adeas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 08, 2014
Vacationing Advice for Gatlinburg / Smokey's  (3 Answers)

My 12 yr. old Boy and I are vacationing for the first time this summer (June) in the Smokey’s. We are from MO, and like to fish for catfish, bass etc. I was wondering about fishing in the area I see Douglas Lake looks good but it is so large, we are staying in Gatlinburg area how far is it to Douglas, which part of the lake do we go to driving from Gatlinburg, etc. Sorry I'm a newbie. I have actual been to the Smokey’s but it was about 20 yrs ago. :) Also any advice on fun things to do for kids and adults. Shows, go carts, etc. Good places to eat. And were not to go and waste my time and money. I know this is a lot of questions any help would really be appreciated! , Father & Son Trip!!
Thanks!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 19, 2014
Where is the exhibit that is about Jesus Christ's life?  (2 Answers)

Where is the exhibit that is about Jesus Christ's life?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2013
dancing for minors

is there anywhere in gatlinburg where you can go with teenagers that you can dance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 10, 2013
Driving from Miami, FL  (5 Answers)

Hello I am thinking of driving from Miami to Gatlinburg the last week of the year. The route we will be taking is I95 to I26 to I40. I have never driven on mountains before and am a bit scared of the roads, snow etc. Can anyone give me an idea of what to expect in the way of altitudes and curvy roads? I would appreciate it.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2013
Gatlinburg Cabin Contract Concern:  (10 Answers)

After many many views, reading 100's of comments we think we have found the cabin that would fill both couples expectations for a 4 day Christmas holiday. We found it on the HomeAway.com website. We spoke with the owners and were shocked that they are expecting the full amount (over $1400.00) paid in FULL by 8 October 2012 for a 22-26 December stay.
I have traveled all over the world, stayed in more 5 & 4 Star resorts than I can count and never and I mean never have I come across a contract that requires FULL payment, site unseen and virtually protects them from refunding us any monies if anything goes wrong from water pressure, shut off, hot tub not working/heating, etc.
Is this something "local" to Gatlinburg? I am concerned about signing such a contract and paying in FULL. I get that a security deposit and one nights stay, but the total seems way out of line with no reassurance in return.
Thank you in advance for your time, expert advice and any suggestions! ~M


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2013
Where to stay next month near the strip?  (1 Answer)

Looking for a place to stay in gatlinburg next month!! We would like something close enough to walk to the strip or has trolley access, indoor pool or heated pool available, kitchen or at least a fridge or microwave in room. would like a 1 bedroom option so that our baby can go to sleep and we can still watch tv in a separate living area. Hotel, condo, or cabin/chalet are all fine.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2013
Trying to find the best place for reasonable rate in Gatlinburg Tenns  (1 Answer)

Where is the most reasonable place to stay with a lot of amenity's like a hot/jetting tub in the room near Gatlinburg?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2013
mountain roads  (2 Answers)

i'm driving up from Fl next week and although I'm used to mountain roads in Penn/Ny, I do NOT like 2 lane mountain roads with NO guard rail. I'm staying in downtown Gatlinburg at Carrs Cabins...can you please tell me if my "traveling" into the city will have me driving through those conditions or is it ONLY if I decide to do Cades Coves, etc??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2013
pottery making

is there anywhere you can make your own pottery in the area


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2013
How cold or warm is it?  (1 Answer)

Visiting 2nd week in September from Australia, Suggestions for weather clothing in town?
T Y.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2013
Good value stay for my husband and I for just one night?  (1 Answer)

Just hoping if anyone could recommend a nice, good value hotel / motel / B&B with a good view of the mountains. We are staying 1 night in the area on our way to Georgia this month and I want a nice but inexpensive place to rest for the night. We are in our Mid-20s and love the outdoors. Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2013
doctors  (1 Answer)

Do you provide transportation to doctors in Gatlinburg?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2013
Question title  (3 Answers)

I will not be hiking. Should I still bring jeans?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2013
Lunch

Where is a quick and good lunch place in Gatlinburg? Somewhere that we can get in and out of quick, but have a good meal? Thanks in advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2013
Little River Road

We want to do the Little River stops (Laurel Falls, Metcalf Bottoms, the sinks, the y, etc)...are there any places to eat along this way? Thanks in advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2013
Hiking with Food  (6 Answers)

Hello, I've been reading about hiking and being aware of your food with the bears. If we pack a picnic when we go out to Cade's Cove and pack it in an ice chest (we will be in a Jeep with top off), is the ice chest good enough to keep the food sealed or should we use something else? Don't want to attract the bears to us or to our Jeep when we are hiking!! Thanks in advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2013
Which Restaurant  (3 Answers)

Best Italian or Smokey Mountain Brewery? Thanks in advance!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2013
Appalacian Trail  (4 Answers)

Can someone please tell me about the Appalachian Trail? We are new to the GSMNP, we visited for the first time last May and will be returning this June (can't wait)!! Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2012
GATLINBURG in April?

We are thinking of a long weekend in Gatlinburg at the first of April. I knwow this has been an atypical winter (at least in Ohio), but what is the weather ussually like at this time of year there. Can we expect spring flowers/buds?

Thanks for any insight.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2012
Primitive 1 room cabin for seclusion  (3 Answers)

I am a single male and am hoping to find a rough hewn rustic primitive 1 or 2 room type of cabin at affordable rate in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon forge area. I don't want a newer built home but an older cabin or shack type dwelling. Anyone know of any hidden gems. I'm there for the nature, not amenities.

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2011
Going on a road trip from Miami Fl ... PLease help

Hi every1

We are planing a trip to on this winter around middle December.

My husband bigest interest is to see snow as he has been living on tropic all his life .

By what I see Tennessee ( Gatlinburg ) doesnt get lots of snow on the winter season unless you are in higher elevations .
I found a cabin ( bear cub) which is located on 2700 ft ( by google earth ) .
Do you think we will have plenty snow at that elevation ?

Do you know any higher elevation cabin or any advise .... cause we are going for just 4 days we had not time to spear for a weather to change and get a snow storm....

Please any advise will be appreciate



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