4 Exciting Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster Attractions Near Our Cabin Rentals
In the past few years, a new exciting trend has been happening in the Great Smoky Mountains with the introduction of mountain coasters! These incredible attractions combine the thrill of riding a roller coaster with the exhilaration of controlling the speed of your own sled down the mountain. The awesome news is that Hearthside Cabin Rentals at the Preserve is just minutes from each these fun attractions! Check out these 4 exciting mountain coasters near our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals:
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Race through the hills of Tennessee at speeds reaching 30 miles per hour on The Coaster at Goats on the Roof! This incredible mountain coaster on Wears Valley Road features one mile of track through some of the best views in the Smokies. Each coaster cart can comfortably accommodate one or two people, so children at least 38 inches and 3 years old can safely ride with an adult. The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is open throughout the year in any type of weather, so don’t let the rain stop you from experiencing this mountain coaster near our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster offers more than 1 mile of thrilling track, making it the longest downhill ride in the country! The coaster is conveniently located about 1 mile off the Parkway on Wears Valley Road and is open in any weather conditions. The ride vehicles have been designed to carry two guests, but they can easily be handled by one person riding on their own. Since the riders can control their own speeds reaching 27 miles per hour, this is an incredibly fun and unique experience!
Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Another thrilling mountain coaster near our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals is the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster! This was the first mountain coaster installed in the Smokies and features a family friendly ride with single or double rider coaster cars. Children can ride with an adult as long as they are at least 3 years old and a minimum height of 38 inches. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster stars with a scenic ride to the top of the mountain before embarking on a thrilling run through the forest with plenty of curves and twists! Take a ride during the daytime, then come back for a night ride to enjoy a completely different after dark experience!
Ski Mountain Coaster
The Ski Mountain Coaster at Ober Gatlinburg opened in 2015 and features a breathtaking ride lasting over 5 minutes! The track is nearly 3,750 feet through the beautiful setting of Ober Gatlinburg’s ski area, which borders Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The ride starts with a relaxing 1,000 feet ride to the top of the mountain under a canopy of trees before reaching the peak. At that point, the riders take over for the next 2,750 feet of dips, corkscrews and turns! The Ski Mountain Coaster is a family experience that any ages can enjoy, and sleds have secure and comfortable room for up to two riders.
If you are looking for the perfect place to stay near these incredible Smoky Mountain alpine coaster attractions, check out our cabin rentals at the Preserve! With scenic views, hot tubs, full kitchens and much more, Hearthside Cabin Rentals at the Preserve has everything you need for Smoky Mountain vacation!