Top 4 Winter Cabin Activities You Have to Try

There really is nothing like sipping hot cocoa, cuddling up with a blanket, and lounging by the fireplace. Cabins are a great place to spend the chilly winter season with friends and family. Whether you’re visiting for the holidays or a winter escape in the new year, staying in a cabin brings about some amazing memories and quality time with the special people in your life. At Hearthside at the Preserve, we want to give you the perfect setting to enjoy a fun vacation in Wears Valley. We’ve put together a list of our favorite winter cabin activities that we hope will inspire you and your family to make the most out of your getaway.

1. Movie Night

Our cabins come with a TV and DVD player, so you and your family can enjoy a movie night in. A movie night is the perfect way to spend quality time with each other while avoiding the cold weather. For the best movie night experience, pop some popcorn in the kitchen, get a fire going, and and curl up in the living room together. The best thing to do is tell everyone to bring their favorite movie and then you can vote on what everyone wants to watch. Even better — stay in one of our cabins with a home theater! Some of our luxury cabins have their very own private movie theaters so you can watch your favorite film on the big screen.

2. Bake Warm Treats

kitchenNothing beats the smell of freshly baked cookies! Why not whip up some of your own to make your cabin smell like heaven? Baking warm treats is one of the best winter cabin activities. Not only will they help you stay warm, but they’ll taste delicious, too! These sweets will be great to snack on during your cabin vacation.

3. Sip Hot Cocoa by the Fireplace

The crackling of the fireplace is a lovely sound to hear on chilly mountain nights at the cabin. You and your family can sip hot cocoa as you gather around the fire for warmth. This might be one of the simplest winter cabin activities, but it is also the most relaxing. You won’t have to worry about anything on your vacation. Just sit back and take in these beautiful moments with your family. You’ll remember these fun times for years to come!

4. Play Fun Games With the Whole Family

foosball and pool table in game roomWhen you get the family together, you have to start up some friendly competition by breaking out the board games. You can choose classic games like Scrabble, Monopoly, or Checkers for the older family members. You can also let the younger kids choose from a selection of games they enjoy playing. Once you’ve picked a game it’s time to bring out some snacks and watch the games begin! It’ll be great bonding time for everyone. In addition to board games, we also have Smoky Mountain cabins with their own game rooms! Challenge your loved ones to a friendly game of pool or foosball, or try your hand at a classic arcade game. Cabin game rooms may come with everything from air hockey, to darts, to pool. You’ll have no trouble finding a game that everyone in the family can agree upon!

Want to get out of the cabin for a little while? Check out these fun outdoor things to do in Pigeon Forge during winter!

Your family will love these festive winter cabin activities. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a fun-filled winter vacation in the Smoky Mountains! Check out our selection of Wears Valley cabin rentals and book your getaway today.