Top 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love the Smoky Mountains in the Summer

There is nothing quite like a summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains! The warm weather is perfect for all kinds of exciting outdoor activities, including hikes in the National Park, white water rafting, ziplining and more! For those who prefer to relax, you’ll enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool and many other wonderful amenities at our Wears Valley resort! Here are the top 5 reasons why you’ll love the Smoky Mountains in the summer:

1. Long Days of Blissful Sunshine

The Smoky Mountains offer long days of blissful sunshine for all of your favorite activities! Spend a full day exploring the sights of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and then still have time to come back to our resort to watch a spectacular sunset from the open-air outdoor pavilion! You’ll also have plenty of daylight hours for amusement parks, miniature golf, mountain coasters, go karts and other action packed destinations!

2. Swimming in Our Refreshing Outdoor Pool

The beautiful swimming pool at the Preserve Resort.One of the great things about the Smoky Mountains in the summer is that the temperatures are usually quite moderate, which is especially true at our Wears Valley resort! This is due to our higher elevation – in fact, we’re considered the highest elevated resort in the Smoky Mountains! If you do happen to visit during a heatwave, just use this as a reason to take a dip in our refreshing outdoor swimming pool!

3. Other Water Based Activities

In addition to the pool at our resort, there are other water based activities that you can enjoy during the summer months! Dollywood’s Splash Country is a massive waterpark with thrilling slides, a wave pool, lazy river and several play areas for toddlers! If you ever wanted to try white water rafting, there are several outfitters who offer trips on the Pigeon River. You can also splash around several waterfalls in the National Park, including Laurel Falls off Laurel Creek Road, Grotto Falls in the Roaring Fork area and Abrams Falls in Cades Cove!

4. All Attractions Open for Extended Hours

gatlinburg skybridgeSince summer is one of the peak seasons in the Smokies, you’ll find that all of the area attractions are open for extended hours! This means that you can enjoy rare night rides at Dollywood theme park, shop late into the evening at The Island in Pigeon Forge and play a round of putt-putt at the Crave Golf Club under the stars! You’ll also want to visit Gatlinburg for fun destinations like Anakeesta, Ober Mountain, Ripley’s Aquarium and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park!

5. Perfect Time to Enjoy Our Cabins

The summer months are the perfect time to enjoy all of the amenities at our Wears Valley cabins! Step outside onto your private deck to soak in stunning views of the Smokies and a refreshing mountain breeze! Once the sun sets for the evening, don’t miss a soothing hot tub session underneath a starry sky lit up like no other! Some of the other amenities in our cabins include fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi, game rooms and home theater rooms!

Check out all of our cabins in Wears Valley TN today to experience the many joys of Smoky Mountains in the summer! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!