Highlands Condos is your ultimate winter vacation destination in Gatlinburg! Our comfortable condos have everything you need for the perfect getaway this season, including some of the best views in town. Here are six tips for taking a winter vacation at our Gatlinburg luxury condo rentals:
1. Pack Appropriate Clothing
Winter in Gatlinburg is usually moderate, with about half of the winter days reaching a high temperature of at least 50 degrees. However, there can still be extremes in weather where it can snow up to a few inches, and even more at the higher elevations. Therefore, pack any winter gear you might need for your trip, including gloves, wool hats, and boots. Once you have arrived at The Highlands, you can relax as you settle into your nice warm condo!
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2. Bring a Camera
The winter season brings out some of the most stunning scenery in Gatlinburg as snow covers the mountains and the area is transformed into a winter wonderland! The view from your condo’s private balcony offers a spectacular vantage point for admiring the surrounding area, including the majestic Mount LeConte, the highest peak in Tennessee. Be sure to pack your camera or cell phone to capture the beauty of this amazing region during the winter.
3. Enjoy Outdoor Activities
There is no shortage of outdoor things to do in Gatlinburg, even in the winter months! Our Gatlinburg luxury condo rentals are just minutes away from the popular Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, which offers skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and snow tubing. You can even zip down the slopes on their new Ski Mountain Coaster, where you control the speed of your sled! If hiking is more your thing, miles of trails are open in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park throughout the winter season.
4. See the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Lights
A highlight of the winter season in the Smokies is Gatlinburg Winter Magic, where the town magically lights up each evening with millions of beautiful lights and illuminated displays! This event, which runs until the end of February, features LED light displays of everything from dancing fountains and jolly snowmen, to animals native to the national park, such as bears, squirrels, foxes, and deer. Gatlinburg Winter Magic runs the length of the famous downtown Parkway as well as along River Road. For those who prefer not to drive, the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride Of Lights is available until the end of January and offers a relaxing trolley tour of the displays for just $5.00 per person.
5. Have the Hot Chocolate Ready
All of the units at Highlands Condos feature full kitchens with every amenity imaginable so that you can easily prepare some hot chocolate to warm your bones on a winter day! Step out onto your private balcony to take a sip as you take in the refreshing cool air and marvel at the scenery. Of course, you can cook full meals in your kitchen as well, which is much more affordable than dining out each evening in Gatlinburg.
6. Enjoy Your Condo's Amenities
Our condo rentals have many superb amenities for you to enjoy during your winter vacation, including romantic stone fireplaces, cable television, and complimentary Wifi access. In addition, our property contains a relaxing indoor hot tub, soothing saunas, and an exercise room with all the equipment necessary to get an awesome workout. You might say that Highlands Condos is practically a winter destination on its own! Browse our list of Gatlinburg luxury condo rentals today to find the perfect unit for your winter getaway.