3. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
One of TripAdvisor’s most popular cabin vacation destinations, Gatlinburg sits snugly on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s something for everyone in this elevated resort town. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, fishing, camping and wildlife sightseeing—or book an exhilarating, off-road ATV tour. The ski resort Ober Gatlinburg opens its eight trails during the winter months for ski and snowboard fanatics. Attractions in town range from theater, arts, museums, mini golf and even a theme park. You might like to taste local liquors on a distillery tour or join a guided waterfall hike of the Great Smokies National Park
But to make the most out of your getaway, opt for a Gatlinburg cabin rental in the hills—you’ll be close enough to experience downtown’s tourist-friendly scene, yet secluded enough to embrace Mother Nature.