Kick Off Summer in the Smoky Mountains

Jumpstart your summer with a memorable Memorial Day weekend at a Smoky Mountains cabin. Don’t wait—reserve a cabin now for three days of fun.


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Get outdoors

The Smokies’ natural beauty is at its best as spring melts into summer over Memorial Day weekend. Late May weather is ideal, with days in the low 80s, plenty of sunshine, and cooler evenings perfect for spending around a cabin’s outdoor fire pit. 

Explore waterfalls bursting with spring’s rain, like the deep pool at Abrams Falls, or the 80-foot cascade at Laurel Falls (located on a paved, kid-friendly path!). Hike to see breathtaking views from Mount LeConte or visit the observation tower at Clingmans Dome, highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 


Get wet and wild

Nothing says “summer” better than river tubing, floating along a sparkling river in an inner tube, leaving worries behind while you cool off. Want a faster ride? Try whitewater rafting. Even kids can hit the rapids with the Smoky Mountains’ expert rafting guides. 

Dollywood’s Splash Country water park opens its 35 acres of fun just before Memorial Day, making the long weekend a great time to indulge in all the water slides and swimming fun you can pack in. 


Enjoy Unique Experiences

At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Memorial Day marks the annual debut of Ripley’s Mermaids, who dive and swim in a delightful live show. 

The Ober Gatlinburg ski resort debuts its new Summer Tubing attraction on Memorial Day weekend 2021. The four 250-foot tracks let you zip downhill with no snow—you’ll want to ride the “Magic Carpet” back uphill and slide down again and again. 

Gospel music fans will want to check out Family Fest, a three-day celebration May 28-30 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Hear an incredible lineup of gospel’s top musicians and speakers to inspire your summer. 


Remember the Holiday’s Meaning

Honor the country’s military with a visit to Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Park.  The park’s walking path beside the Little Pigeon River takes you past the flags of all 50 states and the armed services, creating a peaceful setting for contemplating Memorial Day’s meaning. 

In Sevierville, join in a Memorial Day ceremony, then watch as motorcyclists and police set off on the Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride on May 30. 


Relax in a Comfortable Cabin

All that activity calls for some down time. Kick back in a private rental cabin to recharge before your next summer adventure. With amenities like great kitchens, game rooms and pool access, you’ll find your cabin home is the perfect retreat. Book your Memorial Day cabin today.

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