Color Update: Fall in the Smokies


Well, it’s October, and you know what that means. Your favorite jackets and sweaters are coming out. Football is finding its way to your TV screen every weekend. And the Smoky Mountains are calling your name!

If you haven’t done it yet, now is the perfect time to plan your Pigeon Forge vacation for the year. The colors are changing in the Smoky Mountains, and this fall scenery is just something you don’t want to miss!

The peak season for enjoying fall foliage in the Smokies is just around the corner (mid to late October), and you can already enjoy the changing colors in the higher elevation areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Birch trees, sumac, and blueberry bushes have changed to golden yellows and dynamic reds that light up the mountainside.

To see a current picture of the gorgeous Smoky Mountain scenery, visit the National Park Service’s website, where they provide a Fall Color Report periodically throughout the season. You can see exactly what you have to look forward to during your next visit to Pigeon Forge!

And when you get to Pigeon Forge, enjoy the fall colors in person by driving the road to Clingmans Dome. Located at 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it your perfect locale for enjoying the changing fall colors.

At the summit of the dome, you can access the large observation tower that offers unrivaled, panoramic views of the national park. This tower can be found at the end of a short half-mile hike. Although paved, this hike is a little steep, so be sure to wear hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes.

The road to the Clingmans Dome observation tower will remain open until December 1, 2015. It is seven miles long and features scenic pullouts all along the way that offer gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains. Be sure to bring your camera when you visit!

Be advised that pets and bicycles are not allowed on the paved trail to the observation tower or any other trails in the Clingmans Dome area.
We encourage you to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this fall and experience the changing foliage in a way you’ll never forget. But we want to remind you that there’s an even easier way for you to enjoy that beautiful scenery by staying in one of our cabins with mountain views!

How does this sound: relaxing on the front porch with a cup of coffee in your hand and the beauty of the Smokies all around you? You can have exactly what you’re looking for with our Pigeon Forge Cabins! Whether you’re bringing your spouse, your family, or a group of friends, check out these Pigeon Forge cabins for your fall getaway in the Smokies:

  • Over the Top—This affordable one-bedroom, two-bath cabin is great for families of four wanting to visit Pigeon Forge on a budget. With breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, this cabin is everything you need for your fall vacation to the Smokies. Enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, air hockey table, foosball table, and more in this pet-friendly cabin.
  • Plimpton Lodge—Get your friends together for a Pigeon Forge getaway this fall that will take you to the height of luxury and fun. This mountaintop cabin comes with 14 bedrooms, 12 and a half bathrooms, and it can easily sleep 44. No need to leave anybody behind for this Smoky Mountain retreat! Guests will love the multiple game tables, hot tub, gas fireplace, charcoal grill, fully loaded kitchen, and breathtaking views that come with this modern oasis in Pigeon Forge.