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There is nowhere else in our country quite like the Great Smoky Mountains — and this statement certainly extends to the towns surrounding our national park, too. Gatlinburg is one of the most sought-after destinations on our planet and for good reason. With attractions galore, mountainous beauty everywhere you look, and a Southern charm that can’t be beat, it’s no wonder so many people love this small town. My family and I have been many times and we always leave longing to go back again. Fortunately, you don’t have to leave; instead, you can stay the night at this vacation cabin rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

As much as I love Gatlinburg, I have to admit it’s not the only place to extend your stay when it comes to adventures in our state, so make sure to also check out these incredible places to stay in Tennessee

There is a reason the Nestled Inn is on our list of top 10 places to stay in Tennessee. With the Smoky Mountains as your backdrop, this rustic and charming cabin has everything you could ask for. Make this your next getaway to the wilderness and bring your significant other for a romantic retreat. For more information or to book this incredible gem please visit the Nestled Inn’s Vrbo page

Looking to do a scenic drive in the Smokies? Our favorite is to look for bears in the historic and beautiful Cades Cove. Want to take a simple hike with an amazing payoff? Look no further than the Gatlinburg Trail or Cataract Falls. If you want to spend more time in the woods then Alum Cave is one of the most popular hikes in the Smokies and we loved it when we went. 

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