Welcome to the Smoky Mountains
There aren’t many places where near-perfect weather conditions, jaw-dropping mountain skylines, and a welcoming culture combine to create the ultimate year-round destination. The Smoky Mountains, which spread across North Carolina and Tennessee, constitute one of those rare places. Imagine waking up to a magenta sunrise illuminating an expanse of mist-shrouded mountains. Then, imagine pushing your body and mind as you ascend some of the highest peaks in the Appalachian Mountains, encountering incredible wildlife along the way. These are just a few of the experiences you could have during a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, the nation’s most-visited mountain range!
Things to See & Do
The Smoky Mountains’ sunny days and crisp nights offer the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor opportunities. Go hiking or horseback riding along more than 800 miles of trails within The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Kayak down breathtaking mountain streams, or explore wildflower-covered meadows. Drive past larger-than-life gorges and view wild elk as they graze in picturesque fields. Explore quaint cities like Gatlinburg or Sevierville and know that there’s plenty of dining, shopping, golfing, and entertainment to go around. Whatever you choose to do here, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable experience that can only be found in The Smokies.
Where to Eat & Drink
If Southern cuisine is your raison d’etre, there’s no better place to be than the Smoky Mountains! No trip to this unique region is complete without trying the savory flavors for which it’s known. First, you’ll want to taste some juicy, pit-smoked barbecue. There are plenty of places to indulge in this Southern staple, but Hungry Bear in Gatlinburg is a great start. Then, be sure to leave room for delicacies like kettle corn, saltwater taffy, and rich fudge that can be found across the region. Finally, try some handmade moonshine at the Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge!
Best Time to Visit
If you’ve ever been to The Smokies, you know that there is no real “best time to visit.” In the spring, wildflowers and cool, mild temperatures make an appearance. Warm summers bring plenty of water activities like whitewater rafting, tubing, and swimming! Autumn in The Smokies means a stunning display of fall foliage that thousands of people come to see each year. Finally, if you visit during wintertime, you’ll see some snow and partake in winter sports like skiing and snow tubing! Smoky Mountain bed and breakfasts are open year-round, so you’ll always have a comfortable and welcoming place to stay.
Where to Stay
It can be difficult to pinpoint the best Smoky Mountain bed and breakfasts. Luckily, Select Registry offers a variety of top-notch properties that represent an unparalleled standard of quality. Our properties are more than just places to rest your head – they offer the finest accommodations, most memorable meals, and personalized attention. Comfortable beds and unique rooms are just the beginning. Whether you’re searching for a romantic bed and breakfast in the Tennessee mountains or a B&B in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, you can be sure that a Select Registry property is a perfect fit.