Romantic Cabins in Great Smoky Mountains Backcountry
The Great Smoky Mountains unfold in rolling peaks, which turn a hazy blue in the morning fog that gives the range its name. As Gatlinburg Cabin Designer Janice Haynes describes, “It’s the most amazing place in the Southeast. There are 42 mountains in the Appalachian Mountain chain over 6,000 feet; 40 peaks are in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.”
After a day spent in the wilderness, return to the romantic cabins located between Cosby and Gatlinburg, each one nestled on its private forested acreage with a hiking trail to the Little Pigeon River trout stream below. They each feature unique furnishings such as handcrafted beds, kitchens with stone countertops, shower baths, and charcoal grills. Enjoy the secluded forest from the wraparound porch, and unwind in both indoor and outdoor private hot tubs.
Cosby, Tennessee: Appalachian Wilderness near Lively Entertainment
Among the many Appalachian peaks rising above Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nearly 6,000-foot Mount Cammerer stands out: it has a glassed-in fire tower at its summit, which boasts 360-degree views of surrounding hardwood forests. Starting near the town of Cosby, the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail wends up the alpine cliffs. Although challenging, the trail remains accessible year-round to well-bundled climbers and sniffles-prone mountain goats thanks to eastern Tennessee’s moderate climate. Linking to the Mount Cammerer path, the Appalachian Trail forms a gateway to thousands of miles of hiking. The area also offers multiple-whitewater rafting and zipline options. About 20 miles to the east of Cosby, the entertainment enclaves of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge feature country-music revues and live comedy shows.
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