The winter season is one of the most beautiful times to visit the Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain area. With winter, however, comes ice and snow. Whether you don’t have a 4-wheel drive car you don’t know how to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle, or you can’t get access to a 4-wheel drive vehicle, don’t you worry. We have put a list together full of cabins where you don’t actually need 4-wheel drive!
Rest assured you will be safe driving to any of these incredible cabin locations:
Right off of the East Parkway, this Smokey Mountain Hideaway is a newly renovated house in Gatlinburg with some pretty incredible forest views. There’s a private hot tub, a pool table, a sun room area, and more games in a designated game room. The driveway has a pretty flat surface if you’re worried about ice during this winter season, and since it’s right off the parkway, you won’t have to worry about steep roads to get there.
For a group, this 5-star reviewed Bear Mountain Chalet offers the perfect opportunity to sit together by the outdoor firepit, lounge around on the large balcony and watch the sunset, or soak in a private hot tub. It’s spacious, and includes amenities like a pool table, soaking tubs, and access to a community pool. The driveway leading up to the house is a small steepness and a car without 4-wheel drive should have no problem getting to or leaving this beautiful cabin.
Near Greenbriar Creek, this small bungalow is perfect for an individual looking to getaway or a couple looking for the perfect romantic weekend. Not only will you have the added highlight of listening to the creek nearby, but it’s also completely on flat ground right off Highway 321. You’ll also get another added treat after you book here by receiving one free admission per day to attractions like Crave Golf Club, WonderWorks, and the Titanic Museum.
For truly luxurious views of the mountaintop, Swimmin ‘n Da Clouds is one Gatlinburg cabin that offers plenty of space for a large group. Not only is the cabin clean and well maintained, but it’s on flat ground in the Chalet Village area, meaning you won’t have to drive up super steep roads if you don’t have 4-wheel drive. Soak in the mountain views, sit by the outdoor firepit, hop in the indoor pool, and enjoy your favorite movies in the movie room!
Another cabin right off of the East Parkway, Black Bear’s View is set in a neighborhood setting and offers some pretty great views of the Smoky Mountains. There’s a private hot tub, an indoor fireplace, a pool table, and an arcade game for some real fun! This property is in a community where there aren’t strenuous hills for those driving without 4-wheel drive.
If an indoor pool, movie room, fireplace, jukebox, arcade games, and a private hot tub sound appealing to you, then the Sleeping Bear Lodge is just the cabin rental for you! This Gatlinburg cabin can hold a large party, so it’s great for large group gatherings and retreats. Leading up to the house, you can expect some fairly steady and flat roads as it is right off of the East Parkway.
Grinning Bear Retreat offers ample space for a large group. Not only is it wheelchair accessible, but it’s also in a community area with level ground so that you don’t have to worry about driving on icy, steep roads. At this Gatlinburg cabin, you will find an indoor pool, an arcade game area, a large dining space, and plenty of comfortable beds and bathrooms.
Great for a smaller group, Bear’s Lair is just what you need when you want a traditional mountain cabin with forest views. Not only are the road surrounding it pretty level, but the entrance to the home is also a great wheelchair-accessible entrance. There are bunk beds, a pool table, a private hot tub, a fireplace, and endless balcony views.
This Gatlinburg cabin has an outdoor fire pit, plenty of balcony space to watch the sunsets and sunrises, a theater room, a private hot tub, a pool table, a game room, and multiple fireplaces to make for a comfortable and cozy Gatlinburg vacation. While the home is surrounded in forestry, the drive leading up to this home is not steep…. but a little windy.
For a really large group, All-American is a cabin not only close to the East Parkway, but it also comes equipped with a pavilion space, a private hot tub, a game room, a large dining area, large soaking tubs, and bunk beds. Get your fill of a list of amenities while staying at this cabin while still being close to the main roads so that you don’t have to worry about too much ice.
When it comes to cabins in the Gatlinburg area, there are a wide array of cabins without the steep and winding roads. These cabins range from smaller couples and individuals to large groups and retreats. Every cabin offers a little something unique, along with some incredible amenities. Make sure to book any one of these incredible cabins if you want to visit during the wintertime and don’t have 4-wheel drive.