1. With Family and Friends
Gather the people you love and spend time together. Bring the kids, the cousins, or a group of buddies ready for a getaway after Christmas at home.
Why rent a Gatlinburg cabin instead of staying in a hotel? Well, who wants to celebrate in a bland hotel room when you could have a whole cabin to yourselves? Choose a cabin where you’ll get living areas, a game room, a pool table, and outdoor spaces like roomy decks and a fire pit. You can snag a cabin with its own movie theater room or an in-cabin pool for the ultimate in luxury.
2. Watch the Ball Drop on TV
Hang out in the living room to watch the ball drop on the flat-screen TV. Get a lively fire going and put the champagne or sparkling cider on ice, ready for toasts. Whip up your favorite snacks in the fully equipped kitchen, while the kids set up a board game or pick a movie to watch until the ball descends. Step onto the deck and breathe in the crisp, fresh air as you sip hot chocolate and make resolutions. Don’t forget to wish on the first star you see sparkling over the Smoky Mountains.
3. Relax in a Hot Tub on the Deck
There’s no more luxurious way to end the year than while soaking your cares away in a hot tub. Plan to fill your tub in time for a long dip in bubbling water as midnight approaches. Sure, it’s December, but you’ll stay deliciously comfortable. Hot tubs surround you with water as warm as 100 to 102 degrees, so you’ll laugh at the chill. Watch the steam rise into the night sky as you chat, relax and greet the New Year stress-free.
4. Plan a Night Out Downtown
Still crave the bustle of a crowd? Head into Gatlinburg early on New Year’s Eve. Go out for dinner, then drop in for a tasting at a moonshine distillery--maybe the most “Tennessee” thing you can do! Listen to live music outside as Gatlinburg counts down to the Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. A spectacular fireworks display bursts from atop the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle.
Whether you stay for the fireworks or head back to your beautiful cabin right after dinner and drinks, you’ll wake up in the New Year at your personal mountain retreat. Reserve your Gatlinburg cabin now for New Year’s Eve.