Many visitors consider the fall season to be among the best times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. Spending fall in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, combines all the enjoyment of the season with many extra perks! For starters, the mountain views from Downtown Gatlinburg are breathtaking in autumn. So, if you are craving a long, tranquil retreat, you might find that autumn is the perfect time of the year to visit us! To start planning your fall getaway, request exclusive access to our free Vacation Guide and find out everything our area has to offer. From autumn events to beautiful fall foliage to mountainside fun, our guide will take your fall vacation to the next level.  

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Three Sensational Ways to Enjoy Fall in Gatlinburg, Tennessee   

Spend Your Autumn Weekends in Gatlinburg, TN  

There’s no better way to enjoy fall in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, than with a visit during this highly anticipated time of year! The Gatlinburg area is the perfect place to retreat to for a long weekend of enjoying beautiful views, refreshing wooded trails, and unforgettable moments. Although the summer is over and the weather is cooler, there is still much to enjoy on the Parkway! From live entertainment at Oktoberfest to haunted mansions, your fall weekends will be nothing but exciting. 

Admire the Best Fall Colors in Gatlinburg, Tennessee 

If your ideal version of leaf-peeping comes with a bit of outdoor adventure, be sure to take a hike at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gain access to wildlife, scenic overlooks, streams, waterfalls, and more with hundreds of miles of nature trails. As the leaves turn to brilliant oranges and reds, fall is the perfect time to explore this beautiful stretch of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Insider tip: If you’d instead prefer to save the hiking for another day, the Cades Cove Loop Road is a great way to see the area’s stunning fall foliage. 

When Is the Best Time to See Peak Fall Colors?  

If you aren’t sure when to plan your vacation, consult the Gatlinburg fall foliage report. The report includes in-depth predictions about the season’s peak colors which usually occur from mid-October to early November. 

Attend a Festive Fall Event  

One of the most magical parts of autumn is attending all the fall season’s events! We’re a little biased, but we think Gatlinburg has some of the country’s best fall events. Here are just a few of our favorite happenings to experience during this special time of year:  

  • GatlinBURGER Week | September 19 – September 25, 2021
  • Gatlinburg Oktoberfest | September 24 – October 31, 2021 
  • Dollywood Harvest Festival | September 24 – October 30, 2021
  • Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair | October 7, 2021
  • Veterans Day Celebration | November 11, 2021
  • Festival of Trees | November 24 – November 28, 2021
  • Great Smoky Thanksgiving & Christmas Arts & Crafts Show | November 29 – December 4, 2021

Fall in Love with Edgewater Hotel 

Double Queen - RiversideAfter a day full of exhilarating fall activities, retreat to a beautiful suite at Edgewater Hotel; our extensive selection of riverside accommodations are near many of the best downtown attractions, so you can stay close to all the fun without sacrificing your comfort.  

Our premium amenities are ideal for unwinding in a tranquil environment. So, take advantage of our poolside hot tub, delicious continental breakfast, and complimentary parking area while you are here. No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll have exclusive access to these amenities and more! We promise you won’t go wrong with an autumn escape to Edgewater Hotel. 

Get ready for the perfect blend of autumn and mountainside fun. Check our availability and book your stay!