Jackson Mountain Homes Experience
What is the Jackson Mountain Homes Experience? Is it hiking a mountain trail? Is it awakening to the sounds of the forest around your cabin? Is it shopping in Gatlinburg? Is it enjoying a mountain sunset while sitting on the porch of your vacation cabin? It is all these things and more that make Gatlinburg special to you, your family, and your friends. Take a minute to browse through our seasons and imagine yourself being here!
Gatlinburg Area Spring Scenery
As winter loses its grip, the white covered mountains around Gatlinburg start turning the green of Spring, flowers start to bloom and a new face begins to show an abundance of life. Everywhere one looks there are buds in bloom, birds singing, and the smell of Spring is in the air.
Spring is a time in the Smokies when everything takes on a fresh new look and feel. It is a time for exploration and enjoying all that nature has in store during this fabulous time of year. Hiking, horseback riding, trout fishing, biking, and auto tours are just a few of the great times you will experience in the Smoky Mountain Spring.
Catch a trout for dinner or enjoy the scenery from your Gatlinburg cabin.
Gatlinburg Area Summer Scenery
Gatlinburg Area Fall Scenery
The notion that the peak fall color season in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The wonderful colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more. The colors peak starting at the higher elevations and move down the mountainsides to the foothills and into Gatlinburg as the weather gets colder.
In the Smoky Mountains the autumn colors start as early as mid-September above 4,000 feet with the turning of yellow birch, American beech, mountain maple, hobblebush, and pin cherry, clearly visible from the many overlooks and Clingmans Dome Road.
The fall colors usually reach their peak in Gatlinburg at middle and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. This is the area's most spectacular display as the most colorful trees, sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories strut their stuff in a blaze of color all around Gatlinburg's hills.
Gatlinburg Area Winter Scenery
In the old days, winter was a time when Gatlinburg rested. Many businesses were closed and the streets were deserted except for a few souls that were in need of groceries or had to travel. Now-a-days, winter in Gatlinburg is a fun filled season with more things to do and see than you can shake a stick at.
In early December the fun begins as the City of Gatlinburg invites one and all to bundle up for a dose of holiday cheer as they enjoy Gatlinburg’s annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. This festive tradition begins with the lighting of the holiday season lights and includes marching bands and giant helium balloons taking to the streets. It is quite a celebration to behold.
Whether you are in town soaking up the spirit of Chritmas, cuddled up in front of a crackling fire, or hiking on a quiet mountain trail, winter beauty and endless things to do abound in Gatlinburg during the winter.