We are trying to plan a trip to the Gatlinburg area for the last weekend of June into the Weekend of July 4th. It is the first time any of us have been there. It is with a family of 4 adults and 3 children (one 6, one 5, and another 6 month old baby soon to come!!) We do not expect to be able to take the baby everywhere. Grandma would be more than happy to stay back with him.
We want to be driving distance from a town (less than 45 min), and community pool. But we really want to be close to hiking, rivers, the national park, and outdoor activities. We thought about renting ATVs for a day or two if they do this? I also was going to ask if there is a river we can float that would be good with the 5 and 6 year old children? Or any place to swim in a river? Or good hiking trails? Just other fun things to do, places to eat, etc. for a family.
Any specific Cabins or areas of Gatlinburg we should look at?
Any info helps! Thanks.