Pets are a part of the family too, and you will be happy to know that you can bring your beloved furry friend with you on vacation to Gatlinburg! Your pet will be much happier by your side and it sure beats having to board your dog in a kennel! There are plenty of fun things to do with your pet while spending time in the Smokies, so check out these top 4 pet friendly places in Gatlinburg to take your furry companion:
1. Gatlinburg Trail
One of the best pet friendly places in Gatlinburg is the Gatlinburg Trail. This is one of just 2 trails within the national park that allows dogs. It provides the perfect opportunity to let your pet get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful scenery! The Gatlinburg Trail is 1.9 miles in each direction and is relatively flat, making it easy for a pleasant stroll. It runs along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, which is crossed at one point by a pedestrian bridge. While walking the trail, you will also have the chance to see the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites.
2. Village Shops
Enjoy a day of window shopping with your pet as you stroll through The Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg! This European themed village features a collection of 27 boutiques, galleries, and eateries where you can purchase some unique Smoky Mountain souvenirs and enjoy a delicious meal. While your pet may not be permitted inside all of the stores, you will see that many shop owners leave bowls of fresh water out for your dog to enjoy! The Village Shops are located at traffic light #6 along the Parkway. They offer a tranquil escape from the Parkway traffic with brick pathways, lovely landscaping, and bubbling fountains.
3. Holly and Willow’s Pet Barn
Pick out handmade pet beds, pillows, clothing and other gifts for your pet at Holly and Willow’s Pet Barn! This cute pet store is conveniently located on Glades Road and is a fun place to bring your dog for some complimentary treats! The friendly owners also love to take pictures of pets that stop by and post it to their Facebook page. So, feel free to bring your pet into the store for a look around and have a chat with the helpful staff who love pets as much as you do!
4. Pet Friendly Cabin Rentals
The best way to spend a vacation with your pet in the Smoky Mountains is at our pet friendly cabin rentals! At Alpine Chalet Rentals, we want your pet to join you on your vacation so we offer a wide selection of beautiful cabins that allow pets! These cabins are situated in scenic locations so that you and your 4 legged friends can relax among the gorgeous environment of the Smokies. While staying in one of our cabins, you can also take advantage of the many excellent amenities including fully equipped kitchens, bubbling hot tubs, game rooms and more!
Now that you know all about the top pet friendly places in Gatlinburg to take your furry companion, it’s time to start planning your trip! Be sure to check out all of our pet friendly cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains today to find the perfect place to stay! We hope to see you and your pet soon at Alpine Chalet Rentals!