What’s Open in the Smoky Mountains [updated June 2020]

All over the country, the economy is slowly reopening, and the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in Tennesee are no exception. As things open in the Smoky Mountains, it’s the perfect time to plan a Smoky Mountain getaway. Here are a few of our favorite places and attractions that have reopened in the Smoky Mountains…

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Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Please check with each establishment for any restrictions and updates.

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Open in the Smoky Mountains: Things to Do in Gatlinburg

We’re excited that some of our favorite things to do in Gatlinburg are open, perfect for day trips while staying at our Smoky Mountains bed & breakfast!

Open in the Smoky Mountains: Restaurants in Gatlinburg

Want to grab a bite to eat in Gatlinburg? These restaurants in Gatlinburg are open again and ready to serve you.

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Open in the Smoky Mountains: Things to Do in Pigeon Forge

Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Pigeon Forge that have reopened. Don’t miss visiting these attractions during your Smoky Mountains getaway!

Open in the Smoky Mountains: Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

Want to grab lunch or an early dinner before heading back to our secluded luxury resort in the Smoky Mountains? Here are some Pigeon Forge restaurants that are open again.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is open

Open in the Smoky Mountains: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

According to the NPS website, “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is increasing recreational access and services through a phased approach that aligns with local, state, and national opening plans.” You can find the most up-to-date information about what is open in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) here.

Open GRSM Visitor Centers:

  • Cable Mill in Cades Cove
  • Clingmans Dome
  • Mingus Mill near Oconaluftee
  • Oconaluftee Visitor Center
  • Sugarlands Visitor Center

Open GRSM Campgrounds:

  • Cades Cove
  • Elkmont (Opens June 15, 2020)
  • Smokemont

Open GRSM Horse Camps:

  • Anthony Creek Horse Camp

Additionally, the NPS website states that, “All trails are open, however, Trillium Gap Trail will be closed from Grotto Falls to the summit of Mt. Le Conte on Mondays through Thursdays until November 12, 2020 for Trails Forever Rehabilitation work. Hikers may still walk from the trailhead to Grotto Falls. All trails and backcountry campsites & shelters will open with reduced capacity limits. Some trailheads will not be accessible due to road access.”

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Open in the Smoky Mountains: Best Bed & Breakfast

If you’re looking for the perfect place to relax and unwind in the Smoky Mountains, our secluded bed & breakfast is ideal! With 200 wooded acres at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, we’re close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and yet surrounded by nothing but the mountains.

We have updated our safety and cleaning protocol to provide you with the best possible Smoky Mountains getaway, and we look forward to seeing you soon!