Gatlinburg is the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the mountains and beautiful surrounding countryside can be seen from almost everywhere in this fascinating little town. This collection of summer cabins is situated close to Gatlinburg and provide the best of both the town and countryside. In Gatlinburg make sure you don't miss a trip up the Space Needle which has fantastic 360-degree views of the city and is especially beautiful at night when the whole city is lit up magically. Or, head a little further on the two-mile-long aerial cable car from downtown Gatlinburg to Ober. You will also find a healthy arts and crafts scene in Gatlinburg where you can take a meander along the arts and crafts loop which, at 8 miles long, is the nation's largest organization of independent artists.