Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is a Gatlinburg destination atop a mountain with family activities and a ski hill.  Elevation of the mountain is 2700′ at the base and 3300′ at the top. The mountain and lodge are open year round with all kinds of activities. You can take a tram ride from Main Street Gatlinburg to the lodge at Ober Gatlinburg.  This year Ober Gatlinburg celebrates their 50th anniversary!

In the fall Oktoberfest is the event to see and do at Ober Gatlinburg.  They have free music daily, serve German food and steins of German beer, the men are in lederhosen, there is German music and dancing, accordions  cow bells, and just a fun atmosphere. We’ve been to Oktoberfest the past three years and I am sure we’ll be attending again. The hubby really likes the German food, and the pints of beer aren’t too bad either!

Admission to the lodge is free, but on occasion we had to pay to park, it was about five bucks. And you don’t want to miss the Bavarian Fun Band’s rendition of the beautiful and tranquil song Edelweiss played on cow bells!

Also the view from the lodge is quite spectacular in autumn. Take the tram or drive your car, either way you’ll enjoy what Ober Gatlinburg has to offer once you’re on top of the mountain.

Ober Gatlinburg aerial tramway.

Ober Gatlinburg aerial tramway. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Ober Gatlinburg

Main ski slope at Ober Gatlinburg resort, Tenn...

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Do you like to ski?  Down the side of a mountain?  And have plenty of night-time spots for extra-curricular activities?  Maybe you need a vacation in Gatlinburg.  “What?” you say, “I thought Gatlinburg was for hiking and shopping and dinner shows.”  Well you are right about that – Gburg has plenty of activities to keep everyone busy year round.  But when the weather gets cold, and there is snow on the mountain, skiing, snow tubing, ice skating, and snowboarding are popular at Ober Gatlinburg, the local ski resort.

A stay at Southern Serenity in December, January, or February is just minutes away from snow and fun on the mountain.  Check out the webcam at Ober Gatlinburg,  http://www.obergatlinburg.com/ski/webcam/.

And here is the Slope Report to track what’s happening during the snow season, http://www.obergatlinburg.com/ski/slope-report/.