Top 3 Tips for a Great Day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

As one of the top destinations in the Smoky Mountains, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers a fascinating journey into the world of over 10,000 exotic sea creatures! This amazing facility features 10 themed galleries, interactive encounters and even a glass bottom boat adventure for a full day of family fun! Here are the top

Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle

The Gatlinburg Space Needle on a sunny day.

We think you’ve probably noticed the towering ​Gatlinburg Space Needle​ on the way to our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg. You may also be aware that it’s a popular tourist attraction in town as well, and there’s a reason for that. The view from the top is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. We’ll give you

Top 5 Reasons to Plan Your Next Event at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

The event space at Black Bear Inn in Gatlinburg.

Whether you are planning a business meeting, conference or another large gathering in the Great Smoky Mountains, Black Bear Inn & Suites is your ultimate destination! Our hotel in Gatlinburg features excellent facilities, beautiful accommodations and everything else you need to host the perfect event. Here are the top 5 reasons to plan your next

Top 5 Foods to Order at Gatlinburg Restaurants if You’re Eating Healthy

bowl of spinach salad

The moment you get close to the downtown area, it’s easy to pick up the sweet smells coming from the shops. This makes you want to just forget about your healthy eating habits that you want to maintain on your vacation. You’ll be happy to know there are many Gatlinburg restaurants that offer healthy items

3 Awesome Car Museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg on The Strip.

Whether you are a casual car fan or an automobile enthusiast, you will love exploring some of the nation’s top car museums that are located right here in the Smoky Mountains! From classic hot rods to famous automobiles from television and film, you can find it all in the Smokies! Here are 3 awesome car

Top 4 Smoky Mountain Waterfalls Near Gatlinburg That You Have to See

laurel falls in the smoky mountains

A vacation to Gatlinburg, Tennessee wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that’s right on the doorstep of the tourist town. While there are many hundreds of miles of hiking trails to be explored, some of them lead to beautiful Smoky Mountain waterfalls that are part of this great

5 Great Steak Restaurants in Gatlinburg Within Walking Distance of Our Hotel

When you go on vacation, you deserve to be treated to a nice dinner, and in this case, we’re going to a few steak restaurants that are within a short walk of our hotel. There are many great steak restaurants in Gatlinburg, and we recommend you try some of these prime eateries when you stay

4 Kid Friendly Attractions in Gatlinburg TN Within Walking Distance of Our Hotel

aerial tramway at ober gatlinburg

If you are planning a family vacation to Gatlinburg with kids, there is no better place to stay than at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is situated directly on the Gatlinburg Parkway and is within easy walking distance of many fun attractions that your kids will love! Here are 4 kid friendly