Gatlinburg Area Information

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5 of the Best Fall Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains

Are you planning a trip to the Smokies this fall? You’ll want to check out some of the hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that are incredibly beautiful this time of year! You’ll experience cooler temperatures, possibly see some wildlife, and see incredible color changes that make this region of the south so popular this time of year. Look at these 5 of the best fall hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains: 
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Top 4 Reasons to Visit the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

While any time of year is a great time to visit the Smokies, there is just something magical about the fall season! With gorgeous weather, fall foliage, and wonderful seasonal events, it is no wonder why we see so many guests return year after year to our hotel during the autumn months! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should plan a vacation to the Smoky Mountains in the fall: 
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Top 5 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg in the Arts and Crafts Community

Want to go somewhere off the beaten path of downtown Gatlinburg? Head to the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community! You’ll love all of the amazing talent you’ll find, from wood carvers to quilters. Not only will you find incredible artists and craftsman, you’ll also find a ton of delicious food! Check out these top 5 places to eat in Gatlinburg in the Arts and Crafts Community: 
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Top 5 Amenities Guests Love at Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg

Staying in downtown Gatlinburg has its perks, but finding the right place to stay with the amenities you want can be challenging. With our convenient downtown location and superior customer service, guests love spending their vacation at our cozy hotel. So check out our list of the top 5 amenities guests love at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg: 
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Best 3 Places to Go River Tubing in the Smokies

If you’re visiting the Smokies during the warmer months, one of the best ways to beat the heat is to visit one of the many tubing outposts in the area. You can leisurely cruise down the river beside friends and family with the occasional section of rapids to make your adventure extra thrilling! To help you plan for an amazing visit, here are 4 of the best places to go river tubing in the Smokies: 

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Ride the Anakeesta Rail Runner

If you have been to the Smoky Mountains recently, you might notice mountain coasters are popping up all over the place. One of the most popular coasters in Gatlinburg is the Anakeesta Rail Runner, which puts a unique twist on these roller coaster style attractions where you control the speed of the ride! Everyone in your family will have a blast riding this unique mountain coaster. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should ride the Anakeesta Rail Runner during your vacation: 
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5 Waterfall Hikes in the Smoky Mountains You Don’t Want to Miss

Most people like to have an end goal when they hike. There are plenty of waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains, which are great sites to see at the end of a hike! With a variety of difficulty levels, you’re sure to find a trail that suits you and your family. Look at these 5 waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains you don’t want to miss: 
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3 Gatlinburg Attractions Where You Can Have Fun All Day

Trying to find places where you can spend the whole day so no one is bored? We understand, which is why we have a list of Gatlinburg attractions that have so many activities you’ll want to spend your whole day there! Find out more about these 3 Gatlinburg attractions where you can have fun all day: 
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Top 4 Reasons Why Families Love the Indoor Pool at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

When you pick a hotel in Gatlinburg, we know you want one with all the amenities you love. One of the perks our guests love the most when staying with us is our heated indoor swimming pool! Whether you have toddlers or teens in your family, everyone will enjoy splashing around in the pool or kicking back on a comfortable lounge chair! Here are the top 4 reasons why families love the indoor pool at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN: 
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Top 4 Places to Eat in Gatlinburg On the Strip

When you’re visiting downtown Gatlinburg, you don’t want to have to leave or walk far to find a place to eat! As you walk along the shops, you’ll find plenty of places to eat in Gatlinburg! Check out 4 of the best places to eat in Gatlinburg on the strip: 

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Spend the 4th of July in Gatlinburg TN

When it comes to celebrating Independence Day in the Great Smoky Mountains, there is no better place to be than Gatlinburg! There are tons of fun activities, events, and attractions for everyone to enjoy during this special time of the summer! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should spend the 4th of July in Gatlinburg TN: 
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4 of the Best Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains

You’ll find so many amazing views while you’re visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. If hiking isn’t your thing but you still want to see the beautiful landscape this area is known for, hop on your motorcycle or in your vehicle and take a drive. Check out these scenic drives in the Smoky Mountains: