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Top 5 Benefits of Staying in Our Family Suites in Gatlinburg TN

When taking a family vacation to Gatlinburg, there is no need to stay in a cramped hotel room when you can enjoy one of the family suites at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! These large suites are perfect for those families who want a little extra space but still want to stay together in the same hotel room! Here are the top 5 benefits of staying in our family suites in Gatlinburg TN: 
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

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

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 3 tips for a great day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: 
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5 Tips for Handling the Rainy Weather in Gatlinburg On Your Vacation

It’s natural to want to keep an eye on what weather in Gatlinburg will be like when you’re on vacation. No one wants rain to put a damper on all the fun you could be having. But did you know that you can still have an enjoyable vacation, despite the unpredictable nature of the weather in the Smoky Mountains? Here are 5 tips for helping you handle the rain on your trip. 
The Gatlinburg Space Needle on a sunny day.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle

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 5 reasons why it will be well worth it to brave the trip to the top. 
The event space at Black Bear Inn in Gatlinburg

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

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 event at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN: 
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Top 5 Foods to Order at Gatlinburg Restaurants if You’re Eating Healthy

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 for your diet. It’s fine to do a little cheating on vacation, but we’re going to show you it’s possible to eat healthy here with 5 foods that are easily available. 
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg on The Strip.

3 Awesome Car Museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains

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 museums in Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains that you need to visit: 
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Top 3 Reasons to Explore Smoky Mountain Hiking Trails in the Summer

One of the awesome benefits of staying at the Black Bear Inn & Suites is that our hotel is just 200 yards from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! If you are planning a summer vacation to Gatlinburg, this is the perfect time of year to visit all of the scenic hiking trails that the park has to offer! Here are the top 3 reasons to explore the Smoky Mountain hiking trails during the summer months: 
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4 Kid Friendly Attractions in Gatlinburg TN Within Walking Distance of Our Hotel

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 attractions in Gatlinburg TN that are within walking distance of our hotel: 
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Top 5 Reasons Event Attendees Love Staying at Our Hotel Near the Gatlinburg Convention Center

Whether you are hosting or participating in an event at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, there is no better place to stay in town than at the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our affordable hotel offers comfortable rooms and fantastic amenities that are sure to be a highlight of your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains! Here are the top 5 reasons why event attendees love staying at our hotel near the Gatlinburg Convention Center: 
The downtown Strip in Gatlinburg.

Top 4 Reasons Why Guests Love the Location of Our Gatlinburg Hotel on the Strip

If you want to stay in the best location in Gatlinburg for your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, check out the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is situated directly on the famous Gatlinburg Parkway, where you can access all of the city’s shops, restaurants and attractions within minutes! Here are the top 4 reasons why guests love the location of our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip: 
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4 Reasons Our Penthouse Suites Are Perfect for a Romantic Getaway in Gatlinburg TN

If you are searching for the perfect romantic destination in the Smoky Mountains to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary or other special occasion, look no further than the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our beautiful Penthouse Suites provide everything you need for a wonderful vacation with your sweetheart. Here is everything you need to know about our Penthouse Suites for a romantic getaway in Gatlinburg TN: 
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

4 of the Best Gatlinburg Attractions that Kids of All Ages Will Love

There’s a lot to do in Gatlinburg, but you may be wondering where you can go that all of your kids can enjoy. We know 4 of the best Gatlinburg attractions that kids of all ages will love! You’ll get in some great family bonding time, and get to see your kids’ faces light up at the fun experiences they’ll have whether it’s seeing a penguin, getting a hole in one, or enjoying a park slide!  
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4 Reasons Families Love Our Gatlinburg Hotel on the Strip

When you stay at the Black Bear Inn & Suites, you’ll be right in the middle of all the excitement. From countless shops, to thrilling attractions, to mouth-watering restaurants — there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our prime location is just one of the many reasons our hotel is the best place to stay for families visiting the area. Here are 4 reasons families love our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip: