Gatlinburg Area Information

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4 Benefits of Booking Our Luxury King Suites for Your Romantic Getaway in Gatlinburg TN

Our luxury king suites are perfect for those couples looking to spend quality time together. There is no better place for you and your partner to explore than Gatlinburg. The city is filled with really cool attractions and restaurants. Our convenient location downtown is just one benefit you’ll receive if you book one of our luxury king suites for your romantic getaway in Gatlinburg TN. 
Three women and one in the middle is singing karaoke.

4 of the Best Places for Gatlinburg Karaoke

You grab the microphone, pick out your favorite song, and prepare to sing your heart out. That’s what Gatlinburg karaoke is all about. Karaoke is a really great activity on vacation because it is fun and memorable. You don’t have to be a professional singer to enjoy a night of Gatlinburg karaoke. You’ll also create some unforgettable memories with the people you love even if they are...well kind of off key. Check out these 4 places for Gatlinburg karaoke the next time you are ready to jump in the spotlight. 
Sunrise over Gatlinburg TN and the mountains.

5 Reasons to Stay at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

If you’re planning your next family vacation, you’re probably also trying to decide on a place to stay. Where you stay can really set the tone for what kind of vacation you have. You want to stay somewhere that is relaxing and comfortable while also having all of the amenities you need. At Black Bear Inn & Suites we believe you can get that comfort and more while staying at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN. 
Aerial photo of Gatlinburg Tn nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains

4 Things to Know Before Visiting Gatlinburg TN

Are you planning a trip to Gatlinburg? If you are reading this post, then you probably enjoy planning your trips ahead of time. There’s nothing wrong with being prepared before you head out on your big trip. Here are 5 things to know before visiting Gatlinburg TN this year. 
The Anakeesta Chondola station on the Parkway.

Eagerly Anticipated Attraction Opens This Summer: Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

A hotly anticipated new attraction is set to make its debut in Gatlinburg this summer! Anakeesta is expected to open its doors on August 18, 2017 or sometime the following week. Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains overlooking the city of Gatlinburg, Anakeesta will feature a variety of fun outdoor activities, a number of boutique shops, and some spectacular dining options. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to everything you need to know about Anakeesta in Gatlinburg. 
The Gatlinburg Space Needle on a sunny day.

Top 4 Advantages of Staying at Our Hotel Near the Space Needle in Gatlinburg TN

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is one of the most iconic landmarks in the Great Smoky Mountains. Standing at 407 feet tall, this popular observation tower offers some of the very best views of the downtown area and the mountains. When you stay at Black Bear Inn & Suites, you will be just a 6-minute walk from this beloved attraction! To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to the top four advantages of staying at our hotel near the Space Needle in Gatlinburg TN. 
tables and chairs in breakfast area at Black Bear Inn & Suites in Gatlinburg TN

Top 3 Reasons to Stay at Our Gatlinburg Hotel with Free Breakfast

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that is especially true when you’re on vacation in Gatlinburg, TN! Before you head out to explore the shops and attractions on The Strip or go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you will want to start your day with an energy-packed breakfast. 
The outside of Fannie Farkle's in Gatlinburg TN.

Top 4 Rainy Day Activities in Gatlinburg TN

While sunny skies are always the most preferable forecast for a vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, a little rain certainly won’t spoil your trip! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of awesome indoor attractions that provide hours of entertainment when the weather is less than perfect. To help you make the most of your getaway, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to the top four rainy day activities in Gatlinburg TN. 
Tasty ham and cheese sub with lettuce and tomato.

5 of the Best Places to Eat Lunch in Gatlinburg

Dining out is one of the best parts of being on vacation! When you’re out and about in Gatlinburg, you’ll find hundreds of great restaurants that you can stop at for a delicious lunch. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to five of the best places to eat lunch in Gatlinburg. 
Historic Ogle Cabin in Gatlinburg TN.

3 Fascinating Historic Sites Near Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a place that values its rich history. The Smoky Mountain area is filled with well-preserved homesteads and buildings that were constructed during the pioneer era. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to three fascinating historic sites near Gatlinburg TN. 
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg on The Strip.

Top 5 Indoor Activities in Gatlinburg TN

A rainy vacation day is nothing to fear when you’re visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Our Smoky Mountain city offers a number of wonderful indoor attractions that are perfect for a day with less than ideal weather. To help you make the most of your getaway, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to the top five indoor activities in Gatlinburg TN. 
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

Top 5 Gatlinburg Attractions for Kids (and Parents!)

Gatlinburg, TN is the ultimate family vacation destination! Whether you’re visiting with toddlers or teenagers, your kids are sure to have a blast in the Smokies.To help you make the most of your next getaway, Black Bear Inn & Suites has put together a guide to the top five Gatlinburg attractions for kids (that parents will love too). 
The ruins of Atlantis.

The Top 3 Escape Games in Gatlinburg

Escape games are one of the hottest trends sweeping the nation. In these fun attractions, participants are “locked” in a room and must complete a series of puzzles or challenges to escape. Most escape games include an overarching theme or story that makes the experience more exciting.