Area Guide

3 Advantages of Vacationing at Our Hotel Near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Gatlinburg, TN is right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. People come from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of the national park’s mountain landscapes, wooded hiking paths, and rushing rivers. When you stay at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg, you will be just 200 yards from the entrance to the national park. Here are the top 3 advantages of staying at our hotel near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: 

Top 4 Places to Go Rafting in the Smoky Mountains On Your Next Trip

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If you love adventure and want to do something fun on your next trip to the Smoky Mountains, you should go white water rafting! There are several places where you can go rafting in the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy a relaxing ride down the river or get your heart pumping with class 3 and 4 rapids. Here are the top 5 places to go rafting in the Smoky Mountains on your next trip: 

4 of the Best Smoky Mountain Hikes With a Mountain View

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With over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you have plenty of trails to choose from! There are certain features you can choose from if that’s what you want to see, and we want to share some of the best Smoky Mountain hikes with a mountain view. There are other sights along the way on these trails too. Here are 4 of the best Smoky Mountain hikes with a mountain view: 

Top 4 Gatlinburg Coffee Shops You Need to Visit

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If you love coffee, there are several places you need to check out while you’re in town! You’ll find quite a few Gatlinburg coffee shops that are locally owned with unique flavors and delicious classics. Start your day off at a different shop so you can try all of them! Here are the top 4 Gatlinburg coffee shops you need to visit: 

Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for Families

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When you stay with us, you want to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains you can enjoy! From hiking in the national park to ziplining through the trees, you can spend time together as a family and make memories together. Here are the top 6 outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for families: 

Everything You Need to Know About Smoky Mountain Animals

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Everyone wants to see wildlife when they come to the Smokies and visit the national park. We want to help you learn more about these creatures so you can possibly see them when you come to the area. You’ll find out about the most common Smoky Mountain animals, where you are most likely to see them, and when you are likely to see them. Here is everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain animals: 

Top 6 Virtual Gatlinburg Attractions You Can Enjoy at Home

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You don’t have to be in town to enjoy these Gatlinburg attractions! Even when you’re at home, you can feel like you’re really there with these virtual activities. Experiencing these attractions will make you miss Gatlinburg a little less until you can come back and stay with us! Here are the top 6 virtual Gatlinburg attractions you can enjoy at home: