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15 Free Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Are you planning a vacation to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains? If so, we’re certain that you would love to do as much possible while at the same time saving money but still having fun! That’s why we put together a list of 15 free things to do while staying with us in the Smokies! Read More

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15 Fun Facts About the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Over 520,000 acres make up the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park and for every countless sliver of beauty that can be found among the hills, there’s also an interesting fact or piece of history! We wanted to share 15 fun facts with you that may help you decide how to spend your time in the Smokies or that will just be fun to share with the family on your way into town! Read More

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re already thinking about staying with us at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel but there are a few things that you may not know about us yet! Here are the 5 things that we think you’ll love about our hotel and staying with us on your next vacation to the Smoky Mountains! Read More

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4 Can’t-Miss Gatlinburg Attractions for Families

If you’ve ever been to Gatlinburg or even done a search online for things to do in the area, then you know that the number of attractions are endless! It’s a good thing, but it can also make it very difficult to put an itinerary together when preparing for a trip to the Smoky Mountains. We wanted to make things a little easier for you and share a list of 4 area attractions that families visiting with us won’t want to miss! Read More

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3 Reasons Couples Love the Spa King Suite at Our Gatlinburg Hotel

When planning a romantic getaway to the Smoky Mountains, finding accommodations that set the mood for romance and make reaching destinations convenient are an important part of your stay. Our property, the Old Creek Lodge in downtown Gatlinburg, is one of the most romantic hotels in the Smokies. That’s why we wanted to share with you 3 reasons why you’ll love staying in our Spa King Suite! Read More

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10 Things to Do in Gatlinburg in the Fall

A vacation to the Smokies always means a never-ending amount of great options when it comes to things to do in Gatlinburg, but in the fall, it’s even more fun and beautiful! To help you start planning your next trip, we wanted to share with you 10 things that we think you’ll enjoy doing while staying with us during the autumn months! Read More

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6 Waterfall Hikes in the Smoky Mountains You Don’t Want To Miss

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains close to 3,000 miles of streams and tributaries, including 19 major streams and rivers. With numbers like that there’s no surprise that the park is filled with stunning cascades, tranquil pools and a never ending list of waterfalls. Below we have listed 6 of the Smokies waterfalls that are accessible by trail. Not only are each of the waterfalls a sight that you don’t want to miss, but the hike to the destination is just as beautiful in every season as well! Happy hiking! Read More

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4 Amenities at Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel That Kids Love

At Old Creek Lodge we know the importance of all guests being happy during their time with us and that includes the little ones, tweens and teens. Regardless of the age of your kids, they’ll love staying at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel! Here are just 4 of the amenities that they will enjoy while our home serves as your home away from home! Read More

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4 of the Best Mountain Coasters in Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg are filled with adventure attractions and plenty of experiences that are sure to get even the most extreme thrill seeker’s adrenaline pumping. Our mountain coasters are no exception! When vacationing in the area, you’ll find the only single-rail mountain coaster, mountain coasters that are perfect for the entire family, rides with scenic views and locations with not only a mountain coaster to enjoy but other fun attractions as well. Here’s the scoop on a few of the best that you’ll find in the area! Read More