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Gatlinburg Area Info

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8 Important Moments in Smoky Mountain History

From the wilderness of the hills to the modern day hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg, the Smokies have a never ending story of history, beauty and discovery. Here are just 8 of the moments throughout time that have played a significant part in the journey of the Great Smoky Mountains! …

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Top 3 Distilleries in Gatlinburg You Should Visit

Are you heading to the hills of the Smoky Mountains with moonshine and whiskey on your mind? We can help you get started! Here are 3 of the top spots in town for finding the iconic corn in a jar here in Tennessee! …

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3 Reasons Families Love Our Two Queen Stream View Hotel Room in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the top family vacation destinations in America. All of our staff here at Old Creek Lodge is honored to have the opportunity to be a part of your family time in the mountains!

Here are a few reasons why you’ll love staying with us on your next trip to the Smokies! …

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8 of the Best Scenic Drives in Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are not just one of the most scenic and beautiful natural sites in the world. They also have some of the richest history of America’s “growing up” years. There are so many ways to experience the Smoky Mountains, but one particular favorite is to take scenic drives through different areas. This allows you to learn more about the history, see as much of the Smoky Mountain area as possible and experience the incredible biodiversity this natural wonderland has to offer.

These are the 8 best scenic drives in Smoky Mountains: …

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3 of the Best Attractions in Gatlinburg for Kids

Families that are planning on spending time in Gatlinburg and the Smokies will find plenty of great attractions to explore. However, there are some that stand out among all of the others. We have put together some information for you about 3 fantastic attractions to enjoy with the kids during your stay with us at Old Creek Lodge! …

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3 Reasons We Have the Best Lodging in Gatlinburg TN for Couples

The Great Smoky Mountains is a top vacation destination for couples that are looking for a romantic retreat. We know that during the planning process you’ll find plenty of lodging options throughout the area but we wanted to share with you a few reasons that we believe our hotel is the best place to stay during your next couples getaway! …

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6 Things to Know About the History of Gatlinburg

The identity of Gatlinburg is much more than simply being one of the top vacation destinations in the country. Tennessee’s most visited mountain town has a deep history that is filled with stories of adventure, family, times of war, feuds, periods of transition and plenty of dreams. When staying with us at Old Creek Lodge we hope that you’ll take time to fully immerse yourself in our charming town as well as the memories of yesteryear. That’s why wanted to share with you some fun facts and tales of long ago. Now, sit back, relax and read along as we introduce you to White Oak Flats. …

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3 Amenities at Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg for Families

The Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg have been a top vacation destination for families since even before the national park was established in the 1930’s. For years now many generations have created memories in our beautiful hills of Tennessee and many have made it a tradition to return time after time. We hope that your family will join us this year! Here are some of the amenities at our hotel that families find the most helpful! …

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4 Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN in the Winter

Have Fun in the Snow at Ober Gatlinburg
One of the top winter destinations in the Smokies is Tennessee’s only ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg. Just above downtown Gatlinburg is a wonderland of winter fun! Guests can spend time snow tubing, skiing or snowboarding as well as many other activities. Drive from our hotel to the top or take a short walk over to the Aerial Tramway and ride to the top while taking in the stunning views of the mountains. Ober also offers events like New Years Eve at Ober, Ladies Nights on the Slopes, College Nights, Ober Rocks and Church on the Slopes each Sunday until March 1st. …

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3 Top Things Guests Love About Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Every vacation is different for each traveller and the things that they enjoy about our hotel differ based on their personal preferences and needs, but there are a few things that all guests love the most about our property. We wanted to share them with you so that you’ll know what to expect and can look forward to experiencing when you decide to choose Old Creek Lodge as your next home away from home in the Smokies! …