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6 of the Best Hikes in the Smoky Mountains for Beginners

One of the most popular things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hiking! People come from all over the world to explore the trails, but you don’t have to be an avid hiker to go out and romp around in the woods! There are plenty of easy hikes you’ll be able to enjoy while you’re in town! Here are 6 of the best hikes in the Smoky Mountains for beginners: ...Read More
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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg

A trip to the Smokies wouldn’t be complete without tasting some of that Appalachian moonshine! Luckily for you, Gatlinburg is home to the Ole Smoky Holler and Barrelhouse. Next time you visit downtown, you have to try this ‘shine for yourself! Here are 4 reasons why you should visit the Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg: ...Read More
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3 Reasons Our Hotel is the Best Place to Stay in Gatlinburg for Couples

Every year countless couples visit Gatlinburg and the Smokies in hopes of adding some extra romance to their relationships. Many folks find themselves falling in love during a first trip to the Smoky Mountains with a sweetheart. We’ve lost count of the marriage proposals on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge and at Anakeesta over the past few years. Honeymooners have made the first memories here for decades and will continue to do so. And, time after time we welcome guests that arrive for a traditional stay here at Old Creek Lodge to celebrate their wedding day. If you’re planning a trip with your significant other this year, we’d love to welcome you too! Here are 3 reasons our hotel is the best place to stay in Gatlinburg for couples. ...Read More
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4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Old Dad’s General Store

Are you planning a trip to Gatlinburg and the Smokies this year? If so, there’s no better place to start your trip than at one of our local favorites, Old Dad’s General Store. Located in downtown Gatlinburg near the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Old Dad’s is a quick and easy stop but one that you’ll make every time you’re in town after you’ve had your first experience there. Here are 4 reasons why you should visit Old Dad’s General Store in Gatlinburg, TN. ...Read More
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4 Things to Know About Our Hotel in Gatlinburg Before You Visit

When you stay with us, we guarantee you'll have all the quality, comfort, and convenience you could want for a great price. Whether your vacation is already booked or you’re still trying to decide when you want to visit, there are few things we want you to know about our Gatlinburg hotel. We’ve put together a list of the top 4 things we want you to know about our hotel in Gatlinburg to give you a great idea of what you can expect when you visit! ...Read More
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4 Hiking Trails Near Gatlinburg You Should Explore

If you’re considering making Gatlinburg your vacation destination this year then you should know that you’re truly in for an experience of a lifetime if you do choose to visit us. Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is steps away from all of the best dining, shopping, and area attractions that the area has to offer. If that’s not enough to secure a good time then the fact that we’re also just a short walk from the most visited national park in America should certainly do the job. With 150 trails to pick from in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park it can be tricky to find the perfect trail for your trip and so we’ve put together 4 hiking trails near Gatlinburg to get you started. Read over each, find the trails you want to explore and then book your trip to the Smokies. ...Read More
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Top 3 Candy Stores in Gatlinburg You Have to Visit

Does it always seem like you get a hankering for some yummy sweets while you’re on vacation? If so, you won’t have to worry about finding a place to satisfy your craving while visiting Gatlinburg, you’ll just have to figure out which candy store you should visit! Here are the top 3 candy stores in Gatlinburg. ...Read More
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4 Downtown Gatlinburg Shops You Need to Visit

A vacation to Gatlinburg is sure to include time in the national park, seeking out thrills at the local attractions, and trying to choose between all of the dining destinations. However, you’ll also find yourself trying to decide between the countless shops throughout town. To save you a little time with the decision process we’ve put together 4 of our favorite downtown Gatlinburg shops that you need to visit. ...Read More
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5 Affordable Things to Do in Gatlinburg On Your Vacation

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your time in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. By thinking ahead and putting together an itinerary you can save money and even stay longer by being thrifty. Here are 5 of the countless number of affordable things for you to do while you’re in Gatlinburg on your vacation this year. ...Read More
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3 of the Best Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg

Choosing Gatlinburg as your vacation destination is the perfect way to blend visiting great attractions with the beauty of the great outdoors. Here are 3 of the best outdoor activities to do while you’re staying with us in the Great Smoky Mountains. ...Read More