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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. ...Read More
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3 Top Things Guests Love About Our Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

Every vacation is different for each traveler 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! ...Read More
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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