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Top 4 Ways to Enjoy a Budget Friendly Smoky Mountain Vacation

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that the Smoky Mountains are one of the most affordable destinations in the USA for a vacation! There is no need to spend a fortune on your getaway this year when you can enjoy the beauty of the Smokies for a fraction of the cost! You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in the area that are cheap or even free, so don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic trip that is easy on your wallet! Here are the top 4 ways to enjoy a budget friendly Smoky Mountain vacation:

1. Stay at Our Affordable Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg

One of the easiest ways to save money on your Smoky Mountain vacation is with a stay at our affordable hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! We are pleased to offer comfortable hotel rooms at reasonable rates, as well as lots of fabulous amenities designed to enhance your stay! All of our rooms feature private balconies over a mountain stream, gas fireplaces, flat screen televisions, refrigerators, microwaves and more! While staying with us, you can also take advantage of our free continental breakfast, free wireless Internet access, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool!

2. Plan to Spend At Least a Full Day in the National Park

cades cove road smoky mountainsAnother one of the top ways to enjoy a budget friendly Smoky Mountain vacation is with a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park! This is one of the few national parks in the country that doesn’t require an admission fee, and you’ll find 150 hiking trails to explore! The park also features several excellent visitor centers, as well as amazing historical structures, scenic drives, wildlife viewing opportunities and plenty of natural wonders! The only thing that you need to purchase is a parking tag, which is available for a nominal fee and covers you when parking anywhere within the Smokies for more than 15 minutes.

3. Use the Free Gatlinburg Trolley to Get Around Town

Avoid the traffic and parking hassles of driving around Gatlinburg by taking advantage of the Gatlinburg Trolley! There are no fares or fees to ride this convenient transit service, so hop aboard at any stop in the city! Since guests park for free at our hotel, you can simply walk into downtown Gatlinburg to catch a trolley and be on your way to top destinations such as Anakeesta and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! The Gatlinburg Trolleys operate on a daily basis with varying hours throughout the year, with extended hours during peak periods.

4. Enjoy a Picnic Lunch at Mynatt Park

Family on a picnic outdoorsGatlinburg is home to Mynatt Park, a lovely city-owned park that is just one mile away from our hotel! It features a picturesque setting along LeConte Creek, as well as walking paths, picnic pavilions, recreational facilities and more! This is a delightful place for a picnic lunch, so pick up some supplies at Old Dad’s General Store in town or head just a bit north into Pigeon Forge to stock up at grocery stores like Kroger, Publix and Food City!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to enjoy a budget friendly Smoky Mountain vacation! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!