Old Creek Lodge Hotel in Gatlinburg
June 24, 2024

If you’re planning some hiking adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is no better place to stay than our affordable hotel in downtown Gatlinburg! We are situated right on the doorstep of the park entrance and feature comfortable guest rooms, a free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and more! Here are the top 6 reasons why hikers love our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg:

1. Located at the Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GSMNP sign

Our hotel is located right at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you’ll find 150 official hiking trails to explore! You can even walk into the park via the Gatlinburg Trail, which travels for 1.9 miles from the trailhead on River Road to the Sugarlands Visitor Center! This relatively flat trail runs through the forest along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River and offers beautiful views of the river!

2. Easy Walking Distance to the Nantahala Outdoor Center

Another top reason why hikers love our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg is because we are within easy walking distance of the Nantahala Outdoor Center! If you happen to forget any of your hiking supplies, you’re sure to find them at this 18,000-square-foot store of outdoor gear! The store is a fun place to explore too, as it features a second-floor swinging rope bridge, a kid-friendly “bear cave”, a giant fireplace, and a 25-foot climbing wall!

3. Free Continental Breakfast

breakfast area at old creek lodge

We know you’ll need lots of energy before setting off on your hiking expedition, so you’ll love that our hotel offers a free continental breakfast every morning of your stay! Our complimentary breakfast not only saves you money from dining out in town but also saves lots of time when you just want to hit the trails!

4. Peaceful Environment for Sleeping

While our hotel is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, we are just far enough off the Parkway to offer a peaceful environment! Therefore, you can look forward to a great night of rest before or after your hiking adventures! All of our rooms feature private balconies over a mountain stream, as well as Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, and much more!

5. Refreshing Outdoor Swimming Pool

outdoor pool at gatlinburg hotel

After spending a few hours on the hiking trails, you can look forward to returning to our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg for a refreshing dip in our outdoor swimming pool! This is the perfect way to cool off on a warm summer afternoon and is sure to help you feel rejuvenated. Enjoy splashing around for hours with your family and friends!

6. Excellent Hotel Rates

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that our hotel is incredibly affordable, especially considering its spectacular location in downtown Gatlinburg! We offer a variety of room types to meet your budget and needs, ranging from Two Queen Stream View Rooms to Spa King Rooms with a gas fireplace and whirlpool tub! When planning your trip, be sure to check our latest Gatlinburg hotel specials for some extra discounts!

Check out all of our hotel rooms in downtown Gatlinburg today to plan your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!

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