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A stay at our Gatlinburg hotel means being in a great central location for accessing some of the best attractions and areas of the Smokies. From our property you can be in downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park within minutes by taking a short drive or a ride on the Gatlinburg trolley. You’ll also have the option during your time with us to take a nice walk to numerous attractions. We’ve put together a list of 5 places you can walk to from our hotel to help you plan your next vacation in the Smokies! 

Planning a family vacation is fun but it’s not always easy and especially when you want to find lodging that is perfect for both the adults and the children in the family. At our Gatlinburg hotel we offer plenty of amenities and accommodations that guests of all ages will enjoy! Below we’ve put together a few reasons that families love our two queen balcony hotel room to help make your planning a little easier this year!

Just when we think Gatlinburg is maxed out on fun and great things to do, our local attractions add on even more opportunities for locals and guests. Anakeesta is one of those spots and we’re always excited to see what tricks they have up their sleeves! 2020 is going to include non-stop memory making days in the Smokies, and with Anakeesta’s upcoming additions this year, many of those days will be spent on top of Gatlinburg’s favorite mountain destination! Here are a few of the exciting details to their expansion!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains and one of the most highly rated aquariums in the country. In the heart of downtown Gatlinburg you’ll find 10,000 ocean creatures representing 350 different species. An experience that is certainly unique and one that is filled with family fun. Here are 5 reasons to visit Ripley’s Aquarium during your stay with us at The Appy Lodge!