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Every season of the year is a wonderful time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but with autumn comes some of the best views and events around town! To help with planning your visit to the area, we have listed 6 events that you’re not going to want to miss while you’re in town!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the top waterfall chasing destinations in Tennessee and we wanted to help you out with finding 3 of the waterfall hikes that you have to try the next time you’re staying with us in Gatlinburg. We also wanted to add a few bonus waterfalls at the end of this blog entry to help those of you that are not able to hike also enjoy a few of the waterfalls of the Smokies as well!

Planning a family vacation may feel like you’re just prepping for a getaway with the family, but really it’s far more than that! Every trip that you take with your family is an opportunity to make memories that will last even beyond your lifetime. The Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg are the perfect setting for the stories that your children will someday tell their children. At The Appy Lodge we know the importance of creating experiences that will leave you happy when you check out from your stay with us. We also hope that your time with us will leave a desire to return again! Because each time your family stays with us, you’re really just writing another chapter of your journey that is filled with adventures in the Smokies! Below are 10 reasons that you should consider booking your next vacation at our hotel in Gatlinburg!

The Great Smoky Mountains are known worldwide for their never-ending ridges of blue, foggy valleys and stunning vistas. However, often when the Smokies are mentioned people also think of one of our most famous residents, Dolly Parton. Along with the mention of Dolly also comes the thought of Tennessee’s most popular theme park, Dollywood. With a few million people visiting the park every season, it’s pretty clear that there are some pretty special things happening behind the gates of most successful amusement destination in the Smokies! We have put together just 10 of the hundreds of gems tucked away at Dollywood to help get you started on making your own list of reasons that you’ll want to visit the park on your next vacation with us in Gatlinburg!

Every vacation should include stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, BBQ, BeaverTails, YeeHaw Brewing, a walk among the butterflies, a zipline trip through the tree canopy and a friendly game of cornhole. Where can you find a place with all of that and more? At Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! The entry to this “magical theme park in the mountains” is located in downtown Gatlinburg, but the fun awaits at the top of Anakeesta Mountain in the Smokies. We’ve put together 7 tips for visiting Anakeesta as well as a few exciting plans that they have for this year!