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Long before sharks moved into downtown Gatlinburg and moonshine was legal in the hills of Tennessee the community that attracts millions of guests every year today, was a small and simple place known as White Oak Flats. One of the residents back then was a man named David C. “Crockett” Maples. A family man that served not only served his country but also his community. After receiving an honorable discharge in September of 1865 Crockett returned to his Smoky Mountain home and worked to provide for his family by running a supply store at the foot of the mountains with the assistance of his wife Mary. The couple were known at that time serving up the best mountain man breakfast in the area to travelers passing through. Today, their family continues their legacy at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp and since opening it’s become one of the hottest breakfast spots in all of the Great Smoky Mountains. Why should you eat there? Here are 3 reasons, but let’s be honest, the first one should be enough to stir up a desire for you to experience it yourself.

At The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg we know that any chance to save money is also a chance to do more on your vacation and even spend extra time with us in the Smoky Mountains. Below are some of the great perks that you’ll receive for free as our guest here in the Smokies.

You’ve finally arrived in Gatlinburg for the trip that you’ve been dreaming of for months. However, it’s raining, it’s pouring and you don’t want your vacation to be boring. With the Smokies receiving an average of 55 inches of rain in the lower elevations and up to 85 inches per year around Clingmans Dome, there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself in a rainy day situation at some point. Granted, the amount of rainfall that we receive is what makes the Smoky Mountains so incredibly beautiful but the last thing you want to do is sit around in your hotel room wishing you had something to do as you want for the rain to pass. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains. Bonus, you’ll enjoy doing them on a sunny day too!

February may be the shortest month of the year but there’s no shortage of things to do in Gatlinburg TN. With the holidays behind us and spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a quieter time in the Smoky Mountains. Snow often covers the mountain peaks, hot cider, wine and moonshine tastings are around every corner, and non-stop fun awaits at Ober Gatlinburg. Thinking about planning a trip? Here are 5 things to do in Gatlinburg in February while you’re in town!

The Smoky Mountains offer a wide range of opportunities for shopping during your vacation time here in Gatlinburg, TN. However, there are places that you don’t want to miss during your stay with us. One of the newest and highly rated spots is the Ogle Brothers General Store in Sevierville. Stop in on your way in or out of town, or visit the store one day during your trip, just make sure you don’t miss checking them out! Here are 4 reasons to shop at the Ogle Brothers General Store the next time you’re in town.

Winter hiking in the Smoky Mountains comes with great perks and challenges that will help you grow as a hiker. Exploring our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the wintertime is a great way to enjoy more solitude, views that are revealed only during the colder months, and if you’re lucky the peacefulness of taking a walk in the woods on a snowy day. We have put together a group of hikes for you that include a variety of trails and some of the best in the park. Read over each description, find the trails for you, book your trip, and start hiking the Smokies!

Husband and wife, Adam and Katie Collins, recently decided to take a weekend trip to Gatlinburg with their baby, Judah, and they chose to stay at The Appy Lodge! Adam and Katie are wedding videographers from Knoxville, TN and own Adam Collins Videography. Since this year has been a whirlwind for many, the two decided to escape to the Smokies for a few days with their new baby. They caught some of their best moments from their Gatlinburg getaway on camera and created a video for everyone to enjoy. We’re happy they chose to stay with us and had a fun vacation in Gatlinburg! Find out more about their weekend getaway at our Gatlinburg hotel below!