the appy lodge with snow
December 17, 2022

Are you dreaming of taking a vacation to the Smoky Mountains but are worried about breaking your budget and being able to afford the trip? Stay at The Appy Lodge! We have put together 3 tips to help you have an affordable stay with us at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Avoid Peak Seasons

Guest room inside The Appy

When planning a trip to the Smokies, you’ll notice as you browse accommodations that the rates differ throughout the week and year. Lodging rates are based on the demand in the area, so the busier the area is, the more you’ll have to pay. One of the best ways to have an affordable stay at our hotel is to plan your trip during a time that the demand is low. Not only will you get a great deal at that time, but you’ll also avoid traffic, long wait times and have the opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the Smoky Mountains. You’ll find beauty and fun year-round when staying with us so you certainly won’t be missing out! As you’re browsing our guest rooms and rates, take a minute to play around with the dates. While the Smokies don’t technically have an “offseason,” early in the year, the week before or after holidays, and just a week or so off from prime weeks can help you save a bit of money. If your vacation time isn’t flexible, consider visiting during the week when rates are also lower than on the weekends. Every week is a great week to be in the mountains, and the more you save, the more you can play!

2. Book Direct and Take Advantage of Our Amenities

During your stay with us at our hotel in Gatlinburg you’ll have access to many amenities that can help you to stay within your budget. Every morning we offer a complimentary breakfast and fresh baked cookies in the afternoon. Guests receive a free downtown parking pass during their stay upon request at the front desk. If you’re staying for multiple days, spend a day enjoying our indoor pool with hot tub or seasonal outdoor pool if you visit during the warmer months. Relax and refresh for the rest of your vacation while saving some money at the same time. By booking directly with us by phone or on our website, you’ll also receive our best rates and extra perks!

3. Enjoy Free Things To Do Near Our Hotel

great smoky mountains national park in the winter

It is said that the best things in life are free, and here in the Smokies that can certainly be true! You can easily have an affordable vacation by adding plenty of free activities to your itinerary! Take a scenic drive in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or hit the hiking trails. Wander downtown, check out the shops, or go moonshine tasting and head into Ole Smoky’s Holler for free tunes while you relax in their rocking chairs. If you love art, explore the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community or enjoy both local art and history at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ art galleries in downtown Gatlinburg. During your time in Gatlinburg, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, and many of them are free! You’ll be surprised at how much you can cut costs by enjoying free things to do instead of paying for attraction tickets. Our hotel in Gatlinburg TN puts you within walking distance of many of the best things to do in the area, so you can save money on parking as well!

Now that you know how to save money when you stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN, it’s time to start planning your vacation. We have a great selection of rooms that are perfect for any occasion. Take a look at all our hotel rooms and book direct for the best deal!

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