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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!

Gatlinburg is packed with great attractions, including multiple Ripley's family fun spots. You'll find everything from the Ripley's Aquarium to even the Ripley's Davey Crockett Mini-golf, located directly in front of our hotel. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to highlight a few of the best to help you to plan the perfect vacation for your family!

Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most-visited national parks in the country! Its beauty is unmatched and there are so many ways to experience it. The best part is that when you stay with us at The Appy Lodge,

The Aerial Tramway is not only a convenient way to access the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park, but a scenic adventure that offers the best views of the Smoky Mountains! As one of the largest aerial tramways in the USA, this incredible cable car ride travels more than 2 miles as it soars through the sky! Here is everything you need to know about riding the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway:

The holiday season is a magical time of year for couples to escape to the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and there is no better place to stay than The Appy Lodge! Our hotel is located in a spectacular location that is just minutes from all of the holiday lights of downtown Gatlinburg and has everything you need for a romantic getaway! Here are the top 4 reasons why couples love spending the holidays at our hotel in Gatlinburg: