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The Appalachian Lodge

aunt mahalia's candies in Gatlinburg

Everyone knows that once you’re on vacation calories don’t count and your sweet tooth craves treats that you wouldn’t even think of back home. While strolling the streets of Gatlinburg, you’ll want to stop in at these 3 candy shops to check out their selection of delicious sweets! Pick up a few for your trip and grab a few extras to share with friends when you return from your trip to the Smokies!

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen in GatlinburgOle Smoky Candy Kitchen is known for its wide range of taffy, historical candy choices, old time favorites and more. While you’re in their shop take time to watch the candy being made and to grab a few of their local and fun gifts that they have available. The gummy bears and Rock Crystal Candy are sure to be a hit with the little ones!

Kilwin’s Chocolates

From ice cream to handmade goodies and even gifts, you’ll find everything you could want at Kilwin’s Chocolates. Their hand scooped ice cream is great for a night of strolling the town with your sweetheart or treating the younger family members after a day of exploring the Smokies. Their fudge varieties are abundant and bear claws are a must! The next time you’re in town, stop in and fill up. Feeling guilty? Take a hike!

Aunt Mahalia’s Candies

candy apples at Aunt Mahalias CandiesIf you’re looking for a spot that’s one of the most iconic and traditional candy shops in town, it’s Aunt Mahalia’s Candies, located near the Ripley’s Aquarium. One walk by their windows and a craving for candied apples and fudge is certain to hit! The Ritz Crackers filled with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate are one of the top picks among guests. Their selection of old-fashioned candies is some of the best in town as well. Stop in after a day of exploring the aquarium and get your sugar fix!

Where To Stay

At The Appy Lodge, you’ll find a cozy and rustic setting with modern amenities. Our hotel is focused on the Appalachian Trail and the outdoors but also on giving all guests a memorable experience in Gatlinburg. We take pride in our home away from home atmosphere and southern hospitality. We have an indoor and outdoor pool for your enjoyment, as well as an indoor hot tube. Our fire pits are perfect for relaxing on a cool night in the Smokies and you’ll find that all of our rooms come with home-like comforts. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast every morning, free parking, a free downtown parking pass and have direct access to a trolley stop. Oh, and… We have free daily cookies every afternoon. So, if you happen to miss the candy shops one day, we’ve got your sweet tooth taken care of!

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