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Things to Do in Gatlinburg

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!

Where there is wine, there’s a good time. And, you’ll find plenty of both around town during your stay with us at The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg. Regardless of if you’re looking for a bottle of wine to celebrate a special occasion or if you’re just looking to kick back and relax for the evening, you’ll find plenty of options here in the Great Smoky Mountains. We’ve put together 3 wineries that you’re going to want to visit the next time you’re in our neck of the woods. Take a minute to check them out and then start planning your next vacation to the Smokies.

Are you interested in hiking on the Appalachian Trail? Maybe you watched the movie A Walk in the Woods, read “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” seen images online, or just noticed a trail sign during a trip to the Smokies. Regardless of how you’ve heard of the A.T. there are a few things you should know before hiking on the trail for the first time. Here are a few helpful tips and some fun facts to make your Appalachian Trail adventure a bit more interesting!

A budget friendly vacation can also be packed full of fun and great places to see. Here at The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg we know how important it is to make the most of your time and money. We wanted to help you out by putting together some great ways to spend your vacation and save you some cash! We hope you enjoy this list of 25 free things to do in the Smoky Mountains!

June is just around the corner and if you’re thinking about heading to the Smokies for a much needed getaway in the mountains, you need to start planning your trip! Here’s a list of 20 things that you’re going to want to include on your itinerary this summer!

A stay at our Gatlinburg hotel means being in a great central location for accessing some of the best attractions and areas of the Smokies. From our property you can be in downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park within minutes by taking a short drive or a ride on the Gatlinburg trolley. You’ll also have the option during your time with us to take a nice walk to numerous attractions. We’ve put together a list of 5 places you can walk to from our hotel to help you plan your next vacation in the Smokies!