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Things to Do in Gatlinburg

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! 

Just when we think Gatlinburg is maxed out on fun and great things to do, our local attractions add on even more opportunities for locals and guests. Anakeesta is one of those spots and we’re always excited to see what tricks they have up their sleeves! 2020 is going to include non-stop memory making days in the Smokies, and with Anakeesta’s upcoming additions this year, many of those days will be spent on top of Gatlinburg’s favorite mountain destination! Here are a few of the exciting details to their expansion!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains and one of the most highly rated aquariums in the country. In the heart of downtown Gatlinburg you’ll find 10,000 ocean creatures representing 350 different species. An experience that is certainly unique and one that is filled with family fun. Here are 5 reasons to visit Ripley’s Aquarium during your stay with us at The Appy Lodge!

Thinking about planning a winter getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg? If so, make sure you leave some time for snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg! Here are 5 reasons why it’s an experience that you don’t want to miss!

In 1954 the Gatlinburg SkyLift carried the first guests to the top of Crockett Mountain in the Smoky Mountains. Over the next 66 years taking a ride to the top became a tradition for generation after generation and continues to be a part of their time Gatlinburg today. However, since the grand opening of the new and improved Gatlinburg SkyLift Park in 2019 the fun and adventure that awaits is much different than in previous years. To help you plan your trip and make the most of your time, we’ve put together a guide to assist you in having the best experience possible!