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Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Anakeesta is one of the most popular places to visit in Gatlinburg! Families, couples, and everyone in between enjoy riding to the top of the mountain and exploring the quaint little villages full of exciting activities and delicious treats. After making your way through all the fun, you can sit down in a rocking chair and look out at the incredible Smoky Mountains. If you’re still not sure about seeing this beautiful adventure park, here are 4 reasons why you should visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TN:

Whether you’re coming to the Smokies for a family reunion, a corporate retreat or a bachelorette weekend, everyone loves a good wine trail! When you visit East Tennessee, you’ll have access to authentic Appalachian wines and distinct flavors you can’t find anywhere else. If you embark on a wine trail, you’ll even get to sample some incredible drinks from around the world. Here is everything you need to know about the Rocky Top Wine Trail:

If you are planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains with your special someone, you are going to need things to do together while you are here. Gatlinburg is full of romantic things that you and your partner can experience together. Here are 4 of the most romantic things to do in Gatlinburg:

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! 

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!