outside of the appy lodge hotel in gatlinburg
August 27, 2019

Planning a family vacation may feel like you’re just prepping for a getaway with the family, but really it’s far more than that! Every trip that you take with your family is an opportunity to make memories that will last even beyond your lifetime. The Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg are the perfect setting for the stories that your children will someday tell their children. At The Appy Lodge we know the importance of creating experiences that will leave you happy when you check out from your stay with us. We also hope that your time with us will leave a desire to return again! Because each time your family stays with us, you’re really just writing another chapter of your journey that is filled with adventures in the Smokies! Below are 10 reasons that you should consider booking your next vacation at our hotel in Gatlinburg!

A Foundation of Family and The Great Outdoors

outside of The Appy Lodge Gatlinburg hotel

Our hotel was built on a foundation of family, the great outdoors and adventure! The owners of our hotel have built their lives upon the foundation of the importance of family and their love for serving others through hospitality. The Ogle family was the very first settlers in Gatlinburg and their partner is a lifelong friend and handpicked family. Our staff are not just co-workers to each other but we consider each other our Smokies family. Every guest that walks in our front door is also a member of our extended family. The goal when creating The Appy Lodge was to provide Gatlinburg guests with accommodations that were far more than just another hotel. We strive daily to be a place that feels like a home away from home and also inspires everyone that experiences a stay with us to find a connection to our Great Smoky Mountains and the great outdoors. We also believe that when you combine family and time on the trail, in the river or even just taking a drive through the mountains that an even deeper bond is created as well as moments that will be looked back on with a smile for years to come.

A Home Away From Home

breakfast area at hotel in gatlinburg

Booking a stay with us on your next vacation to Gatlinburg doesn’t just book a hotel room, it’s reserves you a home away from home while you’re in the Smokies. Our hotel is friendly, cozy and perfect for families! Our staff loves chatting with guests in the lobby and hearing about the days adventures from the perspectives of the little ones! Children of all ages and adults enjoy our indoor pool and hot tub as well as our outdoor pool that includes a twisty slide and plenty of places to just relax. Each morning we kick off the day with a complimentary continental breakfast that includes a yogurt bar, a selection of cereal, Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, fruit, juices and milk. The muffins and pastries are yummy like your Granny’s as well as the free cookies that are baked fresh every afternoon! Families enjoy having in-room conveniences like a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. Free wifi is available throughout the property and gives family members the opportunity to use personal devices to play games, watch videos or share photos of their vacation with friends and family! Our room selection includes 4 different options that are great for families and regardless of which one you choose you’re sure to feel right at home! Our hardwood floors and on-site laundry facility are extra helpful for those with younger children by offering no need to be concerned about an accidental spill or soiled clothing. Mix in our free parking, fire pits, rocking chairs and fireplaces and it’s possible that you’ll find yourself so comfortable and happy that you may not want to go back home!

Our Location, The Best of Both Worlds!

sign in Gatlinburg

If you’re having a hard time deciding on if you want to stay in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, then our hotel is the spot for you! We are located next to the Gatlinburg Spur making access to both towns convenient. You can use the trolley stop in our parking area to explore and you’ll also be given a free downtown parking pass upon request for the time of your stay as well. You can also take the Dudley Creek Road exit from our parking lot to avoid downtown traffic when you’re heading to great spots in the Smokies like Greenbrier, Cosby or the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community. That same exit is a great way to make a safe and easy left turn at the red light to go into the downtown area! Take a right on the Parkway and you’ll be in Pigeon Forge within minutes where you can enjoy family-friendly attractions like The Track, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge Snow, Wonderworks and more! You’ll also find Anakeesta, the SkyBridge, Ober Gatlinburg and Ripley’s Aquarium within just a 5 minute drive from our hotel. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Sugarlands Visitors Center are just 10 minutes down the road! Our hotel may not be in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, but we are in the heart of all things fun in the Smokies and that’s an excellent perk for families visiting the area!

To save on your stay and attractions, click the link! → Lodging and Attraction Deals!

Are you still not convinced that you should book a stay with us for your next vacation to Gatlinburg?

Then you need to hear Our Story and get a sneak peek of our beautiful property! Take a minute to watch this video! → The Appalachian Lodge

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Guest Rooms!

Browse Our Rooms, Rates and Available Dates!

Related Blog Posts

the appy lodge sign
February 26, 2024
5 Reasons We Are One of the Best Gatlinburg Hotels on the Parkway
Two Queen Room at Gatlinburg hotel
August 28, 2018
4 Amenities That Families Love When Staying at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN
The outside of The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg.
October 16, 2018
Come See the Appalachian Trail Museum at The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg
chairs outside of The Appy Lodge hotel in Gatlinburg
February 28, 2021
6 Unique Amenities at Our Lodging in Gatlinburg TN