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Every vacation should include stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, barbecue, Beaver Tails, a walk among the butterflies, a zipline trip through the tree canopy, and a friendly game of cornhole. Where can you find a place with all of that and more? At Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! The entry to this “magical theme park in the mountains” is located in downtown Gatlinburg, but the fun awaits at the top of Anakeesta Mountain in the Smokies. We’ve put together 7 tips for visiting Anakeesta, as well as a few exciting plans that they have for this year!

Gatlinburg is the perfect place for couples to escape on a romantic retreat. The backdrop of the Smoky Mountains creates the most amazing ambiance for your trip. Plus, there are tons of fun activities that you can enjoy as a duo. Here are 4 of the best things to do in Gatlinburg for couples:

Attracting over 2 million visitors each year, Cades Cove is the most popular section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located about an hour away from downtown Gatlinburg, TN, Cades Cove is famous for its well-preserved historic buildings, lovely mountain vistas, and unrivaled wildlife viewing. All of the valley’s major landmarks are conveniently located along an 11-mile loop road, which makes the Cove ideal for auto touring.

When you decide to vacation in the Smokies, you will want to spend as much time as possible outdoors! After all, the amazing scenery of the mountains is one of the biggest draws to the area. Luckily, you can still visit some of the most well known activities in Gatlinburg while also exploring the astonishing scenery. Here are 4 Gatlinburg attractions that provide a stunning mountain view:

On your next trip to Gatlinburg, you may be looking for something to do you’ve never done before or that’s exciting for the whole family. A great activity you should try is white water rafting! People of all ages will have a blast floating down the river, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime! Check out these 5 reasons why you should go rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors on your next trip:

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is made up of over 520,000 acres, many of which were once occupied by native Americans and settlers throughout time. As each acre was purchased and added to the protected land that would turn into America’s most loved national park, traces of the past began to slowly fade. The flora of the park slowly started to blanket the slivers of Smoky Mountain life even before the national park was formed and today, most of it is completely hidden. However, there are many gems of yesteryear that can still be found throughout the Smokies, some in plain sight but many can only be seen if you take time to look a little closer.

The Appy Lodge was made for hikers. Whether you’re just passing through the area on your hike along the Appalachian Trail or you’re staying in the Smokies solely to explore the trails near Gatlinburg, we would love to have you stay with us at our hotel! Need more convincing on why you should? Here are 4 reasons to stay at our Gatlinburg hotel on your hiking trip:

Our Gatlinburg hotel has a prime location! We’re just on the edge of downtown, which means you have some relief from the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city. However, we’re still just a short distance from all the fun things to do. When you’re in the mood to do some shopping, you’ll be happy to know you won’t have far to go for souvenirs and more when you stay with us! Here are the top 4 shops in Gatlinburg you can walk to from our hotel:

When the weather is nice, there is no better way to spend your time than outside in Gatlinburg. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the sweet sunshine when you stay at with us. To help you decide what activities to try on your vacation, we’ve put together 4 of the best outdoor things to do in Gatlinburg.

From the hot days of summer to a snowy winter morning, staying at our hotel with your family means having access to our indoor pool year-round! You don't want to hear your kids say that they're bored, so there's no better place to stay than in a hotel with a pool you can access at any time during the year. Plus, you'll love having the included entertainment to keep everyone having fun! Here are 3 things that your kids will love about our Gatlinburg hotel with an indoor pool:

The Smokies are the most popular national park in the country, and with good reason! There are so many fun things to do when you visit, from hiking in the backwoods to enjoying a fresh picnic lunch. But how do you decide what to do when you’re visiting? Maybe you should start with visiting the most popular destinations in the park! Check out these 4 popular places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: