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The Appy Lodge was created with the desire pay respect to everyone that worked to make the Appalachian Trail a reality as well as those that have walked the foot path for the people over the years. While we do have a great love for the past, we also have an unwavering love for the future. We have witnessed first hand the blessings that come with a deep connection to the mountains and the great outdoors. Blessings that then turn into the blessed working to care for and protect our mountains. That is why we hope that during your stay with us you will not only enjoy your visit, but you will also be inspired to explore the mountains that we call home. More importantly, we hope that you will take the children in your life along with you. Because the mountains that they fall in love with today will be the mountains that they protect tomorrow. Mountains that will, in turn, bless their lives for a lifetime. To help get you started we have put together 5 kid-friendly trails in the Smoky Mountains for your next hike.

The Appy Lodge was not only created as a place to pay homage to the Appalachian Trail but also with a hope to encourage guests to fall in love with the great outdoors. We want your family to have a great experience in Gatlinburg and leave with unforgettable memories of your time in our beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our Appy family would love to see your children year after year and have the opportunity to see them grow into great stewards of the mountains. We have put together a list of some of the reasons that we believe you will find our hotel to be the perfect place for your family.

During your vacation in the Smokies, you'll find numerous shops filled with souvenirs. However, we wanted to provide you with a list of the 4 best souvenir shops in Gatlinburg to get you started! We hope you have a wonderful time exploring the city during your stay with us!

Gatlinburg and the Smokies offer endless possibilities for places to visit and explore on your vacation. We wanted to help get you started with 6 of our favorite places to visit in Gatlinburg. Staying with us at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel will allow you to access many of the destinations easily, some locations are within walking distance of the hotel.

Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel offers numerous lodging and ticket packages for your stay with us. From favorite shows, Ripley's attractions, Anakeesta and more you'll find the perfect package for your vacation in the Smokies. We also offer the opportunity to customize the package of your choice to fit your trip. To help you decide, we have put together 4 reasons to take advantage of our Gatlinburg vacation packages when booking your room with our hotel.