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If you have ever experienced winter in the Smoky Mountains, you know that it is a magical time. And if you have not ever come to the Smokies during the wintertime, what are you waiting for?! There are lots of things that make winter in the Smoky Mountains a magical time, from the holiday festivities taking place at local attractions to the picturesque surroundings of the mountains. Here are just a few of the things that we think make winter in the Smoky Mountains so magical:

A vacation isn’t complete without having access to a swimming pool. Having time in and around a pool is beneficial for every traveler! A pool gives adults the chance to relax or exercise, and it gives kids a chance to have fun at the hotel and burn off some of their energy. At The Appy Lodge here in the Smoky Mountains, we have a seasonal outdoor pool, but more importantly, we have an indoor pool that is open year-round to our guests! Not only will you enjoy time in the pool, but you’ll also enjoy your time with us for a number of great reasons. Below are 3 of the reasons why guests love our Gatlinburg hotel with an indoor pool.

As the new year arrives and the holiday crowd fades, one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg and the Smokies begins. January is a wonderful time to enjoy the area's attractions, dining opportunities, shops and the beauty of winter in the mountains with a little extra peacefulness mixed in! You’ll also find that lodging rates are more affordable, and you can enjoy your time by avoiding having to wait at the some activities that you choose around town! Here are 5 of the best things to do when visiting Gatlinburg in January!

Celebrate the joys of the holiday season this year by attending the Lights Over Gatlinburg event at Gatlinburg SkyPark! This festive event is sure to get you into the holiday spirit with thousands of Christmas lights, a massive Christmas tree and stunning views of downtown Gatlinburg! You’ll even get to experience the famous SkyBridge decked out in lights, as well as perhaps a visit from Santa Claus! Here are the top 4 things to know about the Lights Over Gatlinburg event at Gatlinburg SkyPark:

If you’re heading the Smoky Mountains for some wintertime fun, you’re going to want to add Ober Mountain to the top of the list of things to do! Tennessee’s only ski resort sits just above the downtown Gatlinburg. The resort can easily be accessed by hopping on the Aerial Tramway from the main strip of the city or by taking a drive up to the top. Here are a few of the reasons that you’ll want to visit Ober during your winter getaway to the mountains!

When you visit the Smoky Mountains, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to check out some of the stunning views that this area has to offer! With a variety of attractions, trails, and scenic drives available to visitors, there are so many places that you can check out the gorgeous Smoky Mountain views. Here are some of our top suggestions:

During the holiday season, the city of Gatlinburg is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with festive decorations and millions of twinkling lights. Many of the attractions offer exciting Christmas festivals, and the shops are abundant with Christmas decor and gifts. Are you planning on celebrating Christmas in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains? If so, we have a few events that you’ll want to add to your itinerary for a perfect holiday season in the mountains! Here are some of the best ways to celebrate Christmas in Gatlinburg:

There are so many places to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when you come to visit, but one of the most popular spots by far is Cades Cove. This destination at the park gives visitors the chance to see gorgeous sights, explore the park, and more. If you’re considering taking a trip over to Cades Cove next time you’re in the Smoky Mountains, you won’t want to miss out on some of these awesome activities you can enjoy! Here are some of the best fun things to do when you visit Cades Cove:

If you’re planning a fall visit to Gatlinburg TN, you can get into the Halloween spirit with some of the exciting activities and attractions throughout town! Gatlinburg is home to two terrifyingly fun haunted house attractions, as well as ghost tours, special seasonal events and more! Here are 4 spooktacular ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg:

While there are few things better than taking a family vacation, it can sometimes be challenging to find places to eat that have options for adults and kids alike. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best family restaurants in Gatlinburg TN! With delicious options for both adults and kids, these places are perfect for a family meal after a day of adventures here in Gatlinburg. Here are our recommendations for some of the top family restaurants in Gatlinburg TN: