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A visit to the Smoky Mountains in the fall isn’t complete without taking a beautiful scenic drive. Packing up the family for a vacation in Gatlinburg is a classic experience for many and we want to help you have the best time possible. Below are 3 of the best scenic drives to take in the Smoky Mountains and a few great reasons that you’ll enjoy being our guest the next time you’re in town!

A romantic getaway to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains is the perfect treat for any couple. Regardless of if your love is new or if you’re celebrating 50 years of marriage, you’ll find that our guest rooms at The Appy Lodge are perfect for making memories that will last you a lifetime. Here are 3 of the top reasons that you’ll love staying with us!

Planning your vacation in a way that stays within a budget allows you to enjoy your time stress-free as well as stay longer and play more while you’re in Gatlinburg. Taking advantage of the discounts that we offer at our Gatlinburg hotel is one of the easiest ways to cut costs and stay within your family's budget. Below are 3 things that you will love about the discounts at The Appy Lodge.

Dreaming of hiking on America’s favorite footpath? You’re not the only one! Around 3 million people hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail every year. Most take day hikes, many spend a few nights backpacking and others thru-hike and experience every mile of the trail. We’re blessed here in Tennessee to 94 miles of the trail running through the Volunteer State. An extra 160 miles runs along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. Close to 70 miles can be found along the spine of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with access to the trail being 30 minutes away from our Gatlinburg hotel. Time on the Appalachian Trail is truly indescribable and something that needs to be a first-hand experience. We’ve put together 8 things that you can expect along the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee with a special on the Smokies section. Take a minute to read over them and then start planning your adventure on the A.T. today!

Are you heading to the Smoky Mountains this summer with the hopes of experiencing some of the best hikes in the park? If so, then you’ll love the 4 that we’ve put together for you! From swimming holes to beautiful views and waterfalls too, you can’t go wrong with whichever hike you choose!

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!