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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 areas 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 7 of the best things to do when visiting Gatlinburg in January!

Gatlinburg is filled with top notch restaurants that will keep even the most extreme foodie happy. If you’re traveling to the area with friends, family, your signifcant other or even solo you’ll want to take time to get a little game plan together for where you want to dine while you’re in town! At The Appy Lodge, we want you to enjoy your time as fuss as free as possible, so we put together a list of spots that you’ll want to check out while you’re vactioning in the Smokies!

If you’re heading the Smoky Mountains for some wintertime fun, you’re going to want to add Ober Gatlinburg 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!

Are you heading to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg on your next vacation and looking for a hotel that’s unique much different than your average “cookie-cutter” hotel? If so, then we think our hotel is the perfect place for you to call your home away from home! Here are 3 fun facts about The Appy Lodge that we think will add to your stay with us!