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Nothing beats a delicious steak dinner! When you stay at The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg, you’ll have your choice of steakhouses where you can enjoy a mouth-watering meal. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to share a family dinner or a romantic dinner for two, you’ll be able to find the perfect restaurant. Here are the 4 best steakhouses in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains you have to try:

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most popular vacation spots in the United States! However, this wasn’t always the case. Over the past 200 years, our Smoky Mountain city has transformed from a small pioneer community into a can’t-miss destination that is visited by over 11 million people each year. To help you prepare for your getaway in the Smokies, The Appy Lodge has put together a brief guide to the fascinating history of Gatlinburg.

Here at The Appy Lodge, we take our name from the world-famous Appalachian Trail. Our hotel in Gatlinburg, TN is the perfect place to relax and recharge when you come to hike this legendary trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To help you prepare for your next vacation, we have put together four fun facts about the Appalachian Trail.

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg has been voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today, and it’s easy to see why! Home to over 10,000 sea creatures, this hugely popular attraction is famous for its interactive exhibits like the Penguin Playhouse, Shark Lagoon, and Touch-A-Ray Bay. In addition to the hours of fun included with standard admission, Ripley’s also offers a number of special add-on experiences that you won’t find at other aquariums. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to six unique adventures you can have at Ripley’s Aquarium.

No trip to Gatlinburg, TN is complete without a shopping spree! One of our favorite places to do some browsing and buying is Baskins Square. This charming outdoor mall on the Parkway is filled with unique stores that you won’t find anywhere else. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to five of the most-buzzed-about shops at Baskins Square Mall in Gatlinburg.