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The Appalachian Lodge

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Are you looking for a great excuse to use some of your vacation days? Need a reason to break away from the monotony of the daily grind? If so, you’re in luck because we’ve put together 5 things to do in Gatlinburg for the ultimate getaway!

1. The Great Outdoors

redlight 10 gatlinburgThe most visited national park in America is located just minutes away from our downtown Gatlinburg hotel and is filled with countless opportunities to enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is made up of over 520,000 acres of beauty. You’ll find close to 900 miles of hiking trails, over 2,000 miles of rivers and streams, historical structures throughout the park, overlooks, picnic areas, valleys to explore, and Smoky Mountain scenic drives. During your stay with us, stop off at the NOC Gatlinburg and our friends there will be happy to help you plan a hike, collect any info or supplies you need, or even set you up for a guided hiking or rafting trip.

2. Nearby Adventure

Need more adventure in your life? Then you need to spend some time in Gatlinburg TN. There are plenty of incredible things to do in Gatlinburg that are just a short distance from our hotel. Ride the SkyLift to the top of the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, or hop on the scenic chondola and ride it to the top of Anakeesta where a mountaintop adventure awaits. If you’re looking for indoor fun, visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, play in an arcade like Ripley’s Super Fun Zone, or enjoy indoor blacklight mini golf. Our hotel puts you close to it all while providing you with the ultimate relaxation at the end of the day.

3. Romantic Opportunities

downtown gatlinburgA romantic getaway is the perfect reason to book a stay at our downtown Gatlinburg hotel. The Smoky Mountains have been a destination for sweethearts for many decades and it’s no secret that love is the air. Watch a sunset together, have a romantic dinner at The Greenbrier, enjoy an evening of wine tasting, or even get engaged or married at one of the many beautiful locations in town. Our guest rooms are filled with a warm and cozy ambiance that will be the perfect addition to a romantic trip to the mountains with your significant other.

4. Delicious Restaurants

Tennessee’s biggest cinnamon rolls can be found at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, there’s a candy store around every corner, Pancake Pantry’s delicious crepes, fine dining at The Greenbrier, steaks at The Peddler, and epic milkshakes at the Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar and others will keep even the most diehard foodie on the planet happy during their time in Gatlinburg. There’s so many different restaurants just a short distance from our downtown Gatlinburg hotel. You definitely won’t have to worry about going hungry when you enjoy a getaway with us!

5. Shop til You Drop

noc gatlinburg signMaybe you need to shop for friends or family, or maybe you just need a few days of retail therapy for yourself. Regardless of why you’re in the mood to shop until you drop, Gatlinburg and the Smokies have an unlimited amount of unique shops, studios featuring local artists, locally owned shops, and designer shops with brand name items. Visit the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community, take a drive to Sevierville to browse the Ogle Brothers General Store, or wander The Village.

More Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN

Are you looking for more fun things to do in Gatlinburg TN? We can help! Learn more about the top things to do in the area to have the ultimate getaway.