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The Appalachian Lodge
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The Appy Lodge was made for hikers. Whether you’re just passing through the area on your hike along the Appalachian Trail or you’re staying in the Smokies solely to explore the trails near Gatlinburg, we would love to have you stay with us at our hotel! Need more convincing on why you should? Here are 4 reasons to stay at our Gatlinburg hotel on your hiking trip:

1. Appalachian Trail Themed

The number 1 reason you should stay at The Appy Lodge for your hiking trip is because our hotel is actually themed after one of the most popular trails that runs through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Our hotel was created to honor America’s most loved hike, the Appalachian Trail. Guests can enjoy a museum-like display throughout our hallways that includes photos from the trail, historical images, maps, fun facts, and more. Plus, every one of our guest rooms is named after a shelter that hikers can stay at during their journey along the trail. If you’re interested in learning more about the Appalachian Trail or are looking for a comfortable place to rest after a busy day of hiking, you’ll love our Gatlinburg hotel.

2. Close to the National Park

Appalachian Trail sign near Clingmans DomeAnother benefit of staying at The Appy Lodge on your hiking trip is that we’re just a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is home to more than 850 miles of hiking trails. There are trails for every skill level, from beginners to avid hikers. Whether you’re looking for an easy hike your family can do or a challenging hike that comes with great rewards, there is something for everyone in the Smokies. In addition to the Appalachian Trail, popular hikes include Laurel Falls, the Gatlinburg Trail, Alum Cave Trail, and Abrams Falls. If you don’t feel like hiking, you can also enjoy some beautiful scenic drives and take in the views from the comfort of your car!

3. Near Delicious Restaurant Options

You’re bound to work up quite the appetite when you go for a hike in the Smoky Mountains. Luckily, our Gatlinburg hotel is close to some delicious restaurants! Dine at The Park Grill, the unofficial restaurant of the national park, and enjoy a fresh salad bar and tender steak, or head to No Way Jose’s for an authentic Mexican meal. If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to enjoy the morning of your hike, head to Crockett’s Breakfast Camp. This spot has special Hungry Hunters Campground Skillets for those who have a big appetite!

4. Variety of Great Amenities

the appy poolHikers will love the trail-themed aspects of our hotel, but they’ll also love the incredible Gatlinburg hotel amenities we have as well. Amenities include free guest parking, an indoor and outdoor pool, a free downtown Gatlinburg parking pass upon request, guest laundry, and more. We also offer a complimentary breakfast if you just want a quick bite to eat before hitting the trails! Our comfortable hotel rooms each come with amenities to guarantee a comfortable stay, like Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, and custom hickory furniture.

Stay at Our Gatlinburg Hotel

When you’re planning a hiking trip soon in the Smokies, be sure to stay at The Appy Lodge! Take a look at all the rooms at our Gatlinburg hotel, and choose the perfect one for your stay.