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mountain view from Anakeesta

One of the best parts about visiting Gatlinburg is seeing the breathtaking views that are all around you. When you stay at The Appy Lodge, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning views! Here are 5 great ways to see the sights when you stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg:

1. Gatlinburg Space Needle

The Gatlinburg Space Needle is arguably the best spot to see everything that Gatlinburg has to offer. Visitors ride in a glass elevator up to the top of the observation tower to see 360-degree views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains from more than 400 feet in the air. The scenery is picture perfect and something you will remember for years to come.

skylift park in gatlinburg2. Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is a fun way to take in the sights in Gatlinburg. You’ll have the best seat in Gatlinburg as you glide to the top of Crockett Mountain and see incredible views from high above the ground. The scenic chairlift ride is surrounded on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, providing the perfect opportunity to take in its natural beauty. Soon, lighting for the Sky Lift will be completed, allowing visitors to ride during the night when downtown Gatlinburg is lit up in twinkling lights.

3. Anakeesta

Anakeesta offers multiple opportunities to see the sights. One of the most popular things to do at Anakeesta is ride the scenic Chondola. The Chondola takes you up 600 feet to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain, where you’ll enter Firefly Village. You’ll soar high above the city of Gatlinburg and see unparalleled views of Gatlinburg. This is a great activity for groups or families to enjoy together because you can ride in an open-air, 4-person chair or a gondola cabin that seats 6. Another way to see the sights is during the Tree Canopy Walk. You’ll stroll across 16 connected sky bridges, each with its own observation platform to take in the scenery. There are so many ways for you to see the sights just by exploring Anakeesta!

4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Laurel FallsOf course one of the best ways to take in the view is at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park has more than 850 miles of hiking trails for you to explore, on which you’ll be able to take in the natural beauty of the mountains. You’ll be able to see cascading waterfalls and gorgeous wildflowers during the spring and summer, beautiful fall foliage and snow covered mountains in the winter. Whatever time you visit the park, you’re in for an incredible sight.

5. Balcony Guest Rooms

When you stay at The Appy Lodge, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your hotel room to see picture-perfect views! We have guest rooms available with your own private balcony. You’ll be able to relax in the morning with a warm cup of coffee as you breathe in the fresh mountain air, or watch as the sun goes down in the evening. It’s the perfect way to relax while taking in the sights.

Stay at The Appy Lodge to see the best sights of the Smokies! Browse the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg to find the best one for your stay, and start planning your trip.