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The Appalachian Lodge

The sign for Baskins Square Mall in Gatlinburg.

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.

1. Classic Candies

Classic Candies is a real blast from the past! This great candy store boasts an old-fashioned vibe and a great selection of vintage treats from days gone by. This fun shop is also famous for having over 100 different flavors of cotton candy, which are prepared right in the store for guests to watch. Classic Candies offers some of the most reasonably priced candy in town, so you can stock up on sweets without breaking the bank.

2. Doc’s Magic ShopA magician suspending a playing card in the air.

Doc’s Magic Shop has been delighting visitors to Gatlinburg for over 40 years! This fun shop sells a variety of magic and joke kits that are perfect for aspiring magicians of all ages. The friendly staff members at Doc’s are always eager to demonstrate the latest tricks for young guests. Harry Potter fans will be especially interested in a visit to Doc’s Magic Shop, as the store features a number of movie-quality wands and other memorabilia.

3. The Jerky Store

The Jerky Store is another one of the best shops at Baskins Square Mall in Gatlinburg. For over a decade, this excellent store has sold high-quality jerky made from all natural ingredients. With no preservatives, no MSG, and about half the sodium found in big name brands, this jerky is not just delicious, it’s good for you too. Popular jerky varieties at The Jerky Store include Jalapeno Beef Sticks, Black Pepper Buffalo Jerky, and Brown Sugar Pineapple Jerky.

4. Mountain Woodcarvers

If you’re looking for the perfect souvenir from your trip to Gatlinburg, it’s hard to beat Mountain Woodcarvers. This fantastic shop sells locally made crafts, collectibles, and gifts, including wood carvings, candles, pottery, photography, toys, and wind chimes. Guests can also commission their own wood signs with text of their choosing. Children will love the shop’s one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain troll dolls.

Delicious chocolate cupcakes in a row.5. Heavenly Delights

Anyone with a sweet tooth will love Heavenly Delights. This spectacular bakery is well-known for its miniature cheesecakes, delicious cupcakes, and dessert shooters (which are served in shot glasses). All of the treats at Heavenly Delights are made from scratch, using the very best ingredients available. Heavenly Delights also offers a full lunch menu, so you can enjoy a sandwich or a wrap with your dessert!

When you stay at The Appy Lodge, you will be minutes away from all of the wonderful shops at Baskins Square Mall in Gatlinburg. With free parking, complimentary breakfast, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and walk-in showers, our hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!