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Carmelcorn in Gatlinburg

When you travel to the Smoky Mountains, you will want to find a souvenir to take back home to remember all the amazing times you had while visiting. Luckily, Gatlinburg is filled with many wonderful places to spend the day shopping! The fantastic location of our hotel will put you in prime location to check out all the best shopping destinations. One of the most interesting places to find the perfect souvenir for yourself or a gift for a loved one is located just over a mile from us! Here are 4 of the fascinating shops in Gatlinburg at The Marketplace:

1. Carmelcorn

If you live a good way away from the Smoky Mountains, you are going to need some snacks for the car ride. There is no better place to find a delicious treat than at Carmelcorn, especially if you are a fan of popcorn. Inside the store, you will find dozens of different flavors of popcorn, each one made fresh to order. The traditional Carmelcorn is of course the number one seller, but you can also get some amazing specialty flavors, including White Cheddar, Toffee, Butter Rum, and so many more! They also have a large variety of other treats to check out, including freshly made fudge! They make multiple different kinds to satisfy your sweet tooth, including the most popular Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge! These treats also make the perfect gift for those who were unable to make the trip with you. After all, who doesn’t love a good snack!

2. Cookie Dough Bliss

Cookie Dough Bliss in GatlinburgEveryone has heard the old wise tale about how you are not supposed to eat raw cookie dough, not that it ever stopped anyone from sampling just a piece while baking. However, at Cookie Dough Bliss, they serve ready to eat cookie dough that is completely safe to eat without baking it! The reason this is one of the best shops in Gatlinburg is because of their amazing variety. No matter how you would like your delicious treat served to you, they can make it happen! From cookie dough served in a waffle cone to cookie dough ice cream sandwiches, the possibilities are endless! They also have over 20 different flavors of scrumptious cookie dough to choose from, including the best selling salted caramel! So the next time you are in the Smoky Mountains, stop by Cookie Dough Bliss for a sweet treat without having to worry about the side effects!

3. Mystic Moon Celtic Faire

This is by far one of the most unique stores you will find in the Smoky Mountains. At Mystic Moon Celtic Faire, you will come across a huge selection of Celtic goods and genuine pieces from the United Kingdom. Some of their most popular items include memorabilia from Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Outlander. They also carry some amazing metaphysical items that everyone will love, including crystal balls and sage. The best thing about Mystic Moon Celtic Faire is that they are a locally owned business. The female-led staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about all the products that they sell. If you have any questions while you are browsing through the store, they will be more than happy to help you find exactly what you are looking for! If you want to take a piece of Celtic culture back home with you, there is no better place to go than Mystic Moon Celtic Faire at The Marketplace.

4. Back Alley Grill

Back Alley Grill in GatlinburgAfter a busy day of shopping around The Marketplace in Gatlinburg, you are bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, there is also a delicious restaurant located at the amazing shopping mall. Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill serves amazing American food in the friendly confines of the Smoky Mountains. The menu features dozens of delicious sandwiches and burgers, to go along with some scrumptious appetizers. Start your meal off with some hand-breaded fried green tomatoes or a pile of the Rocky Top Nachos. For your main entree, we suggest selecting one of their amazing specialty sandwiches, such as the Bust It Big BBQ. This amazing sandwich is piled high with beef brisket and topped with your choice of cheddar cheese, onion, and pickles drizzled with their famous BBQ sauce. The next time you are in Gatlinburg, be sure to stop in for a delicious meal while you are shopping!

Our hotel in Gatlinburg will put you in prime position to check out all the best shops in Gatlinburg, including those at The Marketplace. Be sure to browse through our large selection of rooming options to find the perfect place to stay when you visit the Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you soon!