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The Appalachian Lodge

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Our Gatlinburg hotel has a prime location! We’re just on the edge of downtown, which means you have some relief from the hustle and bustle in the heart of the city. However, we’re still just a short distance from all the fun things to do. When you’re in the mood to do some shopping, you’ll be happy to know you won’t have far to go for souvenirs and more when you stay with us! Here are the top 4 shops in Gatlinburg you can walk to from our hotel:

1. Donut Friar

One of the best shops you can visit near our hotel is a donut shop! Start your mornings off right with a stroll to the Donut Friar. Located in The Village Shops, you’ll smell this place before you see it. The smell of freshly brewed coffee, donuts, and cinnamon bread surround this shop. The Donut Friar has been welcoming visitors and locals since 1969 and continues to be a favorite among everyone who visits. Enjoy a wide variety of donuts, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon bread, and more. There’s also a coffee bar with coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, and other espresso-based drinks so you can get your morning fix. The Donut Friar is just 1.1 miles away from The Appy Lodge.

2. Doc’s Magic Shop

Doc's Magic Shop in GatlinburgLocated in Baskins Square Mall, Doc’s Magic Shop offers visitors the opportunity to believe in magic again! It has been a family-owned business for more than 40 years. You can find magic kits, magic tricks, gospel illusions, and more. There is even an exclusive Harry Potter collection! Get a magic wand that’s an exact replica of your favorite Harry Potter characters’, from Hermione to Dumbledore. You’ll also find a selection of jokes and gags if you’re hoping to play a trick on a family member on your vacation! Doc’s Magic Shop is located just a mile from our hotel.

3. Pepper Palace

Do you love spicy things and unique flavors? You have to visit Pepper Palace when you stay with us. Pepper Palace is located in The Village Shoppes in Gatlinburg, just 1.1 miles from The Appy Lodge. Hot sauce, salsa, seasonings — you name it, Pepper Palace has it. Pick up their famous Bloody Mary mix or grab some special marinades to take back home with you. There are even gift packs available that you can get for a family or friend, or for yourself! Don’t forget to grab a souvenir t-shirt, too!

4. The Day Hiker

The Village Shops in Downtown GatlinburgOur hotel is the perfect place to stay for those who love hiking and adventures, and The Day Hiker is one of the best shops in Gatlinburg for that same crowd! Also located in The Village, this shop has everything you need and more to prepare for a hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains. The Day Hiker has provided quality and affordable hiking gear and outdoor supplies for more than 20 years. Browse through adventure packs and waterfalls, books about the Smokies, t-shirts, and more. Whatever you’re looking for for your outdoor adventure, you’ll be able to find it at this store.

More Shops in Gatlinburg

These are just a few of the best shops in Gatlinburg that you can walk to when you stay at The Appy! Whatever you’re looking for, from treats to souvenirs, you can find it in Gatlinburg. Are you interested in more places to shop in the area? Read our blog, “4 of the Best Shops in Downtown Gatlinburg.”