appy lodge in snow
November 22, 2022

If you’re planning to come to the Smokies for your holiday vacation, our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is the perfect place to stay. We offer quality amenities, a great location and even a few speciality perks for the holidays. Come celebrate the Christmas season with us and make new traditions this year! Here are 4 reasons to spend the holidays at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Close to Seasonal Attractions

anakeesta in gatlinburg

The holidays are a magical time in the Smokies! As the seasons change and fall turns to winter, the mountains and surrounding area become a winter wonderland, filled with twinkling lights and fun events. Make sure to check out all the fun things to do at Winterfest in the Smokies while you stay with us. From over 5 million LED lights decorating the streets to holiday festivals and shows, there is always something to do. Our hotel is close to Anakeesta, which offers an Enchanted Christmas Celebration complete with lights and holiday decor, along with breakfast with Santa! We’re also just minutes from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, which puts on their annual Lights Over Gatlinburg event, offering gorgeous light displays and views of the city.

If you plan on driving to Pigeon Forge, head to Dollywood for their Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration and get into the holiday spirit with Christmas performances and a wonderful fireworks show! You can also head down the road to The Island in Pigeon Forge for their Winterfest celebration, complete with pictures with Santa, a light show and live music.

2. Holiday Dining

If you’re ready for a holiday meal while you’re in town, you’re in luck! There are tons of restaurants in Gatlinburg that are open for the holidays. Just a few minutes from our hotel in Gatlinburg TN, these restaurants offer both traditional and unique options for your Smoky Mountain holiday dinner. We recommend The Park Grill or The Peddler for a delicious meal filled with all your favorite dishes. Other popular restaurants are The Melting Pot, Smith & Son Corner Kitchen, and Crockett’s Breakfast Camp!

3. Cozy Amenities

indoor pool

As the weather begins to cool and you’re done with your exploring for the day, you’ll love coming back to our Gatlinburg hotel and taking advantage of our cozy amenities that we offer all year round, not just during the holiday season. Curl up next to the fireplace with a cup of cocoa or glass of wine and relax after a long day in the Smokies.

If you brought little ones with you, they will love hanging out at the indoor pool we offer. Just because it’s getting chilly outside doesn’t mean you can’t splash around for a little while. The whole family will also enjoy the free breakfast we provide at the beginning of every day.

4. Explore the Smokies During the Holidays

Whether you’re visiting at the start of fall or well into winter, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place to spend some time adventuring and taking in the natural beauty of the area. Luckily for you, our Gatlinburg hotel is located just a few miles from the entrance of the park, so you’ll have easy access to all the hikes, scenic drives and other park activities that you don’t want to miss.

Now that you know a few of the reasons why you should spend your holidays at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN, you can begin planning your Christmas getaway with the family. Take a look at all our rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN and find the perfect one for your stay!

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