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The Appalachian Lodge
outside of the appy lodge hotel in gatlinburg in summer

Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready for a break and some time in the mountains? Take a minute to check out 3 reasons why you should spend your summer vacation with us at The Appy Lodge here in Gatlinburg, TN!

Stay and Play

ripley's davy crockett mini golfA stay at a hotel doesn’t have to mean sitting around and being bored in your room while you wait for your next adventure. During your time at our Gatlinburg hotel this summer you can fill in the time between exploring with a dip in our beautiful outdoor pool. Children of all ages will love our slide and the little ones will enjoy playing in the splash pad. The indoor pool and hot tub are perfect for rainy days or a break from the summer sun. In the evenings, spend time around the outdoor fire pits with friends or your sweetheart. Do you love a little friendly competition? Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf is located directly in front of our hotel as well and is another great way to add a little extra laid-back fun to your stay.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

America’s most loved national park is just minutes away from our hotel! When staying with us, you’ll have the benefit of being able access multiple areas of the park easily and most sections can be reached without going through the middle of downtown. Thanks to our property being next to the Gatlinburg spur, you can quickly hop on the Gatlinburg bypass and roll straight into the park without any red lights or pedestrian crossings. Guests can also take the side road next to The Appy and flow smoothly to the Greenbrier and Cosby sections of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That same route can be used to take back roads into the Roaring Fork Motor Trail or over to Mynatt Park for a picnic. The Smokies are filled with beautiful scenic routes, historical areas to explore, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, countless waterfalls and more. Give our friends at Smoky Mountain Angler a call and they can set you up for an experience of a lifetime, fly fishing in the Smokies! Or, if you want to take a trip down the river or a guided hike, our buddies at the NOC Gatlinburg can help you out! The NOC also offers daily rentals on hiking gear, including carriers for children. Regardless of how you want to experience the Smoky Mountains, you’ll find the perfect adventure waiting for you!

Non-Stop Fun Around Every Corner

entrance sign to dollywoodThe Great Smoky Mountains is the foundation of Gatlinburg and our area but it’s not the only place for fun these days in our little corner of east Tennessee! When staying at our hotel in Gatlinburg during the summer, you’ll find fun around every corner! We’re just a short drive from top spots like Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, the Gatlinburg SkyPark, the new Soaky Mountain Waterpark and more. You can also walk to multiple mountain coasters, Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, Anakeesta, Ripley’s Aquarium and other locations on our end of town. The Gatlinburg Trolley stops in our parking area and can be used to access most areas in the Smokies. You can purchase a $2 ticket for all day riding from the front desk. Our guests also receive a free parking pass for downtown Gatlinburg.

Are you ready to start planning a summer vacation in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains?

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