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The Appalachian Lodge
The Appy Lodge in Gatlinburg

Our Gatlinburg hotel is a great fit for anyone traveling to the Smokies. However, hikers really love our vibe and all that we have to offer our guests. Regardless of if you’re just starting out on the hiking trails or if you’ve already knocked out some thru-hikes, you’ll love staying at The Appy Lodge. Below are 3 things that hikers love most about our property and calling us their home away from home in the Great Smoky Mountains.

1. Our Appalachian Trail Theme

Gatlinburg hotel lobbyThe Appalachian Lodge, or as we call it, The Appy Lodge, was created to pay homage to America’s most loved footpath, the Appalachian Trail. We teamed up with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to create a museum-like display throughout our hallways. You’ll find photos from the trail, historical images, maps, fun facts, and more as you make your way around the property. Every guest room is named after a shelter that hikers stay at during their journey on the AT and you’ll find items in every corner of the hotel that was put in place to inspire folks to get outside and explore. Beautiful paintings by Robert Tino are also throughout the property and stir up a desire for one to experience the great outdoors firsthand. It’s also our honor to help the ATC maintain the trail by supporting them from funds raised from our gift shop and bookings. If you’re a lover of the trail, or if you’re just curious about it, you’ll enjoy immersing yourself in the history and beauty of the Appalachian Trail during your time with us.

2. Our Guest Rooms and Amenities

fire pit at hotel in gatlinburgIf you’re coming into town with the intentions of day hiking or even kicking off a multi-day backpacking trip, you’ll find great benefits in making The Appy Lodge your basecamp for your adventures! We offer a wide selection of guest rooms that are perfect solo hikers, families, groups, and more. Every room is designed with a rustic but modern look and includes high-quality custom-made beds that are perfect for a night of rest before or after hiking in the Smokies. Our in-room microwaves and refrigerators are great for keeping snacks or starting off the day early with a quick breakfast before hitting the trail. You’ll enjoy our beautiful walk-in showers and having access to our indoor pool and hot tub. If you’re visiting the warmer months, take advantage of the outdoor pool in between your adventures. Hikers also love kicking back by our outdoor fire pits and reminiscing about the day’s journey or planning the next day of exploring. Make The Appy Lodge your home away from home during your time in Gatlinburg and you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay!

3. Our Location

sign outside of the appy lodgeOur hotel is located enough away from the heart of downtown to provide a quiet and relaxing time but close enough for you to engage in downtown fun when you want. We are also in the perfect location for taking the Gatlinburg Bypass into the national park, accessing the Greenbrier or Cosby areas of Great Smoky Mountains National Park easily, making a trip to the NOC Gatlinburg for any outdoor needs, exploring the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, and more. You’ll find that our location is the perfect balance of all things fun and outdoors here in the Smokies.

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Learn more about why we built The Appy Lodge!

Read more about the AT: 8 Things You Can Expect Along the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee