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Heed the call of the half-tamed wild in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, "the Crown Jewel of the Smoky Mountains," has plenty to offer visitors, and its surroundings make it one of the most visually striking towns in all of America, let alone in the state of Tennessee . Over 11 million people visit each year to take advantage of the numerous nature trails, wildlife watching, museums, and leisure activities like mini-golf. An ideal place for taking a deep breath of fresh air, Gatlinburg is the essence of Tennessean charm in a single mountain destination.

Things to do

Gatlinburg outdoor activities

Each season brings a new opportunity for outdoor activity, from skiing in winter to fishing in spring. Other popular pastimes include zip-lining, snow tubing, bicycling and horseback riding.

Gatlinburg shopping

The Great Smoky Mountains are filled with unusual crafts. Along the eight-mile Arts and Crafts Loop, visitors can watch artisans fire pottery or design one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Take home a jar of fresh preserves and enjoy the mountains every morning at breakfast.

Gatlinburg entertainment

Treat yourself to a wide variety of live song and dance entertainment, including the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre and Music Hall, which offers old-time comedy shows. The Iris Theater is an intimate 90-seat venue that features performing artists and magicians. Families will enjoy a visit to Gatlinburg after a trip to nearby Pigeon Forge's Dollywood, an amusement park that hosts numerous shows and events. Lovers of marine life can visit Ripley's Aquarium, where over 350 species of fish are on display.

Gatlinburg dining

Surrounded by local home cooking, guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast of stone-ground flour flapjacks, then proceed to a southern barbecued lunch, and end the day with an Italian dinner. Fast food, fine dining and everything in between are found in this town.

Park Grill is a family favorite, located in a contemporary lodge setting. The menu includes steaks, fish and chicken entrees and the best part is that a child under 12 eats for $1 times his or her age. Locally-owned Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que boasts some of the best ribs in the area.

Where to stay

Take your pick from the many Gatlinburg hotels, including the popular Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa, which provides luxury among the mountains. Covering 70 acres of land, the experience is akin to a mountain lodge, with mountain views, a lazy river and barbecues. Average room prices throughout Gatlinburg are fairly moderate, and the accommodations themselves would suit a romantic getaway as well as a big family get-together.

Special events

The town is a place of perpetual celebration, filled with food festivals, craft fairs and other seasonal events. Smoky Mountain Wine Fest is a good time for wine lovers, who can sample wine from local vineyards along with small food items. The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is held each October and showcases artists of various talents. When winter rolls around, the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade is a sure-fire way to get into the holiday spirit.

Best times to visit

Fall is a beautiful time to visit and observe the changing colors of the leaves, especially when seen from the Ober Gatlinburg tram. Temperatures are comfortable in the 60s and 70s, though summer heats up into the 80s.

Gatlinburg attracts guests all year long. Since most families visit during the summer, on weekends or over spring break, these times tend to be the busiest. The slowest time of year is winter, and February and March see the fewest crowds.

Recently Rated Gatlinburg Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa
3.9 / 5
129 reviews
4 stars $103
River Edge Motor Lodge
3.2 / 5
199 reviews
3 stars $51
Olde Gatlinburg Rentals
3.2 / 5
27 reviews
3 stars $73
Motel 6 Gatlinburg Smoky Mountains
3.2 / 5
165 reviews
2 stars $32
BEST WESTERN Twin Islands
3.7 / 5
161 reviews
3 stars $80
Days Inn And Suites Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway
2.5 / 5
88 reviews
2 stars $50
Super 8 Downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center
2.8 / 5
44 reviews
2 stars $36
White Oak Lodge and Resort
4.6 / 5
11 reviews
4 stars $95
The Park Vista - a Doubletree hotel - Gatlinburg
3.9 / 5
139 reviews
4 stars $110
Laurel Inn Condominiums
3.6 / 5
97 reviews
3 stars $73

Featured Gatlinburg Hotels

From $103

1 Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa

4 stars
3.9 / 5 129 reviews

915 Garden Road Map

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Rustic mountain resort with splashy amenitiesThe 70-acre Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa looks more like a rustic mountain lodge than a hotel. Most of the suites come with riverside or... More

Great place to stay
This is the best place to stay in the Smokies. I never stayed here before, but we liked it so much we book our vacation at their Orlando resort in July. Great place !!!!!
Apr 11, 2015
From $60

2 River Terrace Resort

3 stars
3.4 / 5 234 reviews

240 River Road Map

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Gatlinburg hotel with river views, on-site restaurant and meeting spaceThe River Terrace Resort mixes business and pleasure. For those on business, the 20,000 square feet of meeting space,... More

Trip to Gatlinburg
Would stay here again. Staff was helpful when Wi-Fi at hotel was not working.
Apr 8, 2015
From $51

3 River Edge Motor Lodge

3 stars
3.2 / 5 199 reviews

665 River Road Map

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Gatlinburg hotel off Parkway with balconies and heated poolThe River Edge Motor Lodge is located just off the Parkway in Gatlinburg near the town's major attractions, including being walking... More

Good location!
My husband and I like staying here! Location is great, this is a quiet hotel. Nothing fancy , bed are comfortable! People that work here are friendly, don't bother you! Will return!
Apr 6, 2015
From $32

4 Motel 6 Gatlinburg Smoky Mountains

2 stars
3.2 / 5 165 reviews

309 Ownby Street Map

The Motel 6 Gatlinburg Smoky Mountains is nestled next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and near all the major Gatlinburg attractions, and there is a trolley stop in front of the hotel... More

Great location
The motel is in a great location and at a very good price. Room with two queen beds, fridge and microwave. Highly recommended for traveling on a tight budget and still get all the amenities and the...
Apr 7, 2015
From $59

5 Brookside Resort by Fairbridge

3 stars
3.1 / 5 34 reviews

463 East Parkway Map

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Located a half mile up The Parkway from Light 3 in Gatlinburg, our 10 acre resort offers ample free parking for guests and buses. Activities include basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, bag toss,... More

Family trip
I called ahead and confirmed our reservation and informed the staff that we were traveling with 3 children. We arrived in late and were happy to see that they had already put a roll away and extra...
Apr 14, 2015
From $73

6 Laurel Inn Condominiums

3 stars
3.6 / 5 97 reviews

354 East Holly Ridge Rd. Map

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One- and two-bedroom Gatlinburg condos with fireplace, kitchenetteThe Laurel Inn Condominiums are perched on a tree-filled property overlooking the town of Gatlinburg, three blocks away. The... More

good for families
Condo is in great location to get to things downtown........very roomy and comfortable and clean........place seems a little old but well maintained.....staff on hand was very friendly and checked...
Feb 25, 2015
From $63

7 Sidney James Mountain Lodge

3 stars
2.9 / 5 172 reviews

610 Historic Nature Trail Airport Rd Map

Family-owned Gatlinburg hotel on a peaceful mountain streamThe Sidney James Mountain Lodge has been family owned and operated for three generations. The Gatlinburg hotel is located just off the... More

needs some upgrades
Every year for the last 5 years we have went to Gatlinburg for vacation with 2 other coupes. This hotel had bugs, old furniture, pool and hot tubs had dirt floating on top It was the worst hotel...
Nov 30, 2014
From $73

8 Olde Gatlinburg Rentals

3 stars
3.2 / 5 27 reviews

306 Baskins Creek Road Map

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1 and 2 Bedroom Condos with balconies, kitchen or kitchenette with Glassware-Dishware-Cookware and Utensils furnished. Fireplace, Outdoor Swimming Pool / Hot Tub, Coin operated Laundry on Site.... More

Nice weekend away
Good location and amenities, but need to be updated and cleaner
Sep 29, 2014
From $49

9 Mountain House Motor Inn Downtown

3 stars
3.4 / 5 82 reviews

247 Newton Lane Map

We are perfectly located to give you immediate walking access to the main strip in Downtown Gatlinburg just one block from Ripleys Aquarium of The Smokies. The Hays Family resident owners and... More

convenient but shabby.
the hotel was adequate and comfortable enough but needed repairs.
Dec 8, 2014
From $80

10 BEST WESTERN Twin Islands

3 stars
3.7 / 5 161 reviews

539 Parkway Map

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Gatlinburg hotel surrounded by streams in the center of the townThe Best Western Twin Islands is located in the center of Gatlinburg within walking distance to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and... More

getaway
I love this hotel! Third time staying here. Got a different/better room this time. Can't wait to go back!
Mar 13, 2015
From $50

11 Days Inn And Suites Downtown Gatlinburg Parkway

2 stars
2.5 / 5 88 reviews

1109 Parkway Map

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The Days Inn and Suites hotel is ideally located on the main parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, 100 yards from the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park and one block from the Gatlinburg... More

As bad as it gets!
Overall other than location everything about this place was bad
Mar 10, 2015
From $72

12 Gatlinburg Relaxation Properties

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

401 Ski Mountain Road Map

Our 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom condos are located in the Gatlinburg Summit condo complex on top of the mountain near Ober Gatlinburg overlooking downtown Gatlinburg with breath taking views of the... More

great value, location, and stay
A mini apt with jacuzzi. Great location. Very safe. Many things to do in the area Staff was very friendly.
Apr 11, 2015
From $99

13 Glenstone Lodge

3 stars
3.5 / 5 48 reviews

504 Historic Nature Trail Map

Glenstone Lodge and Conference Center offers outstanding value in a beautiful mountain setting along a clear sparkling stream in the heart of Gatlinburg walking distance to shops attractions and... More

Family time
Great value , very clean , great breakfast to buy . Worth the money, short walk to all of the attractions
Jan 27, 2015
From $89

14 Clarion Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 44 reviews

1100 Parkway Map

FREE high speed Internet in all rooms and meeting facilities. Now offering a full hot complimentary breakfast with omelet and waffle stations. HD flat panel TV's in all guest rooms and public... More

Awesome weekend get away
We stay at the Clarion for a weekend get away. It was clean, great breakfast and great location. Would definitely stay again.
Feb 18, 2015
From $110

15 The Park Vista - a Doubletree hotel - Gatlinburg

4 stars
3.9 / 5 139 reviews

705 Cherokee Orchard Road Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

Hotel high-rise with a contemporary mountain lodge feel in the SmokiesThe Park Vista - A Doubletree Hotel - Gatlinburg lives up to its name with gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains National... More

meeting
excellent place. good location and food very good. convenient to the gatlinburg area
Feb 28, 2015
From $48

16 Days Inn Gatlinburg On The River

2 stars
3.4 / 5 110 reviews

304 Hemlock St. Map

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Central Gatlinburg hotel overlooks the river, near major attractionsAll the rooms at the Days Inn Gatlinburg on the River have balconies overlooking the river. Rooms get the full treatment with... More

good stuff
The hotel was in a good spot. i slept well. cool balconies on the river. gatlinburg is an amazing spot
Feb 13, 2015
From $73

17 Oak Square Condos

3 stars
3.2 / 5 33 reviews

685 River Road Map

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Oak Square Condominium's of Gatlinburg located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg on River Road, just steps from Ober Gatlinburg's Aerial Tramway. It is within strolling distance of the Gatlinburg... More

Couple time
Beware of this location, understand each unit is different. When we arrived we would barely rate this a 1. It was not like it was described. A futon with a stained cover, electrical tape holding...
Feb 4, 2015
From $38

18 Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Gatlinburg

2 stars
2.9 / 5 90 reviews

211 Historic Nature Trail Map

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Gatlinburg budget hotel with downtown location and many free amenitiesThe Microtel Inn and Suites Gatlinburg is located in downtown Gatlinburg within walking distance to restaurants, shops and... More

You pay for what you get, and Room Noise is a Big Problem
Only thing good about this hotel is LOCATION. Apart from that you are really getting for what you are paying. Room is really small, and main drawback is that you can hear noise (not just hear, you...
Apr 6, 2015
From $110

19 Summit Manor Condominiums

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

110 Bon Air Drive Map

Summit Manor Condominiums are Gatlinburg's Premier Luxury Gatlinburg Condo Rentals and are located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains and downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With a convenient... More

From $59

20 Kingwood Inn

3 stars
3.1 / 5 38 reviews

117 Bishop Lane Map

Located on a quiet side street of Gatlinburg the Kingwood Inn is just a short stroll from all the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg*s Main Street and only one and a half miles from the Great Smoky... More

Just the Basics near downtown Gatlinburgt
No hair dryer in room. 1st time I was told about breakfast after having stayed 4 or 5 times.
Apr 6, 2015