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Gallivanting through Gatlinburg's Arts & Crafts Community

Nestled on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the historic Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is home to more than 120 artists. Watch potters, woodworkers, carpenters, glassblowers, weavers, painters and jewelers as they create hand Read more

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Getting Ready for Summer

Hotels in Gatlinburg TN are getting ready for summer. Flowers are blooming everywhere. The National Park is waking up from its winter sleep and the latest snow fall on the peaks. Read more

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Hotels in Gatlinburg TN

As the school year draws to an end, many families are planning their Gatlinburg vacation. Some book cabins, but many, many families still prefer the ambience of a hotel, with its amenities and free continental breakfast. Read more

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Learn The Ropes

Aerial accomplishment awaits ZipGatlinburg, where more than 100 obstacles keep outdoor adventurists on their toes. The beauty of the Smoky Mountains is the backdrop for an assortment of suspended bridges, zip lines, ladders and nets that serve to cha Read more

downtown gatlinburg at night Saves You Money

Booking websites have been all the rage for the past 10 years, whether for flying or staying in a hotel. Here's a tip that will save you money: don't use a third-party booking site. Really. Always book directly with the establishment where you want to stay and you will save money, guaranteed. Read more

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More Walk-In Guests Than Ever

One trend in the travel and hospitality business in post-recessionary times has been that people do not book their hotel stays in advance anymore. In other words, we have seen a lot more walk-ins than, say, 10 years ago. And if you don't really care about the best places to stay in Gatlinburg, that might be a good strategy. Read more