Aerial view of Gatlinburg town


Zoders Inn in Gatlinburg TN has been around for more than seven decades. Before there was a National Park, Wallace and Dorotha Zoder moved to Gatlinburg from Louisiana so that Wallace could accept a position with the CCC, a.k.a. Civilian Conservation Corps. An engineer by trade, Wallace Zoder designed the roads through the park-to-be, along others. Read more

Forest path

Take a Hike!

As summer winds down and the seasons (and leaves!) begin to change, now is a great time to get out and explore the outdoors of Gatlinburg. For 17 years, A Walk in the Woods has been one of the top Great Smoky Mountain National Park tour guide service Read more

Fall decorations with decorated pumpkins, corn, hay bales and ribbons

Fall Decor

As you walk through downtown and pass by the many Gatlinburg hotels on the strip, you will notice fall decorations popping up. The calendar may still point to summer, but folks in our mountain resort like to stay ahead of the game. Read more

Young couple hiking in the forest

Gatlinburg Trail

Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free, so it cannot be part of Gatlinburg vacation packages. As such, we strongly encourage you to make hiking part of your list of things to do in Gatlinburg. Read more