Old manor house with a mirage of two ghosts at the entrance

A Screaming Good Time!

Halloween may be a long way off, but thrill-seeking visitors looking for a fright can head to the Mysterious Mansion, Gatlinburg’s oldest haunted house, which delivers spooks and scares all year round. Located less than five minutes from our Gatlinburg hotel, what makes this haunted house unique is that it is self-guided, visitors are brought to a room and left there to find their own way out of the house, navigating several terrifying rooms and even a few secret passages! They also employ many talented actors dedicated to scaring people out of their wits as they try to find the way out. The Mysterious Mansion is in the top ten activities to do in Gatlinburg and has a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, so if you’ve got nerves of steel, check it out, and when you’re done, your (ghost-free!) room at Zoder’s Inn will be waiting for you. Address: 424 River Road, Gatlinburg Read more

Smoky mountain scene

Zoders Inn Expansion

Zoder's Inn Gatlinburg is expanding. Recently, we purchased some of the lots in the back of the property – past the red gate. Construction crews have been busy putting in an additional parking lot, a cement slab for a future pavilion, a new fence, and landscaping. Please excuse our development as we work hard to improve the quality and variety of our services. Our guests' comfort and safety is our number 1 priority at Zoders Inn and Suites. We are already getting feedback from our guests who are very happy with the additional parking spaces. Also, the new black fence strikes everybody as elegant. We strive to continue to be on the list of nice hotels in Gatlinburg. Read more

Skiers head along a snow path

Skiing At Ober Gatlinburg

A Gatlinburg vacation in the winter time is not complete without stopping by Ober Gatlinburg. You can take the tramway or drive up there. They offer ski slopes and skiing lessons, tubing, skating, and snowboarding. If you wanted to, you could take snowboarding lessons, as well. There are so many Gatlinburg Tennessee attractions, of course. But Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort in Tennessee and it offers that difficult terrain which prepares one very well for skiing out west. According to one ski instructor, it's “Southern skiing.” The slopes out west can actually spoil you. If you can make it here, on the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg, you can make it anywhere, to borrow from a famous song. Most Smoky Mountain hotels will offer the daily slope report from Ober, in addition to general tips on parking, gear rental, and eating out at Ober. Read more

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Things To Do In Gatlinburg

One has so many things to do in Gatlinburg: hiking in the National Park, dining in restaurants that have become an institution, like Cherokee Grill and The Trout House, visiting the Aquarium, meditating in a museum dedicated to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ (Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens), riding the Sky Lift, ice skating, skiing, or snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg, playing mini-golf at Davy Crockett's course (light #1), admiring arts and crafts at Arrowmont and in the Glades Community, the list could go on and on. Of course, your visit to Gatlinburg would not be complete without a stop at the Pancake Pantry or the Donut Friar (in The Village complex downtown). Since there are so many things to do in Gatlinburg, we would recommend you keep coming back. In all the hotels Gatlinburg TN offers, there's got to be a room just for you, calling your name. All you have to do is make a plan. Read more