Young couple hiking in the forest

Souvenirs of the Heart

On my way home, I drive by Gatlinburg Falls resort. Pretty soon, I will probably see their landscaping crew planting pansies and other flowers. It's beginning to look a lot like spring. We have had a mild winter and I am not complaining. Smoky Mountains hotels are also waking up from the slumber of winter maintenance projects and gathering their landscaping crews together to plan this year's curb appeal. It is not March yet, but we all know it is coming. Reservations have been pouring in at Zoders Inn & Suites and we look forward to giving wonderful memories to our guests. Gatlinburg vacations are souvenirs of the heart.   Read more

A field of flowers

Looking Forward to Spring

With this new cold spell, we look forward to spring even more. What was Groundhog Phil talking about when he said “early spring?” Can we trust the little fellow anymore? Gatlinburg just had -5F and freezing rain and sleet on Valentine's Day. Talk about a day for snuggles and cuddles. Anyhow, if you are after a hotel in Gatlinburg TN for your spring break, we would like to invite you to check out our different rooms and suites. We offer free continental breakfast, an indoor pool, hot tub, and a manager's reception in the evening, which consists of wine and cheese. Later on, you can get some milk and cookies as well, all on the house. It is all happening at Zoder's Inn and Suites, year round.   Read more

Chinese lanterns

Chinese New Year

Whether you call it Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, its first day is here – February 8. It's the Year of the Monkey. And how can you not be about some monkey business in the Year of the Monkey? Hopefully it will be the playful kind of monkey business, like taking a trip to the Smokies for hiking and indulging in pancakes at the Pancake Pantry, not of the hurtful or dangerous kind like, well, you can think of something along those lines. Gatlinburg resorts and Gatlinburg hotels on the strip are open year round. In fact, during winter time, some will lower their prices, so it has never been better to head to the Smokies. If you prefer to hear the soothing white noise of a mountain stream, you can choose from a number of Gatlinburg hotels on the river. Read more

Loving young couple outside

Romantic Hotels

With Valentine's Day coming up, many are looking for romantic hotels in Gatlinburg TN. All hotels in Gatlinburg TN are romantic, some might argue. Just being here is a romantic experience, if you allow the National Park to speak to your senses and help you fall in love again with nature, life, and your significant other. And yet other tourists might be looking for cabin resorts in Gatlinburg. For some, being in a log cabin in front of a fireplace spells romance. To each his own. We know people who do not want to see drywall during their vacation in the mountain and then we know others who love a hotel room because it comes with breakfast and other amenities not found in a cabin. Either way, we would like to remind you that Valentine's is only two weeks away. Experiences and memories are better gifts than things you eat or hang on yourself. Just sayin'. Read more