Fun in the Sun
Just because you are in the mountains, it does not mean that you cannot have fun in the sun. Most hotels near the Smoky Mountains boast an outdoor pool or a river around which one can splash. At Zoder Inn, you have both a river and an outdoor pool. Come to think of it, you have a third option, as well – an indoor pool. Especially if you need to avoid the sun for a little bit, you could still have fun in the water, at the indoor pool.
We recommend applying sunscreen often because the sun shines just as strongly in the mountains as on the beaches of the world. Bring a book or get one at Books-A-Million in Sevierville on the way in from the interstate. A summer vacation in Gatlinburg can feel very much like a beach vacation, with the added bonus of hiking trails nearby.