Family celebrating 4th of July

Summer In Full Swing

As Gatlinburg prepares for the first 4th of July parade of the nation, which happens every year at midnight on the 3rd, tourists are taking advantage of every magical moment in our town. Read more

New Year 2017

A New Beginning

This year is drawing to a close and a new year dawns: 2017. A new year, a new beginning, a new adventure, a new vacation in Gatlinburg. Our community has pulled together through the national disaster at the end of November. Acquaintances have become Read more

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Bears in October

Believe it or not, there are people out there who ask the question “where is Gatlinburg in TN.” Despite the 10 million tourists who head to Gatlinburg every year, there are still some Americans who have never located it on the map. Of Read more

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Mountain Vacation

The best places to stay in Gatlinburg TN beckon and it is hard to resist. Summer is hot, but a vacation in the mountains offers both water fun through hotel pools or river fun and nature walks surrounded by green trees. Read more

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Splash Pads

With temperatures soaring into the 80s, children belong in a splash pad. Did you know that Gatlinburg has a splash pad downtown, at Light #3? It is right next to the Visitor Center and the City's parking lot. Read more

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What Is In Gatlinburg, TN

When I moved from Oregon to Tennessee, a friend told me I should go visit Gatlinburg. I asked her, "What is in Gatlinburg TN?" Once she told me Gatlinburg was among the best places to stay around the Smoky Mountains, I had an interest. Read more

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Romantic Hotels in Gatlinburg TN

Can you believe it is May already? This is the fifth month of the year, folks, which means only one thing: four quick weeks and we are almost half way done with 2015. It is really difficult to believe. Read more

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Zoders.com 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

Skiing in the snow

Marching into March

The town Gatlinburg in Tennessee sports the only ski resort in the Volunteer State. As far as ski vacations Gatlinburg will get you covered. Some Gatlinburg hotels see as many guests during ski season as during July, traditionally our family vacation month. Read more

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In the Bleak Mid-Winter... We Plan Our Spring Break

It is beginning to look a lot like winter. The temperatures are hanging around 25F, it rains with a weird wet ice which looks like snow on cars and grass, and the weather man tells us to brace for more snow in the next few days. Read more

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Tradition and Heritage at Zoder's Inn

If you are looking for new hotels in Gatlinburg TN, you will not find Zoder's Inn among them. Our establishment was founded shortly after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read more

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Happy New Year from Zoder's!

One of the resorts in Gatlinburg, Zoder's wants to thank our guests in 2014 for staying with us. We invite you back in 2015 for more memories, gracious hospitality, and good times. Read more

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5 FAQ About Gatlinburg

  1. First things first: what is in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? About 5,000 locals and 80,000 tourists on any given night. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies on either side of Gatlinburg. Lots of shopping and fun attractions. Skiing, tubing Read more

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Snow on the Mountains

The Smokies look like a postcard, covered as they are with snow. As you drive from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge and then into Gatlinburg, the majesty and beauty of white-capped mountains transports you into vacation mode. Take a deep breath. Then, take another one. You have arrived. Read more