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Hiking

Vacations in Gatlinburg TN must include hiking in the National Park. It's the first reason why Gatlinburg became a tourist attraction – for the beauty of the mountains. Read more

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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

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Unforgettable

Most hotels in Gatlinburg TN have re-opened to the public after the city was closed for ten days due to a wildfire at the end of November. It has been a quieter than usual holiday season, but now things are picking back up again, as people start planning their spring break. Read more

Downtown Gatlinburg At Night

What's left after the wildfires? More than you think.

What is in Gatlinburg Tennessee after the wildfires? A lot more than you might think. The downtown is intact and so are most hotels and cabins. Yes, a lot of devastation happened, but the town is here and most of the structures stand proudly. 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

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

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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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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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Getting Ready for Summer

Hotels in Gatlinburg TN are getting ready for summer. Flowers are blooming everywhere. The National Park is waking up from its winter sleep and the latest snow fall on the peaks. 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

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Caesar

Zoders Inn Gatlinburg Tennessee is a home away from home for many people. Thanks to Google Maps, you can type that phrase into your browser and get the latitude and longitude of our location these days. Read more

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The First Day of Spring

Soon, it will be the first day of spring. No matter what the weather will bring after that, we can rest assured that we have made it through the worst of winter and yes, sunny days and warm days are here to stay. 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

Zoder's Inn Wins First Prize In Christmas Decorations

When people think of nice hotels in Gatlinburg TN, they think of Zoder's Inn. Year after year, our Christmas decorations warm the hearts of winter travelers and create a storybook-type backdrop for their memories. Read more

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Ober Gatlinburg Slopes Now Open!

During winter, Gatlinburg TN vacations are not complete without a visit to Ober Gatlinburg for skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Read more

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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas lights, Christmas music, Christmas sales; it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Hotels in Smoky Mountains are decorated for Christmas. Last winter, Zoder's Inn and Suites received a decorating award from the Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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Best Choice Among Gatlinburg Resorts

Looking for Smoky Mountain hotels? We would like to suggest Zoder's Inn and Suites. Among all the Gatlinburg TN hotels, Zoder's stands out because of its being on a river The Roaring Fork River, to be exact. Read more

Zoders Inn River with Rooms right on the banks overlooking the river

A Quiet Retreat

Zoder's Inn and Suites is not only one of the Gatlinburg hotels on the strip. It is also one of the Gatlinburg hotels on a river. In fact, because Zoder's Inn lies at the North end of town, also known as the "quiet end," it offers rest and relaxation in a busy and noisy tourist town like Gatlinburg, TN. Read more

Supporters at the River Raft Regatta

FLOAT YOUR BOAT

Mark your calendar and start stashing away anything that floats, rubber ducks, Frisbees, your favorite flip-flops. It's time to start building a river-worthy raft for Gatlinburg's popular River Raft Regatta. Read more