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Don’t Skip Over Thanksgiving

Are you ready for Christmas yet? We barely started the month of November and people ask you that question already. Whatever happened to Thanksgiving, right? Read more

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Resorts Gatlinburg

There are several resorts Gatlinburg offers, but many may not exactly know their locations. Read more

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Lights, Lights, and More Lights

This holiday season, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are offering visitors the ultimate holiday light experience—a multitude of brilliant displays in a variety of venues. Read more

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg Tennessee news would not be complete in the fall without a report on the Craftmen’s Fair. Read more

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Tunes and Tales

Actors, dancers, and musicians put on a show in different locations to help you relive Appalachian culture from a hundred years ago. Read more

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Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is in full swing. Read more

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Fall Equals Romance

Things are right on track with fall: decorations, green leaves turning yellow, orange, and red, and lots of apples and pumpkins everywhere. Read more

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Three Ways to Have a Ghostly Good Time

Have you ever heard of the Gatlinburg Witch? Read more

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Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

A free event throughout Gatlinburg, this is your chance to experience fall like nowhere else. Read more

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Fall is Here

It’s official. It is fall. Or autumn, depending on what you want to call it. Read more

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Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Did you know that Gatlinburg in Tennessee has a thriving community of farmers? Read more

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We will never forget

You know exactly what you were doing eighteen years ago, on September 11 Read more

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“Fall” in Love with Gatlinburg

Each autumn, the Great Smoky Mountains foliage changes from the vibrant greens of spring and summer to brilliant hues of gold, red, orange, and bright yellow, until the mountains are ablaze with bright fall color. Read more

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Labor Day, Hurricane Week

With Hurricane Dorian headed for the US, many Floridians have made their way to Gatlinburg Read more

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Zoder’s Inn, the Resort

One resort Gatlinburg has had for a long time is Zoder’s Inn and Suites. Read more

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Gatlinburg 101

Where is Gatlinburg in Tennessee? Read more

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Wardrobe Capsules

This time of year, many look for style ideas to transition from summer to fall. Read more

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Peaceful vacations

Are you in the market for a peaceful vacation in Gatlinburg Tennessee? August is the time to visit. Read more

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The Perfect Summer Escape

Summertime and the living is easy. Read more

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There’s no place like Gatlinburg

You can tell from online Zoders Gatlinburg reviews that our property has many fans from many states. Read more

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July in Gatlinburg

The ultimate Gatlinburg Tennessee vacation happens in July. Read more

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Spectacular Summertime Events

Come to Gatlinburg this month for four fabulously fun and traditional July events: our July 4th Midnight Parade, the Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta, an Independence Day fireworks finale, and the ever-popular Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. Read more

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May in Gatlinburg: Three Reasons

For a family-friendly Smoky Mountain experience, it’s hard to beat Gatlinburg and the surrounding area. Read more

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

April showers have indeed brought May flowers. Gatlinburg has never been prettier. Read more

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A Smoky Mountain Easter

For many folks, April is all about springtime and Easter, and the city of Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas has a myriad of activities in honor of both. Read more

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April Weather Forecast

Can you believe April is here? Read more

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The Unsinkable Titanic Museum

This month, make it a memorable Saint Patrick’s Day with a visit to a legendary lady of the sea during Irish Month at the Titanic Museum. Read more

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Find Your Gatlinburg Souvenir

Growing up in Romania, we celebrated March 1 by exchanging “mǎrţișoare” - these small brooches tied with red and white ribbons. Read more

Gatlinburg 2.0

Like many other businesses in Sevier County, Gatlinburg Falls Resort experienced a setback during the 2016 wildfires. Read more

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Valentine’s Day, Smoky Mountain Style

This month, make your Valentine’s Day extra-special with these Smoky Mountain events. Read more

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A Gatlinburg Vacation

When I first came to Gatlinburg, I certainly thought that some parts of it reminded me of Austria and Switzerland. Read more

Things to do in Gatlinburg

As you may have heard, there are some exciting developments going on in Gatlinburg right now. Read more

New Year, New Trip?

To beat the winter blues, why not look ahead at your entire calendar for 2019 and see when you can plan a trip to the mountains. Read more

Happy New Year!

From all of us at Zoders Inn, we wish you a wonderful new year. Read more

This Month, Ober’s the Place to Be

For many folks, January in Gatlinburg means one thing – winter sports at Ober Gatlinburg. Read more

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Where I come from, and that would be Europe, the eve of the celebrated day is actually more important than the day itself. Read more

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

For your winter vacations Gatlinburg seems like the obvious choice when you live in southeastern United States. Read more

12 Days of Christmas in Pigeon Forge

As you drive through Pigeon Forge on your way to Gatlinburg in Tennessee, you will see the light displays featuring the elements from the 12 Days of Christmas song: Read more

Auld Lang Syne

Our son is learning to play Auld Lang Syne on the piano. He said it was easier than it looked. Read more

A Very Merry Smoky Mountain Christmas

It’s no surprise that so many visitors come to the Smoky Mountains for the holidays. Read more

Christmas Shopping in the Smokies

You might be wondering what is in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Read more

Holiday Lights Are On In Downtown Gatlinburg

With the holidays approaching, Gatlinburg has turned on the lights. Read more

Take The Scenic Route In Gatlinburg

Driving through Gatlinburg on the main road is fun, but sometimes you may want an alternative route.  Read more

An Affordable Gatlinburg Getaway

Hotel rates in Gatlinburg TN usually stay around the affordable range, especially if you are simply looking for a basic room and a continental breakfast. Read more

Winter Vacation In Gatlinburg

When you think of a winter vacation Gatlinburg typically comes to mind first if you live in the South East of the United States.  Read more

Gatlinburg’s Holly Jolly Holiday Season

This month, we invite our guests and visitors to help us kick off the holiday season with a cornucopia of events and activities, like the following listed here. Read more

Zoder's Family History

Zoders Inn and Suites Gatlinburg is one of the few hotels started before there was a national park in the area. Read more

Fall At The National Park

Is there anything more glorious than fall foliage in the Smokies? Read more

Bringing Back The Feeling Of Fall

My mom grew up on a farm and then moved to a city when she was 18.  Read more

Zoder's Is The Place To Be

Our property is one resort Gatlinburg offers, complete with an indoor pool and hot tub, racquet ball courts and exercise room. Read more

October Features Spooktacular Fun

Fall in the Smokies offers brilliantly-hued foliage, an Oktoberfest, and more Halloween fun than you can shake a mountain-sized stick at. Read more

Fall Events Around Gatlinburg

Hotels in the Smokies have transformed their looks for a fall celebration. Read more

September Features the Taste of Autumn and a Harvest Festival

Fall is one of the best times for a Gatlinburg staycation, as the leaves begin to change to glorious shades of gold, red, yellow, and orange. Read more

Gear Up For Some Summer Rain

For your end-of-summer vacation, Gatlinburg TN may surprise you with an occasional shower. Read more

Your Fall Home Away From Home

Hotels around Gatlinburg TN decorate for fall early. Read more

The Perfect Location

A Smoky Mountains hotel, Zoders Inn and Suites Gatlinburg Tennessee is located between lights #2 and #3.  Read more

Experience the Music of the Mountains

Come join us for the 7th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. Read more

Welcome To Gatlinburg

We went grocery shopping at Food City in Gatlinburg yesterday, on a late Sunday afternoon. Read more

Fun in the Sun

Just because you are in the mountains, it does not mean that you cannot have fun in the sun.  Read more

365 Days of Vacation

When a destination like Gatlinburg stays open to welcome tourists 365 days a year, you know a vacation in Gatlinburg TN can deliver.  Read more

American Patriotic Pride

Through the month of July and even leading up to it, many nice hotels in Gatlinburg show off their patriotic pride.  Read more

Margaritaville in Gatlinburg

There is a new Gatlinburg TN hotel that just opened - Margaritaville.  Read more

Happy 4th!

Have you bought your fireworks yet? Read more

Rafting and Rollin’ on the River

Join us this July for a fabulously fun and traditional Independence Day event: the Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta. Read more

Log Cabins in Gatlinburg

Some people cannot imagine a mountain getaway without staying in a log cabin. Read more

A Hotel Smorgasbord

When it comes to picking a hotel room, Smoky Mountain hotels come in many different shapes, sizes, and locations. Read more

Feel at Home in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg vacations seem more of a reality now that summer has begun. Read more

Splash Fun in the Smoky Mountains

Ah! Summertime. Finally.  Read more

Treat Dad to a Special Father’s Day in the Smokies

This year, why not give Dad something he'll cherish forever and surprise him with a Smoky Mountain staycation? Read more

Ready, Set, Grill!

Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and the grilling season. At Zoders Inn Gatlinburg, you can grill if you want – there are two grills on the property and you can have your picnic right there by the river. Read more

Congrats, Grad!

Gatlinburg TN hotels are filling up right about now with people celebrating their graduates.  Read more

Gatlinburg Attractions

There is never a shortage of Gatlinburg attractions. Read more

8 Great Reasons to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Gatlinburg

This May, why not spend your Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful Smoky Mountains? Read more

Ask for Vacation Packages

Anytime you book a room or a cabin, you should ask if they offer vacation packages.  Read more

Flowers Line the Streets of Gatlinburg

April showers bring May flowers.  Read more

New Offerings In Gatlinburg TN

If you are planning your summer vacations Gatlinburg has a few offers for you. Read more

Tax Season Is Finally Over

Tax Day 2018 falls on April 17 - you get two extra days before filing deadline. Read more

Looking Forward to Warmer Weather

It snowed yesterday in Gatlinburg in Tennessee, hopefully for the last time this year. Read more

The Best Selfie Sites for Your Gatlinburg Getaway

Gatlinburg has so much to offer its visitors – there are events and attractions galore, along with a wide variety of entertainment venues, and many of these make ideal photo opportunities as backgrounds for selfies. Read more

Wildflower Pilgrimage in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The 68th annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage will take place April 24-28, 2018 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read more

Earth Week in the Smokies

Do you remember when Earth Day was exactly that, one day of community events to raise awareness about protecting nature?  Read more

Springtime Arts and Crafts

The Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show will take place March 29-31 a the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. Read more

A Smoky Mountain Saint Patrick’s Day

This month, indulge your inner leprechaun with fun, family-friendly events in celebration of Saint Patty’s Day. Read more

Fun Events in Gatlinburg

With spring on the way, registration has opened for several fun events in Gatlinburg.  Read more

3 More Weeks of Winter at Ober Gatlinburg

Have you been inspired by the Winter Olympics to hit the slopes? Read more

Beat The Spring Break Crowd To Gatlinburg

What are you going to do with your tax return? Read more

Valentine's Day Memories in Gatlinburg TN

All hotels in Gatlinburg TN will be full around Valentine's Day. Read more

Still Time For A Winter Getaway In Gatlinburg

Super Bowl LII is behind us.  Read more

Shine for Your Valentine

The moonshine of the past was an illegal libation made by quaint, and often dangerous, mountain folk, who brewed their “shinny” in carefully hidden, bubbling, copper stills. Read more

Dreaming of summer?

If you are dreaming of summer already, we understand. It has been a cold winter and it’s far from over. Read more

Learn to Ski at Ober Gatlinburg

January does not have to be dreary. Read more

Create Valentine’s Day Memories

We are one month away from Valentine’s Day. It’s time to look up romantic hotels Gatlinburg TN has to offer. Read more

Reasons why Zoders Gatlinburg TN is special

Zoders Inn and Suites Gatlinburg is not just another Smoky Mountain hotel. Read more

Skiers, Snowboarders, and Skaters to Compete in the Tennessee Special Olympic Winter Games

The clash of metal skate blades on ice, and the adrenaline surge of watching skiers and snowboarders race downhill are only a few of the thrilling sights and sounds you’ll find at Ober Gatlinburg as they host one of the most exciting events in the state – the 33rd Anniversary of the Tennessee Special Olympics Winter Games.   Read more

Two Terrific Ways to See the Christmas Lights of Gatlinburg

Come to Gatlinburg for an enchanted Smoky Mountain holiday season. Read more

Romantic Christmas

Now that the Christmas lights have been turned on, Gatlinburg is magical at night. Romantic hotels in Gatlinburg TN are waiting for guests to come create memories. Read more

Leaf Peeping

These days, leaf peeping is all the rage. The best kept secret of the Smokies is that leaf peeping is better during the first week of November. Read more

It’s Time for Holiday Craft Shows

Visitors and guests will have much to be thankful for this November, with not one, but two fabulous holiday craft shows at the Gatlinburg Convention Center! Read more

Snow in October

It snowed in Gatlinburg today. This may be the earliest snow Gatlinburg has seen in recent years - October 29. Read more

Pumpkins and Scarecrows

Have you been through a corn maze this October? Sevier County farms organize some pretty fall festivals. Read more

Fall into Halloween Fun

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are in for some scary good fun this month. If you’re looking for Halloween thrills, check out these Zoder’s Inn favorites. Read more

Shine on with Sugarlands Distilling Company

The Sugarlands Distilling Company, named for the Sugarlands "moonshiners' paradise" region of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a “savorin’ and sippin’” institution of downtown Gatlinburg. Read more

Total Solar Eclipse

Gatlinburg experienced a near totality during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Read more

August in the Smokies

If you are looking for a quieter time to have your vacation in Gatlinburg, August is the time you want to head to the Smokies. Read more

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market: Country Living at Its Most Delicious

In Tennessee we enjoy clean, simple country living, and that means taking advantage of all nature’s bounty amid these magnificent Great Smoky Mountains. On Saturdays from 8:30 to noon, you too can experience a bit of what makes our little region of the world so special at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market. Read more

Hotels Near Gatlinburg TN

As August rolls around, tourists find that a vacation in Gatlinburg becomes even more attractive. Read more

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

Scorching Heat

If you stay in any hotel Gatlinburg TN has to offer, you are bound to find a way to get away from the extreme summer heat. Just find yourself in the Smokies and we will take care of the rest. Read more

Last Minute Bookings

Booking a hotel in Gatlinburg TN these days is very easy. If you already know the name of the hotel, you can go straight to their website. If you don't, Google is your friend... Read more

Happy Independence Day!

As Americans, we should all feel proud every day for the freedom and independence we have. But July 4th is especially grand. John Adams wrote to his wife about this day, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.  Read more

Eight Miles of Authentic Appalachian Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg has no shortage of natural wonders, and mother nature’s handiwork certainly claims the top spot when it comes to craftsmanship. Almost as impressive, however, are the many beautiful and charming creations of the artisans who’ve set up shop along the Arts and Crafts Loop. Read more

Traditions

Many of the hotels Gatlinburg TN has have been around for decades. There is a lot of tender loving care that goes into maintaining these buildings through the years. Amenities which were added in the 50s as the latest and the greatest are either obso Read more

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

Zoder's Inn Facebook Page

In case you have not seen our Facebook page yet, we invite you to go there and click Like so that you may receive our updates in your NewsFeed. Read more

Motown Comes Down to Tennessee

At the Grand Majestic Theater, just a short 20-minute drive from our hotel, you can be transported back to the heyday of Motown fever with Soul of Motown, an unforgettable theatrical homage to some of the greatest voices that ever graced the stage or recording studio. Read more

The Living Is Easy

There's nothing like relaxing during your summer vacation. Read more

Wish Upon a Rainbow at Dollywood's Fun and Interactive Museum

At just 5 feet tall, Dolly Parton might not be a physically imposing presence, but when it comes to her contributions to entertainment, she’s a giant of the field. One of our favorite attractions at Ms. Parton's Dollywood, just a short 25 minutes from our Gatlinburg hotel, is the Chasing Rainbows Museum, which features fun, interactive, and illuminating exhibits on the life and work of Dollywood’s remarkable founder. Read more

Hands-on With Gatlinburg Artisans

With the arrival of springtime our community of skilled artisans and craftspeople begin to cut and shape. Read more

Irish Comfort at Fox and Parrot Tavern

If your family is in the mood to celebrate authentically this Saint Patrick’s Day, then look no farther than Fox and Parrot Tavern, a family-friendly British pub located in downtown Gatlinburg. Fox and Parrot has graciously hosted travelers and Read more

Winter Fun for Daredevils and Novices

Ober Gatlinburg has winter activities for individuals at every skill level. Read more

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

Ober Gatlinburg Is Calling

The only ski resort in Tennessee, Ober Gatlinburg is enjoying yet another good winter season. Read more

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

Romantic Hotels in Gatlinburg

This is your week to make some plans to celebrate Valentine's with the loved one in your life. Have you seen all the romantic hotels Gatlinburg TN has to offer? Read more

Dine Together in a Meal of Solidarity

These popular Gatlinburg restaurants score big with local taste buds. Read more