Gatlinburg, TN is a vacation resort, convention center, and family getaway located in Sevier County, just across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Cherokee, NC. U.S. Highway 441 connects the two towns. Less than 7 miles away is the infamous town of Pigeon Forge TN, another vacation getaway for millions of visitors each year.
The town is nestled among the Blue Ridge, Grapeyard Ridge, and Sugarland Mountains, while Mount Le Conte presents a commanding presence. The Little Pigeon River flows through Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg is like a mix of historic San Francisco - with it's trolley cars and assortment of getaways - and a pioneering village fraught with culture and heritage. The air is crisp and the water runs clear. The people are wholesome and friendly, and the atmosphere is electric. Simply put, Gatlinburg TN is the South's favorite playgrounds!
For those who want to put boots on the ground, there are more than 900 miles of scenic hiking trails, all situated around Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. Horseback riding is available. Above the town rests the Ober Gatlinburg theme park. Enjoy some thrilling whitewater rafting, bring your fly rod and go trout fishing, or take advantage of the ski slopes. There are numerous family attractions about 500 shops and restaurants in Gatlinburg.
Encompassing just 10 square miles, Gatlinburg TN offers one of America's best places to relax, have fun, and enjoy living during all four seasons of the year. It is surrounded by the high Appalachian mountains and is considered the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.
To give you an idea of living in the "old days", there is an area of Gatlinburg which is better known as the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the sole zoned crafts community in America. Its an area where you can take in all the history and culture of Gatlinburg, as well as the Smoky Mountains, and entails the largest coalition of independent artisans in North America.
No experience in the Smoky Mountains should be without a few nights stay in a cabin. And, Gatlinburg has plenty of them. Select from a variety of sizes, amenities and locations. Find a cozy, rustic, or luxury cabin rental in Gatlinburg here.
There are thousands of hotel and motel rooms in Gatlinburg. Problem is they all fill up fast. Book early for the best rooms and locations. From in-town and off the street to budget and semi luxury. Select a room with a fireplace or creek-side balcony.
Finding food is as simple as walking down town. Plenty of restaurants line Gatlinburg's main strip. Eat BBQ, steak, Italian, Mexican, and more. Check out the coffee shops, deli's and breweries. Family dining in our Southern restaurants.
A walk around the main strip in town will probably be your first introduction to this unique mountain village. After that, the sky is the limit. Gatlinburg offers so many things to do. Hike the Smokies, visit a brewery, shop the galleries and malls... dining, arts and crafts, picnics...
From Ripley's museums, a mountain coaster, and hillbilly golf to Ober Gatlinburg, the space needle, and zip lines. Gatlinburg has it all! If playing is your thing, you won't be disappointed. So, grab your family, grab your plastic, and get ready to have some fun, fun, fun!
Looking for that romantic wedding in an enchanted forest? You've come to the right place. Gatlinburg has several wedding chapels, and a number of honeymoon cabins. Sky lift, Chapel at the Park, Space Needle, Creek Bridge, and Gazebo are all Gatlinburg wedding options.