About Gatlinburg

Located at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg’s ambiance provides a true retreat from modern life without scrimping on any of the comfort.

Gatlinburg is a destination of non-stop adventure in the outdoors. From whitewater raft tours to high-octane ski runs down the mountain, every season delivers a range of heart pumping activities. From your vantage point on the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, take in the dense green forests and rolling vistas of the Smokies before getting dropped at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park. With 9 slopes, a snow tubing park, and ski and snowboard rentals galore, Ober’s lifts are always full in the wintertime. Raft down the Big Pigeon River, or saddle up for a trail ride and a chance to absorb the wooded landscape. True thrill seekers will want to give one of Gatlinburg’s many ziplines a try.

With Great Smoky Mountains National Park right out your backdoor, you’ll have miles of trails for hiking and biking at your disposal. You’ll find nowhere more memorable to catch a sunset. Catch the pigments at Rainbow Falls; or hike over 800 miles of wild and wonderful trails. The National Park is also full of history, and contains a collection of preserved log structures from the pioneer era. Whether you plan to fish, trail ride, or simply bask in the wilderness serenity, the Smokies captivate the imagination.

After building up a hunger, you’ll be happy to know that over 100 restaurants are there catering to all appetites. From Southern-style BBQ and stone ground flapjacks to ethnic cuisine from around the world, the town is an ideal spot for a romantic interlude or a filling family dinner. Gatlinburg’s brick-laid streets and quaint storefronts are also a plus for any dedicated shopper. Pick up hand-thrown pottery and fresh jams at the Great Smoky Arts and Craft Loop or indulge in retail therapy at the Mountain Mall. The Parkway is always an enchanting place to spend the day, with numerous shops, museums, and cafes to explore. Gatlinburg nourishes a seasoned tradition of brewing and distilling, with plenty of establishments serving up moonshine, plus the chance to sample local wines at Winery Square. For family-friendly entertainment, look no further than the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre & Music Hall.

With Gatlinburg’s range of cozy and pampering cabins, you can truly kick back after a long day of play. From wide decks—perfect for grilling beneath the stars—to the peacefulness that comes from being in the woods, your adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains begins right here.