Gatlinburg, TN - About the Area

area-park.jpgThe City of Gatlinburg is located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is a resort community offering year round indoor and outdoor activities for visitors of all ages. Gatlinburg is also the second most popular place in America for honeymooners. The busy little city in tucked away in the shadows of the smoky mountains can easily accommodate romantic getaways, family vacations, corporate meetings and retreats, and of course honeymoons.

In the early 1900's, Gatlinburg was a small logging town with only one hotel used by loggers and their families mostly on weekends. After a hard week in the logging camps, workers would join their families for a weekend at the Mountain View Hotel in Gatlinburg. After the formal dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September 1940, the hotel began catering to tourists traveling to the newly created National Park. The kitchen in the Mountain View Hotel boasted some of the best chefs in the South preparing delicious home cooked meals for guests. Evenings at the Mountain View were mostly spent sitting in rocking chairs on the long front porch which overlooked what is now the city of Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg boasts thousands of romantic chalets throughout the mountainous area which are available for vacation rental as well as a ski resort which sits atop a mountain overlooking downtown Gatlinburg. This romantic little city is located at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many large conventions, annual festivals and other special events are held in Gatlinburg year round.

Area Attractions

  • Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
  • Dollywood Amusement Park
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
  • Titanic Museum & Exhibit
  • Tanger Outlet Mall
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • Arts & Crafts Community
  • WonderWorks Museum