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6 Interesting Facts About the Smoky Mountains That Might Surprise You

The Smoky Mountains have a rich history with tons of interesting tidbits that are as old as the mountains themselves. Many people are surprised when they realize that there’s more than just black bears, hiking trails, and great views that can be found here. Here are 6 interesting facts about the Smoky Mountains that make […]
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4 Unique Family Experiences to Have When You Stay at Our Gatlinburg Hotel

You probably know Gatlinburg is home to some fantastic restaurants, and big attractions like the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. While everything in town offers fun for the family, we wanted to let you know about 4 places that are totally unique from the typical vacation to Gatlinburg. All of these destinations are close to […]
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delicious steak with loaded baked potato at Peddler Steakhouse in Gatlinburg TN

5 of the Best Dinner Restaurants near Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

Tender steak, juicy burgers, mouth-watering shrimp — are you feeling hungry yet? One of the best parts about vacation is trying all the delicious food in the area! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’ll be close to all the best dinner restaurants in Gatlinburg. Here are 5 of the best dinner restaurants […]
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3 Scenic Hiking Trails That Are Located Within Minutes of Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

If you love hiking, there is no better place to stay than at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Our hotel is within minutes of some of the best trails in the Smokies, including some of the most popular trails at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Here are 3 scenic hiking trails that you can […]
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