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Top 5 Amenities Families Love at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

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February 8, 2018

When Gatlinburg is your destination for your family vacation, there is no better place to stay than Sidney James Mountain Lodge! We have incredible amenities that are great for families, such as an indoor and outdoor pools, picnic areas and more. Here are the top 5 amenities families love at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Indoor/Outdoor Pools

A mother and daughter having fun at an indoor pool.

Vacation is all about having fun and taking a break from the stresses of everyday life. That’s why we’ve given our guests both indoor and outdoor pools to swim in! Our pools are perfect for families because children have their own kiddie pool beside the indoor pool! There are also kiddie areas to swim at our outdoor pools. Parents can join their children in the kid pools, or swim in the normal pool while still keeping an eye on them. Make sure you don’t forget to bring your bathing suits when you stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN!

2. Pet Friendly

At Sidney James Mountain Lodge, we believe that pets are part of the family. That’s why we are one of the few hotels in Gatlinburg that offers pet-friendly accommodations. We have a number of pet-friendly rooms available so you can bring them with you on your next vacation. You’ll have a blast when you bring your furry friend along on your trip, and you won’t have to worry about finding somewhere to board them or someone to watch them! Pets must always be on a leash in any public or common areas in the hotel. Read over our pet policy before your vacation to find out all the rules and requirements of bringing your pet along.

3. Gatlinburg Trolley Stop

The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

One thing families love about staying in our hotel in Gatlinburg TN is that there is a Gatlinburg Trolley stop right outside our front doors! You’ll be able to ride the Trolley to all the main attractions in Gatlinburg and won’t have to worry about gas or finding a place park. Leave your car safely at our hotel and hop on the trolley to go where you need to. When you arrive, you’ll be given an interactive Gatlinburg Trolley map that will keep you informed about all the arrival and departure times of the Trolley during your stay. It’s a convenient and fun way to travel through town!

4. Guest Laundry Room

Family vacations often end up resulting in lots of laundry. When you return home after vacation, you’re not going to feel like spending hours washing clothes. To help limit the amount of dirty clothes you take back home, we have a guest laundry room! Did one of the kids accidentally spill something on your favorite outfit? Don’t worry, just wash it! Families love taking advantage of our guest laundry room.

5. Picnic Areas


What could be better on your family vacation than enjoying a delicious picnic with each other in the beautiful outdoors? We have private picnic areas by our mountain stream for guests to enjoy. We’re also next to Mynatt Park, which has plenty of picnic areas for you to use! Take in the beauty of nature around you as you share a meal together as a family.

Sidney James Mountain Lodge is the place to stay when you come to Gatlinburg with your family. Browse all our rooms in our hotel in Gatlinburg TN and start planning your family vacation!