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4 Ways to Maintain Your Fitness Routine While Staying at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

If you want to keep up your exercise program while on vacation in the Smokies, the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to stay! Our hotel is situated in an excellent location where you can easily access hiking trails, recreational facilities and other outdoor activities! Here are 4 easy ways to maintain your […]
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The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge.

How to Ride the Free Parkway Trolley in Gatlinburg TN This Summer

One of the things that guests love about staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is that our hotel has a convenient trolley stop right outside of our front door! If you are planning a summer vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, you can ride the Parkway Trolley for FREE throughout the peak summer season! […]
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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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