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Top 4 Fun Activities to Do With Your Family at Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg

One of the many benefits of staying at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is the convenient location directly next to Mynatt Park! This beautiful city park is one of the best kept secrets in Gatlinburg as it offers all types of fun recreational activities for your family to enjoy without the crowds of other Gatlinburg […]
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Top 4 Places to Watch the Sunset Near Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg TN

While Gatlinburg is beautiful at any time of day or night, there is nothing quite like the spectacular sunset over the Smoky Mountains! As the sun slowly disappears below the horizon, the sky turns into a stunning display of colors that has to be seen to be believed! Here are the top 4 places to […]
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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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