Beautiful photo of the city of Gatlinburg in the mountains in the early morning.

Top 4 Hidden Gems in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN is home to some of the most-visited attractions in the Southeast. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws over 11 million people each year, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was voted the best aquarium in America by the readers of USA Today. In addition to these famous attractions, there are also a number of lesser-known destinations in town that are definitely worth a visit. To help you make the most of your vacation, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to the top four hidden gems in Gatlinburg.
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The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen in Gatlinburg.

5 Gatlinburg Fudge Shops You Need to Visit

Gatlinburg, TN is famous for its wonderful fudge shops. No vacation in the Smokies is complete without sampling the area’s signature treat! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge you will be minutes away from all of the superb candy stores on the Parkway. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to five of the very best Gatlinburg fudge shops.
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The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Top 5 Places You Can Visit on the Gatlinburg Trolley

Getting around Gatlinburg is a breeze when you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Our hotel has a convenient trolley stop right in front of our main lobby, so you can leave your car behind and let someone else drive for a while. Most rides on the Gatlinburg trolley are just 50 cents each way, or you can buy a day pass for $2. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to five of the most popular places you can travel using Gatlinburg’s trolley system.
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Beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains.

The 5 Best Places to Visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

With over 11 million annual visitors, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular national park in America! Offering breathtaking scenery, over 800 miles of hiking trails, and incredible wildlife, it’s no wonder the Smokies have become a can’t-miss destination in the Southeast. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN, you will be near all of the best places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here are five spots you will definitely want to see during your vacation:
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The very popular Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

Top 5 Things to Do in Gatlinburg When It Rains

While everyone keeps their fingers crossed for sunny skies during their vacation, sometimes the weather just doesn’t turn out the way you hoped. Fortunately, Gatlinburg is one of the very best places to spend a rainy day! Our Smoky Mountain city may be most famous for its outdoor activities, but it also offers a number of fantastic indoor activities that your family is sure to love. To help you make the most of your getaway, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to the top five things to do in Gatlinburg when it rains.
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Bacon, eggs, and toast.

5 of the Best Places to Eat Breakfast in Gatlinburg TN

The old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” must have originated in Gatlinburg, because our Smoky Mountain city takes breakfast seriously! Gatlinburg is filled with a seemingly endless variety of pancake houses and breakfast restaurants, each with their own signature dishes. With so many options, choosing where to dine can be a little overwhelming. To help you make the right decision, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to five of the best places to eat breakfast in Gatlinburg TN.
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Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

6 Awesome Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains

If you love being outside, you can’t beat a vacation in Gatlinburg, TN! Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our charming city offers a variety of wonderful outdoor adventures. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you will be near all of the best things to do in the great outdoors. To help you make the most of your vacation, we have put together a guide to six of the most popular outdoor activities in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.
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Stunning mountain view in Gatlinburg.

Where to Find the Best Views in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is blessed with majestic mountain scenery that attracts millions of admirers each year. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you will be minutes away from all of the most photo-worthy spots in the Smokies. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to all of the best views in Gatlinburg:
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The city of Gatlinburg surrounded by mountains.

4 Insider Tips for Your Gatlinburg TN Vacation

There is nowhere else in the world quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Blessed with the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, our charming city is overflowing with incredible things to see and do. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you will be minutes away from all of the area’s very best destinations. To help you prepare for your next escape, we have put together four insider tips for your Gatlinburg TN vacation.
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