sunrise over Gatlinburg, Tennessee

4 Reasons Why Guests Love the Location of Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

The outdoor swimming pool at Sidney James Mountain Lodge in Gatlinburg.
July 12, 2018

When it comes to the hotel with the best location in Gatlinburg, the Sidney James Mountain Lodge is second to none! Our affordable hotel is situated in the heart of the Smokies and nestled on a beautiful mountain stream, making it the perfect place to spend your vacation! Here are the top 4 reasons why guests love the convenient location of our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:

1. Walking Distance to Downtown Gatlinburg

The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is within easy walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg, where you can board the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg, explore the fascinating sea life at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and ride the scenic Gatlinburg Sky Lift. The downtown area is also a great place to have a delicious dinner, shop for souvenirs and enjoy an evening stroll. After your busy day in downtown Gatlinburg, you can look forward to returning back to our hotel for a relaxing evening in your cozy room!

2. Trolley Stop in Front of Hotel

The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

If you want to visit some sights and attractions that are a bit further afield, take advantage of the trolley stop right in front of our hotel! The Gatlinburg Trolley provides transportation service throughout the City of Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas, operating over 20 trolleys on 7 different routes. You can board the trolleys at more than 100 locations throughout Gatlinburg, making it easy to travel to and from the Sidney James Mountain Lodge! The fares are also incredibly affordable, whether you pay per ride or purchase a ticket for unlimited rides all day!

3. Quiet Rooms Away from the Parkway

While our hotel in Gatlinburg TN is just a short walk from downtown Gatlinburg, we are just far enough away so that you don’t have to worry about the sounds of traffic and pedestrians. Since our rooms are away from the Gatlinburg Parkway, you can enjoy a peaceful night of rest! The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is situated on a quiet side of Historic Nature Trail and is adjacent to Mynatt Park, where you can enjoy a picnic away from the crowds. Many of our rooms also overlook a lovely mountain stream to help make you feel completely relaxed.

4. Close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

great smoky mountains national park sign

We know that many of our guests plan to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you will be excited to know that our hotel in Gatlinburg TN is practically right around the corner from the park entrance! This means that you can be quickly on your way in the morning to hike one of the many scenic trails throughout the park. When you need a break from your outdoor activities, make the quick drive back to the Sidney James Mountain Lodge for a swim in our outdoor pool or a nap in your hotel room!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN today to take advantage of our convenient location in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! We hope to see you soon at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge!