The front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

5 Ways to Save Money When You Stay at Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the country! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, it’s easy to have a fun getaway without breaking the bank. To help you make the most of your trip, we have put together five of the best ways to save money when you stay at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg TN.

1. Eat at Our Onsite Cafe

While Gatlinburg is home to a number of excellent restaurants, dining out for all of your meals can get expensive quickly. A great way to save money during your vacation is to eat at least one meal a day at Sidney James’s Poolside Cafe. Our convenient onsite restaurant offers delicious food for much more reasonable rates than you’ll find in town. With breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, full dinners, and homemade desserts, we are guaranteed to have something you’ll love.

2. Leave Your Car BehindThe Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge.

The cost of driving around Gatlinburg can add up when you have to pay for gas and parking. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, however, you can leave your car behind! Our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg TN is just a 10 minute walk from all of the awesome attractions, shops, and restaurants on The Strip.

Sidney James Mountain Lodge is also lucky enough to have a trolley stop right in front of our lobby. The Gatlinburg Trolley is a cheap and fun way to get around the Smokies. Rides to the downtown area are just 50 cents, and day passes are available for $2.

3. Enjoy Free Activities

Visitors to Gatlinburg will find a variety of great activities that don’t cost any money! Here are a few of our favorite free things to do in the area:

  • Listen to live music around town
  • Go wine tasting along the Rocky Top Wine Trail
  • Take a scenic drive in the mountains
  • Have a picnic
  • Tour the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

For even more great ideas, check out these 4 Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Free.

4. Go for a Swim

Spending some time at our beautiful swimming pools is a great free alternative to the attractions in town. During the warm weather months, you will love soaking up the sun at our outdoor pools. What could be better than a relaxing float in the water on a hot summer’s day?

Sidney James Mountain Lodge also offers a fantastic heated indoor pool that is open all year long. With its cool cave-like design, our indoor pool is always a big hit with kids! Our indoor pool is located next to our cafe, so you can always enjoy a sandwich or a snack during your afternoon of fun by the water.

A bedroom at Sidney James Mountain Lodge with a fireplace.5. Take Advantage of Our Specials

Sidney James Mountain Lodge offers a number of great discounts and deals throughout the year. Sometimes, guests can even get a free night’s stay with us! To see our latest promotions, visit our Specials page.

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