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The 5 Top Smoky Mountain Breweries and Distilleries

There’s a ton to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and many visitors find themselves wanting to visit some of the best Smoky Mountain breweries and distilleries. Luckily, the area has plenty to offer, including some fantastic bars in Gatlinburg TN. From breweries offering amazing food to moonshine distilleries that grind their own grain, here are the 5 top Smoky Mountain breweries and distilleries:
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4 Fun Places to Take Your Dog Near Our Pet Friendly Hotel in Gatlinburg

We have a fantastic selection of pet-friendly rooms for our guests and their canine friends! We understand that pets are part of the family too and should be part of your vacation in the Smokies! If you are wondering what to do with your pet while you are staying in our hotel, you will find several local places that you and your furry companion will love. Here are 4 fun places to take your dog near our pet friendly hotel in Gatlinburg:
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Top 3 Reasons Why You Need to Experience the Lights Over Gatlinburg Event

One of the most festive holiday events in the Smoky Mountains is Lights Over Gatlinburg, where the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is lit up at night with more than 40,000 sparkling lights! This is your chance to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a magical night with your family and friends! Here are the top 3 reasons why you need to experience the Lights Over Gatlinburg event:
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Top 6 Places to Go Shopping in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

Do you love to browse through shops while you’re on vacation? You’ll be glad to know there are several places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! From handmade items to your favorite brands, you’ll find all kinds of cool things you can buy. Check out these top 6 places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:
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Top 4 Things to Know About the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta

While some people might consider the winter months as the “off-season” in Gatlinburg, this is actually one of the best times to visit the Smokies! You will not only find less crowds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park but also lots of special events throughout the winter months! One of the most exciting events is the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta, where the family theme park is transformed into a winter wonderland! Here are the top 4 things you need to know about the Enchanted Winter of Lights at Anakeesta:
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3 Great Ways to Relax at Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg

When you are ready to spoil yourself with some relaxing vacation time in the Smoky Mountains, come on down to stay with us! Our affordable hotel is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg and has all the comforts and amenities you need for a perfect break from the stress of everyday life! Here are 3 great ways to relax while staying at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg:
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Top 4 Reasons to Take Advantage of Our Gatlinburg Hotel Specials

We offer some of the best deals in town with excellent rates and wonderful amenities when it comes to Gatlinburg hotels. However, did you know that our hotel offers a number of specials and discounts throughout the year to make your vacation to Gatlinburg even more affordable? We want to share some of the reasons you should be taking advantage of these specials. Here are the top 4 reasons to take advantage of our Gatlinburg hotel specials:
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4 Fun Events to Experience During the Gatlinburg Winterfest Celebration

The holiday season is an exciting time in Gatlinburg as the town comes alive with all types of festive events during the annual Winterfest celebration! Whether you are planning Thanksgiving in the Smokies or a Christmas vacation to enjoy the holiday light displays, there is always something fun going on in Gatlinburg! All the action takes place just steps away from the Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Here are 4 fun events to experience during the Gatlinburg Winterfest celebration:
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4 Fun Places to Explore in the New Black Bear Village at Anakeesta

Anakeesta has recently opened the Black Bear Village, the final phase of their $6.5 million expansion. This charming area features a pair of tempting restaurants, a unique new place to shop, and a mountain themed splash pad for the kids! It joins the Anavista observation tower and TreeVenture Challenge Course as part of Anakeesta’s largest expansion ever! Here are 4 fun places to explore in the new Black Bear Village at Anakeesta:
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