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! Here are all the details on how to ride the free Parkway Trolley in Gatlinburg TN this summer:
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Top 5 Benefits of Joining the Guest Rewards Program at Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

If you are looking for the best deals, specials and discounts at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge, check out our Guest Rewards Club! This allows you to enjoy all types of exclusive benefits at our hotel, and the awesome part is that it is completely free to join! Here are the top 5 benefits of joining the Guest Rewards program at our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:
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Top 4 Picnic Areas in Gatlinburg TN to Enjoy Dining Outside

A fun way to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains is by dining outside with a picnic lunch in Gatlinburg! There are several local grocery stores that have all the supplies you need for sandwiches, snacks and other goodies. As an alternative, you can also order a tasty meal to go from our Poolside Cafe! After ordering or packing up your delicious lunch, head to one of these top 4 picnic areas in Gatlinburg TN:
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Laurel Falls and footbridge

5 Hiking Trails in the Smoky Mountains You Can Bring Kids On

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 800 miles worth of hiking trails! Some lead to amazing mountain views or waterfalls and are difficult in skill level while others are easier to navigate. Hiking can be a fantastic family bonding activity and is great way to be active. So, we have narrowed down five of the best hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains to bring your kids along to!
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The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

5 Benefits of Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley on Your Vacation

Sidney James Mountain Lodge has the convenience of the Gatlinburg Trolley right outside the door, and that should open up your adventure as soon you arrive for your stay. Whether you want to venture to the shops and eateries beyond downtown, or if you’d like to stay close to all the action, the trolley can take you to your desired location. Here are 5 reasons riding the Gatlinburg Trolley would be beneficial on your vacation.
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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 it exhilarating to its millions of visitors each year:
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Indoor pool at Sidney James Mountain Lodge

4 Reasons Families Love Our Gatlinburg Hotel with an Indoor Pool

Rain or shine, you’ll be able to go for a refreshing swim at Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Our hotel has both an outdoor and indoor pool, so you can swim at any time of the year. Families especially love taking advantage of our indoor pool, as well as all our other incredible amenities. Here are 4 reasons families love our Gatlinburg hotel with an indoor pool:
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5 Reasons to Stay in Our Gatlinburg Hotel Jacuzzi Rooms for A Romantic Getaway

If you’re in need of some time away with your sweetheart, there’s no better place to visit than Gatlinburg. With all the amazing attractions and delicious restaurants in the area, planning the perfect date night is easy. To make your vacation even better, stay in one of our Jacuzzi rooms! All of your stress and worries will fade away as you soak in a bubbling Jacuzzi. Here are 5 reasons to stay in our Gatlinburg hotel Jacuzzi rooms for a romantic getaway:
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Beautiful photo of the downtown Gatlinburg skyline.

5 Tips on What to Do in Gatlinburg on Your Family Vacation

Gatlinburg is the perfect destination for a family vacation! There are so many family-friendly activities to enjoy and memories to be made. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’ll love our incredible amenities and being close to all the best things to do in the area. To help guarantee you have an amazing time, we’re sharing 5 tips on what to do in Gatlinburg on your family vacation:
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