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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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5 Reasons Guests Love the Private Balconies at Our Hotel in Downtown Gatlinburg

The Sidney James Mountain Lodge is not only popular for its affordable rooms and convenient location, but for all of the excellent amenities that our guests can enjoy! One of the amenities that our guests love the most is the private balconies that are attached to each of our hotel rooms! Here are the top 5 reasons why guests love the private balconies at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg:
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Top 4 Benefits of Staying at a Pet Friendly Hotel in Gatlinburg

When you stay with us, there's no need to leave your pet at home! Our hotel is one of just a few in Gatlinburg that has pet-friendly rooms, and we are delighted to welcome guests traveling with pets. If you haven't considered bringing your pet with you on vacation, you should because there are quite a few perks. Check out these 4 benefits of staying at our pet friendly hotel in Gatlinburg:
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Top 5 Reasons to Take a Long Vacation in the Smoky Mountains with Your Family

If you are planning a weekend getaway to the Smoky Mountains with your family, consider extending your vacation for a few days! While it is impossible to see and do everything in the Smokies in just one trip, you can see so much more with just an extra day or two! Here are the top 5 reasons to take a long vacation in the Smoky Mountains with your family:
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