Gatlinburg, TN is located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg is a bustling year round resort offering indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Gatlinburg is the second most popular place in America for honeymooners. Romantic getaways, family vacations, corporate meetings, and honeymoons can be easily accommodated in Gatlinburg.
Then in the early 1900′s, Gatlinburg was a quaint town with only one hotel used by loggers and their families on weekends. After a hard week of work in nearby logging camps, workers would join their spouses and children for a weekend at the Mountain View Hotel. The hotel later began catering to tourists traveling to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The huge kitchen in the Mountain View Hotel bustled with some of the best chefs in the South preparing delicious home cooked meals for guests. Evenings at the Mountain View were spent sitting in rocking chairs on the long front porch which overlooked what is now the busy city of Gatlinburg. Flockin’ to Gatlinburg, summer of 1942 Print by artist G. Webb Gatlinburg eventually became more tourist oriented with the establishment of a few specialty shops.
Over the years, hundreds of shops have been built. Major attractions, great restaurants, convention centers, and many luxury hotels make up the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Thousands of romantic chalets are available for vacation rental throughout the mountainous area of Gatlinburg, and a ski resort sits atop a mountain overlooking downtown Gatlinburg.
This romantic city is located at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the second most popular place to get married in America and is the perfect place for a honeymoon or a weekend filled with romance. Many large conventions are held in Gatlinburg year round as are annual festivals and other special events. Very popular are arts and crafts shows which take place throughout the year. Find out more about Gatlinburg by staying in a Gatlinburg Cabin.