- Ober Gatlinburg
- Ski Area & Amusement Park
- 1001 Parkway Suite 2 - Gatlinburg
- Tennessee 37738 - United States
- [email protected]
- (800) 251-9202
Whether you come to stay in Gatlinburg for a long weekend in the winter or a glorious month in the summer, we'll make you feel right at home. Our secret to success is part old-fashioned friendliness and down-home hospitality, part beautiful Great Smoky scenery, and part great cooking, southern-style and otherwise. No matter when you come to visit, you'll always have a tremendous variety in the types of accommodations and places to stay. You might select any of our modern motels. A classic Great Smoky chalet. A spacious condo. Quaint bed and breakfast. Or traditional rustic log cabin.
You can get a cozy fireplace in the winter. Locate nearer to the many attractions or shopping areas. Or just hide away for a romantic honeymoon adventure. No matter what, there are plenty of choices just waiting to make you feel at home. At the Gatlinburg Visitors and Convention Bureau, we also love to help with arranging the perfect Smoky Mountain experience for church groups, anniversaries, and other special requests.
There's so much to see and do in Gatlinburg, you'll wish you had a couple of extra days to spend. With the Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, our trolley will whisk you to the hundreds of interesting stores and quaint shops. You can take the "crafts loop" in the Great Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Community to find special gifts or the keepsake you've always wanted. And you'll find wood carvings, furniture and folk art collectibles.
There's also great recreation, including the Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course. Take the trolley, ride the chair lifts, rent a golf cart, hop on the famous Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram (the largest in America), or just foray into the park to take in the beauty of the scenery. There are golf courses and fishing. Great restaurants and horseback riding. Campgrounds and hiking trails. And in the winter, the fun is all downhill with alpine skiing, ice skating, and holiday celebrations. It's no wonder that so many millions of people are attracted to the attractions all around Gatlinburg.
The sunrise majesty as viewed from Myrtle Point, Looking down at the Chimneys and Newfound Gap from Cliff Tops. The panoramic views of the sea of mountains that is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And you get dinner, breakfast and a bed to boot! Sitting comfortably at over 6,300', it is an experience that you have to earn. The shortest of the six foot trails leading to the lodge is over 5.5 miles. Yet thousands of people make the trip year after year making it one of the hottest tickets in town.
Hike up what is arguably the most scenic (and easiest) trail to the Lodge. Then enjoy a totally different experience the following day, hiking down a portion of the greatest summit to base elevation change in the Park, Mt. LeConte's north face, or, hike down to a portion of the East Coast's most famous trail, the Appalachian Trail.
Want to guarantee you get the most from your trip? You've got it. Your naturalist guide will share the Park's natural and human history from the settlers to the Native Americans who lived on this land for thousands of years. The Smokies contain more species of plants and animals than anywhere else North of the Tropics on this planet. Want to learn about some of these beautiful species, some found only in the Park? We'll share with you some of the marvels that make the Smokies unique. Ever wonder what grandma used to cure coughs, sore throats, headaches? Walk with us and we'll share with you some of those time tested natural medicines. We'll also introduce you to some tasty wild treats along the way. Also we will discuss strategies and demonstrate techniques to make the physical part of your journey as pleasant as possible.