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Aunt Mahalia's candy shop in Gatlinburg.

The Top 4 Candy Shops in Gatlinburg TN

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is famous for its candy stores – and with good reason! Our Smoky Mountain city is overflowing with charming sweet shops that sell some of the tastiest treats you’ll ever eat. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Bearskin Lodge has put together a guide to the top four […]

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The Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN at sunset.

5 Great Ways to Save Money at the Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN

Taking a vacation in Gatlinburg, Tennessee doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg, especially when you stay at the Bearskin Lodge! Located right in the heart of the city, our hotel offers a number of wonderful amenities that will help you stay under budget during your getaway. Read on to learn five tips […]

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The Gatlinburg Space Needle and Ripley's Odditorium.

5 Fun Things to Do at the Gatlinburg Space Needle

No trip to Tennesee’s Smoky Mountains is complete without a visit to the Gatlinburg Space Needle! Standing at 407 feet tall, this striking observation tower is the most distinctive feature of the Gatlinburg skyline. In addition to providing breathtaking views, the Gatlinburg Space Needle is also home to a number of awesome attractions that your […]

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A scenic photo of Gatlinburg TN and the mountains.

When to Visit Gatlinburg TN: The Best Time for a Vacation

If you’re still deciding when to visit Gatlinburg TN, you’re not alone! People frequently call our vacation specialists to ask when the best time to travel to the Smoky Mountains is. Truth be told, there is no single “best time” for a Gatlinburg getaway; it all depends on what you want to see and do […]

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The famous Gatlinburg Strip.

Top 5 Things to Do on the Gatlinburg Strip

There is nowhere else in the world quite like downtown Gatlinburg, TN! Commonly known as The Strip, the heart of the city may only be a few blocks long, but it is absolutely jam-packed with incredible attractions, restaurants, and shops. Over 11 million people come to Gatlinburg each year to experience everything our Smoky Mountain […]

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A black bear cub in a tree in the Smoky Mountains.

Wildlife Viewing Tips: Finding Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Animals

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is famous for its spectacular wildlife! The Smokies are home to around 65 species of mammals, more than 200 varieties of birds, over 80 types of reptiles and amphibians, and 67 native fish species. When you vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, you will have ample opportunities to see these fascinating […]

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The sign outside of Sugarland Cellars Winery in Gatlinburg

Top 5 Wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains with Free Tastings

Although it may not be as well-known as Northern California’s Wine Country, the Great Smoky Mountain area is a wonderful destination for anyone who enjoys a nice glass of red, white, or rosé. Gatlinburg, TN and the surrounding cities are home to the Rocky Top Wine Trail, a collection of five wineries that offer complimentary […]

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Stunning photo of Gatlinburg and the mountains at sunrise

7 of the Best Free or Cheap Things to Do in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most affordable vacation destinations in the country! While there are certainly plenty of opportunities to spend money in tow.

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The Peddler Steakhouse in downtown Gatlinburg

5 Downtown Gatlinburg Restaurants Within Walking Distance of Bearskin Lodge

When you stay at the Bearskin Lodge, you definitely won’t go hungry during your vacation! Each morning at our hotel begins with a deluxe

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Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg Skiing and Other Winter Sports

Hit the Slopes At Ober Gatlinburg The popularity of winter sports has grown tremendously over the past couple of decades, thanks in large part to world-class American skiers medaling in the Olympics as well as the surge of interest in snowboarding and similar sports. At Ober Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, winter […]

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