The Smoky Mountains have been the destination of romantic getaways for decades and will continue to be long into the future. Couples from all over the world have fallen in love as they’ve strolled the streets of Gatlinburg, have become engaged in our hills and many have said their vows with a backdrop of our stunning blue ridges behind them. Those same lovers have returned with their children and some even with their grandchildren, making it very apparent that Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains is place for sweethearts to make memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives as well as leave traditions and a legacy behind for all of those in their life. We wanted to share with you a few of the reasons that couples love to include us when planning their escape to the mountains!
The location of our hotel is one of the top reasons that couples love staying with us! We are located in downtown Gatlinburg but also just outside the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When staying with us, you and your significant other will enjoy being able to have a romantic dinner together at one of the area’s top dining experiences, The Peddler that is next door to our property. Sugarland Cellars is also steps from our property and offers free tastings daily and a bottle of local wine is perfect for finishing off the night in one of our beautiful king suites! With the Aerial Tramway for Ober Gatlinburg a 5 minute walk away, adding in time on the slopes is also convenient. Old Dad’s General Store is across the street and is the perfect place for picking up everything you need for a romantic picnic in the park. Beginning the morning with a walk to the Donut Friar in The Village or to have breakfast at Crockett’s Breakfast Camp is also easily doable during your time with us. A little extra to feature to our location is the beautiful Smokies river that runs alongside our property! You can enjoy the water from one of our streamside guest rooms or by just simply kicking back in one of the rocking chairs that we have available. You may even have a chance to spot an otter, great blue heron or curious black bear roaming by!
Our king guest rooms and king suite are perfect for couples that want a cozy and romantic place to stay while vacationing together! The luxurious custom-made beds and rustic hickory furniture are only the beginning to setting the stage for a trip filled with comfort and romance. Rooms with fireplaces, love seats or sofas and flat screen tv’s make relaxing in feel like a home away from home with a little extra ambiance. The walk-in showers and large vanity areas are excellent for getting ready for a date night in Gatlinburg and the in-room microwave and mini-fridge are perfect for having a glass of wine and snacks before you head out. Joining us for a free complimentary breakfast will help you to save money for a visit to the SkyBridge or Anakeesta and other attractions around town. Hopping on the Gatlinburg Trolley to explore is also simple thanks to the trolley passing right by our hotel.
The overall Bearskin Lodge Experience is certainly one of the top reasons that couples love to spend their time with us. Our hotel was created to honor the legacy of our owner’s grandmother Hattie Ogle McGiffin. Hattie owned and ran The Bearskin Motel that once stood where the The Bearskin Parking Garage is today. 20 years ago our hotel opened its doors with the hope of recreating the hospitality that Hattie was known for in the community. We strive daily for our hotel to be a place that is filled with charm and comfort. The experience of our guests is our top priority and we pride ourselves on knowing that time after time members of our Bearskin family return to see us. When staying with us you’ll experience the comfort of your grandmother’s home, the beauty of a rustic mountain lodge and the type of romance that’s often only found in Hallmark movies!
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