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4 Great Ways to Save Money at The Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN

DATE : February 1, 2023

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 4 tips for saving money at The Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN.

1. Have Breakfast With Us

Bearskin Lodge Breakfast RoomDining out is often the single biggest expense for vacationers. The cost of eating at a restaurant for every meal can add up quickly, especially if you are traveling with the whole family. Fortunately, guests at The Bearskin Lodge can save by starting their days with a light breakfast at our hotel.

For breakfast, we offer a variety of items for you to grab and enjoy on-the-go or in your room. Fill up on our breakfast items and save money by not dining out for all three meals of the day!

2. Walk Instead of Drive

Between the cost of gas and parking, traveling by car can be another significant expense for families on vacation. When you stay at the Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN, however, you can park for free at our garage and walk to many of the most popular destinations on The Strip. Some of the great attractions, shops, and restaurants within walking distance of our hotel include:

  • Sugarland Cellars - 1 minute
  • Old Dad’s General Store - 3 minutes
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway - 4 minutes
  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum - 7 minutes
  • Blaine’s Grill & Bar - 8 minutes
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium - 9 minutes
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle - 9 minutes
  • The Village Shoppes - 13 minutes
  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies - 16 minutes
  • Anakeesta - 16 minutes

If you don't want to walk, you can choose to ride the Gatlinburg Trolley! The Gatlinburg Trolley is free to ride will also save you on gas and parking.

The lazy river at the Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN.3. Hang Out at Our Pool and Lazy River

While you will definitely want to visit some of Gatlinburg’s awesome attractions, being out and about all of the time can get expensive. Instead of heading into town, why not spend one of your vacation afternoons lounging around our swimming pool. When the sun is shining on a sweltering summer’s day, nothing is better than cooling off in the water! We also have an awesome lazy river, which your kids are guaranteed to love.

4. Enjoy Free and Cheap Activities Nearby

Although some of the attractions in Gatlinburg can be a bit pricey, there are also a number of fun activities in the area that are on the cheap side. In fact, it’s not hard to have fun without spending any money at all! From hikes, picnics, and drives in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to complimentary wine tastings at Sugarland Cellars, vacationers will find a variety of activities that are easy on the wallet. For more detailed advice, check out our guide to the best free or cheap things to do in Gatlinburg.

Plan Your Stay at Our Gatlinburg Hotel

Now that you know how to save money at The Bearskin Lodge in Gatlinburg TN, it's time to start planning your vacation! You'll love being able to enjoy a budget-friendly vacation with your sweetheart, with your family, or with your friends. We have rooms for all occasions. Explore our Gatlinburg hotel rooms and choose the perfect one for your trip.