DATE : August 8, 2019
A trip to the Smokies and Gatlinburg is an excellent way to balance out the great outdoors, fun attractions, great dining experiences and opportunities for you to shop til you drop! We wanted to help you find the best places to shop in our beautiful town. There’s definitely a little something for everyone around every corner!
Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, the Marketplace Mall is a perfect spot for shopping, dining or even grabbing a yummy treat. The Celtic Shop is one of the most unique shops in the Marketplace, with items that hand-picked from the beautiful hills of Ireland and Scotland. If you’re looking to get in touch with your inner hippie side, you’ll want to check out Hippie Lane, a fun little shop that prides itself on being a lifestyle experience and offers handcrafted soaps, handmade crafts and essential oils. Trunk of Man and Lids are two great spots that the men roaming Gatlinburg will enjoy. Besides, what’s better than leaving Gatlinburg with a new hat and a beard that you can be proud of? The For Bare Feet Shop has plenty of options to make your toes feel good and their socks make excellent gifts! Hop over to Tom & Earl’s Back Alley Grill if you’re looking for a delicious lunch or a drink and some live music. Caramelcorn Shoppe and Cookie Dough Bliss will help to silence the craving for something sweet!
If you’re in search of unique gifts, a break from the heat, a round of indoor putt putt and a few treasures for yourself, you’ll want to check out the Mountain Mall. Cruising the Past offers up fun gifts, the Pepper Palace will help add some pep to your culinary skills and you can even find some fun fashion items for your pets at Paws & Claws! Within the multi-level Mountain Mall, you’ll find cigars, cowboy boots, jewelry, knick-knacks and more! However, that’s not all you’ll find! The Mountain Mall, also contains pieces of history that are connected to our roots at Bearskin. The Ogle’s General Store opened in 1850 in Gatlinburg and moved to the site where the Mountain Mall sits today in 1910. Take time to check out the then and now photos on display! The shops that you’ll find in the mall today are surrounded by the spirit of the mountains. Appalachian mountain music can be heard throughout the hallways, you’ll see a moonshine still as well and even two indoor waterfalls. The next time you’re in town, stop in for shopping and a walk through Appalachia!
For the past 50 years The Village Shops have been a must stop spot for the millions of people that have visited downtown Gatlinburg. Start your day off at The Donut Friar with a cup of hot coffee, a delicious pastry and a mug to take back home. Quality footwear can be found at The Hayloft and you’ll want to pick up some funky socks at The Sock Shop! You’ll find gifts galore along the charming walkways of The Village. Shops like Celtic Heritage, The Honey Pot, Master’s Editions and God’s Corner have items that your friends and family will absolutely adore! If you or someone in your life needs a little extra pampering, check out the lounge wear at The Lazy One and the luxurious bath products at Verbenas. Grab a couple things at The Day Hiker for the lover of trails in your life. Have a foodie friend? Zi Olive, The Cheese Cupboard and Pop Culture have items that may just make you their favorite friends when you return home from Gatlinburg!
From wine to magic tricks, you’ll find both unique and classic shops in the Baskins Square shops of Gatlinburg’s downtown area. Doc’s Magic Shop is a local shop that has been adding a little spark of magic to guests for the past 40 years. A visit to Doc’s shop is one that all members of the family will enjoy! Jerky lovers will enjoy tasting samples at The Jerky Store and stocking up on an assortment of jerky for the trip home. To take home a unique gift that’s filled with hard work from local crafters, browse Baskins Square’s Mountain Woodcarvers shop. If you shopped until you’ve worked up an appetite, stop in at the Mountain Edge Grill for Philly Cheese, bison burger or a bowl of chicken chili! Before you head back to your home away from home at our hotel, stop in Classic Candies and load up on candy that will certainly spark a round of nostalgia!
Our locally owned Gatlinburg hotel offers an authentic experience, great amenities and a home away from home feeling. We are also located right on the edge of downtown, making both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and top shopping destinations that are within walking distance from our front doors. You’ll also find that prime dining and top-rated attractions are just as convenient. We offer accommodations to fit every need, from our King room to our Two Queen rooms with both river and city view as well as a balcony. Breakfast is served every morning, fresh baked cookies are available in the afternoon, you can hop on the trolley in front of our property and parking is always free. Our outdoor pool and lazy river are perfect for relaxing on a warm day in the Smokies and we’re just minutes away from some of the best trails and spots in the national park. It’s been our honor to serve guests for almost 20 years in Gatlinburg and we would love to share Our History and hospitality with you as well!
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