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3 Things That Make Our Hotel in Gatlinburg on the River Special

DATE : July 30, 2022

Our mountain town of Gatlinburg is considered the gateway to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is also one of the most visited vacation destinations in America. Due to the area’s popularity, it’s not surprising that guests planning a trip will find plenty of options for lodging. So what makes us stand out? Keep reading to learn about 3 things that our hotel in Gatlinburg on the river special and allows us to offer a unique experience to travelers.

1. Downtown Gatlinburg Location

outside of bearskin lodge on the river in GatlinburgWhen planning a trip to the Smokies, people are often torn on where to stay. Our location is one of the most special things about our hotel. We are within walking distance of the best attractions, shops, restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg, as well as the national park. The entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Gatlinburg Trail are just a short walk from our property. The Peddler, NOC Gatlinburg, Sugarland Cellars, Ober’s Aerial Tramway, Park Grill, Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and many other top spots in town are just a short walk away as well. We also have a trolley stop just outside of our Gatlinburg hotel that offers the opportunity for you to ride instead of drive. $2 all-day Gatlinburg Trolley passes are available at the front desk.

2. Our Ambiance

Our hotel in Gatlinburg on the river was built to honor and pay homage to Hattie Ogle McGiffin, our owners’ grandmother. Hattie was a pioneer of hospitality here in the Smokies, a legendary Woman of the Smokies, and the owner of the former Bearskin Motel that inspired the development of Bearskin Lodge on the River. The Ogle family designed our property to be a reflection of their grandmother’s hospitality. One step into our lobby and guests immediately feel the cozy and comfortable atmosphere. From the native stones forming the walls to the custom-made hickory furniture, it’s clear to see that no details were missed. The same ambiance flows into our guest rooms as well. Guests are treated to accommodations that create a home away from home experience during their stay. All of our guest rooms include hardwood floors, hickory furniture, large flat-screen televisions, in-room amenities, walk-in showers, and beautiful custom-made beds. We offer suites, rooms with fireplaces, options of having a balcony that overlooks the river, city view rooms, and adjoining rooms upon request. During the warmer months, our outdoor pool and lazy river add to the fun of the trip and our outdoor fire pits are a great spot for relaxing year-round.

3. Our Staff

hotel room in Bearskin LodgeWe could spend all day sharing information about what’s special about our hotel, our property, and the history of our hotel with you. However, when it comes down to it, it’s our employees that make it special. Our staff works daily to make sure that our guests are checked in and cared for. Our housekeeping team insures guest rooms are clean and safe. Our maintenance team never hesitates to drop what they’re doing and run to rescue when an issue pops up, and all of our behind the scenes crew are constantly trying to think of ways to make everyone’s experience at our hotel a better experience than their last.

Now you know what sets us apart from every other downtown hotel in Gatlinburg. Once you experience a vacation with us, you won't want to stay anywhere else! Are you ready to experience a stay at hotel in Gatlinburg on the river? Book one of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms today!