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Gatlinburg Harvest Festival Decorations Go Up

It is Harvest Festival time in Gatlinburg, so businesses all over town will be decorating their storefronts with Fall-themed decorations. The Charlie Barker family decorated the Historic Gatlinburg Inn this past weekend with scarecrows and hay and cornstalks from their own farm. The Inn is a family-owned business (having been in the same family since…

Smoky Mountain Brewery

Smoky Mountain Brewery – Gatlinburg Restaurant Review

I recently had dinner at Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant in Gatlinburg and thought it was worth a restaurant review in our little blog here. Located at 1004 Parkway, Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant is an easy walk from the Historic Gatlinburg Inn. You will, however, have to cross the street. It is situated a…

Ole Red

Gatlinburg Restaurant Review: Ole Red

Recently I had lunch at Ole Red, a restaurant and live music venue in Gatlinburg owned by country music superstar Blake Shelton. The place has a tremendous atmosphere, and it looks like Blake’s designers did a fantastic job blending high end with red neck (ala, a vintage International Harvester tractor suspended upside down from the…

Swimming Pool

Reliving and Enhancing the Past

We have begun the task of digitizing some of the photos in our archives. We think it is absolutely fascinating to look back at old photos like these, especially if you compare them to what Gatlinburg looks like today. You could say the town has changed a little bit! While we’re at it, we are…

Jerry's Restaurant Sign

Jerry Stayed at the Inn

Jerome (Jerry) Lederer (1901-1963) was a former guest of the Historic Gatlinburg Inn. Kentuckian Lederer entered the restaurant business in Shelbyville, Kentucky in 1929. He established a chain of hamburger stands under the name White Tavern (inspired by the chain known as White Castle). World War II wiped out 10 of his 13 restaurants, however,…

Puckers Sports Grill

Gatlinburg Restaurant Review: Puckers Sports Grill

Recently I stopped in at Puckers Sports Grill, located at 745 Parkway in Gatlinburg. The astute observer will make note that that is literally right next door to the Historic Gatlinburg Inn parking lot. If you walk out of our front door to Parkway and look to your left, there it is, nestled neatly into…

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