80 Years Down And a Lot More To Go!

Downtown Gatlinburg Hotel Open Year Round

Gatlinburg Inn, downtown Gatlinburg Hotel

The year is 1937, 3 years away from the park officially being dedicated at Newfound Gap, and the tourism industry of the Smoky Mountains are virtually at their infancy compared to the city today. The stops are few, the roads even fewer, but the magic and majesty of the Smokies attracts enough people from out of town and even further away to come visit. Although before this date in time visitors would find it very difficult to find accommodations overnight, this year a well respected institution that would become an icon of city history would be built.

Yes, we’re talking about the Historic Gatlinburg Inn on the downtown Gatlinburg parkway. Our foundation started eight decades ago  and we have been providing for every generation of visitor since then, as well as many of their descendants! We hope to keep providing for families, groups, newlyweds and more for decades beyond, and to do that, we have begun renovations to our historic establishment.

Those of you who are fans of the classic charm we bring to downtown Gatlinburg need not worry, we are working with professionals in our aim to improve the structure, quality and services we’ve been known for while maintaining the charm of eras gone by. History and modern culture will blend in a way that MAKES your Gatlinburg vacation, not simply complete it. We will continue to offer standard rooms, corner rooms, family suites, parlor rooms and presidential suites with everything you’ve come to expect from the famous hospitality of Gatlinburg hotels. Click Here to see more on our accommodations.

And if you’ve never been one of our guests or haven’t been one in quite a while, here are more than a few reasons you should consider us for your Smoky Mountain getaway for 2016:

* Serta mattresses.The_Maples_Suite-1
* 42″ flat screen TVs.
* Coffee makers.
* Hair dryers.
* Irons and ironing boards.
* complimentary high speed wi-fi internet .
* Dish Network Television.
* Individual Climate Control.
* Telephones.
* Complimentary full hot breakfast, daily  7:00AM-10:00AM.
* Mini refrigerators and microwaves with out specialty and presidential suites.

And our biggest news yet – our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is  now OPEN YEAR ROUND! Our renovations will allow us to be able to serve your needs beyond our previous seasonal scheduling. Click Here for Reservations

Historic Gatlinburg Inn is the only one of the original Gatlinburg hotels still in operation and aim to bring all that experience in hospitality to you and your family or group. We can be the perfect vacation headquarters for any reason you come to the Smokies and will provide convenient access to many of the attractions and special events in downtown Gatlinburg, including:

Gatlinburg Inn Parkway view

Central Location To Dining,  Attractions & Events

* Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum.
* Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium.
* Gatlinburg Space Needle.
* Sugarlands Distillery.
* Guinness World of Records Museum.
* The Village.
* The Mountain Mall.
* Christus Gardens.
* Ober Gatlinburg, – Gatlinburg Ski Resort
* Winterfest Kickoff and Chili Cookoff.
* Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Show (all seasons).
* Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival.
* Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales (all seasons).
* First Independence Day Parade In The Nation.
* Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale (Fourth of July).

And quite a bit of the additional attractions and special events you can find here: Gatlinburg.com  stay tuned with us as updates to our renovations may be posted or call us at 865-436-5133 for any information you might need. Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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