A well designed attraction that makes authentic moonshine. Ole Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. Sunset above the clouds The fall color display usually reaches peak at mid and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. This is the park's most spectacular display as it includes such colorful trees as sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories.
The other weekend I took a trip up to the smokies. While there I saw something truly amazing. Two mother bears, each with two cubs. These cubs were eating some fresh leaves on top of the canopy. One mom was about 40 feet up in a tree eating and the other mom was relaxing on the ground while the cubs were napping and choking down. This guy was climbing down after taking a nap in a tree. I have only seen a bear two other times in the park and this was a first for seeing cubs. I would highly recommend if you want to see bears coming in the spring time. Bears are more open to exploring and can be seen in more human occupied areas I'm calling this Clingman's dome is one of my favourite places to hike in the smokies. At its peak, the mountain is 6,643 feet above sea level. Not very high if you compare it to other mountain ranges around the world, but this mountain is the tallest mountain in Tennessee, tallest in the smokies, and the tallest one on the Appalachian trail.
It rarely gets warm here, never averages above 70 during the year. That is at least 10 degrees cooler then the valley below. When I was here it was rather cold. These clouds rolling in swept over us and and made the place turn into a cold sauna. Hillbilly Golf - A unique take on tourist area mini golf. Players ride a motorized incline up the hill to begin the course and proceed to play their way back down. On the tram to the top Swedish pancakes - crepes stuffed with lingonberries imported from Sweden (swanky, right?) and topped with lingonberry butter, powdered sugar and fresh squeezed lemon juice. The ogle homestead in the great Smoky Mountain national Park in November of this year Alum Bluff Cave Trail Cades Cove offers the widest variety of historic buildings of any area in the national park. Scattered along the loop road are three churches, a working grist mill, barns, log houses, and many other faithfully restored eighteenth and nineteenth century structures. The park usually experiences an autumn leaf season of several weeks as fall colors travel down the mountain sides from high elevation to low. However, the timing of fall color change depends upon so many variables that the exact dates of The other weekend I took a trip up to the smokies. While there I saw something truly amazing. Two mother bears, each with two cubs. These cubs were eating some fresh leaves on top of the canopy. One mom was about 40 feet up in a tree eating and the other mom was relaxing on the ground while the cubs were napping and choking down. This guy was taking a nap for a good thirty minutes in the fork of this tree. I have only seen a bear two other times in the park and this was a first for seeing cubs. I would highly recommend if you want to see bears coming in the spring time. Bears are more open to exploring and can be seen in more human occupied areas Baskins Creek Falls Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible. Prime Corned Beef Breakfast Hash - slow cooked corned beef pan fried with diced potatoes, green peppers, onions and fresh herbs. Then broiled with 2 farm fresh eggs served with a cat-head (size comparison wise not ingredient wise) biscuit and candied apples. The fall color display usually reaches peak at mid and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. This is the park's most spectacular display as it includes such colorful trees as sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories.
Lonely Tree, taken six years ago. I'm going to find it again. And retake it. I love this tree! The Sugarlands is a valley in the north-central Great Smoky Mountains, located in the Southeastern United States. Formerly home to a string of small Appalachian communities, the valley is now the location of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park headquarters and the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Lying just south of Gatlinburg, the Sugarlands is one of the park's most popular access points. This area is easily accessible from US 441. A lovely town deserves a nice view Overlook the city of Gatlinburg on ur way to Newfound Gap There are a number of old log buildings in the smoky national park and the best place to see them is Cades Cove. Just drive through the park and stop on a shoulder for a short hike to this building called the Jim Bales Cabin.
#Jim Bales Cabin, #photo, #travel, #smoky national park, #cades cove, #nature, #Tennessee, #Log Cabin, #Old House Fried Cinnamon Rolls! Fresh made cinnamon rolls, battered in egg and pan fried golden brown. Served with maple syrup and whipped cream. Cascades Early morning, left the shoes out to dry from a full day of hiking in and out of streams the day before. Just thought they looked cool being No matter where you are in the Smokies you can't fail to be impressed by the beauty of the place. Great day site seeing in the Great Smokey mountains ... beautiful country right here in the USA right under our own feet ... Mmmmm doughnut. Pigeon Forge Mingo Falls Stairs The park usually experiences an autumn leaf season of several weeks as fall colors travel down the mountain sides from high elevation to low. However, the timing of fall color change depends upon so many variables that the exact dates of One of my favorite pictures taken during our hike. Captures man taken over by nature. This was taken by a good friend of mine, had to grab it! 💚 Why are fall colors so remarkable in the Smokies? One reason is the park's amazing diversity of trees. Some 100 species of native trees live in the Smokies and the vast majority of these are deciduous.
I drove through the Great Smokey Mountains today. Saw a rushing creek so I stopped to take a closer look. I think I could spend a lifetime here. #leafpeeping #FallingforFall #NationalParks The fall color was almost perfect this year. Best time of the year to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. On the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains NP. Follow the Motor Nature trail to a small lot just before the Alex Cole cabin. This is where the road passes over Baskins Creek. This trail is known as both the Baskins Creek Trail and the Graveyard Ridge Trail. The graveyard is only a few hundred yards from the parking area. The falls on the other hand is about 1.6 miles on a moderate trail. Be careful!! The last time I hiked it there was NO sign marking where to turn left and cross the stream to get to the falls. You can also continue on the Baskins Creek Trail past the turnoff to the falls and wind up back at the Motor Nature trail, near the Rainbow Falls parking area. This entire route is about 2 1/2 miles, but note that the portion past the falls turnoff going to Rainbow Falls is more strenuous than the first part. ALSO: note that this is a one-way road and you will need someone to drive your car back around the Nature Trail to meet you back at the Rainbow Falls parking area. Pull off and cool your feet in a cool #mountain spring!! #water #smokymountains #nationalparks #tennessee #aquatrove
#nationalpark Wonderful place on the top of Smoky Mountains Known as the Cades Cove offers the widest variety of historic buildings of any area in the national park. Scattered along the loop road are three churches, a working grist mill, barns, log houses, and many other faithfully restored eighteenth and nineteenth century structures. Awesome way to start off the day Ober Gatlingburg. On the strip. Penguins in the mountains Great way to start the new year. Photo taken from Ober Gatlinburg, such a beautiful place. When I ordered 2 pancakes, I had NO idea I would get panCAKES!!! They were delicious but almost too much!! The best place to get your taffy from! You can also watch how they make it! The horror starts even before you enter the venue One of my favorite places for bear watching, Roaring Fork Motor Nature trail is accessed from traffic light #8 (Airport Rd) off the Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. This road thru the Great Smoky Mountains NP has been one the most fruitful for bear viewing in many trips to the Smokies. On one trip we saw 37 bears in 3 days, just on this trail. This old boar had found a cache of hickory nuts and just laid down in the middle of them and chowed down.
PS: Best time to look for bears is either just after sun-up or late afternoon about an hour before sundown. During the day look up in the trees, you just might find them sleeping in the trees. Rain and fog combined Upside down building you gotta see this Beautiful small town in the Smoky Mountains If you're looking for some damn fine apple pie moonshine, I'd highly recommend this place. Found this peaceful little chapel while driving around Gatlinburg. So precious! This is the beautiful stream behind the historic cabin.
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Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
24-hour front desk

Location

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gatlinburg Ziplines and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum and Gatlinburg Space Needle are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with an outdoor pool, this hotel has a 24-hour front desk and free newspapers. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided.

Room Amenities

All 57 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Languages Spoken

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites at the Convention Center

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Gatlinburg hotel also offers an outdoor pool and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Free breakfast 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 57 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Parking

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 6 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Econo Lodge Convention
  • Econo Lodge Inn Convention Center Gatlinburg
  • Econo Lodge Inn Convention
  • Econo Lodge Inn Convention Center
  • Econo Lodge Convention Center Gatlinburg
  • Econo Lodge Gatlinburg

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Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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