Most towns on the edge of a National Park, like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN, weren’t much to see until congress passed a bill allowing the purchase of land for national forests. When the Great Smoky Mountain National Park was opened in 1939, Gatlinburg had 6 houses, a blacksmith, a Baptist church and a greater population of log cabin-dwellers that numbered 600. Pigeon Forge was slower to adapt to their new tourism economy, yet both towns are now coveted destinations surrounded by breathtaking beauty.
If you’re planning a trip to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park to behold its beauty, here is a great place to stay in Gatlinburg.
- The Berry Springs Lodge is a luxury Gatlinburg resort bed and breakfast, and the perfect place for a retreat from everyday life. Just minutes from the Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you’ll be able to enjoy both the great outdoors and the relaxing luxury of pure and simple southern hospitality. Guests love the rustic charm of this inn and its beautiful foothills setting
Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away or a long family vacation exploring the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of these Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge Select Registry inns will serve you right. With the perfect mix of luxury and country, any of these great spots will be the ideal place to rejuvenate after a day out exploring one of the country’s oldest and most visited parks. The fireplaces promise to be just as inviting as the great outdoors, and the food as pretty as the mountains.