Gatlinburg Lodging

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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If you're planning a vacation to Gatlinburg, rest assured that there is no end of lodging available to you. There are road-side motels--low on charm, but high on convenience and accessibility to local attractions. There are high-end hotels, too, with full service, onsite restaurants, bars, and salon services. There are quaint B&Bs, ready to serve you with their famous Southern hospitality. And there are delightful, private log cabins and chalets perfect for honeymooners, folks celebrating an anniversary, or larger groups.

The majority of the hotels and motels are located off major drives, easy to access, and usually within walking distance to at least some area attractions. B&Bs, too, are often located in the business district, allowing their guests an easy promenade to dinner "down the road." But for my money, a little drive to town is more than made up for by the privacy and space that's afforded by individual log cabins and chalets.

Oh, Give Me a Home

Log cabin and chalet accommodations in Gatlinburg allow you to have your very own vacation home. They come with equipped kitchens, fireplaces (in most cases), and multiple rooms. In many cases they'll even have a game room (full-size pool tables in Gatlinburg log cabins are common), and many have outdoor hot-tubs, perfect year-round for enjoying the view in the most relaxing way possible.

Cabins and chalets, too, don't typically cost that much more than their more run of the mill counterparts. Fine cabins for two can be had for as little as $90 a night; those with as many as six bedrooms ring in around $600 a night. The rule of thumb is that it costs about $50 a person per night--which is very competitive with most hotel rates. The off-season will often boast even greater deals, making all Gatlinburg lodging even more affordable.

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