Gatlinburg Area Information

Thanksgiving Delight: 5 Compelling Reasons to Celebrate in Enchanting Gatlinburg!

Gatlinburg: Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Getaway – 5 Irresistible Reasons! Discover why Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg at Black Bear Inn & Suites needs to be your new holiday tradition! As the chill of November sets in, the picturesque town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee comes alive with the vibrancy of seasonal spirit. Nestled at the foothills of the Great

Top Romantic Date Ideas in the Smokies

Embark on a romantic adventure in the heart of the Smokies, where the enchanting landscapes of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, beckon lovers from all corners of the world. Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, kindling a new flame, or simply seeking a memorable escape with your significant other, Gatlinburg offers a plethora of date spots that promise both romance and adventure. And for those looking to complete their visit with a stay that epitomizes comfort and convenience, look no further than Black Bear Inn & Suites.  
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Top 6 Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples This Winter

Do you and your significant other need to escape to the mountains? Our downtown Gatlinburg hotel is the ultimate destination due to its central location to area attractions and restaurants, affordable suites, and incredible amenities. Take a look at some winter vacation planning inspiration with these top 6 things to do in Gatlinburg for couples: 
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5 Best Restaurants in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for Date Night

There is nothing better than enjoying a romantic date night meal during a mountain getaway in the Smokies! From steakhouses to rooftop bars, there are plenty of options for a delicious meal and a fun dining experience with your significant other. Take a look at some of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for date night, some within a few short minutes from our hotel in Gatlinburg! 
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4 Things to Know Before Going to the Gatlinburg Christmas Parade

Nothing says Christmas more than the Gatlinburg Christmas parade! On December 1st, thousands of people gather for the award-winning parade and experience everything from lighted floats to marching bands to Santa Claus himself! When you stay at our hotel, you’ll be in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, which is the perfect spot to catch the excitement of the Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade! Here are 4 things to know before going to the Gatlinburg Christmas parade: 
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A Complete Guide to the Best Shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Seeing one of the area’s great shows is the perfect way to spend a couple of hours during your vacation! Like many attractions in the Smokies, these shows are family-friendly, so everyone in your group can enjoy the world-class entertainment. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to all of the best shows in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. 
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5 Money-Saving Tips for Spending Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains

Traveling during the holiday season is a fun way to celebrate with family or as a group of friends. Expenses can add up quickly, from attractions and dining to travel expenses and accommodations, but we have a few tips so you can keep your trip under budget and take advantage of all of the excitement! Take a look at how you can save money while spending Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains:  
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Eat like a Local: Top 5 Places for Lunch in Gatlinburg

Whether you’ve spent the morning hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, toured Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, or shopped along the downtown strip, you most likely will have worked up an appetite! With so many restaurants to choose from, how do you decide? If you’ve ever wondered where the locals go for a delicious meal, take a look at these top 5 places to eat lunch in Gatlinburg: 
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4 Scary Things to Do in Gatlinburg TN This Fall

Fall is one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains, and if you are a fan of horror, haunted experiences, and all things scary, then we have some recommendations for you! Get ready to celebrate Halloween and the spooky season with this list of 4 scary things to do in Gatlinburg TN this fall:  

A Romantic 2-Day Itinerary for a Smoky Mountain Getaway

Do you need a weekend away? This is your sign to plan one for you and your significant other, and don’t worry about coming up with a detailed schedule of things to do– we did that for you! Take a look at our romantic 2-day itinerary for a Smoky Mountain getaway: 
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Everything You Need To Know About The Gatlinburg Trail

If you’re new to hiking or are simply looking for an easy hike to take the kids on, The Gatlinburg Trail is the best place to start! It’s a must for families, couples, or solo hiking enthusiasts– you won’t regret adding The Gatlinburg Trail to your schedule. Keep reading to learn more about this family-friendly hiking trail in the Smokies: 
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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mynatt Park During Your Vacation

While you might be familiar with all of the exciting attractions on the Gatlinburg Parkway, you’ll find a hidden gem along the Historic Nature Trail called Mynatt Park! This city-owned park offers a peaceful retreat just minutes away from the action in downtown Gatlinburg, complete with walking trails, recreational facilities, picnic tables, and more! Here are the top 5 reasons why you should visit Mynatt Park during your vacation: