Gatlinburg trolley

Top 4 Reasons Why You’ll Love Using the Gatlinburg Trolley to Get Around Town

One of the great things about our hotel is the spectacular location in downtown Gatlinburg! You’ll not only find tons of shops, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance but two Gatlinburg Trolley stops just steps away from our lobby! This convenient trolley service offers the perfect way to explore the Smokies, so park your car at our hotel and leave the driving to someone else! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll love using the Gatlinburg Trolley to get around town:

1. No Fares or Fees to Ride

free Gatlinburg trolleyYou’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that there are NO fees or fares to ride the Gatlinburg Trolley, making it the best value in the Smoky Mountains! The service operates on a daily basis, providing a free and easy way to get around Gatlinburg. Rather than dealing with traffic headaches and paying for parking, hop aboard the trolley to access all of your favorite destinations throughout the city! 

2. Multiple Trolley Routes

The Gatlinburg Trolley offers 4 color-coded routes, including the Red Route that runs right past our hotel! You can ride along this route to destinations along River Road, Airport Road, and Cherokee Orchard Road or head to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center and Mass Transit Center. From here, you can connect to the other routes aboard the Gatlinburg Trolley or connect to the Pigeon Forge Trolley. Keep in mind that the Pigeon Forge Trolley is operated separately by the City of Pigeon Forge, and a nominal fare is charged for their Gatlinburg Welcome Center route.

3. Convenient Stops to Board Trolleys

Gatlinburg trolley in front of Ripley's AquariumYou can board the Gatlinburg Trolley at many locations throughout the city – just look for the Street Trolley sign! There are a pair of trolley stops adjacent to our hotel, one which is directly in front of the Park Grill and the other in front of Calhoun’s. If you are not sure which route you are boarding, the route signs are posted on each trolley. Whether you want to take one trip to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, connect to Pigeon Forge for a day at Dollywood, or hop on, hop off all day long throughout Gatlinburg, you’ll be impressed with this convenient service!

4. Real-Time Arrival Information

You can find the estimated time of arrival for trolleys by using the Gatlinburg Trolley Locator! This locator map allows you to click on any stop to display the estimated arrival time for a trolley traveling on that particular route. You can also simplify the map by filtering it by route or clicking on the stop of your choice! 

About Our Gatlinburg Hotel

Black Bear Inn & SuitesOur affordable Gatlinburg hotel is located directly on the Parkway and right on the doorstep of Great Smoky Mountains National Park! We offer a variety of comfortable room types to meet your needs, as well as excellent amenities such as a delicious continental breakfast, an enclosed swimming pool, free wireless Internet access, and a microwave and refrigerator in every room! Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation in the Smokies, there is just no better place to stay!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in downtown Gatlinburg today to enjoy our spectacular location near the Gatlinburg Trolley! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!