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Top 4 Reasons Why Guests Love the Location of Our Gatlinburg Hotel on the Strip

If you want to stay in the best location in Gatlinburg for your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, check out the Black Bear Inn & Suites! Our hotel is situated directly on the famous Gatlinburg Parkway, where you can access all of the city’s shops, restaurants and attractions within minutes! Here are the top 4 reasons why guests love the location of our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park sign1. Close to the National Park Entrance

The Black Bear Inn & Suites is only 200 yards from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can enjoy hundreds of scenic hiking trails! Simply turn left out of our hotel for the short drive to the Sugarlands Visitor Center, which is the perfect place to start your visit to the park. This facility offers a free 20-minute film about the park, extensive natural history exhibits and seasonal ranger-led programs. The Sugarlands Visitor Center is open daily throughout the year with the exception of Christmas Day.

2. Walking Distance to Gatlinburg Trail

Our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip is within easy walking distance of the Gatlinburg Trail, a flat trail that runs through the forest along a portion of the Little Pigeon River. The trail runs for 1.9 miles to the Sugarlands Visitor Center and offers beautiful views of the river, as well as the opportunity to see the foundations and chimneys of several old homesites. The Gatlinburg Trail is only one of two trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can ride a bicycle, so feel free to bring your bike along with you on vacation!

3. Next Door to Amazing Restaurants

Calhoun's Restaurant in GatlinburgAnother thing that guests love about the Black Bear Inn & Suites is that our hotel is adjacent to some of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg! We are located right next door to Calhoun’s, where you can taste the most delicious ribs in the country! This fun restaurant also offers a tempting selection of steaks and sandwiches, as well as their famous homemade Macadamia Nut Banana Pudding! Other restaurants that you will love next to our hotel include Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, Smoky Mountain Brewery and the Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse.

4. Near Popular Attractions

When you stay at our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip, you are just minutes from the most popular attractions in town such as Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Space Needle! You will also find many other activities within walking distance including miniature golf courses, museums and more! After a busy day of exploring downtown Gatlinburg, you can look forward to returning to the Black Bear Inn & Suites to enjoy our fantastic amenities such as an enclosed heated swimming pool, free wireless internet access and 24-hour coffee service in the lobby.

Check out all of our hotel rooms in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your vacation to our Gatlinburg hotel on the Strip! We hope to see you soon at the Black Bear Inn & Suites!