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A Complete Guide to an Affordable Gatlinburg Vacation

Traveling doesn’t have to be the most expensive thing in your life! You can actually enjoy a getaway and save a ton of money in the process! How, you may ask? From finding free things to do in the area to taking advantage of affordable lodging, there are many ways it can be done! Keep reading for a complete guide to an affordable Gatlinburg vacation.

Find Free Things to Do

road in the smoky mountainsOne of the best ways to keep your vacation affordable is to find activities that don’t cost anything! Luckily, you can find quite a few of those things on your Smoky Mountain getaway! Of course, the national park is free, so you can take a beautiful drive, or go for a hike (if you purchase a parking permit). In downtown Gatlinburg, you can find plenty of snack shops that offer free samples, like Pepper Palace or Ben & Jerry’s. All of the wineries in Gatlinburg also offer free tastings, and there’s a cider house where you can sample their popular flavors without paying! You might just be surprised by the free things to do in Gatlinburg!

Only Do Cheap Activities

If you’ve exhausted the list of free things to do in the area and want to do something else that won’t break the bank, there are plenty of affordable activities too! One cheap activity you’ll want to try on your Gatlinburg vacation is the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. It’s only $3 to get in, and admission goes towards a purchase in the gift shop! If you want to partake in trying moonshine, you’ll only have to pay a $5 tasting fee. At Gatlin’s Fun Center, Ober Mountain, and several arcades, you can choose how much you want to spend on specific activities. There are plenty of cheap ways to have fun!

Find Coupons for Everything

firefly village at anakeestaYou probably thought about trying to find coupons to some of the most popular and expensive attractions. Fortunately, we know where to look! Through our friends at Gatlinburg TN Guide, you can save money on attractions like Anakeesta or Ripley’s Aquarium. You can also save at several restaurants in the area, and we all know food adds up pretty quickly on a Gatlinburg vacation. So don’t forget to browse through coupons to find other ways to save!

Stay at an Affordable Hotel

The most expensive part of any vacation is most likely going to be lodging. And we have a solution for you: stay at our Gatlinburg hotel! We make our pricing competitive so families, couples, singletons, and groups will have an affordable yet comfortable trip to the Smokies. Plus, we offer specials and deals throughout the year to make it even more affordable! And we guarantee, there’s no better place to stay than with us when you need to save some money!

Eat Breakfast With Us

breakfast lounge at black bear innA major reason why our hotel is one of the most affordable in town is because we offer our guests free breakfast every day of their stay. Like we’ve mentioned, food costs add up pretty quick, so why not knock out one meal for free? You’ll keep money in your pocket to go towards other food costs, and you’ll enjoy a fantastic meal!

Take Advantage of Free Amenities

Another way to make your Gatlinburg vacation affordable is to take advantage of our free amenities! When you become our guest, you’ll get access to our outdoor fire pits, the enclosed heated pool you can use any time of the year, coffee 24/7, and free downtown parking! Our perks will definitely help you save!

Now you know how to have an affordable Gatlinburg vacation. We hope our tips have helped you keep even more money in your pocket, and now you’re ready to get started! Look through our Gatlinburg hotel rooms, and book one for your trip today!