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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Gatlinburg Christmas Vacation

The most wonderful time of the year is also usually the most expensive time of year. Between shopping, traveling and hosting, it can all really add up. Luckily, you don’t have to stress about expenses when you stay at our Gatlinburg hotel for your Christmas vacation. There are so many ways to save money and stick to your budget, that you may even have some left over to buy yourself a gift. Here are 4 ways to save money on your Gatlinburg Christmas vacation:

1. Take Advantage of Our Gatlinburg Hotel Specials

At Black Bear Inn and Suites, we don’t just help you save money during the holiday season, and instead offer tons of discounts all year round. From last minute deals to annual specials, we are proud to help you save money on your trip to the Smoky Mountains. A Gatlinburg Christmas should be spent enjoying all the festivities and events, not stressing over finances.

When you save money on your lodging, it allows you to have more fun money to spend on your family. Spend a day in Pigeon Forge exploring Dollywood’s Christmas celebration or do some last minute shopping in downtown Gatlinburg. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll have the resources to do so thanks for our specials.

2. Explore the National Park

One of the best parts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is that it’s completely free. With no admission fees to the park, you can spend all day exploring the gorgeous natural beauty of the Smokies for no charge at all. Take a hike, have a picnic or look for wildlife knowing that you’re saving money and having fun! The Smoky Mountains are beautiful in the winter, especially as it begins to snow in the higher elevations.

cades cove winterIf you love hiking in the winter, you’re in luck! There are tons of trails that offer awesome winter mountain views, frozen waterfalls and more. If you want to take a drive through a winter wonderland, head over to Cades Cove and cruise the 11-mile loop road, filled with wildlife and unbeatable views.

3. Spend Time Downtown

A great thing about downtown Gatlinburg is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money. Whether you decide to go on a shopping spree or just partake in some window shopping, this area is so fun and we guarantee you’ll have a great time. Check out The Village Shoppes and explore diverse and unique stores filled with everything from hiking equipment to sweet treats, toys and more! During the holiday season, downtown is decorated for the ultimate Gatlinburg Christmas celebration! As a bonus, when you stay at our hotel, you’ll be walking distance from all the fun of downtown.

4. Enjoy a Free Breakfast

breakfast at black bear inn and suitesEating out every day of a vacation can begin to add up. Fortunately, we offer a free continental breakfast for all our guests! Enjoy waffles and pancakes, hand-made omelets, fresh fruit and more. We make sure all the breakfast options we provide are fresh and delicious every morning. You’ll save money on food and be able to enjoy an awesome meal with your family every morning.

Now that you know a few more ways to save on your Gatlinburg Christmas vacation, you can begin planning your holiday getaway. Are you ready to book your stay? Browse through all our hotel rooms and find the one that works for you. We look forward to seeing you!