Centrally based accommodation suitable for leisure tourists heading to Gatlinburg, TN
Located on the citys Historic Nature Trail, the Garden Plaza Hotel Gatlinburg offers comfortable and convenient accommodation for those visiting the East Tennessee region of Sevier County. Guests can expect easy access to tourist attractions as well as downtown.
The Garden Plaza consists of 306 guestrooms, each of which includes air-conditioning which can be individually adjusted to suit the guest. Fine bedding, extra pillows, and soft upholstery offer in-room comfort, whilst smart desks and accompanying ergonomic chairs allow for business guests to work away. Childrens suites are available, which compliments the hotels kids eat free policy.
Guests can make use of complimentary high speed internet, an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and data ports. Those looking to work-out can utilize the health and fitness center which is equipped with a range of quality facilities.
The eight floor hotel also offers guests access to two indoor heated swimming pools and two whirlpools. An indoor recreational center, complete with video games, air hockey, and table tennis, is ideal for younger visitors, as well as a few older ones too. A lounge, general store, and restaurant all provide additional services pertaining to mealtime, whilst a self-operated laundry is on-site.
Guests at the Garden Plaza Hotel Gatlinburg looking to enjoy the Tennessee settlement will find that they are within easy walking distance of a host of downtown amenities, including restaurants, bars, and a host of themed specialty shops, which pay homage to the rustic mountain landscapes which overshadow the region. Those with mobility problems, or those that fancy relaxing, can hop on a trolley bus that will shuttle them the two stops to town.
Whilst there, visitors can enjoy, and photograph, the likes of the Gatlinburg Space Needle and Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Museum, both of which are common visitor attractions. Slightly further afield, yet still only a short drive away, guests can make their way to Pigeon Forge, which features Dollywood (a museum dedicated to country music singer Dolly Parton), the Titanic Museum, and the Southern Gospel Museum and Hall of Fame.
Perhaps Gatlinburgs biggest attraction is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1983. The National Park, which includes part of the Appalachian mountain range, offers a great deal of picturesque landscapes and natural foliage.
Guests can learn about the region, its foliage, and wildlife, at the Sugarlands Visitors Center, close to the Gatlinsburg entrance. The Observation Tower at Clingmans Dome, which is the parks highest point, is sought out by many thanks to its marvelous views, whilst Cades Cove is one of the most popular historic sections of the park.
Ober Gatlinburg is another popular tourist destination. The ski resort and amusement park is the only one of its kind in the whole of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Guests regularly head to the resort during winter to ski the mountain slopes or to enjoy the amusement arcade and skating rink. The resort can be reached by aerial tram, which is just a short distance from the Garden Plaza Hotel Gatlinburg.