If you’ve visited Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you’re well aware that downtown is where all of the action is! Known as “The Strip”, the heart of the city is jam packed with the area’s best attractions, restaurants, and shops. Stony Brook is pleased to offer a great collection of cabins near downtown Gatlinburg TN, so you can stay minutes away from the fun. Here are some of the benefits of spending your vacation close to downtown.
1. Beat the Traffic
During peak season, the Parkway leading to downtown Gatlinburg can get a bit congested. If you want to avoid any potential traffic, staying close to The Strip is your best option. Sometimes, young vacationers exhaust their patience with car travel during the initial trek from home to Gatlinburg, so families with kids will enjoy having a short drive to the downtown area.
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2. Free Entertainment During the Summer and Holiday Season
From mid-June through the end of July, downtown Gatlinburg hosts Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales. Each evening, talented musicians and storytellers come to The Strip to perform for visitors and locals alike. Bluegrass and country music will fill the air, as entertainers dressed as characters from the 1800s regale audiences with old Appalachian tales. A number of artisans will also take to the streets to show off their crafts and answer questions.
If you can’t make it to Gatlinburg to see the free entertainment this summer, don’t worry! Winter Magic Tunes & Tales runs every weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The winter version is very similar to its summer counterpart, except the musical performances focus on holiday songs and caroling.
3. Ideal for Taking Breaks During the Day
When you stay at our cabins near downtown Gatlinburg TN, it’s convenient to take breaks during the day. Whether your kids need a nap in the afternoon, or you want to cook dinner at home rather than eating out, your cabin will be waiting for you, just minutes away from all of the fun on The Strip. Having this flexibility is a major advantage of vacationing close to the center of town.
4. Complimentary Tickets to Downtown Attractions
When you stay with Stony Brook Cabins, you’ll get a free adult ticket to your choice of the area’s best attractions every night of your stay. In addition to a variety of dinner shows and zipline courses, you can redeem our Family Fun Pass at two awesome attractions in downtown Gatlinburg:
- Home to over 10,000 sea creatures, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has more animals than Gatlinburg has people! This excellent aquarium is ranked among the top five in the United States by TripAdvisor.
- Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf features two fantastic 18 hole courses. Featuring animated and interactive displays, Davy Crockett Mini Golf never fails to impress.
To start planning your vacation, check out our complete selection of cabins near downtown Gatlinburg TN. For more information about any of our properties, or to get a cabin recommendation, don’t hesitate to give our friendly staff a call!