Top 5 Best Places to Stay in The Smokies 

The holidays are almost here! As you’re planning your trip to town to visit family, vacation, or just escape the craziness of the holidays completely, you may be wracking your brain trying to figure out the best places to stay in the Smokies. 

Luckily, your friends at Smoky Mountain Navigator have your back. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best places to stay in the Smokies that we hope helps!

The Appy Lodge

The Appy Lodge | Best Places to Stay in The Smokies

If you’re looking for rustic luxury, look no further than The Appy Lodge. Not only do they provide you with all the necessities for a relaxing stay, but you’re also only a few steps away from the excitement in downtown Gatlinburg. 

More than that, are you worried about parking? After all, there’s nothing worse than being stuck circling a packed lot. 

The Appy Lodge knows this, and that’s why they offer a FREE downtown Gatlinburg parking pass to guests (upon request). 

Did we mention they have an indoor pool and hot tub? 

The Lodge at Five Oaks

The Lodge at Five Oaks | Best Places to Stay in The Smokies

Voted number one on TripAdvisor, it’s not hard to understand why The Lodge at Five Oaks is one of the best places to stay in the Smokies. 

There’s nothing like returning to your room after a long day of hiking, shopping, or exploring the Pigeon Forge/Sevierville area. Not only can you expect amenities like a walk-in shower, flatscreen TV, and free WiFi, but you can also gather around your very own, in-room fireplace to end your day. 

Experience the best of Pigeon Forge when you stay at The Lodge at Five Oaks. 

Camp RiversLanding RV Park 

Camp RiversLanding | Best Places to Stay in The Smokies

What sets Camp RiversLanding apart from other RV parks? When you stay at Camp RiversLanding, you aren’t just a guest. You’re family! 

Camp RiversLanding prides itself on being your home away from home. From their heated pool, luxurious bathhouse, newly-updated playground, and community firepit, everything is designed with guest comfort in mind. 

If you’re traveling to the Smokies during the holidays in classic, RV style, be sure to book your stay at Camp RiversLanding RV Park. 

Greenbriar Campground

Greenbriar Campground | Best Places to Stay in The Smokies

Whether you’re looking for adventure or just want to relax, your experience at Greenbriar Campground is up to you! Do as much or as little as you like, whatever you need to have a great stay. 

If you visiting town for Thanksgiving, invite your friends, family, or grandbabies over to the campground after your Thanksgiving meal and take in the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery together. 

You can rough it and stay in a tent, or park your RV and stay awhile! The campground also offers cabin rentals if glamping isn’t quite enough for you to relax (we definitely get it!). 

Just like Camp RiversLanding, this campground is also pet-friendly, so don’t leave the pup at home. All fur babies are welcome at Greenbriar Campground! 

Volunteer Cabin Rentals 

Volunteer Cabin Rentals | Best Places to Stay in The Smokies

Want to vacation the Griswald family way? Want all of your loved ones staying under one roof for the holiday season getaway? Look no further than Volunteer Cabin Rentals. It’s one of the best places to stay in the Smokies if you’re looking for rustic charm and beautiful mountain views. 

Ranging from one-bedroom cabins to five bedrooms, they have what you need to make your holiday dreams come to life. Your family under one roof, what could be better? 

Want to invite the extended family too? No problem! Volunteer Cabin Rentals has cabins that can sleep twenty-three people! 

Book your stay today! Be the hero of the holidays by bringing the family together. 

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