Oakley's Mountain Modern Lodge Guidebook

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Oakley's Mountain Modern Lodge Guidebook

Sightseeing

The Arts and Crafts Community is the largest independent organization of artisans in the United States. As such it doesn’t disappoint in the diversity of crafts you can see when you visit. You’ll find a wide assortment of items from dulcimers to stuffed bears to ceramics. The artists often will talk with visitors and discuss the history of their craft. Each shop offers plenty of free parking. ​ Finding the perfect souvenir to remember your Gatlinburg vacation is easy when you visit the Arts & Crafts Community. With over 100 artists and craftsmen, Gatlinburg’s Arts & Crafts Community is a living, breathing tribute to the history of Tennessee. The carvers, weavers, watercolor artists, casters, soap makers, potters, silversmiths and dozens of other artisans skillfully demonstrate their abilities before thousands of visitors. The community is located on an 8 mile loop road that’s designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. The Arts & Crafts Community can be reached using the Yellow Trolley from downtown Gatlinburg.
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Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
170 Glades Rd
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The Arts and Crafts Community is the largest independent organization of artisans in the United States. As such it doesn’t disappoint in the diversity of crafts you can see when you visit. You’ll find a wide assortment of items from dulcimers to stuffed bears to ceramics. The artists often will talk with visitors and discuss the history of their craft. Each shop offers plenty of free parking. ​ Finding the perfect souvenir to remember your Gatlinburg vacation is easy when you visit the Arts & Crafts Community. With over 100 artists and craftsmen, Gatlinburg’s Arts & Crafts Community is a living, breathing tribute to the history of Tennessee. The carvers, weavers, watercolor artists, casters, soap makers, potters, silversmiths and dozens of other artisans skillfully demonstrate their abilities before thousands of visitors. The community is located on an 8 mile loop road that’s designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. The Arts & Crafts Community can be reached using the Yellow Trolley from downtown Gatlinburg.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park makes a wonderful backyard to Gatlinburg! Enjoy hiking, wildlife, scenic tours, water adventures, sightseeing & more in America's National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park makes a wonderful backyard to Gatlinburg! Enjoy hiking, wildlife, scenic tours, water adventures, sightseeing & more in America's National Park.
Don't tell anyone, but this is the secret local's entrance to the park.
Greenbrier Parking Area 1
Don't tell anyone, but this is the secret local's entrance to the park.
Enjoy the view for miles at the top of this observation post. At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Clingmans Dome
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Enjoy the view for miles at the top of this observation post. At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Island in Pigeon Forge offers families affordable fun night and day. Showcased by The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-high observation wheel, and our multi-million dollar show fountain, The Island provides the area’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment options in the East Tennessee area.
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The Island Drive
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The Island in Pigeon Forge offers families affordable fun night and day. Showcased by The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-high observation wheel, and our multi-million dollar show fountain, The Island provides the area’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment options in the East Tennessee area.

Food scene

This gourmet coffee shop & bakery is a can't miss stop! Locally owned by 3 sisters they offer fresh roasted coffee and homemade pastries.
Gatlinburg Grind
680 Glades Road
This gourmet coffee shop & bakery is a can't miss stop! Locally owned by 3 sisters they offer fresh roasted coffee and homemade pastries.
A great dining experience makes for a priceless memory. The menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare inspired by Mediterranean and Eastern European cuisines,unique selection of wine, bourbons and beer. Come and join us as guests and leave as friends!
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Red Oak Bistro
669 Glades Rd
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A great dining experience makes for a priceless memory. The menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare inspired by Mediterranean and Eastern European cuisines,unique selection of wine, bourbons and beer. Come and join us as guests and leave as friends!
Morning Mist Cafe is locally owned and operated by Randall and Sherri Brooks. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community and surrounded with artisans of all sorts. Morning Mist Cafe has indoor and outdoor seating with a babbling creek under the patio. The outdoor patio is pet friendly and the interior is perfectly clean and beautiful. Most of our menu items are prepared fresh daily including our salads such as potato, macaroni, tuna, chicken, pasta and slaw. We always hand pick our fruits and vegetables from local farmers and markets. Our green salads are made to order so you’re not getting a salad that’s been prepared for hours. Our soups are made fresh daily and premium Idaho potatoes for fries are prepared daily. Sherri bakes our desserts and they’re a hit with our locals and vacationers! We appreciate your interest and hope you give us a try!
Morning Mist Cafe
601 Glades Road
Morning Mist Cafe is locally owned and operated by Randall and Sherri Brooks. Located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community and surrounded with artisans of all sorts. Morning Mist Cafe has indoor and outdoor seating with a babbling creek under the patio. The outdoor patio is pet friendly and the interior is perfectly clean and beautiful. Most of our menu items are prepared fresh daily including our salads such as potato, macaroni, tuna, chicken, pasta and slaw. We always hand pick our fruits and vegetables from local farmers and markets. Our green salads are made to order so you’re not getting a salad that’s been prepared for hours. Our soups are made fresh daily and premium Idaho potatoes for fries are prepared daily. Sherri bakes our desserts and they’re a hit with our locals and vacationers! We appreciate your interest and hope you give us a try!
An old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda shop.
Glades Soda Fountain
601 Glades Rd
An old-fashioned ice cream parlor and soda shop.
Traditional american faire restaurant.
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Timbers Log Cabin Restaurant
600 Glades Rd
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Traditional american faire restaurant.
Homemade candies and confectionaries.
Glades Homemade Candies
1402 East Parkway
Homemade candies and confectionaries.
Come sample and find your favorite from made from scratch fudge, gourmet chocolate and other confections made on marble slabs for the best homemade taste.
Fudgewrights
601 Glades Road
Come sample and find your favorite from made from scratch fudge, gourmet chocolate and other confections made on marble slabs for the best homemade taste.
A trip to the Smokies isn't complete without a tall stack of pancakes! Crockett's Breakfast Camp is our favorite breakfast experience.
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Crockett's Breakfast Camp
1103 Parkway
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A trip to the Smokies isn't complete without a tall stack of pancakes! Crockett's Breakfast Camp is our favorite breakfast experience.
1830 gristmill anchors a complex with 2 country cooking eateries plus pottery, candy & toy shops.
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The Old Mill & General Store
175 Old Mill Avenue
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1830 gristmill anchors a complex with 2 country cooking eateries plus pottery, candy & toy shops.
Classic BBQ & American Southern fare in a rustic space with high ceilings & ample communal seating.
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Five Oaks Farm Kitchen
1638 Parkway
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Classic BBQ & American Southern fare in a rustic space with high ceilings & ample communal seating.
Working apple orchard's cider bar & general store selling pies & souvenirs in a 1910 barn.
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The Apple Barn & Cider Mill
230 Apple Valley Rd
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Working apple orchard's cider bar & general store selling pies & souvenirs in a 1910 barn.

Experience

Create your own or shop the wide selection of hand made pottery!
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Alewine Pottery
623 Glades Road
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Create your own or shop the wide selection of hand made pottery!
We offer two world-class zipline tours – our breathtaking Mountaintop Zipline and our top-rated Treetop Zipline. Nestled right across the street from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you can explore one of the most beautiful places on earth in two unique and exciting ways. What we don’t offer is cheap thrills. Both of our tours are guided, educational, immersed-in-nature, 5-star, oh-my-goodness-look-at-that-view, step-out-of-your-comfort-zone type of experiences that the whole family will be talking about for years.
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CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains - Zipline Tour
155 Branam Hollow Road
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We offer two world-class zipline tours – our breathtaking Mountaintop Zipline and our top-rated Treetop Zipline. Nestled right across the street from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you can explore one of the most beautiful places on earth in two unique and exciting ways. What we don’t offer is cheap thrills. Both of our tours are guided, educational, immersed-in-nature, 5-star, oh-my-goodness-look-at-that-view, step-out-of-your-comfort-zone type of experiences that the whole family will be talking about for years.
Rafting adventures for all ages and abilities.
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Rafting In the Smokies
East Parkway
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Rafting adventures for all ages and abilities.
A fun local amusement park with numerous festivals & events throughout the year.
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Dollywood
2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard
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A fun local amusement park with numerous festivals & events throughout the year.