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Inside. Outside. All over town. Let The Belle Aire be your basecamp for Smoky Mountain fun!

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The Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Aerial Tramway to Ober Gatlinburg, the Parkway shops, dining, and fun are right at your doorstep when you stay at our Gatlinburg hotel. Get out early and enjoy a great morning, take a quick trip back to our hotel for an afternoon nap, and gear up for a fun night on the town!

When you’re in Pigeon Forge, make plans to visit the Titanic Museum! This museum attraction is the celebration of the ship, passengers, and crew. It allows visitors to experience what it was like to be a member on the RMS Titanic. You will walk the hallways, parlors, and cabins of the ship, stand on sloping decks, touch an iceberg, and more. You’ll also get to walk a replica of the Grand Staircase! The museum is home to more than 400 personal and private artifacts from the ship, which you can see along the self-guided tour. If you’re interested in learning more about the Titanic, this is the perfect attraction for you!

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Gatlinburg Convention Center

If you are attending a convention or simply want to enjoy one of the many year-round events open to the public, you will enjoy our great location right across the street from the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Avoid parking fees and simply take a stroll across the street to enjoy everything this citywide venue has to offer!

Gatlinburg convention center

For some of the best views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle! Located within steps of our hotel, the Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 407-foot-tall observation tower that offers 360-degree views of the area. You’ll ride in a glass elevator to the top, where you’ll take in the view. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy an educational experience that teaches you more about the Smoky Mountains. Once you ride back down the Space Needle, visit the arcade, play an escape game, see a magic show at Iris Theater, or grab a bite to eat at Slice Pizza Bakery!

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Gatlinburg Space Needle in Downtown Gatlinburg

Downtown Gatlinburg Shops & Restaurants

Our Gatlinburg hotel puts you within walking distance of all the best shops and restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg. You’re just footsteps away from the best souvenirs and delicious food! You can walk to The Village, which includes 27 unique boutiques, galleries, clothing stores, and eateries. The Village is home to the famous Donut Friar, where you can grab a cup of coffee and a freshly made sweet treat. You’ll also be close to Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, which is the best place to satisfy your sweet tooth, and the Mountain Mall, an indoor shopping center with 36 shops for you to browse. When you get hungry, you’ll love being within walking distance of delicious restaurants! Head to The Peddler for a juicy steak cut tableside, or walk to The Park Grill to choose from a variety of steaks, chicken, and seafood. We’re also within walking distance of Cherokee Grill, Calhoun’s, and more.

aerial view of gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is one of the top attractions in the area. During the winter, hit the slops for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. During the summer, enjoy water slides and summer tubing! This ski and amusement park offers fun for visitors all year round. You can spot Smoky Mountain wildlife in their wildlife encounter, go ice skating, ride a mountain coaster, and even play mini golf! There is fun for the whole family at Ober Gatlinburg, and the Aerial Tramway station is just minutes from our hotel.

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ober gatlinburg sign with gatlinburg trolley

Experience the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the country at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park! Ride the Gatlinburg SkyLift to the top of Crockett Mountain, where you’ll hop off on the SkyDeck and have the chance to shop, eat, and take in the views. From there, you can cross the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, a 680-feet-long bridge that spans across a deep valley. In the middle of the bridge, you’ll cross glass-floor panels that let you look down 140 feet! After your adventure, you’ll enjoy a scenic ride back down the mountain on the SkyLift. The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is one of the best ways to admire the stunning scenery, and it’s less than half a mile from our hotel!

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Gatlinburg SkyLift

The Gatlinburg Trolley is the easiest way to get around town! Not only is it a convenient way to get where you need to go, it’s also a great way to take in the sights. Gatlinburg has a total of 20 trolleys that service about 50 miles in and around Gatlinburg. For a small fee, you can hop on a trolley and get to all the major attractions in Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas. For just $2, you can ride the trolley unlimited times throughout the day! The best part about the trolley is that you don’t have to worry about paying to park and can get dropped off right near all your favorite attractions. You’ll love riding through town on the Gatlinburg trolley!

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Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Don’t miss your chance to visit the top aquarium in the country while you’re in Gatlinburg! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is just a mile away from our hotel, making it easy for you to experience everything this attraction has to offer. Not only can you see all your favorite aquatic animals, but you can interact with them too! Ripley’s offers a number of unique experience that allows you to get up close and personal with the sea life. Touch a jellyfish, reach your hand into a tank full of stingrays, feed a green sea turtle, or waddle with penguins! You can do it all at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

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Rowdy Bear Mountain is Gatlinburg’s top adventure park! It’s home to not one, but two, thrill rides! You have to try the Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster when you’re there. This gravity-propelled coaster reaches speeds up to 35 miles per hour as you wind through the woods. The best part about the coaster is that you’re in charge of your own speed. Go slow to take in the views, or speed it up for an exciting adventure. You can also try The Mountain Glider, a suspended single rail coaster that’s the first of its kind in the world. This ride takes you through the treetops of Rowdy Bear Mountain and provides the perfect views. Rowdy Bear Mountain is less than 2 miles from our Gatlinburg hotel!

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Moonshine Tasting

One of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg is go moonshine tasting! Gatlinburg is home to a number of distilleries that offer tastings for only a small fee. Walk to the Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler to taste their famous homegrown shine for only $5! You can take a tour of the distillery too and take in the entire process of making moonshine from beginning to end. Also within walking distance of our hotel is Sugarlands Distilling Company, where you can take a private tour of the still house, and for only $5 you can sample their spirits. You can also stop by Doc Collier Moonshine to sample more of the finest moonshine in Tennessee.

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Dollywood is an award-winning attraction that you don’t want to miss when you visit the Smoky Mountains. From world-class rides to show-stopping entertainment, Dollywood has it all. Whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or your family, everyone will love spending the day at Dollywood! While you’re there, visit their largest expansion ever, Wildwood Grove. Wildwood Grove is a place for families to have fun and let their imaginations run wild. It introduces new activities, rides, and dining to the park. Whether you’re trying thrilling rides, grabbing a bite to eat, or seeing a show, you’ll have a blast at Dollywood!

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Attracting more than 11 million visitors each year, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country! And it’s no surprise why. With over 850 miles of hiking trails, beautiful scenic drives, wildlife, and more, there is so much to see and do at the national park. Go for a hike to a beautiful waterfall, drive the popular Cades Cove Loop, or see some of the historic structures still standing in the park today. The best part is that our hotel puts you less than a mile away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! You can spend the day exploring everything that the park has to offer before returning to the comfort of your hotel room for a relaxing evening.

river in the smoky mountains