Taking a vacation to the Smoky Mountains can be a great experience for all members of a family—even the beloved family pet. However, for understandable reasons, not all places accept pets. With that in mind, we’ve done a little bit of research to let you know about some of the pet friendly Gatlinburg lodging options you can consider, where Callie the cat or Rover the dog can tag along…
Family Inns of America (218 Ski Mountain Road, 865-436-3300): This affordable lodging chain offers 24 locations throughout the area. In Gatlinburg, as well as Pigeon Forge, you will find the suites to be very comfy—and easy on the wallet, as well. In addition, pets are welcome.
Ramada Inn (756 Parkway, 865-453-1823): For years, tourists have come to depend on this veteran hotel chain for the best in lodging, and the Gatlinburg location is no different. They do accept pets, but there is a $25 fee.
Park Vista Hotel and Convention Center (705 Cherokee Orchard Road, 1-800-421-7275): Once again, there is a $ 25 deposit, but upon seeing this hotel up close and personal, it might be hard to imagine you (or your pet, for that matter) possibly having any more luxurious accommodations. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Microtel Inn Gatlinburg (211 Historic Nature Trail, 865-436-0107): This hotel allows two dogs less than 20 lbs. each for the more-than-affordable fee of $10 per pet. One of the best dollar values you will find for your pet!
Red Roof Inn Gatlinburg (309 Ownby Street, 865-436-7813): One of the newer hotels in the area, they are more than accommodating when it come to the furry ones. Pets under 25 lbs. can experience all of the hospitality that Red Roof Inn has to offer for only $10 each.
These are just a few of the pet-friendly hotels in the city, but also keep in mind that there are several chalets and cabins around that will also allow animals to inhabit their quarters. The fees might vary from what a hotel or motel charges, but it just might be worth it to have your pet with you on your trip.
But, wait…there is one more option. In nearby Sevierville, you will find the Smoky Mountain Pet Resort (1868 Country Meadows Drive, 865-428-7099). Here, you will find what just might be the perfect way to treat your pet to a trip to the area. With indoor and outdoor kennels, and play areas for both small and large animals, this business provides a worry-free way for both of you to enjoy your vacation.
Hopefully, this gives you a little insight into what might make your trek to the mountains a little more enjoyable for all involved—dogs and cats included!