No summer vacation is complete without going out for ice cream! When the weather gets hot, nothing hits the spot quite like a delicious ice cream cone or sundae. Gatlinburg is home to some of the very best creameries and ice cream parlors in East Tennessee. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Amazing Views Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top five places to get ice cream in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.
1. Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts
Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts is the ultimate dessert destination! This great shop offers incredible ice cream cones, soft serve, sundaes, banana splits, and milkshakes. With 24 flavors to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a new favorite (ours is Smoky Mountain Fudge). In addition to all of the ice cream offerings, Mad Dog’s also serves superb donuts, funnel cakes, shaved ice, and espresso drinks. If you’re traveling with a furry friend, you can even buy an ice cream-shaped dog treat for your pooch!
2. Glades Soda Fountain
The Glades Soda Fountain is a blast from the past! Located in the Arts & Crafts Community, this fun restaurant is designed to look like an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Guests will enjoy a great collection of sundaes, milkshakes, malts, floats, and phosphates. It’s easy to see why the Soda Fountain is one of the most popular places for ice cream in Gatlinburg.
3. The Old Mill Creamery
The Old Mill Creamery boasts some of the most unique ice cream flavors in the Smoky Mountains. Visitors can sample Biscuits ‘n Honey ice cream (made with biscuit chunks and sourwood honey), Whiskey Ribbon ice cream (laced with local moonshine and fudge), or Oat Mill Cream Pie ice cream (featuring pieces of homemade oatmeal cream pies). All of The Old Mill’s signature ice creams are available as cones, sundaes, or shakes.
Situated in downtown Gatlinburg, Kilwin’s is famous for its waffle cones, which are made in-house each day. The sweet aroma of the freshly baked cones is sure to draw you into the store when you’re walking along The Strip! Kilwin’s offers a variety of mouthwatering ice cream flavors and a superb selection of fudge and candies.
5. Apple Valley Creamery
Apple Valley Creamery is part of the Apple Barn Village, a beloved shopping and dining area located next to an apple orchard. The Creamery is home to roughly 60 different flavors of homemade ice cream! Best of all, you can enjoy your scoop of ice cream with some freshly baked apple cobbler or apple bread.
When you stay with Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive away from all of these wonderful places to get ice cream in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. Our cabins come with your choice of excellent amenities, including hot tubs, mountain views, home theater rooms, swimming pools, and even more great features. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 12 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect accommodations for your vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabins in Gatlinburg!