Known as “The Gateway to the Smokies,” Gatlinburg TN has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a quaint mountain village in the heart of East Tennessee. What once was a stopping point for settlers headed west has now become a bustling resort-style city that is home to tons of shops, restaurants, exciting attractions and so much more!
When you stay in a Gatlinburg cabin rental, you can truly experience the Great Smoky Mountains as well as the fun and excitement of the Gatlinburg area. When you choose to stay in an Amazing Views’ rental cabin in Gatlinburg, you are only a short distance (a couple of minutes) from all of the fun in the area.
Whether you’re looking for convenience or stunning mountain views, a rental cabin in Gatlinburg is the place for you!
You can take a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or wander the Gatlinburg Parkway and explore all of these fun attractions:
Popular Attractions in Gatlinburg
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf
Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze and Candy Factory
Ripley’s Moving Theater
A Little Bit of the History of Gatlinburg
The first official settlers to the area were Martha Jane Huskey Ogle and her seven children, in 1806. Martha’s late husband, William Ogle, is known for building the first permanent residence in the area, but he passed away before he could truly call the area home.
How Gatlinburg Got Its Name
Before changing its name to Gatlinburg, the area was known as White Oak Flats in honor of the abundance of white oak trees that surrounded the town. The town’s official name didn’t change to Gatlinburg until early settler Radford C. Gatlin opened a post office in his general store, in 1856.
What Gatlinburg is Like Today
Today, Gatlinburg TN has grown to become one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States, with over 12 million visitors to the area every year. That being said, visitors can still see glimpses into the town’s history during their vacation.
William Ogle’s original cabin is still standing and is located on the Parkway next to the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Many of the area’s other original homesites can still be found just a short drive away inside the national park including the Sugarlands, Elkmont and Cades Cove areas.
If you want to be surrounded by all of the beauty of Gatlinburg, while only being a couple minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, go ahead and browse through each rental cabin in Gatlinburg.
Then, go ahead and give us a call at (855) 849-8977. We would love to help you choose the perfect cabin for your Smoky Mountain getaway. At Amazing Views, our vacation rental experts are patiently waiting to assist you with anything you need, from choosing the best cabin for your vacation to deciding which is the best price, to meet the needs of your budget. We look forward to hearing from you!