Gatlinburg Journals

Smokey Mountains in August 2005

An August 2005 trip to Gatlinburg by jangarys

Boyds Bear Country Photo, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee More Photos
Quote: We stayed at the Ski View Resort in Gatlinburg and visited Dollywood, Boyd's Bears, Cherokee, and Smokey Mountain National Park in August 2005.
Ski View Mountain Resort Photo, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Best Things Nearby:Applewood's RestaurantBest Things About the Resort:It was quiet and secluded, with a nice view and BEARS in the parking lot!Resort Experience:It is in the perfect location in Gatlinburg; traffic light no. 10 is the last light before entering the national park. There are several great restaurants near light no. 10. Unfortunately, the resort is about a mile straight up from light no. 10, so you can't walk to anything. There are two small stores on the way up the steep, winding road. The resort is small, but it was clean and un-crowded, and the kids had the indoor pool all to themselves. The screened porch was clean and had a rollaway bed on it...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 6, 2005

Ski View Mountain Resort
1102 Ski View Drive
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-5100

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We stopped in for a late lunch. We had a large round table for six overlooking the woods and a large birdfeeder. We enjoyed the apple fritters and apple butter. I had fried okra. The adult dinners came with soup, so the waitress let the kids have some soup too. The food was Southern-oriented, and chicken and dumplings was very thick. We picked up some extra jars of apple butter on the way out. The receipt had a coupon for a 10% discount on our next visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 6, 2005

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
1151 Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-4669

Park Grill Steakhouse

Restaurant | "The Park Grill"

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The Park Grill is similar to The Peddlar, but it's not on the river. It's fine dining with a salad bar. It also has a little gift shop.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2005

Park Grill Steakhouse
1110 Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-2300

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Sit at the counter or outside on the porch. You get a great old-time soda-fountain experience. Try the banana split!! It is very near the Alwine Pottery store.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 22, 2005

Glades Soda Fountain
601 Glades Road Ste. 20
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
865/430-7881

Boyds Bear Country

Attraction

Boyds Bear Country Photo, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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The world's most humongous teddy-bear store features over 70,000 Boyds Bears in whimsical settings. Make-your-own Boyds Bear at Digby's Bear Factory, or adopt a baby bear cub at Boyds Teddy Bear Nursery. They have delicious food and live entertainment every weekend.

Webpage: Boyds Bears

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2005

Boyds Bear Country
149 Cates Lane
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Clingman's Dome

Attraction

Clingman's Dome Photo, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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This is a steep climb up a paved walkway in the clouds! You get a great view of the clouds from the lookout tower. There is a restroom at the parking lot level. There is no admission fee to get in this park!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2005

Clingman's Dome
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
(865) 436-1200