I love the Gatlinburg Inn. Our family stayed recently, eight of us, June 2013. We rented the parlor suite and two additional king size rooms. We have stayed previously and one of the reasons we come back is the history of the Inn. Also, the location is perfect when a large group is involved, with people wanting to do different things in downtown Gatlinburg. For example, our group ranged from age 15 to age 86, with obviously a wide range of activities desired! Family members can go out on their own and meet back up at the Inn. It is PERFECT! My 86-year old aunt came here many times in her youth, with her now deceased husband, so it is a very special place for her. On this trip she was content to walk down the street with the group for dinner and then to spend a great deal of time in the rockers on the front porch, reminiscing previous special times, I would imagine. Again, perfect! The teens were able to walk out on their own to enjoy the arcades and other amusements and then check back in with us adults at the Inn, again, perfect for us. I know it is old, but that is the charm! The owners are getting started with some renovations to modernize somewhat. From my 2012 visit to this 2013 visit, I notice one major upgrade in all the rooms - large, flat screen TV's, which I loved. But from I can tell, the renovations will be subtle, some new fixtures and conveniences, but the old charm still visible! Thank goodness. I wouldn't want them to change too much. They have a room set up which shows how the rooms will look post-renovation--very nice. This Inn is clean, clean, clean. The beds are extremely comfortable. The balconies have comfortable rockers and you can sit outside and watch the crowds walk by. The parking lot is extremely secure, in fact the entire Inn feels safe and very secure. As I said, I love the Gatlinburg Inn.
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I would like to personally thank you not only for your stay but your extremely kind words here on Trip Advisor. We take a lot of pride in our hotel, especially it's cleanliness and comfort. We enjoyed having you and your family and we look forward to seeing you again next time!
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