While there are many benefits to staying at Summit Manor, one of the best things about our hotel is the fabulous location in downtown Gatlinburg! We are situated just far enough off the Parkway to avoid the traffic and noise, but yet are still within walking distance of some of the top attractions in town! Here are 4 fun Gatlinburg attractions that are within walking distance of our condos:
1. Aerial Tramway
Summit Manor offers the closest condo units to the downtown Gatlinburg station of the Aerial Tramway! This incredible tramway takes you on a scenic 2.1-mile journey to the Ober Gatlinburg Ski and Amusement Park area, where you can enjoy a variety of thrilling activities. The Aerial Tramway is a major attraction in itself, as it provides phenomenal views of the Great Smoky Mountains! There are actually two 120-passenger counter balanced cars that depart from downtown Gatlinburg every 20 minutes. The Aerial Tramway is one of the most popular attractions in the Smokies, so we recommend purchasing your tickets online and arriving as early as possible to depart to Ober Gatlinburg!
2. Gatlinburg Space Needle
Another one of the fun attractions in Gatlinburg that is within walking distance of Summit Manor is the Gatlinburg Space Needle! This 407-foot-tall observation tower provides stunning panoramic views of the Smokies and Mount LeConte, the tallest mountain in the eastern United States. The observation platform includes free SeeCoast viewfinders where you can zoom in to see such details as wildflowers, creeks and perhaps even a black bear! The Gatlinburg Space Needle also includes a Higher Learning exhibit where you can learn more about the fascinating history of the Smokies.
3. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Explore the halls of a creepy renovated mansion at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, just one of the many exciting Ripley’s attractions throughout Gatlinburg! This spooky haunted house features animatronics, props and live actors who are just dying to welcome you to their home! Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is open 365 days per year, so you can celebrate Halloween every day in Gatlinburg! The only restriction is that guests must be at least 6 years old to enter the attraction. Other nearby Ripley’s attractions include Ripley’s Odditorium, Ripley’s Moving Theater and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
4. Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Take an entertaining tour through some of the most famous movies and television shows of the last 50 years at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum! A visit to this attraction is an absolute must for both car enthusiasts and fans of television and film as it features Hollywood cars in unique recreated settings. The museum is constantly adding to their collection so you never know what you might find within its doors! Some of the most popular cars at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum are the Batmobile, the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard, the DeLorean from Back to the Future and Sir Paul McCartney’s Cadillac.
Check out all of our condo rentals in the Smoky Mountains today to enjoy a vacation near these exciting Gatlinburg attractions! We hope to see you soon at Summit Manor!