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Shuttle Bus to Transport Folks Between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC

Filed under: Gatlinburg News — Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Attractions September 28, 2006 @ 9:48 am

Shuttle Bus to Transport Folks Between Gatlinburg, TN and Cherokee, NC

Last week the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians unveiled a plan to operate a biodiesel shuttle bus between Cherokee, NC and Gatliinburg, TN.This will allow people of all ages who don’t like to drive to extend their Gatlinburg Vacation to a trip to Cherokee, or vice versa. There is a wide range of people who don’t like to drive, especially through the winding mountain roads that make up the trip through North Carolina into Gatlinburg, TN. The bus takes the trip to Gatlinburg through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park up Highway 441 and makes a 10 minute stop at the Newfound Gap Overlook for pictures.    

One of the best things about this new shuttle bus is the affordability. For adults it costs $12 for a round trip, or just $7 for a one way trip. With gas costing nearly three dollars per gallon in many places this is very cheap! For seniors or groups of three or more the cost is only $10 for the round trip. The shuttle is operated 7 days a week between May and December and then just Friday through Monday with a limited schedule the rest of the year. For more information about where the “bus stops” are call 828.497.5296.

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Gatlinburg: The Gateway to the Smokies

Filed under: Gatlinburg News — Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Attractions August 1, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

Gatlinburg: The Gateway to the Smokies

As Gatlinburg prepares to celebrate its 200th Anniversary of its Eurpoean Settlement, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the history of Gatlinburg.  In Gatlinburg you can normally find on a good day around 30,000 people in this sleepy town of 3,000. 

What perfect timing! A local Gatlinburg paper, The Rocky Mount Telegram has a story on the Gatlinburg’s history and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 To find this article, search for: Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wildwood Inn Owner Purchases Homestead House Hotel in Gatlinburg

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Cincinatti Hotel Owner Purchases Homestead House Hotel in Gatlinburg

Wildwood Inn owner, Tom Kelley, recently announced that his company has purchased the Homestead House Hotel in Gatlinburg and plans a major renovation.  The renovations of the Gatlinburg hotel are already underway and are expected to cost approximately $250,000 and include renovations to the hotel suites including the traditional style suites as well as some new “themed” suites.  Some of the new themes may include African, Venetian, Egyptian and “Dukes of Hazzard.”

Kelley stated in a news release that, “Cincinnati is the number one source of tourists for the area (Gatlinburg).” 

 The Homestead House Hotel in Gatlinburg is an 86-room, seven story hotel.  More on this story about the Gatlinburg hotel can be found here.

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