Take the Tram when Staying at Resorts in Gatlinburg


Looking for the perfect vacation spot this summer? Visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the perfect summer getaway to the mountains.  Gatlinburg is located right next to the stunning Great Smoky Mountains and features tons of outdoor activities and attractions to enjoy. Bring the family for the perfect vacation with tons to do!

When staying in Gatlinburg, make sure to stop by Ober Gatlinburg to ride the aerial tram.  The tram is used to take skiers to the top of Mt. Harrison during the winter. The original aerial tram was built in 1972 as a safer way for skiers to reach the mountaintop instead of driving their cars up the winding mountain. In 2007, Ober Gatlinburg began updating the aerial tram with the installation of new cars made of high-grade aluminum alloy. A new electronic and computer system was installed to modernize the system and they replaced the brakes and motors to conform to safety standards.

Catch the tram in downtown Gatlinburg for a 2.1-mile ride to the resort that includes amazing aerial views of the city and mountain range.  The tram ride is especially beautiful during the spring and fall when leaves are blooming or changing colors. The tramcars hold about 120 people a piece and a round-trip ticket costs $12 for adults and $9.50 for children ages 5-11. Make sure to take a tram ride for a breath-taking ride up and down the mountain!

Stay at the Glenstone Lodge for all your Gatlinburg vacation needs. The Glenstone lodge features family-friendly Gatlinburg accommodations and amenities like an indoor two-level pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi. There is a putting green to enjoy as well as an on-site restaurant. The Glenstone Lodge is the perfect place for meetings or corporate retreats to the Gatlinburg area as well. Contact the staff at the Glenstone lodge with any questions about a vacation to their charming city.

Posted in Blog by Charlestowne Hotels on May 23, 2013

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