The Gatlinburg Convention Center is a beautiful, 148,000 sqft. exhibit and conference space in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. Every year, dozens of popular crafts shows, conventions, conferences, and festivals draw thousands of visitors to this impressive meeting space. Best of all, the convention center is within walking distance of dozens of attractions, restaurants, and shops on the main strip in Gatlinburg.
If you're in town for a big event, there's no doubt you'll want to find lodging that's close to the convention center, which is located at 234 Historic Nature Trail in Downtown Gatlinburg.
To help you spend more time enjoying your conference in Gatlinburg, we've made this guide with the best places to find cabins near the Gatlinburg Convention Center!
Why Book A Cabin Close To The Gatlinburg Convention Center?
The Gatlinburg Convention Center is located right in the heart of Downtown in a beautiful area near tons of shops, restaurants, and popular attractions like the Gatlinburg Space Needle. After all, this is a great part of town to stay near, even if you aren't attending a conference or event.
If you are coming to Gatlinburg for a conference, it goes without saying that finding lodging closer to the convention center will help save you time on your trip and help to make your visit stress-free. So where can you find cabins close to the convention center?
1. Chalet Village
Distance From Convention Center: 2 Miles
Special Features: Resort Pools, Clubhouse, and Mountain Views
Chalet Village is one of the most popular resort communities in Gatlinburg and it's no secret why.
Many of the quality cabins in this resort area are only 2 miles away from the Gatlinburg convention center and plenty of other attractions in downtown. Additionally, these rentals provide quick access to Ober Ski Mountain and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so you can explore plenty of sights when you aren't at the convention.
During the warm summer months, Chalet Village cabins offer resort pool access. Cabins USA Gatlinburg offers several large cabins in this resort that are perfect for big groups attending youth conferences and church retreats.
2. Smoky Mountain Village
Distance From Convention Center: 2.5 Miles
Special Features: Mountain Views
Smoky Mountain Village is another resort community that's located near Chalet Village, so it also offers quick access to the Gatlinburg Convention Center. These rentals are perched high on a mountain ridge, so you can enjoy a beautiful mountain view when you aren't participating in conferences or events downtown.
3. Sky Harbor Resort
Distance From Convention Center: 5 Miles
Special Features: Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
This resort area is located just off of the Pigeon Forge-Gatlinburg Spur road that connects the two cities. While many of these cabins are about 5 miles away from the convention center, these rentals are within minutes from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center on the Spur Road.
At this welcome center, you can park here for free and then take the Gatlinburg Trolley to the Gatlinburg Convention Center for a fraction of the cost of parking in Downtown. This is an especially good idea for large groups taking more than one vehicle.
At the end of the day, you'll have plenty of options for attractions to enjoy in either city like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies or The Island in Pigeon Forge.
4. Glades Road Cabin
Distance From Convention Center: 5 Miles
Special Features: Secluded Setting
This cabin community is located on the east side of Gatlinburg, but only about 5 miles from the Gatlinburg convention center. These rentals are tucked away in a peaceful mountain setting, so a cabin on Glades road is perfect for a guest seeking privacy and seclusion.
At the same time, these rentals are located only a short drive from the convention center, so you can spend more time enjoying your conference or event!
Map of Cabins Near Convention Center
Feel free to contact our reservations office at (865) 436-5031 for help finding the perfect cabin for your trip! Our helpful reservations specialists will work with you to find the right cabin for your needs, so you can have a truly relaxing conference experience.
Written by Hayden Brown