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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Tennesseans face some legal challenges that non-LGBT Tennesseans do not. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in the state. Marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples in Tennessee since the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges on June 26, 2015.
Gatlinburg has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Fox & Parrot Tavern or Shamrock are the most famous gay friendly bars in Gatlinburg, TN.
Gatlinburg, a mountain town in eastern Tennessee, is known as a gateway to the roughly 520,000-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many of its key attractions offer sweeping views of the neighboring park, including the 407-ft. Space Needle observation tower and the Sky Lift, a 2.1-mile aerial cable car that journeys from Downtown to the popular amusement park and ski resort Ober Gatlinburg.

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1. The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Gatlinburg 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg

The Park Vista - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Gatlinburg

Located right outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this hotel is located in Gatlinburg and features a multi-level indoor pool and a full-service convention center. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

Every room at The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Gatlinburg features a balcony, along with a 42-inch flat-screen HDTV with premium cable channels. A small refrigerator and a coffee maker are also included.

The Vista Grill offers southern-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks and appetizers at Firefly’s Patio Lounge.

In a high-rise surrounded by mountains, this modern hotel with a soaring atrium is a mile from the Gatlinburg Space Needle observation deck and 11 miles from Dollywood.

The warm, polished rooms have balconies with city or mountain views, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges. Some add pull-out sofas. Suites include separate living rooms and/or whirlpool tubs.

Amenities include a rustic restaurant serving American cuisine, and a bar with a patio and a fire pit. There’s also a multi-tiered indoor pool with a waterslide, a whirlpool tub, and a fitness center, plus a deck with mountain views, and 25,000 sq ft of meeting space.

The Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton is known for spectacular views and exquisite service. Overlooking the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Gatlinburg, each guestroom has a private balcony with amazing views. Conveniently located on the City’s Trolley Route, The Park Vista is only minutes from the many restaurants, shops and attractions downtown Gatlinburg has to offer. If your adventures include a visit to Dollywood or a day of Outlet Shopping we are only minutes away!

All guest rooms include a 42” flat screen TV, refrigerator and WIFI access. Other amenities include: In-room Dining, Business Center, Complimentary WIFI in public areas, Indoor Pool, Arcade & Fitness Center. Enjoy your favorite beverages and appetizers in Firefly’s Patio Lounge, or relax and enjoy an enticing menu of freshly prepared Southern-inspired selections at The Vista Grill, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

The Park Vista Doubletree was a great hotel for us. It was clean and nice and the pool was great. The staff was also friendly and nice. It is close enough to the downtown Gatlinburg main strip that it is convenient but far enough that it is quieter and nice. It is a 2-3 minute drive to the main strip. I don’t think you would really want to walk to it because of the steep hill.

The hotel is off the main strip of downtown Gatlinburg but it’s location gives fantastic views of the city and the Smoky Mountains. The trolley comes through every 30 minutes but since we came with a large group we had a bus that took us around. The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is right behind it and is well worth a visit.

The hotel has many amenities including a large indoor pool, arcade, fitness room and restaurant.

This hotel far exceeded our expectations. Staff was friendly, very clean facilities, pool was great, cookies were warm and delicious and there was a man playing the piano in the lobby in the evenings. The view from our room was spectacular. Our room faced the mountains and it was an amazing sight to wake up to every morning. This might sound funny, but the shower had good water pressure – where we stayed last year was just a trickle at times. Beds and pillows were very comfy. Bathrooms (just shower and toilet) a tad small, but not a dealbreaker.

It’s not on the main strip in Gatlinburg but the trolley comes through every 30 minutes or you can make a short drive down to one of the many parking lots. It’s close to town, but far (and high) enough away that you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Smokies.

If you’re looking for a hotel to stay at in Gatlinburg, I’d definitely recommend Park Vista.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg
Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg

How much does a room costs at The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Gatlinburg?

Prices start 158$/night for King Room. The King Room with Mountain View is  175$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Offering a view of the Smoky Mountains from the private balcony, this room includes a work desk with an ergonomic chair and a sofa bed. An iPod docking station, ironing facilities and deluxe bath products are also provided.

Where to book online – The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg – you can find the best hotels deals in Gatlinburg during Nashville Oktoberfest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gatlinburg on Booking.com  or  Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Greystone Lodge on the River 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg TN

Greystone Lodge on the River
Greystone Lodge on the River

Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, Greystone Lodge on the River is located in Gatlinburg, a 3-minute walk from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Located around half a mile from Gatlinburg Space Needle, the resort is also a few steps away from Anakeesta. The property is a 3-minute walk from Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre.

The rooms in the resort are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Each room includes air conditioning, and selected rooms have a patio. At Greystone Lodge on the River each room comes with a desk and a private bathroom.

At the accommodation guests are welcome to use a fitness room.

This casual hotel in downtown Gatlinburg is across the street from Ripley’s Aquarium, 1.1 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 10 miles south of Dollywood.

Down-to-earth rooms feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, mini fridges, coffeemakers and private balconies. Some have whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Suites and executive rooms offer free Wi-Fi.

Complimentary amenities include parking, continental breakfast, and Wi-Fi in the lobby. There’s also a heated outdoor pool with a waterslide, and an exercise room.

The Greystone Lodge on the River is the perfect location for your Smoky Mountain getaway. Settle into one of our 241 cozy rooms with a large balcony, most overlooking the river. Take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the sounds of the Little Pigeon River as it rolls past your balcony.

We always stay at the Greystone Lodge. Convenient to everything on the strip. Aquarium, Anakeesta, and the trolley right across the street. Everything within walking distance. Very clean and affordable. We did try a couple of other hotels but the first hotel was tore down for Jimmy Buffet’s hotel and the other hotel was so difficult to get in and out of with our vehicle. So we have made the Greystone our hotel of choice. The Greystone has it’s own parking garage with easy access to your room. Good breakfast. Highly recommended.

Spotless clean, excellent & friendly service, nice daily breakfasts offered for free, The beds were very comfortable. Located within walking distance to most anything you may choose to do. Never had an issue with finding a parking place near our rooms. I would highly recommend anyone planning a Gatlinburg vacation to check them out.

The hotel location was perfect… Right in the middle of the action. A short walk from Ole Red (Blake Shelton’s restaurant) and directly across the street from Anakeesta. (Anakeesta is a must do!). Parking was free and close to our room.

Our room was an Executive Deluxe. It was nice but nothing crazy special. Older hotel, simple upgrades like fresh paint, but nothing that will blow your socks off.
Don’t get me wrong… it’s nice and we will definitely stay here again, but the rooms weren’t anything great… thus a 4 rather than 5.

The cleaning during covid is obvious. They are doing a great job. Breakfast was ok. Limited selection but good enough. If you are looking for a big spread… Hotels aren’t where you find it.

If you are looking for a place to stay… Don’t hesitate staying here. It’s a good hotel and it is perfectly located.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg
Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg

How much does a room costs at Greystone Lodge on the River?

Prices start 125$/night for Executive Queen Room with Two Queen Beds. The King Executive – Fireplace Suite is  142$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and seating area.

Where to book online – Greystone Lodge on the River –  Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg – you can find the best hotels deals in Gatlinburg during Nashville Oktoberfest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gatlinburg on Booking.com  or  Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River 2* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River
Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River

Located in Gatlinburg, this Tennessee hotel offers rooms with free WiFi and a private balcony. The Great Smoky Mountains are just 1.7 mi away.

A cable TV and work desk are provided in each warmly decorated room at Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River. A microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine are included.

A year-round, indoor pool, game room, and fitness center are available on site.

On the banks of the Cliff Branch River and off Highway 321, this casual hotel is a 13-minute walk from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Featuring balconies with river views, the unfussy rooms provide complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen HDTVs, DVD players and iPod docks. They also come with mini fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add fireplaces, with some offering whirlpool tubs.

Parking is free, as is hot breakfast served in a country-style, casual dining area. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness room and a game room, plus a business center.

Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg on the River is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Gatlinburg, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Gatlinburg’s most popular landmarks, such as Historic Ogle Log Cabin (0.6 mi) and Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church (0.8 mi), Gatlinburg Comfort Inn is a great destination for tourists.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Comfort Inn On The River Hotel offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and a picnic area. Guests of Gatlinburg Comfort Inn are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria, The Best Italian on the Parkway, and Taste Of Italy, which are some Italian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you are interested in exploring Gatlinburg, check out one of the art galleries, such as Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Fowler’s Clay Works, and Paul Murray Gallery.

Our room was updated and the improvements and amenities were nice. The balcony overlooking the river provided some beautiful views. Shower head in bathroom was heavenly. Heat and air worked appropriately in both rooms of the suite. Beds were comfortable and provided a good night’s sleep. Rooms were good size.

The river view from the balconies is absolutely beautiful. We also really liked the location. You are close enough to walk to most of the attractions to save on parking, but far enough away to not get stuck in traffic and the chaos of the weekend nightlife. The walls did seem fairly thin and the street noise could keep you up or even wake you up if sirens went by.

Room was decent sized, clean, had its own balcony with sturdy modern chairs overlooking the river. The location was great and we were able to walk to dinner at a fabulous Mexican restaurant. The common areas and check in desk are cabin themed. The free breakfast was one of the best if not the best that I have had at a Baymont hotel.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg
Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg

How much does a room costs at Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River?

Prices start 125$/night for King Room with River View.

This double room features a balcony, cable TV and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg On The River –  Gay Friendly Hotels Gatlinburg – you can find the best hotels deals in Gatlinburg during Nashville Oktoberfest which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gatlinburg on Booking.com  or  Agoda.com  or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.