Sometimes a short break from your routine and an escape from the city is all you need to achieve the ultimate levels of relaxation. When choosing a weekend getaway from Nashville, the Great Smoky Mountains should be at the top of your list. The short drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg, TN, is perfect for a short road trip! Once you arrive in Gatlinburg, the fun begins! Use our complimentary Vacation Guide to plan your itinerary and make your weekend trip unforgettable! 

Plan Your Tennessee Staycation

What’s the Best Way to Get from Nashville to Gatlinburg, TN?  

If you’re traveling from Nashville, TN, consider choosing the Great Smoky Mountains as the final stop on your road trip. The Smokies are a scenic, mountainside region offering a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg, TN is quick and easy. The drive time is just under four hours without traffic but can take longer depending on which way you go and how many stops you make. To start your trip from Nashville, head east along I-40 for the start of a remarkable mountain adventure. 

Top Ways to Enjoy Your Weekend Getaway from Nashville 

Outdoor Recreation  

You’ll find an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy while you’re here. From horseback riding to exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are some experiences that you can only find around our wonderful mountain region! Plus, everyone knows Gatlinburg is a skier’s paradise, and hitting the slopes is a must on every winter mountain getaway. The options are truly endless!  

How to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Smokies:  

  • Go whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River 
  • Soar above the tree canopies on a zipline 
  • Test your putt-putt skills with a friendly game of mini-golf 
  • Enjoy a refreshing bike ride with your family

Delicious Dining 

Of all the things to do during your visit to Gatlinburg, enjoying a delicious meal is a must! There’s no better way to get to know the city than to try the food that defines this region. From award-winning barbeque joints dotted throughout downtown to upscale dining, our favorite local restaurants offer a little bit of everything! 

Where to Enjoy a Delicious meal in Gatlinburg:  

  • Smoky Mountain Trout House 
  • Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar 
  • Delauder’s BBQ 
  • Cherokee Grill  
  • Calhoun’s in Gatlinburg 

Top off Your Weekend at Edgewater HotelDouble Queen - Riverside

For the perfect end to your weekend escape, add a spa getaway to your stay. Here at Edgewater Hotel, we’re all about comfort and relaxation. With our incredible accommodations, you will spend the night in one of our premium rooms or suites and have full access to our remarkable amenities. Some of our guests’ favorite amenities include our complimentary continental breakfast, indoor-outdoor pool, and private balconies, making Edgewater Hotel the best choice for anyway weekend trip.  

If you’re ready for the best mountain getaway you’ve ever had, check our availability and book your stay. We look forward to hosting you very soon!