Superior Shopping in the Smoky Mountains: A Savvy Shopping Guide
Jul 09, 2015
Some people come to the Smoky Mountains to play outside; others come here to stay in one of the many Gatlinburg cabins and shop till they drop! Gatlinburg is a famous shopping destination with a vast selection of handmade, gourmet candies and treats, artisan creations such as brooms and candles, as well as handcrafted pottery and microbrewed craft beers. Heartland Cabin Rentals offers select Gatlinburg cabin rentals in the Arts and Crafts Community, a favorite shopping area to visitors. Come reside in one of our outstanding cabins in Gatlinburg and shop the many stores in the Smokies!
Only in the hills of the Smoky Mountains can you witness a master craftsman spin a lifeless mound of clay on a banding wheel into a beautiful cup, vase or plate. Study the potters as they place their creations into the kiln awaiting their ceramic perfections at Alewine Pottery. Take home a handcrafted piece of art to showcase in your home. 623 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The Gatlin-Burlier Tobacconist
The Gatlin-Burlier, a top class retail tobacco store, was established in 1978. Here you can sample award-winning custom blends of tobacco and view a wide selection of Zippo lighters. The Gatlin-Burlier has won the Zippo Lighter's Retail of the Year Award for two years running. This tobacco retailer also carries a selection of locally hand-carved pipes. Located at Mountain Mall, 601 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Lorelei Candles is situated on Glades Road near the Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg. This artisan store offers an inside view at their workshop where guests can watch the candle creations from start to finish. They offer traditional and novelty candles as well as soy and scented candles. Located at 331 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Ogle's Broom Shop
Ogle's Broom Shop is a band of third generation broom makers. These artists create handmade brooms, hand-carved hiking sticks, and walking sticks. Most carvings will be a representation of a Native American spirit animal such as bears, wolves, horses, snakes, eagles, owls, and Indians themselves. Located at 670 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Eateries and Drink
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
Visit the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in downtown Gatlinburg for an inside look on how moonshine is made. Tour the Distillery and watch Master Distillers hard at work mixing, measuring and tempering the moonshine. Ole Smoky Moonshine was the first federally licensed moonshine distillery to sell their shine East Tennessee. Located at 903 Parkway Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen has been serving up homemade candies to the Gatlinburg area and its visitors since the 1950s. You will see candy makers stirring sweets in large copper kettles wearing traditional white uniforms while feeding taffy into their hypnotic machines. Come taste handcrafted candies made for pure enjoyment and satisfaction. Located at 744 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The Best of Gatlinburg Shopping
The Village is an old world inspired marketplace with brick-lined streets and a glorious fountain. Step off of the busy Parkway of downtown Gatlinburg and into The Village for a relaxing day of shopping for clothes, jewelry, locally roasted coffees, handmade pastries, knick knacks and art. Gather all of your hiking essentials at The Day Hiker. Taste delicious flavored dipping and cooking oils at Zi Olive. Take home the perfect pair of handmade sterling silver earrings from The Silver Tree. Explore the two-story Lamplight Gallery and see the works of master artists as well as rare works of art that feature a religious context and theme. Enjoy free samples of everything spicy at The Pepper Palace and take the perfect tongue scorching sauce home. Stop by The Donut Friar for the best donuts and pastries in town. Go next door to Coffee and Company and sip on locally roasted coffees and delicate loose teas. The Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and The Cheese Cupboard offer the best Reuben sandwich in town, and the store shines brightly with specialty cheeses, hot sauces, sausage selections, and beers. For something different, drop by The Spice and Tea Exchange and smell the aromas of all the different spices. This store delicately combines cooking herbs, seasonings, and traditional and exotic gourmet spices from all over the world in order to create their 60 plus hand-mixed specialty rubs and blends. There are several other quaint shops in The Village for you to enjoy. Located at 634 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
In Gatlinburg, you can take advantage of the many specialty stores and art studios. The shops of Gatlinburg are scattered thoughtfully throughout the Parkway of downtown as well as Highway 321 and the Glades. Gatlinburg offers handmade arts and crafts, unique jewelry pieces, souvenirs and delicious jarred honey, jams, jellies and sauces. Book your next stay with Heartland Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg and stay in a cabin conveniently located to all of the wonderful shopping the Smoky Mountains have to offer.
By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.