The Appalachian culture thrives in this 8-mile motor loop, with over 100 quaint & nostalgic shops, nestled in the Smoky Mountain beauty. Situated on the northeast edge of Gatlinburg, this area is the only zoned crafts community in the USA!
Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave & carve to create original works such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, chairs, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silversmithing, leather products, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, framed art, oils, & watercolors.
As you enter Gatlinburg, turn onto Rte. 321 (Traffic light #3). Travel only a few miles until you see the sign for the "Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community" & turn LEFT onto Glades Rd. at Traffic light #3A.
Or catch the YELLOW Trolley at the Ripley's Aquarium, which will take you around the Arts & Crafts community. This Trolley stops running MUCH earlier than the others, so be careful not to miss your ride back into town!
Cliff Dwellers Gallery- An historic 1933 cabin originally built on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, only to be relocated in sections to its current location on the Loop!
Owned by 6 female artists as a co-op!
The Cabin Cafe: Owner Duane says "Enter as strangers, leave as friends"!
Open 7 days a week!
11am - 4pm
Featuring fresh food prepared in an open kitchen!
Soups, hot & cold sandwiches, home made side dishes, desserts.
Patio & porch dining, too!
Read a magazine or play one of their many board games!
Parking lot & Trolley stop!
The Wild Plum Tea Room: Log cabin Austrian-style tea room!
Unique daily menu featuring home made gourmet lunches! Dine outside on the deck under the trees!
Dine on the screened porch overlooking a creek!
Dine inside the log cabin or upstairs for larger groups!
Wine & beer.
Parking lot is small, but there's another one across the street.
Yellow Trolley stops nearby. *restrooms up stairs - not handicap accessible.