Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
Host lodgings & restaurants

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Host Hotel #1-         The Gillette Motel                             

 235 Historic Nature Trail 
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738  
(800) 437-0815                            
        Located directly across from the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Historic Nature Trail. Only one block up from all the action at Traffic light #8 at the Parkway! 

Amenities: Flash back in time to clean rooms, friendly staff, TONS of easy parking, outdoor pool & Trolley stop nearby.
                       No need to drive or pay for parking when you stay at the Gillette Motel - just carry your purchases from The
                       Event across the street to your room!

~Closest restaurants: 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Blaine's Bar & Grill
Dick's Last Resort
Mello Mushroom
Flying Saucer Italian Bistro (ATM inside)
Bearland Grill & Market
Subway Sandwich Shop
Bones BBQ Joint

Reserved for our group is a block of 50 rooms!

2 Double Beds
$90+ tax (12.75%)
Up to 4 people per room
Rates good for July 9th - 16th, 2015!

No online reservations.
Phone calls only.
Mention promo code "Nail Tech Event" to receive this discounted rate!

To see TripAdvisor review







Host Hotel #2-  The Greystone Lodge at the Aquarium

559 Parkway 
PO Bow 408
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(800) 451 - 9202
(865) 436 - 5621


        Located at traffic light #5, directly across from Ripley's Aquarium & the main hub for ALL the trolley's! Be right in the heart of downtown near the Parkway for all the action; 5 blocks from the GCC & the trolley will take you there!  

Amenities:   Easy parking & lots of it, plus the hotel has had a recent $7 million dollar renovation inside & out! Ask for    
                          stream-side rooms with balconies for the best view. Outdoor pool with slide! Complimentary continental
                          breakfast (biscuits & gravy) each morning from 7am - 10am. 

~Closest restaurants: 

No Way Jose's Cantina (next door to hotel)  
Pancake Pantry
Best Italian Parkway
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Hoggs Pub & Grubb
Johnny Rockets
Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina (rooftop dining above Johnny Rockets)
Smoky Mountain Trout House
Mountain Edge Grill
Puckers Sports Bar & Grill

Reserved for our group is a block of 50 rooms!

Executive C - 2 Queen Beds:
Sunday - Thursday = $90 
Friday & Saturday = $108

Executive - 2 Queen Beds:
Sunday - Thursday = $99 
Friday & Saturday = $117

2 room Family Suite (max occupancy 4 people):
1 King bed
1 bunk bed (in open hall)
kitchenette/dining room
living room
Sunday - Thursday = $140
Friday & Saturday = $185

All rooms - 12.75% tax

Deadline for guaranteed discounted rate: June 25th, 2015!
Rates good for July 9th - 16th, 2015!

No online reservations. 
Phone calls only.
Mention promo code "Nail Tech Event" to receive this discounted rate!

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Host Condominium:        Park Place Condos!

215 Ski Mountain Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(800) 321 - 5798

       Located at traffic light #10 on Ski Mtn. Rd, the Park Place condos have 2 & 3 bedroom units with all the balconies overlooking the stream, plus trees offer more privacy & quiet relaxation from the bustling Parkway 1 block away; 3 blocks from the GCC & just a short walk to the River Rd. trolley stop!  

~Closest restaurants: 

The Peddler Steakhouse
Bennett's Pit BBQ
Park Grill
Calhoun's Restaurant
The Cherokee Grill
Smoky Mtn. Brewery
TGI Friday's
The Melting Pot
The Wild Boar Saloon (Howard's Restaurant)
Flapjack's Pancake Cabin

Reserved for our group are:

2 Bedroom/2 Bath condos - $155 per night
                                                           1 time cleaning fee - $32.93 
                                                           sleeps 6-8 people
3 Bedroom/3 Bath condos (1 BR is an open loft) - $250 per night
                                                                                                   1 time cleaning fee - $43.90
                                                                                                   sleeps 8-12 people

12.75% tax on each condo.
Reservations requires 1 night deposit to be paid to secure the reservation upon booking.
If a deposit check is to be sent, it must be received within 10 days of booking the reservation. 

Group rates good until June 25th, 2015!
*after that Peak Season higher rates will apply.

Rates good for July 9th - 16th, 2015!

Promo code "NT2015"
to receive this discounted rate!
Request RENOVATED condos only! 

To see TripAdvisor review -

Cancellation: A 7 day notice will be required to cancel all or any part of the reservation. If canceled 7 days prior to arrival, there will be a $40 cancellation fee. Any cancellation within the 7 days prior to arrival will not receive a refund.

All condos are fully furnished with linens, toilet tissue & hand soaps (no shampoo or hair dryer). The kitchens are equipped with all dishes, glassware, cookware, silverware, cooking utensils, paper towels, cloth kitchen towels & dishwashing detergent (both liquid & powder). Each condo has a washer & dryer (detergent not provided).









  • ALL Gatlinburg restaurants are busy in this resort town. Allow between 1-2 hours for your dining experience. You may or may not get served quicker. Print coupons by visiting or pick up a coupon booklet at most hotels, restaurants, or attractions.

  • The GCC does NOT allow outside food brought in!


1) Log Cabin Pancake House :
 327 Historic Nature Trail.             (865) 436-7894         FAX (865) 430-3999  

Authentic 200 year old log cabin is just a short 
walk uphill from the GCC! 
Located diagonally from the Gatlinburg Town Square condos.
Open 7:00am - 2:00pm.

Lunch buffet & breakfast anytime (closed for dinner).        
Parking for customers only!    
Groups by reservation!       






2) Subway sandwiches & salads #2:  162 Historic Nature Trail.       (865) 436-6792

 directly across the street from the GCC!
Indoor & outdoor dining - small areas!
Free 1/2 hour parking in lot next door - bring ticket in for validation!



3) Blaines Grill & Bar:  812 Parkway suite 105.           (865) 430-1978   

Located on the corner of Historic Nature Trail & the Parkway at traffic light #8. 
Large menu featuring burgers, pasta, salads & more.
2 levels of balcony dining!
Top 40 dancing every Friday & Saturday night!





4) Bubba Gump Shrimp Company:  900 Parkway.    (865) 430-3034    
Located on the corner of Historic Nature Trail & the Parkway at traffic light #8.       
Menu: quality 
seafood, burgers, pasta & of course Bubba Blue's "shrimp scampi, grilled shrimp, fried shrimp, breaded shrimp, coconut shrimp, steamed shrimp, shrimp cocktail..................."  

A fun, interactive environment that brings the movie "Forrest Gump" to life!
Compete with the servers for Forrest Gump trivia!
Balcony dining!
Elevator inside!



5) Flying Saucer Pizza Bistro:  117 Historic Nature Trail.          (865) 436-4629         

Located at the Space Needle near traffic light #8.
inside or order from the walk up windows!
Menu: corn dogs, wings, pretzels, wraps, ice cream & soft serve custard.    
ATM inside!



6) TGI Fridays:  959 Parkway.                 (865) 436-8443             

Located between traffic light #8 & 9.
Menu: burgers, salads, soups, sandwiches,
 pasta, chicken, seafood & desserts.    


7) The Melting Pot:  959 Parkway.             (865) 430-4430        

Located next to TGI Fridays between traffic lights #8 & 9.
Menu: steak, 
chicken, seafood, vegetables with homemade dipping sauces, plus cheese fondue & chocolate fondue.       

Gluten free menu.       


8) Mellow Mushroom:  903 Parkway.       (865) 277-0600           

Located on the Parkway between Traffic light #8 & 10.
Next to Dick's Last Resort & the Old Smoky Moonshine Distillery. 
Menu: hand tossed pizzas of all kinds, 
calzones, salads, hoagies & appetizers.  
Daiquiri bar, wide variety of beer, & retail area.                                                                      



9) Dick's Last Resort:  903 Parkway.                (865) 277-6953          

Located next to the Mellow Mushroom on the Parkway near traffic light #8. 

Menu: ribs, chicken, seafood, salads, 'sammiches' & "Buckets O' Good Grub"!
Also has a 'To Go' menu, too.        

Famous for "Service with Sarcasm"!
Known for servers 'insulting' the customer (notice the tall, white 'dunce' caps on some 
diners heads)!
"The Joint Yer Mama Warned You About"!



10) The Bearland Grill:  305 Historic Nature Trail               (865) 436 - 4565 

Located next to the Gillette Motel & across the street from the GCC! 
Diner serving breakfast from 7am - 11am
Lunch is served from 11am - 2pm
Proudly using peanut oil for all their frying!

General store for food, supplies, & beer.

3 parking spaces for patrons only!
Paid parking lot behind Bearland Grill!
Outside covered picnic area.
Indoor seating.
Open late! 



11) Crawdaddy's Restaurant & Bar:   762 Parkway.           (865) 430-3755

Located upstairs next to the Four Seasons hotel; between traffic lights #6 & 8.

Fun, exciting, unique place with a Cajun flair for seafood, steaks, chicken, crawfish & gator.
Kids eat free.
Balcony dining.
Karaoke at 9:00pm!



12) Bennett's Pit BBQ:  714 River Rd.                (800) 992-9780           

Located 1 block away from the Parkway!
On the corner of River Rd. & Cottage Drive. 

Near the Ober Gatlinburg tram!

Hickory smoked BBQ ribs, pork beef, & chicken, soup & salad bar.
Indoor & outdoor dining.
Bar area with Big Daddy's Pizza.
Breakfast buffet voted the Best in Town!
Small, tight parking lot behind the restaurant.
Trolley stop in front.



13) Johnny Rockets: 735 Parkway, suite 2.              (865) 430-5844   

Located between lights #6 & #8, 1st floor under Loco Burro.
Restaurant chain with a fun, feel-good Americana 50's theme.  
Open late night!
Free parking at Town Center Parking!


14) Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina: 735 Parkway, suite 1.        (865) 430-5624        

Located above Johnny Rockets, between Traffic lights #6 & 8.
Menu: world famous fajitas & margaritas, plus other Tex-Mex cuisine.
Ride the mechanical donkey!
Live bands on the weekends!
Has the only rooftop patio dining!
Free parking at Town Center Parking!



15) Cherokee Grill:  1002 Parkway                    (865) 436-4287          

Located next to Calhoun Village between traffic lights #8 & 10.
Upscale steakhouse dining in a quiet, attractive mountain lodge atmosphere.
Quality steaks, BBQ, & rotisserie chicken.
Glass walled private room by reservation only.
Free validated parking in Calhoun Village!


16) Pancake Pantry:  628 Parkway             (865) 436 - 4724        

Located between Traffic lights #6 & 8.
Next to The Village shopping enclave & Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen.
Open 7am - 4pm in the summer.
CASH ONLY - no credit/debit cards or checks.
ATM inside!

Menu: Over 20 unique pancakes & crepes, plus many other creative breakfast dishes served all day! 
Gourmet sandwiches, soups, & salads available for lunch.

*A long line typically forms early. There's an outdoor, self service coffee bar to help make your wait less aggravating, but from personal experience........the Pancake Pantry is SO worth it!!!! 




17) Howard's Restaurant & Wild Boar Saloon:   976 Parkway.    (865) 436 - 3600

Located halfway between Traffic lights #8 & 10.           
Near Calhoun Village & next to Cherokee Grill.
Established in 1946.

Menu: hand-cut steaks, gourmet burgers, chicken, fresh mountain trout & traditional Southern entrees.
Outdoor creekside dining!
Wild Boar Saloon & upstairs DJ on the weekends!


18) Bones BBQ Joint:          231 Historic Nature Trail.           (865) 325 - 1350    


Located across the street from the Gatlinburg Convention Center & next door to the Gillette Motel.
Opened late 2013.
FREE customer parking!

Casual dining; pick up food at order counter; indoor seating.
Open 7 days a week from 11am till they run out!

Menu: BBQ meats smoked & grilled fresh right outside the restaurant; sandwiches, salads, sides, desserts, kids menu, etc.
Smoky Mountain Picnic orders To-Go!



  Candy shoppes galore can be found on the Parkway!






The Greenbrier Restaurant: 370 Newman Rd.        (865) 436 - 6318  

In Gatlinburg at Traffic light #3- take Rte. 321 uphill past Winery Square (Traffic light #1A).
Keep going about a mile.
Turn RIGHT at Traffic light #2A & follow signs up steep, winding hill (short drive up).

Large, gravel parking lot.
Relaxed, quiet dining in a historic log cabin (rumored to be haunted)!
Nestled in the treetops with an expansive woodland view!

Open for dinner only.
No reservations.
Private room available for small groups - call for information.
Menu: Escargot appetizers, steaks, chicken, trout, desserts including home made bread pudding!


Crystelle Creek Restaurant:  1654 East Parkway                (865) 430 - 1551
(under new ownership - formerly the Bear Creek Grill)

In Gatlinburg at Traffic light #3- take Rte. 321 uphill past Winery Square (near Traffic light #1A). 
Keep going for a few miles.
Located just past Dollar General Store on RIGHT.
Upper & lower parking lots.

Handicap accessible. 
Nightly music on weekends!
Casual dining in relaxed atmosphere!
Water cascades off the metal roofs into the ponds!

Menu: Italian specialties, hand-cut steaks, chicken, gourmet burgers. Famous for their basket of garlic rolls!
2 restaurant areas with a bar in each!
Separate screened 'sports porch' where dogs are welcome!



Ogles Brick Oven:  720 East Parkway                    (865) 430-9867                                         

In Gatlinburg at Traffic light #3 - take Rte. 321 uphill past Winery Square (near Traffic light #1A).
As you're coming around the "S" curve in the road, up ahead you'll see The Alamo restaurant on the left.

The Brick Oven is on the right hand side of the road near a laundry mat.

Menu: Italian specialties for lunch & dinner; beef, veal, seafood, chicken, soups & salads, desserts. 
Pizza dough & sauce made daily!
Outside dining area on covered porch!


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