Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

Discounted Lodging & Food

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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! Check out

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:  40 rooms remaining!

2 Double Beds
$90+ tax (12.75%)
Up to 4 people per room
Rates good for June 26 - 30th, 2014.

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








Host hotel #2 -  The Four Seasons hotel!
756 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(865) 436-7881

     Located on the Parkway, only 1 block away from the Gatlinburg Convention Center! Reserve your room now, especially if you want to stay only steps away from the Banquet Room where Nail Talk Radio's 3rd Meet & Greet will be held!

Amenities:  outdoor pool; guests-only patio right on the Parkway; Trolley stop nearby; plenty of parking; 
                         hotel rooms situated off the Parkway to ensure a quiet night's sleep!

~Closest restaurants: 
Crawdaddy's Oyster Bar & Grill
Loco Burro Mexican Cantina
Johnny Rockets 
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Blaine's Bar & Grill
Dick's Last Resort
Mello Mushroom
The Pancake Pantry

2 Double Beds
$70.99+ tax (12.75%)
Up to 4 people per room

Rates good for June 24th - July 1st, 2014!

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




The 4 Season's Banquet Room - Nail Talk Radio will be hosting the 3rd "Bomb Dot Com" Meet & Greet party!

When: Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Where: 4 Seasons Banquet Room 
Time: 7:00pm EST
Banquet Room: is located behind the Four Season's pool area in the large grassy yard & is handicap accessible!





Host hotel #3 -  Reagan Resorts hotel!
938 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(865) 436-6393

Located on the Parkway neat Traffic light #8, next to the Convention Center! Management will honor our quoted rates for the techs who want to stay at this sister hotel due to our block of rooms in the newly renovated section of the Four Season's being recently sold. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

 The Reagan Resorts is a short, 2 block walk from the Four Season's where Nail Talk Radio's Meet & Greet will be held or take the trolley.

When making your reservations, REQUEST A RENOVATED ROOM!

Want a view from your balcony other than wall? REQUEST A ROOM OVERLOOKING THE POOL!

Covered parking is very tight - NOT recommended for larger vehicles or trailers!

Amenities:  outdoor pool & kiddie pool; High-speed wireless Internet access; mini refrigerator & coffee pot; covered
                        parking; continental breakfast. 

~Closest restaurants:  

Crawdaddy's Oyster Bar & Grill
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Blaine's Grill & Bar
Dick's Last Resort
Mello Mushroom
Cherokee Grill
Bennett's Pit BBQ
The Park Grill
Calhoun's Restaurant
The Peddler Steakhouse
Howard's Steakhouse & Wild Boar Saloon

2 Double Beds
$70.99+ tax (12.75%)
Up to 4 people per room

Rates good for June 24th - July 1st, 2014!

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








Host Condominium:                 Gatlinburg Town Square - A Summer Bay Resort!          

414 Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(888) 548-2563  *for Time Share only!  

      Located on the same street & only a short walk down to the GCC at Traffic light #8!  Trolley stops in front & condos are catty-corner to the Log Cabin Pancake House.  These condos are also available for Time Share & they offer weekly activities (posted in the elevators) that our group is welcome to enjoy, too. Great views & easy access! 

~Closest restaurants: 
Log Cabin Pancake House 
Bearland Grill & Market
Bones BBQ Joint
Subway Sandwich Shop
Blaine's Grill & Bar
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Flying Saucer Italian Bistro
Dunkin Donuts

Reserved for our group are 16 condos:

Studio condo -  $90 + tax (12.75%) - ONLY 4 AVAILABLE!

Town Village Studio condo - $90 + tax - SOLD OUT!
(next to check-in office)

Town Village 1BR/1BA condo - $100 + tax  SOLD OUT!
(located by the check-in office)

Town Square 1BR/1BA condo - $100 + tax SOLD OUT!

2BR/2BA Deluxe condo (sleeps 6) - $115 + tax    SOLD OUT!
*No balcony or fireplace!

2BR/2BA Premium condo (sleeps 8) - $120 + tax - SOLD OUT!
*with balcony & fireplace.

No online reservations. 

Phone calls only.

Mention promo code "Nail Tech Event" to receive these discounted rates!












  •  Office registration is 1 block up at Gatlinburg Village Inn.
  • Underground Parking is below the condos - NOT recommended for larger vehicles or trailers!
  • Additional parking lot with security near registration office for larger vehicles. 


  • 3 condo buildings with center square featuring sun deck & waterfall fountain!
  • 2 Elevators with Key Drop Box for fast, easy check-out!
  • Balconies with mountain or forest views!


  • 1 Indoor Pool!
  • 1 Outdoor Pool & Hot Tub!
  • Gazebo for relaxing in the shade!

  • 24 hour Business Center!
  • Activities Center!
  • Sales Office for Time Shares!


  • Mountain View Terrace sun deck!
  • Basketball Court!
  • Fitness Center!

  • Playground for smaller children!
  • Outdoor Ping Pong & Corn Hole Games!
  • Creekside picnic area with charcoal grills!




Due to the Gatlinburg Town Square selling out all the  2BR/2BA condos, these 2 following condos are offering our nail techs a good group rate. However, prices will be higher due to the July 4th holiday demand for that week. 


1) Park Place condos:   (800) 321 - 5798     or     (865) 436 - 6303

    215 Ski Mtn. Rd.

    Gatlinburg, TN. 37738


    Located 2 blocks off the Parkway at Traffic light #10.

    1 block from River Rd.

    Several blocks from the GCC.

    Walk to Trolley stop at River Rd.

    2 & 3 Bedroom condos with balconies overlooking the river!

    Quiet location - walk to downtown!

    Full kitchens, dining rooms, & living rooms!

    Washer/dryer in condo!

    Wireless internet!

    Master bath with jacuzzi!

    Mountain stone fireplaces!

    Outdoor swimming pool & hot tub! 

~Closest restaurants: 

The Peddler Steakhouse

The Park Grill

Bennett's Pit BBQ

Cherokee Grill

The Melting Pot

TGI Friday's

Calhoun's Restaurant

Wild Boar Saloon & Steakhouse (formerly Howard's Steakhouse)

No online reservations! 

Phone calls only.
Dates from June 25th - July 2nd only.

Mention promo code "Nail Tech Event" to receive these discounted rates! 

2BR/2BA condo - …..…..1 King/2 Queens……….$150 (reg. $185) +12.75% tax 

3BR/3Ba condo - …….....1 King/ 2 Queens/ upstairs loft w/1 Queen & bunk beds….…... $245 (reg. $275) +12.75% tax 








The Gatehouse condos rented thru Diamond Mtn. Rentals - ONLY 2 ARE AVAILABLE!
     Manager Kathy Carver:  (800) 430 - 4060 
#507 (corner unit has breakfast area in turret) & #606

Phone calls only - mention "Nail Tech Event" to get discounted rates!
     Dates from June 25th - July 2nd only.

      The Gatehouse condos are located on Rte. 321 at 175 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
      15 - 20 min. walk to the downtown Parkway.
      Trolley stop nearby.

     Quiet location near the Glades Rd. Arts & Crafts area!
     Back short cut to the GCC will keep you away from the Parkway traffic!
     2BR/2BA with full granite Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, balconies overlooking stream & outdoor pool!

  ~Closest restaurants: 

The Alamo Steakhouse
The Brick Oven
Crystelle Creek Restaurant
The Cabin Cafe
The Wild Plum Tea Room
The Hard Rock Cafe
The Smoky Mtn. Trout House

Gatehouse 2BR/2BA condos:

Sunday - Thursday: $135  (+12.75% tax)     
Friday & Saturday: $145  (+12.75% tax)
Stay 6 nights & pay only for 5!
Stay 7 nights & pay only for 6!







  • 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 to be brought in!

                                                       Want to see some interesting dining choices? 


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. AYCE soup & salad bar.
Indoor & outdoor dining.
Bar area.
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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