[caption id="attachment_2017" align="alignleft" ]visit Gatlinburg, TN Look away from your phone and delight in Gatlinburg's fall views![/caption]

How often do you look at your phone? If you are like many of us, probably several times over the course of an hour. Between checking your own devices, policing the device use of younger family members and juggling all the computers you use at work and home every day, it's remarkable that burnout doesn't happen more often!

Many vacation ads feature smiling couples luxuriating in a remote location without a computer in site! If you are experiencing device fatigue, Gatlinburg in the fall will make you forget your phones and tablets! There's so much to do in Gatlinburg, you'll enjoy looking at your family and friends and not even miss your screens.

Go Fishing

Trade your smartphone and tablet in for a fishing pole. It's easy to get into a fishing frame of mind in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park is the most visited national park in America, and part of its allure is the 2100 miles of streams available for some of the best brook trout fishing you'll find anywhere. We've created a great fishing guide for people who want to get some fishing in while they visit Gatlinburg. It also includes information on several stocked ponds where kids can fish; allowing them to experience the thrill of catching a fish!

Maybe you like eating fish but don't like catching them. Gatlinburg can accommodate you as several of our restaurants offer amazing trout entrees. Try blackened rainbow trout, trout with mustard sauce, smoked trout, broiled trout, and pan-fried trout. Leave the fishing to others and stop in to one of Gatlinburg's restaurants and dine on trout like you've never seen it!

Dining Pleasures

All this talk of eating trout makes us think about all of the other great dining options available in Gatlinburg. This is one time you really will want to use your phone or mobile device as our free Gatlinburg apps will help you find the perfect restaurant based on your location. Or you can explore everything Gatlinburg has to offer and take your pick between casual dining or upscale restaurants. Our apps also connect you to our blog and this post provides you with a preview of the great breakfast, lunch and dinner options you can try!

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

October 9, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Turn back the clock (long before the days of smartphones) and see the amazing crafts at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair. The Southeast Tourism Society rates this fair as one of the top 20 events in the South. This is the 39th annual fair and you'll not only get to view the remarkable items for sale (leather, pottery, art), the artisans will demonstrate their skills and discuss how they learned their crafts (often the skills are passed down through the generations). Visit the fair 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Enjoy music shows at the fair at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Try Something New! Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

This is definitely a time to put away the smartphone as the ride that awaits you will need your full attention! This is the newest attraction in Gatlinburg and its only roller coaster! The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster has only been open for about a month but it is already incredibly popular, offering a whole new type of entertainment! See the fall colors whoosh by as you thrill to every twist and turn -- it's the most exhilarating way to see the Smokies! Find out more about the coaster and how the whole family can enjoy a good, old-fashioned time by visiting the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GatlinburgMountainCoaster

As you can see Gatlinburg will keep you so busy, you'll likely forget all about your phone and mobile devices! Get here soon to enjoy the fall fun. Book your cabin or hotel on our site and get started planning your trip!

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