Visit Responsibly

Updated February 18, 2021

As you come back to visit the Smokies, we ask that you visit responsibly and please pack your mask. The health and well-being of our hospitality community and visitors is a top priority. We want to provide a fun and safe environment for your vacation and your help is much appreciated. 

Tips for a Safer Trip

Required: Wear a mask indoors and in public places where social distancing is not possible. The CDC reports that wearing a mask in public places where social distancing is not possible reduces the chance of spread of Covid-19. In Sevier County, where Gatlinburg is located, masks are required indoors for everyone over the age of 12 years old.

Maintain physical distance from other parties whenever possible. We encourage your group to stay together and maintain a physical distance of 6+ feet apart from others. Restaurants and attractions have put in place distancing measures to make your visit safer.

Wash your hands frequently. A good 20 second scrub with soap and water goes a long way to stop the spread of germs and Covid 19.

The National Park Service just enacted safety measures for visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Check here for updates. 

Everything is currently open except for the following

  • Christ in the Smokies (Closed Permanently)
  • World of Illusions (Closed Permanently)

Your safety and our hospitality community’s safety is our top priority. Thank you for reviewing and respecting others.  

Follow the city's website for the latest updates here. The order does not apply in the instances listed below.

  • Masks are not necessary in overnight lodging solely occupied by registered guests;
  • Children twelve (12) years of age or younger are not required to wear a mask;
  • Someone who has trouble breathing due to an underlying health condition or another bona fide medical or health-related reason is not required to wear a face-covering;
  • Someone with conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a face-covering;
  • While actively eating or drinking;
  • While outdoors. Persons outdoors are encouraged to follow the Tennessee Pledge and maintain social distancing.