Dog Friendly Tennessee: Dog Lover’s Journey to Gatlinburg

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If you would like to travel with your dog, you already know how important it is to make sure that every aspect of your trip is dog-friendly. When traveling to Gatlinburg, there are plenty of pet-friendly places where your dog can join you throughout your visit. The following are some dog friendly Tennessee options for you to consider when traveling to Gatlinburg. So, whether you want to enjoy trekking through the Smoky Mountains or have a bite to eat, you have the assurance that your dog can tag along everywhere you go.

Exploring with Your Pooch

If you are okay with your vacationing with your dog in Gatlinburg, there are plenty of places that accept man’s best friend. This is particularly true if you are interested in exploring nature. A number of trails and parks have designated areas where dogs are more than welcome to explore the natural side of Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg has two trails where dog walking is permitted. Gatlinburg Trail and Oconaluftee River Trail are both examples of dog-friendly Tennessee. Gatlinburg Trail offers two- miles of flat surface that starts at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and ends just outside of the city limits. This trail is perfect walking or jogging with your dog and meeting other local dog owners. You can also take your beloved doggy for a ride on the Roaring Fork Nature Trail.

Dog Friendly Gatlinburg Dining

Finding a place to eat that welcomes dogs can be difficult especially when traveling. Fortunately, there are a number of very Dog friendly Gatlinburg eateries and restaurants. At Crystelle Creek and several other restaurants such as The Fox & Parrot Tavern, Best Italian Parkway and The Funnel Cake Company, patio dining allows you to enjoy a delicious meal while your dog lounges on the patio. Some restaurants even offer your furry friend water and treats so they can dine along with you.

The Fox and Parrot Tavern

1065 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Hours: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday; 12:00 pm to 10:00 Friday to Saturday; Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

No one loves dogs quite as much as the British, and this fun traditional English pub welcomes them with open arms. You and your puppy will love the fish and chips, toasted bread with Newcastle cheese, and British style deep-fried potatoes that come smothered in mildly spicy beer cheese. The pub recently acquired a new jukebox so you and your best friend can listen to tunes while enjoying the patio and the ambiance of this laid-back joint.

Seven Island Birding Park

3100 Kelly Lane, Kodak, TN, US, 37764

There are a few dog-friendly trails of varying difficulty at this park that you and your dog can enjoy. It goes along the French Brood River. The area is home to 190 bird species and your dog is certain to enjoy him or herself as they fly overhead.

Oconaluftee River Trail

1194 Newfound Gap Rd, Cherokee, NC, US, 28719

The Oconaluftee River is one of the most serene and lovely places in the Smoky Mountains and you and your dog can enjoy the easy 1.5 miles mostly flat trail together. You will find an abundance of interesting plant-life here that is certain to provide amazing olfactory experience for dogs. It is important you bring a leash here as there is much wildlife to chase.

You can also take Fido with you to the Best Italian Parkway and The Funnel Cake Company, patio dining allows you to enjoy a delicious meal while your dog lounges on the patio. Some restaurants even offer your furry friend water and treats so they can dine along with you.

Doggies On-The-Go

While traveling with your dog in Gatlinburg, there are a number of convenient pet stores that you can visit to pick up much needed supplies and even treats for your dog. Paws n’ Claws Pet Fashion offers an assortment of supplies and even some fashionable items for your dog. If you’d like to treat your dog to a special treat, head on over to Bonediggity Barkery & Gifts. This is a dedicated bakery for man’s best friend serving up an assortment of baked goods and gifts for your dog.

The Cabin Rental Store has many vacation homes that are the perfect place for you and your dog to relax at the end of the day. We can find you a place with a huge backyard where you and your dog can have a game of frisbee. Our homes have kitchens with state-of-the-art appliances, where you can make homemade hush puppies and biscuits that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Enjoy a relaxing vacation to Gatlinburg on your own, and book one of our beautiful vacation rentals for solo travelers today!