Right on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, TN is one of the most unique and cozy shopping environments in the Smoky Mountains. "The Village Shops" has a quiet European village feel with more than 25 shops and small eateries. Throughout The Village you will find brick pathways, beautiful landscaping, and a water fountain in the middle providing a romantic and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy while you're shopping in Gatlinburg.
Inside this Smoky Mountain village setting you will find your choice of gift, specialty, and clothing shops. These shops will provide you with hours of shopping and browsing away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg. Be sure to pick up a map that will show you exactly where everything is located. While there is plenty of information about shops and dining on The Village website, let us give you a short glimpse:
The Day Hiker, which would be helpful to visit before planning a hiking trip, is the place to stop for getting daypacks, hats, energy-boosting foods, and even some camping products. Life According to Jake is your general source for "Life is Good" products and apparel. Candle Cottage is Gatlinburg's largest candle shop located in the downtown area. They have all shapes, sizes, colors, and scents. At Verbenas, enjoy soaps, fragrances, shea butter products, oils, and aromatherapy candles. God's Corner has a wonderful selection of Christian music, books, Bibles, and more.
Ready for a bite to eat? The Donut Friar is a small eatery opening daily at 5 a.m. It offers freshly-made donuts, bread, and various other pastries to help satisfy your hunger. After the Donut Friar, make a stop at Coffee & Company, Gatlinburg's coffee shop. There are over 50 varieties of coffee to choose from, and you can treat yourself to a specialty drink. The Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & The Cheese Cupboard has been open since 1960. The upstairs restaurant serves famous Reuben sandwiches, and downstairs has cheeses, sausages, and gift baskets.
Still looking for more? The Honey Pot is filled with unique gift items and home accessories. Likewise, Alewine Pottery sells handmade pottery. The Silver Tree features beautiful silver jewelry, while the The Lamplight Gallery plays host to local artwork. If you are looking for unique gifts, the Pepper Place is the place to go! Hot Sauce, peppers, and more can be purchased here. Cartoons & Toys is a great place for both kids and kids at heart, and Tervis is the one-stop-shop for unique cups for hot and cold beverages.
Zi Olive carries a variety of olive oils to taste test and purchase. These delicious oils add flavor to any meal! The Village Café and Creamery has tasty ice cream, and The Hayloft Comfort Footwear is the place to pick up some shoes for strolling the Parkway! The Hayloft also has a Western and outdoor apparel store to browse! U Name It is the place to purchase personalized apparel, while Lazy One of Gatlinburg is the place to find cozy pajamas for nights by the fire in your Smoky Mountain cabin! The Sock Shop sells socks that will make anyone cheer up!
Do you like art? The Thomas Kinkade gallery is home to art by the famous painter himself. Lastly, Celtic Heritage is the place to purchase Irish, Scottish, and Welsh goods.
The Village in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was originally started in 1965 by two families, and over a three-year period the thick roofing slates, heavy carved doors, antique trim moldings, and handmade bricks were put together, giving each visitor a taste of the "old world." In 1982, The Village was completed. The result is the beautiful, quaint shopping center in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, today. Step back in time at The Village and enjoy a day of shopping!
With everything that you could need in this shopping center in Gatlinburg, you will shop for hours without a care! Walk around downtown and see the sights and check out the seasonal events that will be taking place while you’re on vacation in the Smokies. Would you like to see the Ripley’s attractions? They are right across from The Village shopping area and they are only steps away from one another. If you need to take a break to eat a snack or a whole meal, then you are near to many different eateries. Whether you are in the area for a long weekend or a week, make sure to stop by The Village and spend a day in this historical area of Gatlinburg!