Dog Friendly Gatlinburg, TN

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in Gatlinburg, TN? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in Gatlinburg, TN below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in Gatlinburg, TN now.


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Gatlinburg, TN? No problem. There are 95 pet friendly hotels in Gatlinburg, TN. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Gatlinburg, TN below.

Mountain Shadow Resort

Mountain Shadow Resort welcomes three pets of any size for an additional fee of $75 for one pet, and $50 for each additional pet, per stay. However, pets must be crated if left unattended in guest rooms.

3BR Cabin with Hot Tub

Pets are allowed at this 3-bedroom Airbnb rental in Gatlinburg. Please contact Tim for more details on the pet fee, weight limit, and any other restrictions.

Adventure Bound Camping Resorts

Dogs are allowed at Adventure Bound Camping Resorts, but they must be kept on a leash when outside your vehicle, cleaned up after and must not be left alone on site. Day visitors and guests may not have pets. No pets in cabins or on cabin sites. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (865) 436-4434.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 19 dog friendly restaurants in Gatlinburg, TN! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Gatlinburg, TN that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 3 dog friendly activities in Gatlinburg, TN. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 800 miles of hiking trails, but take note that dogs are NOT allowed on most of them. They are welcome on the Gatlinburg Trail (a 1.9 mile hike from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg, TN) and the Oconaluftee River Trail (a 1.5 mile hike from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to the outskirts of Cherokee, NC). Dogs are also allowed in the campgrounds, picnic areas, and along roads, but must be kept on a leash at all times. As with most parks, your pets should be well-behaved and you should always clean up after them.

The Village Shops

Located next to the famous Pancake Pantry and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, The Village is a collection of 27 unique specialty stores in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. The wooded outdoor areas around the shops are great for taking Fido for a stroll. Be sure to stop by the Simply Animals store to pick up a toy or treat for your pet. Dogs should remain leashed and under your control at all times while roaming through The Village.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift allows dogs to ride with their owners to the top of the mountain.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 6 pet services in Gatlinburg, TN that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in Gatlinburg, TN below.

Holly and Willows Pet Barn

Come browse our store for all your pet needs. We have everything from strollers, clothes, toys to homemade treats with the highest quality ingredients with no preservatives. Pick up a stroller (the best prices in the smokies) for your pet to shop in style with you or you can rent one while on vacation. We even have custom handmade beds and so much more. Bring in your pet for a free treat!

DogVacay Gatlinburg

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in Gatlinburg! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

Barks and Recreation Doggie Daycare and Boarding

Barks and Recreation provides full daycare and overnight boarding for dogs. New owners, remodeled and upgraded facility with new hours. Indoor and outdoor play areas, premium quality overnight enclosures, suites, cage free boarding and care giver on site. Open Mar 1 – Jan 5 (Including all major holidays)

Gatlinburg Dog Grooming

Offering full service Grooming in a clean safe environment. With 10yrs experience Gatlinburg Dog Grooming makes a visit to the groomers a treat for everyone. 20% off the first visit at our new location!! Text/call for appointment today !! Open 7 days a week !!!

The Original Old Timey Photos of Gatlinburg

Old Timey Photo studio that also takes pet pictures. We have done many photos of puppies as well as a cat and a bird, and don't forget the monkeys! It's easy and it's fun for the family to have a photo of their other 4 legged family member. Only takes a few minutes for the photos to be ready, we have some costumes for them, or you can have your pet in their own costume! In the Heart of Gatlinburg, in Reagan Terrace Mall, behind the World of Illusions under the Sports store! Open since 1977, American owned, American operated and only American made products sold here! Come see us!

Traveler Photos

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Gatlinburg below! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

#ADVBeagles Submitted Jul 16, 2017
#ADVBeagles Submitted Jul 16, 2017

Great Smokey Mountains.

This photo was taken at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN, US. It is smokey out here.

Lynn Schmerber LNT, (leave no trace) Submitted Mar 29, 2017
Lynn Schmerber LNT, (leave no trace) Submitted Mar 29, 2017

Peek-a-Boo Bear

This photo was taken at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN, US. I volunteer in the back country for the GSMNP. This bear followed me for over a mile on The Little River Trail up past the Husky Branch. He was close but not aggressive. He was checking out my pack but I discouraged him. Imagine if I had had a small dog on a leash with me. We call them bear bait. FYI, Since 2010, over 50 % of all bear attacks in the USA have involved a dog. Love your dog ? Then leave him at home. Especially when the sows leave the den with new cubs and during mating season when males become very territorial.

Darlene Walochik Submitted Dec 27, 2016
Darlene Walochik Submitted Dec 27, 2016

Mommy & Lexi (Oct. 26, 2015)❀

This photo was taken at Lacey's Place in Gatlinburg, TN, US. Our last morning to sit on the Big Beautiful porch at Lacey's Place, and take in the Amazing View. We Always hate to leave.πŸ˜’β€πŸΊπŸ’ #feelslikehome #everytime Our 3rd stay here! WE ❀ #LaceysPlace #Gatlinburg #PigeonForge #prayersgoingup for #Gatlinburg TN #wildfires in 11/2016

Craigbert Submitted Sep 24, 2016
Craigbert Submitted Sep 24, 2016

Donuts are for dogs too

This photo was taken at Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, TN, US. Enjoying a sweet treat while in the smokies.

Anonymous Submitted Sep 19, 2016
Anonymous Submitted Sep 19, 2016

Dinner time on the back deck

This photo was taken at Blessings in Gatlinburg, TN, US. Buddy patiently waiting on his share of the meat & taters @ Blessings

Samantha Houtchens Submitted Dec 30, 2015
Samantha Houtchens Submitted Dec 30, 2015

BetterBe and Ben

This photo was taken at Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, TN, US. Just playing around @ Gatlinburg Dog Grooming

Mary Husko Submitted Aug 11, 2015
Mary Husko Submitted Aug 11, 2015

Loving the Smoky Mountains

This photo was taken at Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, TN, US. August 2, 2015