USA Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Festival Coordinator

John LaBissoniere

Location of Services

Gatlinburg Convention Center—Mills Conference Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

First Service

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Taxes

Hotel/Motel tax for the area is 13.8%, Stat Sales Tax is 9.75%

Nestled amid gently rolling peaks, the Gatlinburg area is one of the most popular vacation and honeymoon locations in the United States. It is also the gateway to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come and enjoy a spiritually rewarding Feast as you relax in a peaceful, safe environment amid natural splendor. Here is information to help you make your plans.

Feast Services and Activities: Along with daily services, special seminars and Bible studies, we expect to have a family day, which will include activities for everyone. We anticipate having an evening at Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show, a family dance, opportunities at Ober Gatlinburg (a beautiful area in the mountains above Gatlinburg) and a possible activity at Ripley’s Aquarium.

Daily Temperature: During September the average daily high temperature is about 80 degrees with a low of about 55 degrees.
Housing: Various housing accommodations are available including motels, efficiencies, one- to three-bedroom condominiums and many fully furnished homes and chalets. Prices range from $30 to $200 per night.

Dining: Over 100 restaurants are available for you to enjoy anything from a pizza to a perfectly done steak, or even the latest in regional cuisine.

Entertainment: The area provides a unique range of entertainment, arts, shopping and attractions. You can choose live music or theater, dinner shows or dancing. Even walking along the lively main street throughout the afternoon or evening can be relaxing. You can watch artists and artisans at their easels and pottery wheels throughout the vibrant crafts community either in the galleries downtown or on the eight-mile-long crafts loop that begins just outside of town.

The Great Outdoors: A large part of what makes Gatlinburg such a fine meeting place is the great outdoors. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits at your doorstep, offering 800 square miles of spectacular flora, fauna and outdoor activities. There are over 900 miles of hiking trails so you can explore forests and waterfalls while enjoying stunning mountain vistas.

Parking and Trolley Service. Parking fees vary and range from $5—$18 per day. Trolley service is available in downtown Gatlinburg from 8 a.m. to midnight during September. The fare is 50 cents each time you board the trolley (exact change is required). A trolley pass may be purchased for $2 per day for unlimited access to downtown routes. The trolley pass may be purchased at Gatlinburg Welcome Centers and/or City Hall. Many of the properties are located on the trolley route, which will take you directly to the convention center. Special routes are available for an additional fee to the Arts and Crafts Community, a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and to Dollywood.

More Information: We warmly welcome you to join fellow brethren for an enjoyable physical and spiritually fulfilling Feast. If you need additional information about the Gatlinburg area please go online to www.gatlinburg.com.

As information about the Feast Site is updated it will be posted here.

You can also sign up for Festival email updates!

Mr. Ken Shoemaker, our music director at Gatlinburg, needs additional volunteers to sing in the Festival chorale. He has been able to contact some volunteers but others are still needed. If you would like to sing in the chorale or if you signed up earlier and have not yet been in contact with Mr. Shoemaker, please communicate with him immediately at ken_shoemaker@ucg.org or by phone at 937-779-7690. Your help will be much appreciated.

Thank you,

John LaBissoniere, Gatlinburg Festival Coordinator  

 

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Baskins Creek Condominiums/Mountain Vista Luxury Rentals
(866) 430-7550
www.mvlr.com
215 Woliss Lane
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$149 two bedrooms (2-8 people)
Features: a, sf, l, hr, op, kq, ac, e, fw, n, 1 mile from site, 30 units available, trolley service available to convention center

Edgewater Hotel & Conference Center
(865) 277-0159
(800) 432-9582 toll free
(865) 436-6947 fax
402 River Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$79.99 1-4 people
Features: h, sf, hr, w, ip, kq, ac, e, fw, 3⁄4 miles from site, all rooms have microwave, refrigerator and balcony, hotel has hot tub, fitness room and interior corridors, covered parking is free

Glenstone Lodge
(800) 362-9522
www.glenstonelodge.com
211 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$65 1-4 people, flat rate
Features: h, r, sf, w, ip, kq, ac, fw, 40 units available, trolley stop in front of hotel

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort
(865) 908-1700
(866) 327-3014
(407) 905-1441 fax
www.hiclubvacations.com
404 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$145 1 bedroom (1-4 people)
$175 2 bedroom (2-6 people)
Features: a, sf, l, w, ip, op, kq, ac, e, fw, or, n, oversized spa tub, private porch, fitness center, family game room, spa services, for online reservations visit www.
holidayinn.com/gatlinburgtn and use group code “UCG”

Howard Johnson Inn
(865) 436-5043 toll free
www.reaganhotels.com
200 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$45 2-4 people
$79 1-4 people (2 rooms, 1 bed, pull out sofa)
$69 2 bedroom suite, 1-4 people, 1
queen bed and pull out sofa
Features: h, sf, hr, op, kq, ac, e, fw, cb, 0.75 miles from site, trolley stop to convention center nearby, 15 units available

Microtel Inn
(865) 436-0107
(866) 399-0107
(865) 436-0273 fax
211 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$59 2 people (queen bed)
$79 1-4 people (2 rooms, 1 bed, pull out sofa)
$69 2 bedroom suite, 1-4 people, 1
queen bed and pull out sofa
Features: h, sf, hr, wf, w, kq, ac, s, e, fw, cb, all rooms have bed for extra person and a large window, across street from convention center, reservation code is “Feast of Tabernacles 2013”

Mountain Laurel Chalets
(865) 436-5277
(800) 315-4965
(865) 436-7352 fax
www.mountainlaurelchalets.com
440 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$99-209 1 bedroom (1-4 people)
$199-219 2 bedroom (2-6 people)
$119-369 3 bedroom (2-8 people)
Features: a, kq, ac, or, n, rates based on 20% off for 8 night stay. Four to twelve bedroom units available

Mountain Rentals & Realty
(865) 430-3030
(800) 430-3030
865-436-5896 fax
www.mtnrents.com
1228 Ski Mountain Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$130-165 1 bedroom, 1-4 people
$145-225 2 bedroom, 2-6 people
$185-$675 3-7 bedroom, 2-8 people
$15 extra person
Features: a, kq, ac, rates based on 30 percent off 7 nights, one to seven bedroom units available (see website)

Red Carpet Inn
(865) 436-5179
(800) 251-1962
www.redcarpetinn.com
349 E. Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$30-35 2 people (king or 2 queens)
$5 extra person
Features: h, r, sf, l, p, kq, ac

Sidney James Mountain Lodge
(865) 436-7851
(800) 876-6888
610 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$65 1-4 people
Features: h, r, sf, l, hr, p, w, ip, kq, ac, s, e, fw, 50 units available, 0.4 miles from site, all rooms have refrigerator and coffee maker, fitness room, sauna, trolley stop in front of hotel

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
(865) 430-4800
(877) 502-7058
915 Westgate Resorts Rd.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
$71.20 studio
$93 1 bedroom condo
$150 2 bedroom condo
$194 3 bedroom condo
$236 4 bedroom condo
$280 5 bedroom condo
Features: k, a, r, sf, l, hr, st, p, ip, op, kq, ac, e, fw, n, 3 miles from site, normal resort fee is waived, trolley service to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, local calls free, 24 hour fitness room, access to water park for UCG is a group daily discount of $15, 5 day multi day pass is $66.95. Parents or chaperones not using the pool can enter for free. Group code 14-884. Largest indoor water park in the south. Highly recommended by Church housing negotiator.