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Taste of Gatlinburg Experience

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Perfect Mix of Sights, Shine and Bites

Join us for a sampling of this Tennessee mountain town known for pancake houses, distilleries, amazing views and more. Your Gatlinburg experience begins with a three-course welcome dinner at Cherokee Grill, a local steakhouse. Then, your action-packed excursion day will start with a morning ride on the SkyLift bringing you to the record-breaking Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America. You’ll then head over to Smith & Son Corner Kitchen for a VIP lunch full of Smoky Mountain flavor. Following lunch, we’ll visit Tennessee Shine Co. for a taste of moonshine and a custom lineup just for us! You’ll end your day at the “shine spot” in Sugarlands Distilling Co. where you’ll get the full VIP experience with an exclusive backstage tour and tasting.

Given the proximity of Smoky Mountain Resort to our planned venues, walking will be involved with this event (7 on a scale of 1–10), which may include steps.

Call (888) 213-9990 to start booking your VIP Experience!

*Event pricing does not include accommodations.

  • Feb. 15–17, 2022

  • Booking begins Nov. 2021

  • Experience includes heights

  • Select meals provided

  • One-hour timeshare tour required

  • Event capacity: 30

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • 50,000 points ($250) per person*


Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 – Check-In & Welcome Party

  • 6:00 p.m. Members meet in the Gathering Room
  • 6:30 p.m. Members arrive to Welcome Party for dinner and cocktails
  • 9:00 p.m. Fireside Wine Chat

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 – Taste of Gatlinburg Experience

  • 10:30 a.m. Members meet in the Gathering Room
  • 11:00 a.m. Gatlinburg SkyLift Experience
  • 12:00 p.m. VIP Lunch at Smith & Son Corner Kitchen
  • 2:00 p.m. VIP Tasting Experience at Tennessee Shine
  • 3:00 p.m. VIP Backstage Tour and Tasting Experience at Sugarlands

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 – Personalized owner update sales presentation in the morning and afternoon

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 – Event check-out date (but you’re welcome to stay longer!)

Participants in the VIP Experience have the option of signing a photo/video release form.

Details subject to change. Final itinerary available upon check-in.


Please note accommodations are not included in your event pricing and will need to be booked separately. Accommodations at Smoky Mountain Resort are required in order to participate in this VIP Experience. A $99 transaction fee applies to the resort reservation. Ask about accommodations when you book by calling (888) 213-9990.

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Membership Points

Utilize your vacation ownership to take a unique trip this year! You have the option of booking your experience accommodations with your membership points (depending on how many you own).

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Buy Additional Points

Already used your annual points or don’t have enough to cover the event stay? No worries! You can reserve accommodations for this incredible, guided experience by purchasing additional points.

About This Destination

When you’re not out enjoying our guided experience, you’ll have time to explore Smoky Mountain Resort. We offer a variety of amenities, such as:

  • Spacious accommodations
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Marketplace

Learn more about Smoky Mountain Resort!

Get Directions

404 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Safe Travels

Holiday Inn Club Vacations is committed to providing a safe resort experience for both guests and team members. Our Safe Travels program adds extra cleaning, even more space to spread out and ways everyone can do their part to safely enjoy our resorts.

Safe Travels Operates in Compliance With:

Safe Travels partners

To fulfill the terms of this offer, you are required to attend a one-hour timeshare presentation.

Details of Participation