Top 5 Shops You Need to Visit at The Village in Gatlinburg

The Village in Gatlinburg
November 15, 2018

You’ve been invited to visit a place that many tourists have picked as their favorite place to shop on vacation! The Village in Gatlinburg is a quaint village with unique architecture that resembles centuries-past European towns. In here are many shops that cater to all different types of shoppers. We’ll spotlight a few that you won’t want to miss when you’re in town for a visit!

1. The Spice and Tea Exchange

You would be correct if you expected to find some unique herbs, spices, and teas here at ​The Spice and Tea Exchange​. What you may not have expected is that all the different types are free for you to smell, as they are placed in jars for you to sample. You can find common everyday items, and some that you may not previously been unaware of. You won’t be able to help yourself from being extremely interested in all the various products that can also serve as natural remedies!

2. The Day Hiker

If you’re looking for some equipment — or maybe even some tips and guidance — ​The Day Hiker​ is a great little shop to find gear for your hiking expedition! Not only can you find plenty of helpful information, you can also get good quality apparel — and at a price that’s very reasonable. If you’re looking for a good hiking backpack, or maybe even a children’s book, The Day Hiker is an excellent local choice that’ll make you feel good you decided to make this a stop!

3. Candle Cottage

There’s definitely no shortage of candle shops wherever your shopping trips take you, but there’s something about the ​Candle Cottage​ at The Village in Gatlinburg that makes them more special. For over 40 years they have been selling their own line of candles, and also a few other candle accessories to round out their aromatic scents. Once again, the fact that this is a quality local business makes perfect sense for you to support!

4. Coffee and Company

Since 1993, ​Coffee and Company​ has built quite a loyal following of its own. When you walk into a coffee shop and see the proper coffee brewing equipment, you know you won’t be disappointed. You can get a high quality of cup of your favorite blend of joe, and you can purchase some of their international whole beans in the store or online. If you’re not a coffee fan and just want a hot chocolate, you won’t find any better than right here!

5. The Donut Friar

We couldn’t possibly leave ​The Donut Friar​ off our list of shops you must visit at The Village in Gatlinburg! Tourists have long considered this shop a favorite, and many make this a frequent stop on their trip. The best time to get a warm, fresh, and very tasty melt-in-your-mouth donut is bright and early, as the smells alone will awaken the senses and get your day started on the right track!

These shops are some of the most popular ones in The Village in Gatlinburg. Many of them have been around for decades, so you know that they’ve had plenty of return customers. We believe our rentals will make you decide on a return trip as well, so reserve your cabin​ and get started with the planning!