As I walk through The Village Shops in Gatlinburg Tn, I get a feeling of being in an Old English Village.
From the building design structure down to the bricks on the walkways, the only modern twist is the ATM machine you see in the corner. You need an ATM in a Gatlinburg shopping location!
This time of year The Village is decorated for Fall. There are scarecrows with funny faces made from rakes and other various gardening tools. You can see haystacks with pumpkins on every corner which promote a joyous and cozy feeling.
The first stop was Celtic Heritage they have items from Scotland and Ireland and the most beautiful jewelry. Next, as I walked past a shop called Verbena’s Body, Bath and Home. I was drawn into the store from the wonderful aroma coming out of its doors. The Candle Cottage had the most unique collection of scented candles they smelled so good as well.
I started to get a little thirsty so I decided to venture into Jordan’s Village Creamery Coffee and drinks. I ordered a lemonade slushy, and it was so thirst quenching. That drink was just what I needed. The weather in Gatlinburg was a very nice, so I sat next to a relaxing water fountain and just people watched for a bit.
The only downfall of the Village was the restrooms. The Village public restrooms are not the place to go. It’s not that they are dirty. They were actually very clean they are just tiny. When I say tiny, I mean the stalls are about 2 and a half feet wide by 3 maybe 4 feet long. I am a rather small person and I felt very closed in. I would not recommend using them if you are a little above petit in size or are claustrophobic.
Other than the restrooms The Village is a must see if you are in Gatlinburg Tennessee. It’s a unique shopping village and has a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.
- Contributing Writer to the Smoky Mountain Mall