The Historic Gatlinburg Inn, Sevier County

2014 Community History Award

Built in 1937 by R.L. Maples, Sr., this historic inn remains in the hands of Maples descendants and is the oldest lodging facility in Gatlinburg.  It was the first home of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, the town’s bank, and newspaper, and was featured in the 1970 movie A Walk in the Spring Rain, starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn.  Several representatives were on hand to receive the award, including Logan Coykendall, Allen Barker, Gary Bailey, Amelia Sweeney, and Davy Thomas.