With so many lodging options in the Smokies, at some point you have to ask yourself: Why am I staying in a cabin? Why am I staying in a hotel? What are the benefits? Are there benefits? Do I really need all that space? In an attempt to clear some of this up for you, here are the top five reasons to stay in a cabin or vacation home in the Smoky Mountains.
All the Comforts of Home
Staying in a hotel is fun. Everyone enjoys being on vacation and staying somewhere new. But at some point, you just realize that you miss the space in your home, the idea of having more than one room. A cabin really helps you have room and that space you crave during your vacation. A living room, multiple bathrooms, multiple bedrooms – you know, SPACE. Along with that you have a kitchen and dining room, again, SPACE. You do truly have all the comforts of home while on vacation if you choose to stay in a cabin or vacation home while you are taking a trip to the Smokies.
Amenities, Too Many to Enjoy
Along with all those creatures comforts you enjoy at your own home, you are going to have a lot of amenities that you will not have at home. From pool tables to hot tubs, the choices abound while you are searching for that perfect place to stay in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. You can even look for that cabin that has it all: theater room, indoor pool, multiple decks and jetted tubs in all the master bathrooms. These are luxury homes, people: DREAM BIG. Make sure you get all those luxury features under one roof.
What if it rains? What if it gets dark?
The sun does go down and raining days do happen in the Smokies. If you are staying in a hotel, you are all going to pile up on a couple of beds and watch TV or you are going to go spend a ton of money doing something indoors. If you are staying in a cabin… the sky is the limit. Sit on the deck and enjoy night time in the Smokies. Hang out in the hot tub. Play a game of pool with friends and family. Your fun does not stop due to bad weather or it getting dark outside as it tends to do most nights.
Money Saving Benefits
Yes, you are going to save money when you stay in a cabin. You have a kitchen, so you can all take turns cooking and keep from eating out for every meal. If you are staying in one of our larger homes, break down the cost by family or couple. You will find that you are paying much less than you would in a hotel or motel in the area. Once you are start looking for those cost saving benefits of having everyone under one roof, that quote you got online starts to look a lot smaller.
Time with Friends and Family
Here is the largest benefit to staying in a vacation home or cabin rental in the Smoky Mountains. You get to spend time with your family and friends. You are not all retiring to separate accommodations at night. You have room to hang out together and spend time with each other. This is the purpose of a family vacation – time together. This is the purpose of a weekend with all your friends – time together. A cabin rental in the Smoky Mountains is the best way to maximize that precious time you have with the ones you love.
Next time you plan and trip to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, make sure that you think about where you are going to stay. Make it more than just four walls and a bed. Make your lodging decision count. Stay in a cabin and make memories that will last forever.