Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Pet Friendly Cabins in the Smoky Mountains

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Next time you visit the Smoky Mountains, bring the whole family along — including your four-legged friend! You don’t have to worry about the hassle of finding a sitter or somewhere to board your pet when you stay in a pet friendly cabin. Pet friendly cabins come with everything you need for a relaxing stay in the mountains with your pet! To help answer any questions you might have about pet friendly cabins in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve debunked some of the most common myths we hear about them:

1. They’re More Expensive

Oftentimes people think that pet friendly cabins are more expensive than other cabins, but that’s not the case! There are plenty of affordable cabin rentals available that allow pets. While you will have to pay a small pet fee, it’s less than what you’d have to pay to board your pet back home! Not only is there a variety of pet friendly cabins that have affordable nightly costs, but you can save even more with our lodging discounts. We’ve gathered discounts and deals for cabins in the area and put them in one helpful list so you can see the best ways to save on your stay!

2. They Don’t Have as Many Amenities

pool table and arcade games in a pet friendly cabin

Staying in a pet friendly cabin doesn’t mean you sacrifice any of the great amenities you’d expect to find in a Smoky Mountain cabin. In fact, just think of it being pet friendly as a bonus amenity! You can choose from cabins that come with hot tubs, fireplaces, gorgeous mountain views, pool tables and so much more. Some pet friendly cabins in the Smoky Mountains even have home theaters and/or indoor swimming pools! You’ll have everything you need and more for both a relaxing and exciting stay in the Smokies. If your dog likes to be active, choose a cabin with plenty of outdoor space for you to play together! All you have to bring with you for your pet is food, toys and a blanket or dog bed from home.

3. They’re Less Clean

Some think that since a cabin allows pets, it’s not as clean as a non-pet friendly cabin, but that’s definitely not the case! All cabins are cleaned thoroughly to guarantee a stay that’s filled with both quality and comfort. While it’s important for you to pick up after your pet to ensure it stays clean, you won’t have to worry about it being any less clean than another cabin when you arrive. When you choose a pet friendly cabin in the Smokies, you’ll have all the comforts of home, like a living room with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and separate rooms for sleeping. Some cabins even come with washers and dryers just in case your pet gets any towels, blankets or your clothes dirty!

4. You Can’t Leave Your Pet Alone in the Cabin

happy dog in crate at cabinAnother common myth about pet friendly cabins is that you have to stay there with your pet all throughout your vacation. While we don’t recommend leaving them alone your whole vacation, you can leave them in a kennel inside when you go explore the town! Just make sure your pet has plenty of food and water and is comfortable in the kennel or crate before you leave. One of the best things to do, however, is to bring your pet with you when you go out! While it’s fine leaving your pet at the rental while you visit attractions that don’t allow animals, there are plenty of pet friendly places around town where you can spend time together. Your pet will love getting out and about just as much as you! Stroll through downtown Gatlinburg, go for a hike along the Gatlinburg Trail, take them to Doggywood at Dollywood and stop by Mad Dog’s Creamery to get a treat for both you and your dog!

Browse Pet Friendly Cabins in the Smoky Mountains

Now that we’ve debunked all these common myths about pet friendly cabins, we bet you can’t wait for your pet to join you on your Smoky Mountain vacation. Luckily, there are beautiful pet friendly cabins in all sizes, from small 1 bedroom cabins to large group cabins. You’ll have no trouble finding one that works for everyone you’re vacationing with — including your pet.

Take a look at all the best pet friendly cabin rentals and book your stay in the Smoky Mountains today!

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