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How to Pick the Perfect Vacation Rental

Ray of sunlight shining down on the Smoky Mountains at dawnVacation planning can be quite stressful. From trying to plan out the perfect activities to finding the best place to stay, there are so many little details that it is easy for families and vacationers to feel lost in the planning process. However, it doesn’t have to be that way.

We at Visit My Smokies are dedicated to providing vacationers with all the information they need to plan the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation. Along with exclusive coupons, a list of many of the popular area restaurants and attractions, and tons of information on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on our website vacation planners will also find an extensive list of all the comfortable and relaxing vacation rentals available in the area.

So to help you and your family find the perfect Smoky Mountain lodging accommodation for your next trip to the Smokies, we have decided to break down the perks of each option. To find the perfect rental for your next stay, read below!

Perks of Staying in a Cabin/Chalet

Ever dreamt of having a vacation home in the Smoky Mountains? By choosing to stay in one of the many spacious chalet and cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, guests will enjoy all their favorite home-like amenities including full kitchens, laundry facilities, private baths, and plush furniture. However, it wouldn’t be a true Smoky Mountain vacation without a little mountain luxury thrown in. Many of these rental cabins and chalets also feature exclusive amenities including a warm fireplace, heated outdoor jacuzzi tub, breathtaking panoramic views, home theater rooms, indoor pools, and more.

Have a large group that you are planning for? Not a problem. The Smoky Mountains are now the proud home of the largest rental cabin in America. With 16 bedrooms and the ability to sleep up to 74 guests, there are very few groups that the Big Moose Lodge cannot accomodate. To learn more about this incredible Pigeon Forge cabin, click here to read our blog post on the Big Moose Lodge.

Perks of Staying in a Bed and Breakfast

There are a variety of quaint bed and breakfasts in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. These cozy accommodations are perfect for couples looking to spend a romantic weekend or holiday in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Offering breathtaking views with a rejuvenating ‘down home’ feel, a bed and breakfast is the perfect lodging option for a quiet vacation in the Smokies. Not to mention, many of the bed and breakfasts also include a delicious home-cooked breakfast and dinner each day of your stay. Cozy B&Bs also have a relaxing massage and spa on their property.

Perks of Staying in a Condo

Similar to cabin and chalet rentals, condo rentals offer families and visitors many home-like amenities to enjoy while on vacation. However, the biggest different between a Smoky Mountain condo and cabin is location. Typically just minutes away from the Parkway, our condo rentals will put guests in the heart of the action while still offering a private and secluded place to unwind.

Perks of Camping in the Smoky Mountains

Looking for a more rustic vacation stay? With tons of beautiful and peaceful campgrounds located throughout the area, guests looking to connect with nature on their next trip to the Smokies will not be disappointed. Ideal for visitors looking to spend a couple nights sleeping under the stars in a tent or for guests planning on bringing their own RV to the Smokies, the Smoky Mountain campgrounds are a perfect way for vacationers to unplug and unwind for a few days.

Have a favorite memory from staying on one of the above mentioned lodging options? Let us know in the comments below. See you in the Smokies!


  • Avatar for Daniel Simard

    Thanks for sharing your views on how to choose perfect vacation rental. Nice blog post.

    Daniel Simard
    Luxury House on rent

    March 22, 2014 at 1:43 am

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