Cabin Vacations

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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When you think of a cabin, do you picture a very rustic, plain building with animal heads mounted on the walls and no running water? If so, let me introduce you to cabin rentals near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, there are hundreds of cabin rentals available almost all year round. They range from budget cabins to cabins so luxurious that they will amaze you.

Take a Cabin Vacation

For a family vacation that will make memories to last a lifetime, a visit to the beautiful Smoky Mountains area is a great choice. Surrounded by the grandeur and beauty of the Smoky Mountains and only a short drive from wonderful family attractions, you can rent the cabin of your choice for about what a comparable hotel room would cost. A cabin vacation will give you the chance to reconnect with your family and to soak in the peace and tranquility that the area offers.

One bedroom cabins decorated for romance are available as are cabins with two, three, four, six, or even eight bedrooms. The larger cabins are great for extended family reunions, group retreats, or business team building and planning meetings. The average cabin comes with large-screen satellite television, DVD, VCR, a jacuzzi (or a hot tub or both), a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and lots and lots of mountain views.

Day Trips

When you take a cabin vacation in the Smokies, you can spend a day hiking or a day in town shopping and enjoying great restaurants. You can take a day to visit Pigeon Forge or a day to visit Dollywood. Spend a day fishing or golfing or exploring the countryside. If you're considering a great family cabin vacation, you can find dozens of websites that offer you virtual tours of their rental cabins. These tours will allow you to compare amenities and prices in a very short amount of time. You can then go to the calendars that show availability and cost per day. The next step is to complete a reservation form online as well. Look for discounts at certain times of the year and for package deals when you book a week or more.

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