Rustic Cabin Vacations

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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There are some great vacation cabins for rent in the areas around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in central Tennessee. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are two of the towns that have become havens for those who want to get away from their hectic lives for a few days or longer. These cabins range from budget to luxury. Most of them have their own distinctive layout and decor, and they come with anywhere from one to about eight bedrooms.

Vacation in Rustic Beauty

Traditionally styled exteriors hide what are often modern interiors boasting fully equipped kitchens with the latest appliances, satellite televisions, DVD players, and VCRs. Many also have hot tubs, jacuzzis, and game tables, including pool tables and foosball. They are meant to be rustic retreats for people who still want to enjoy today's technology.

Right outside every window, there is usually a majestic view of the nearby Smoky Mountains. In the fall, the leaves turn to a thousand fiery shades and the entire panorama becomes almost unbearably beautiful. Just sitting on a swing on one of the porches is balm for the soul as well as a delight to the eye. Time seems to move more slowly, and vacationers have time to talk to each other and reconnect.

Cabin Vacations

If you're considering a weekend or more in a place where you can enjoy nature's wonders and the delights of nearby family attractions (without spending an arm and a leg), look at some of the websites advertising cabin rentals in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. Most rental agencies allow you to take a virtual tour of each cabin so that you can select the one that is just right for you. Online you will also be able to check for availability and book your reservation. Visit the Gatlinburg website to get your copy of the packet put together for area visitors.

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