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How to Enjoy a Budget-Friendly Vacation in the Smoky Mountains


You don’t have to sacrifice fun in order to have an affordable vacation, especially when you visit the Smoky Mountains! You should be able to relax on your trip — not worry about money. There are some simple things you can do to have a fun trip that doesn’t break the bank or cause financial stress. Keep reading to learn how to enjoy a budget-friendly vacation in the Smoky Mountains!

1. Check Out Our Cabin Specials

One of the first things you should do when planning a vacation is check out our Smoky Mountain cabin specials. Cabin specials include a variety of cabin discounts and free nights that make your stay in the Smokies easier on the wallet. We offer a great number of specials throughout the year that provide our guests with a comfortable stay at a price they can afford! Our specials change from month to month, so be sure to take a look before booking your stay to guarantee you’re getting the best possible deal!

2. Enjoy Free & Cheap Things to Do

the islandThe cost of attraction tickets can add up quickly, especially when you’re visiting with the whole family! But, did you know that you can actually have fun in the Smoky Mountains without spending a ton of money? There are plenty of free and cheap things to do in the area that allow you to make incredible memories with each other! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is completely free to enter, meaning you’ll have hundreds of miles of trails to explore, scenic drives to enjoy, wildlife to spot, and so much more. You can also visit The Island in Pigeon Forge for free! Sit back and relax as you watch the Island Show Fountain display an incredible performance of water dance and light, and if you don’t mind spending a bit of money, do a moonshine tasting for only $5 at Ole Smoky, play in the arcade, or ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! Other free and cheap things to do in the Smoky Mountains are visit The Old Mill, go to Patriot Park, do a wine tasting, or visit the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg!

3. Prepare Meals in Your Cabin

Another simple way to enjoy a budget-friendly vacation in the Smoky Mountains is to prepare meals in your cabin. All of our cabin rentals come with full kitchens that are perfect for cooking and making snacks. Most cabins also have an outdoor grill! While we still recommend visiting a few of the delicious restaurants in the area, you’d be surprised at how much money you can save by just swapping one or two meals out a day with a meal in your cabin. There are plenty of convenient grocery stores throughout the area where you can find all the ingredients for delicious meals!

4. Visit With a Group

a bears life cabinAnother way to make your vacation more affordable is to visit with a group. We have cabin rentals that can sleep as many as 30 guests comfortably. That way, you can split the overall cost among your group members and make it easier on everyone! Plus, you’ll be able to find group discounts at many of the attractions in the area. Not only will you save money, but you’ll have more fun sharing the experience with all of your loved ones!

Plan Your Budget-Friendly Vacation in the Smoky Mountains

Are you ready to enjoy a budget-friendly vacation in the Smoky Mountains? Start by taking a look at our Smoky Mountain cabin specials and seeing how you can save on a stay with us! We look forward to seeing you soon!