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Top 5 Reasons Why a Smoky Mountain Vacation is Better Than a Beach Vacation


Ahh, the age old summer vacation question – should we go to the beach or the mountains? While both destinations have plenty of great things to offer, there is no doubt that the best value for your vacation is the Smoky Mountains! While we might be a bit biased, you’ll find that the Smokies are more affordable, more fun and more beautiful! Here are the top 5 reasons why a Smoky Mountain vacation is better than a beach vacation:

1. Far Fewer Crowds

While everyone is trying to reach the beach this summer, you can avoid the crowds and traffic by taking a Smoky Mountain trip! Although the Smokies are a popular destination, it never feels nearly as crowded as it does while packed together on a beach! There are also plenty of ways to beat the crowds, such as taking an early morning hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or being one of the first guests through the turnstiles at Dollywood!

2. Affordable Cabin Rentals

3 bedroom cabin in pigeon forgeAnother reason why a Smoky Mountain vacation is better than a beach vacation is because you’ll find plenty of affordable cabin rentals! We offer a variety of beautiful cabins that are easy on your budget, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to multi-bedroom cabins for the whole gang! If you want to save even more money on your vacation, browse through our latest Smoky Mountain cabin specials! You’ll find that you will spend less money on your accommodations as compared to the overpriced hotels on the beach!

3. Wide Variety of Fun Activities

Although laying on a beach all day may sound relaxing at first, you may be surprised how quickly you get bored (and sunburned!). When you take a trip to the Smokies, you’ll discover a wide variety of fun activities for your family to enjoy! The region is packed with everything from scenic hikes and natural wonders to amusement parks, arcades, miniature golf courses, unique restaurants, cool souvenir shops and so much more!

4. Exciting Rainy Day Options

Titanic Museum in Pigeon ForgeThere is nothing more frustrating than planning an expensive beach vacation and rainy weather spoils your time at the shore! When inclement weather strikes in the Smoky Mountains, this just provides an exciting opportunity to check out some of the indoor activities in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! Take advantage of a rainy day to explore the Titanic Museum, WonderWorks, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum or Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies!

5. Cabin Rentals are Better Than Hotels

While most beach hotels take advantage of their prime location and simply offer a place to sleep, our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are a vacation destination in their own right! Each of our cabins has been carefully placed into the Smokies so that you can enjoy gorgeous mountain views while still being close to all of the area attractions! While staying with us, you’ll also enjoy amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, private decks, bubbling hot tubs, game rooms and much more!

Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg today to plan the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation! We look forward to seeing you this summer!