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August 26, 2014

Can you really have a family vacation when your furry family members can’t come along too? At Parkside Cabin Rentals, we know that bringing your pet with you to the Smokies makes your time in East Tennessee even more magical. That’s why we offer a wonderful selection of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg that your family will love. Here are the top ten benefits of bringing your pet on your next Smoky Mountain vacation:

1. Having a pet around lowers your blood pressure and reduces stress.

2. You won’t have to worry about how your pet is doing while you’re away.

3. Walking your dog will keep you active on your vacation.

4. Your kids will never be bored when they bring their four-legged friend to the Smokies.

5. Bringing your pet will make your cabin feel like home.

6. You’ll save money by not paying for a kennel or a pet-sitter.

7. Having your pet on vacation means you’ll get plenty of fresh air.

8.Your pet will keep you company during your car ride to Gatlinburg.

9. Pets will encourage you to explore the area.

10. Your pet will love you even more when you take him on vacation with you!

Pet Friendly Cabin Spotlight: Wildflower Haven

One of our most popular pet friendly cabins is Wildflower Haven. This three bedroom vacation rental comes with a detached apartment, making it perfect for families with pets.smoky mountain cabinWith this extra space, you can put your dog in the separate apartment while you eat dinner and then let him back into the main cabin for family movie night. Your pet will love spending time outside while your family relaxes on the deck, roasts marshmallows by the firepit, or takes a soak in the hot tub.

In order to stay at Wildflower Haven your pet must be 25 pounds or less. This cabin also requires a $25 pet fee.

Pet Friendly Cabin Spotlight: Oakview

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Located minutes away from Gatlinburg’s city center, Oakview is another excellent pet friendly cabin. Guests receive a free downtown parking pass, so your family will have easy access to all of the incredible attractions, shops, and restaurants Gatlinburg has to offer. Despite being so close to all the action, Oakview features scenic wooded views and proximity to a gorgeous stream. Your dog will love going for walks by the stream and taking in all of the new sights and sounds in the great outdoors.

Oakview also limits pets to 25 pounds and requires a $25 registration fee.

Bringing Pets to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pets absolutely love visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! As long as they are on a leash at all times, dogs are permitted in picnic areas and along all roads. If you want to go for a hike with your pooch, we suggest taking the Gatlinburg Trail. The only pet friendly trail on the Tennessee side of the national park, this short hike begins at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and lasts 1.9 miles. Along the way, you’ll see stunning views of the Little Pigeon River and the remnants of historical buildings.

To learn more about bringing pets to the Smokies, visit the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park website:mom, daughter, and dog in a meadow

Get in Touch

Want to learn more about our pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg? Give our vacation specialists a call at 866-808-7525. We can’t wait to help you plan your next trip to the Smokies!

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