Christmas cookies and decorations
November 25, 2014

There is no better place to plan a Christmas vacation than Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Nestled in the majestic Great Smoky Mountains, this region provides the perfect combination of fun local attractions and natural beauty. To help you make the most of your time at Parkside Cabin Rentals, we have put together five simple steps for planning a Smoky Mountain Christmas vacation in a Gatlinburg cabin.

(See Also: How to Celebrate the 2014 Gatlinburg Christmas Winterfest)

1. Decide Who to Invite

Do you want to have an intimate holiday getaway with your spouse? There are cozy one bedroom cabins that are just right for a romantic retreat. At the other end of the spectrum you can find large cabins that are suitable for a family gathering or reunion. There are also many choices in between. You just have to decide what kind of Christmas vacation you want and who you want to share this special time with.

2. Choose a Cabin

Cabins vary not only in size but also in location, style, and amenities offered. We offer cabins that are secluded and ones minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg. Many of our cabins have luxurious features such as Jacuzzis, fireplaces, flat screen televisions, pool tables, and much more. You can browse through our selection of cabin rentals in Gatlinburg and find the one that’s appropriate for your Christmas vacation.

3. Pick Your Datespeople eating a meal together for the holidays

Your Christmas vacation can be as long or short as you want. It all depends on what fits your schedule and how much fun and relaxation you can fit in. If your time is limited, you can enjoy a few days in one of our cabins. Spending the stretch from Christmas to New Year’s is always a great option. This can fit nicely with both work and school schedules. If you can manage it, you might want to stay even longer. There is always plenty to do during winter in Gatlinburg and one of our cabins provides you with a comfortable and convenient Smoky Mountain headquarters while you’re here.

4. Plan Your Christmas Dinner

Holiday meals are always special. When you rent a Gatlinburg cabin, you have the choice of cooking your own Christmas dinner or going out to eat. Our cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, giving you the opportunity to practice your culinary skills. A spacious cabin with a full kitchen will give you plenty of time to cook a leisurely and delicious holiday feast. On the other hand, if you’d rather go out and leave the cooking to others, the Gatlinburg area has many fine restaurants, many of which are open on Christmas.

5. Plan to Attend Local Holiday Festivities

When you stay in Gatlinburg for Christmas, be sure to take advantage of all the wonderful activities going on during the holiday season. The entire city is dramatically lit up with Christmas decorations during the holidays. You can drive around and view the lights at your own pace or you can hop on a trolley for a special tour. The Trolley Ride of Lights is a nightly event that will take you around the city in the early evening so you can appreciate the displays while someone else does the driving.

gatlinburg winterfest lights

Another local event you shouldn’t miss is Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge. Among many other attractions, you can ride aboard the Polar Express and meet Santa Claus in his workshop!

Need more help planning your Christmas vacation in the Smokies? Our friendly staff is happy to make cabin recommendations and give advice about what to do in the area. Give us a call or visit the Parkside Cabin Rentals Contact page to get in touch with us today!

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