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September 17, 2015

You deserve a break. Make the most out of your next vacation to the area by making it as peaceful as possible by taking advantage of all our unbeatable Gatlinburg vacation ideas on how to relax.

From turning off your cell phones to enjoying a massage, we promise these ideas will ensure your next trip to the area is one to remember.

1. Enjoy the Beautiful Scenery

The first step to enjoying a peaceful and relaxing trip to the area is to take time and enjoy the breathtaking scenery around you. This is why the first on our list of Gatlinburg vacation ideas to help you relax is to pause and take note of the unbeatable natural beauty surrounding you while you are here. From the mountains to the rivers to the lush foliage, we promise you will not be disappointed in the awe-inspiring views around you while you are here.

For us, the best place to view this unmatched beauty is from the comfort of your Gatlinburg cabin rental's private back deck. Not only does this give you a peaceful place to take in all the beautiful views, it also gives you a relaxing atmosphere that is sure to help you unwind and feel at home during your vacation.

2. Schedule A Massage

relaxing therapeutic massage

If you are you are carrying a little extra baggage of stress and tension with you to your upcoming trip, we promise you will love our Gatlinburg vacation ideas of treating yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing therapeutic massage.

The best part about scheduling a massage is you can enjoy them directly inside your cabin rental thanks to our friends at Beneficial to Life Massage. With this, you can enjoy a rejuvenating massage without having to leave your cabin. You can even arrange it so you have a clear view of the mountains during your massage. This adds even more to the relaxing effect.

family sleeping3. Sleep In

One of the biggest reasons we love going on vacation is they give you the perfect excuse to turn off all your alarm clocks and finally sleep in a little bit. That is why one of our favorite relaxing Gatlinburg vacation ideas is to allow yourself to sleep in.

When you are at home, you probably have to wake up early and go to work or school. However, you don’t have to do worry about all that responsibility when you decide to treat yourself to a fun and memorable mountain getaway. Here, all you have to do is worry about waking up in time to catch your favorite dinner show. The rest of the time is flexible.

4. Turn Off Your Phone

Girl sitting on a chair

Another easy way to unwind during your vacation is to turn off your cell phone or other electronic devices. It is hard to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation when you constantly have your eyes stuck on an illuminated screen.

Instead, turn off your phone, go for a hike, take a nap, just relax. You are on vacation, enjoy it! Don’t waste your entire vacation worrying about what email you just received, who you need to text back, or what social media post was just uploaded. All of that can wait. What you need to do now is enjoy the tranquil setting around you and let whatever is going on back home stay at home.

Gatlinburg vacation5. Don’t Overfill Your Schedule

Lastly, we want to remind you how important it is to not overfill your travel itinerary with a lot of activities. Yes, we understand there are a lot of fun and exciting things to do in the area. However, if you plan out every minute of every day during your vacation, you won’t leave yourself time to relax and recharge before it is time to return home from your trip.

Instead, we suggest you schedule downtime. Trust us, you will appreciate leaving sometime in your schedule to unwind before hitting the road to head home.

Now that you know all our Gatlinburg vacation ideas to help you relax, it is time to start planning your next trip to the area today! You can do so by browsing through all the spacious Gatlinburg cabin rentals available in our inventory. From intimate 1 bedroom cabins to large 6+ bedroom cabins, we promise you will not be disappointed in the incredible cabins available to you when you choose to stay with us.

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