How to Make the Most of Tennessee Tax Free Weekend in Gatlinburg

22 July 2014 / By parksidecabins
Family carrying bags in a shopping mall
Jul 22, 2014 Gatlinburg Events

Are you ready to start planning your vacation to Gatlinburg for Tennessee tax free weekend? Beginning Friday, August 1 and ending at midnight on Sunday, August 3, Tennessee will be sales tax free! We want you to be able to enjoy the fresh air of the Smoky Mountains while spending a little time shopping, so here’s the best way to make the most of your weekend in Gatlinburg:

Check in to Your Gatlinburg Cabin Rental

When you choose to stay with Parkside Cabin Rentals, the check in process is easy. Check in begins at 4 p.m. and you can check in any time between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. If you’re planning to come for the weekend, you can check in on Friday or Saturday any time between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. If you have to check in later, don’t worry. Just contact our office at (866) 808-7525 and we will make arrangements for your arrival.

Once you get settled into your cabin, you can go ahead and hit the sales or you can rest and relax for the evening, to gear up for the next day out on the town.

(See Related: How to Catch a Free Trolley Ride During Tax Free Weekend)

Visit Shops in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Tennessee tax free weekend is a very busy time. Hundreds of people make their way to Gatlinburg for this weekend because it’s a great time to save nearly 10% on merchandise. The sales tax holiday covers:

  • Clothing items priced at $100 or less
  • School supplies priced at $100 or less
  • Computers priced at $1,500 or less

For a complete list of items, check out this document from the state website: https://www.tn.gov/revenue/taxes/sales-and-use-tax/sales-tax-holiday.html

When you’re visiting and looking for sale items, you can find them just about everywhere. One of the most popular places to shop are our outlet malls in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Plus, many of the outlet stores run great deals year-round, so you will be getting amazing deals and hitting awesome sales on already-discounted items!

Many people also don’t realize that the small shops in the area also have some items discounted. Make sure to stop in to the national park visitor centers because many of their items are also on sale during the Tennessee tax free weekend.

You never know what you’ll find when you browse around the town for a few hours.

Retreat to Your Cabin for Dinner and Relaxation

After you’ve spent countless hours finding all of the best sales in the area, you’ll love having a cabin in Gatlinburg to retreat to. You can relax in the hot tub, sit and roast marshmallows by a fire pit or play a game in the game room.

If you’re not visiting with a large group, our two bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg are perfect for small families. Most of them sleep anywhere from 6-8 people comfortably, but smaller families of 4 will also appreciate them for the extra space and privacy. If you plan to visit with many people, we also have a selection of cabins for large groups.

All of our Gatlinburg cabins come equipped with everything you need for a wonderful weekend in Gatlinburg. They include all amenities like washer and dryer, fully-equipped kitchens with cooking utensils, like pots, pans, plates and silverware.

If you have any questions about our cabins in Gatlinburg, don’t hesitate to contact us at (866) 808-7525. Our vacation rental specialists will enjoy helping you choose the perfect cabin for your weekend getaway.