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6 Great Tips for Vacationing at a Large Group Cabin in Gatlinburg

Feb 19, 2015

Parkside Cabin Rentals offers a variety of fantastic cabins in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, including cabins with six or seven bedrooms. These larger cabins can accommodate up to 34 guests, making it the perfect getaway for your next family reunion, church retreat, or other group getaway. We have put together six great tips for vacationing at a large group cabin in Gatlinburg:

1. Allocate Rooms Before the Trip

Our large group cabins have plenty of room for everyone to spread out, and each bedroom offers plenty of privacy. The descriptions of our six and seven bedroom cabins are provided in detail so that you can decide as a group where everyone will sleep. For example, bunk beds might be better for the younger kids in your group. By allocating the rooms before your trip, you can avoid any potential problems that could come from choosing rooms at the last minute.

2. Plan to Cook Meals in the Kitchen

Each large cabin at Parkside Cabin Rentals features a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and all of the comforts of home. Take advantage of your cabin’s spacious kitchen and cook meals in your cabin rather than dining out on each day of your vacation. You might arrange that each couple or party within your group take turns planning and cooking dinner on one night during your vacation. Eating as a group is not only more fun, it is much more affordable than eating out at restaurants!

3. Schedule Daily Activities in AdvanceSchedule Daily Activities

Whether it’s a scenic hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or a roller coaster marathon at Dollywood, plan your daily activities before your trip and send a written itinerary to the group. When there are a large number of people on vacation together, it can be difficult to coordinate activities. By planning your schedule in advance, everyone will know exactly what to expect each day of your vacation.

4. Have a Game Night

The large cabins at Parkside Cabin Rentals come with awesome game rooms featuring classic activities like billiards and ping pong. Challenge another couple to a game of pool or get the entire cabin involved in some tournament action! As an alternative, enjoy a board game or a night of cards in front of the fireplace to wind down after another great day in the Smokies.

5. Take Turns in the Hot Tub

Parkside Cabin Rentals is pleased to offer a delightful hot tub in each of its large group cabins! Take turns relaxing in the hot tub as you socialize with your friends and appreciate the time together in such a wonderful atmosphere. Whether choosing to start your morning off with a soak in the hot tub or to sit under the stars at night, the hot tub is sure to be one of the most popular amenities at your group cabin!

vacation in Gatlinburg6. Bring Your Camera

Be sure to pack a camera for your vacation in Gatlinburg! In addition to photographing some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, you can capture the memories of your group having a blast in your cabin. Whether it is photos of the kids in your private swimming pool or pictures of the gang enjoying a meal together, you will always want to remember your stay in the Smokies.

To start planning your vacation at a large group cabin in Gatlinburg, send us a message via the Parkside Cabin Rentals Contact page, or give our friendly staff a call today!