How to Make the Most of Your Vacation at Our Mountain Cabins in Gatlinburg

16 May 2016 / By parksidecabins
table and chairs on the deck of a mountain cabin in Gatlinburg TN
May 16, 2016 Gatlinburg cabins

Here at Parkside Cabin Rentals, we want you to have as much fun as possible on your vacation! To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together the following tips for an amazing stay at our mountain cabins in Gatlinburg.

Choose a Cabin with Everything You’re Looking For

A cabin is truly a home away from home during your escape in Gatlinburg. Rather than just providing a place to sleep at the end of the day, your cabin is a destination in itself, offering plenty of entertainment and scenic views of the area’s natural beauty. Each of our properties is different with its own unique charms. As you choose your cabin, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How many bedrooms will you need? We have everything from 1 bedroom to 7 bedroom cabins.

  • What sort of location are you looking for? Close to downtown or secluded in the mountains?

  • What type of views would you like? Mountain views, wooded views, or riverside views?

  • Are there any special amenities you desire? Swimming pool access? A game room? A Jacuzzi tub?

Once you have determined exactly what you are looking for, browse our selection of vacation rentals or give our friendly staff a call for a cabin recommendation.

(See Also: 4 Benefits of Staying in Cabins for Rent in Gatlinburg TN)

Arrive Early in the Day

When you drive to our mountain cabins in Gatlinburg, we suggest that you try to arrive early in the day. There is generally less traffic during the morning, so you may be able to save some time getting here if you leave early enough.

Of course, the other advantage of arriving in the morning is having more time on your vacation! There are seemingly endless things to see and do in the Smoky Mountains, so you will want to maximize your time in Gatlinburg. Even if you don’t check into your cabin until the afternoon, you can visit an attraction, go shopping, or have lunch in the area.

Take Advantage of Special Events in Gatlinburg

The city of Gatlinburg hosts a number of excellent events and festivals throughout the year. Make sure you know what is going on in the area during your vacation! Check the table below to see a timeline of Gatlinburg’s major annual events. Please note that these dates are approximate and typically change a bit each year.

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

April 2 – 3

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

April 19 – 23

Earth Day Festival

April 21

Earth Day 5K

April 22

Gatlinburg’s Beans and Cornbread Festival

May 12

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

June 10 – July 30

4th of July Midnight Parade

July 3/4

River Raft Regatta

July 4

Independence Day Fireworks

July 4

Summer Craftsmen’s Fair

July 14 – 17

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

August 24 – 28

Taste of Autumn

September 15

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

September 23 – October 30

Fall Craftsmen’s Fair

October 6 – 23

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cook Off

November 9

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11

Trolley Ride of Lights

November 9 – January 31

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

December 2

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Display

December 31

To start planning your vacation, check out our complete listing of mountain cabins in Gatlinburg!