A vacation in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect way to unwind. Many people spend time in this beautiful area to enjoy nature and let go of stress. At Hearthside Cabin Rentals, we have many cabin rentals near Gatlinburg TN that are ideal for catching up on rest and relaxation. The following are a few tips to make your mountain getaway as relaxing as possible:
1. Leave Your Work at Home
It has become common for people to stay connected to their jobs and other responsibilities even on vacation. This is all too easy with laptops, smartphones, and other devices. Indeed, many of our cabins provide the convenience of high speed internet access.
If you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation, however, we suggest taking a break from work while you’re here. You can still use the internet to keep in touch with friends back home, but work will still be waiting for you when you return. If at all possible, take a break from business calls, work-related emails, and other things that will divert you from the real purpose of your vacation.
The most relaxing vacations are ones where the entire day is not planned from start to finish. You may want to schedule in certain activities, such as a hike or visiting one of the area’s many fascinating attractions. At the same time, you should allow yourself to be spontaneous and do what you feel like at the time. For example, you may find that it’s more fun and relaxing to stay in your cabin and enjoy amenities such as your indoor Jacuzzi than to go out. If you don’t try to maintain a rigid schedule, you’ll find it easier to relax.
3. Immerse Yourself in Nature
Our cabin rentals near Gatlinburg TN give you plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature. You can take a scenic walk close to your cabin or, for a longer trek, head over to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you enjoy outdoor sports such as horseback riding, fishing, or whitewater rafting, there are quite a few places in the area to indulge your interests. Guests can even enjoy nature from the privacy of their cabin’s deck or backyard. Spending time outdoors can have a beneficial effect on your body and mind, helping you to feel refreshed and relaxed.
To help get you started, here are a few of our favorite outdoor things to do in the Smokies:
- Picnicking at Greenbrier, Metcalf Bottoms, and Cades Cove.
- Scenic autotours on Newfound Gap Road, Cades Cove, and the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.
- Bicycling in Tremont, Greenbrier, or along the Gatlinburg Trail.
- Hiking Abrams Falls, Porters Creek Trail, and the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail.
- Fishing at The Sinks, Tremont, and the Little River.
One big difference between staying at a hotel and renting one of our cabin rentals near Gatlinburg TN is that we provide you with fully equipped kitchens. Eating out can be fun, and the Gatlinburg area has plenty of great restaurants. However, it can be tiring to have to eat all of your meals out, not to mention the additional cost it adds to your vacation. Being able to cook meals and snacks whenever you want gives you a great deal of freedom. You won’t feel obligated to drive around searching for a place to eat every time you get hungry. Keeping your cabinets and refrigerator stocked with food is another great way to make your vacation more relaxing.
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