6 Family Vacation Tips for Staying at Our Log Cabin Rentals in the Smoky Mountains

Happy family in the car on their way to our log cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains.

The Smokies are the ultimate family vacation destination! To help you make the most of your trip to East Tennessee, Hearthside has put together six tips for families staying at our log cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains:  

1. Plan in Advance

One of the most important tips for a great family vacation is to plan your vacation as far in advance as possible. As a result, you can reserve your top choice of cabin without having to worry about it being booked on the dates of your trip. Also, by knowing in advance how many members of the family you will be taking on vacation, you can book the right size cabin to comfortably accommodate everyone. Whether you’re looking for a 1 bedroom cabin or an 11 + bedroom cabin, we’ve got you covered!

2. Get the Kids Involved

Since you are taking a family vacation, let the kids get involved in the planning process! There are plenty of kid-friendly attractions in the Smoky Mountain area, so take a look online and let the kids plan a fun activity or two. In addition, your children will enjoy browsing our cabin listings to check out some amenities that might appeal to them.

3. Prepare a BudgetChairs on the deck of one of our log cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains.

Prepare a budget for your trip so you know how much you can allocate to your cabin rental, attractions, meals, and more. Although lodging costs is often the largest consideration, Hearthside Cabin Rentals offers a number of great monthly specials to make your vacation very affordable! This translates to more funds to spend on other areas of your trip. Check out the Money-Saving Specials section of our site to review our current deals.

4. Pack the Necessities

When packing your suitcase, be sure to bring everything that you will need while away on vacation. We recommend making a list in advance so you don’t forget anything important. Be sure to remember essential items such as toiletries and medications, and pack anything you might need for the great outdoors. For example, if you are planning on hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bring hiking shoes, bug spray, and sunscreen. Of course, don’t forget to pack a camera so that you can capture all of your vacation’s special family moments!

5. Be Flexible

Once you arrive at one of our log cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains, be prepared to be flexible with your plans. For example, if you have planned a day at Dollywood with the kids and it rains, you may have to consider alternate options. The good news is that there are always plenty of fun things to do at your cabin! Whether playing a game of billiards in the game room or watching a movie on the big screen television, there is something everyone in your family can enjoy in the cabin. In fact, many people find that spending time in our cabins is the highlight of their family vacation.

Father and son on a hike in the woods near our log cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains.6. Have Fun!

The final tip for your family getaway to the Smoky Mountains is simply to have fun! After all, that is the whole reason why you are on vacation in the first place. Go with the flow and enjoy everything that the beautiful Smoky Mountain region has to offer. From exciting local activities like white water rafting and ziplining, to theme parks, shows, and attractions, your family trip to the Smokies will surely be the vacation of a lifetime.

Browse our collection of log cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains to start planning your getaway!