October 16, 2023
Pets are part of the family, and that’s why they shouldn’t be left behind when you go on a family vacation! Our pet friendly cabin rentals make it possible for you to bring your furry friend along on a Smoky Mountain vacation. They come in all sizes, so you’ll have no trouble finding one that’s the right fit for you. However, we know that planning a stay with your pet can be stressful, and we want to help. Here are 6 tips for planning a stay in pet friendly cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains:
The first thing you should do when planning a Smoky Mountain vacation with your pet is to think of ways you can save. Simply bringing your pet along is saving you money already by helping you avoid boarding costs or paying for a pet sitter. But, there are more ways you can save! We offer a great selection of cabin deals and discounts throughout the year so you can save on some of our cabins. Be sure to check out these cabin specials before booking your stay to guarantee you’re getting the best deal! You can also save by taking advantage of your cabin’s kitchen, our free attraction tickets and other useful cabin amenities.
We have so many incredible pet friendly cabins, so it can be overwhelming trying to choose the one that’s best for you. The first step is to determine what size cabin you prefer to sleep in. Our pet friendly cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains range from 1 bedroom to 16 bedrooms! Whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or for a group vacation, you can find a cabin that sleeps everyone, including your pet.
We have cabins all throughout the Smoky Mountain area, so location can play a big role in what cabin you choose. We have secluded cabins for those who want a peaceful vacation far from all the noise and excitement, and we also have cabins close to downtown Gatlinburg and minutes from Pigeon Forge for those who want to be next to all the action. If you plan on spending more time at area attractions, a cabin close to town is a great idea so your pup doesn’t have to deal with long car rides. If you plan on spending a lot of time at the cabin relaxing, a secluded cabin offers more privacy and is a great option.
Another thing to think about when planning a stay in our pet friendly cabins in the Smoky Mountains is what amenities you’d like to have at your cabin. These cabins come with all the same great amenities as our non pet friendly cabins, including a full kitchen, a hot tub, a fireplace, and more. Some of these cabins also come with other fun amenities, like arcade games, pool tables, home theaters, an indoor pool, and more. All you have to do is think about what amenities you would like to have on your vacation, then find a cabin that has them all!
When planning a vacation, especially with your animal, we recommend planning out your meals, too. Like we mentioned before, our cabins come with full kitchens! Buying groceries at a nearby store and preparing meals inside your cabin is a great way to save money and to ensure your dog is safe. You won’t have to worry about leaving your four-legged friend alone at the cabin when you just eat there! There are also a number of pet friendly restaurants in the area you can stop by. Planning your meals out in advance helps you prepare and gives you time to think about where you want to eat.
Bringing your pets on vacation is a great idea, but it’s helpful to plan out what you want to do with them before your stay. If you plan on leaving them alone in the cabin, be sure to bring a crate or kennel for them to stay in while you’re out and about. If you don’t want to leave them alone, we have good news — there are plenty of pet friendly activities you can enjoy in the Smoky Mountains! Take them for a stroll through downtown Gatlinburg, then stop for some ice cream for you and a treat for your dog at Mad Dog’s Creamery. They can also go with you to The Island in Pigeon Forge, the Gatlinburg Trail, Patriot Park, The Old Mill Square, and more. They can even ride along the Cades Cove Loop with you, or dine on the patio at several restaurants throughout town. Both you and your pet will have fun in the Smoky Mountains!
Now that you know all the best tips for having a great stay in pet friendly cabin rentals in the Smoky Mountains, you’re all set to start planning your vacation! Take a look at our selection of pet friendly cabins, then choose the perfect one for you and your furry friend.