Are you planning a family reunion in the Smoky Mountains? Sometimes planning such a big event can be stressful, but at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, we want every step of the planning process to be simple and fun. To make it easy for you, you can take a look at this step-by-step guide to planning your Smoky Mountain family reunion:
Create a Guest List
Well, the most important part of having a family reunion is the family! Choosing who to invite can be difficult, but you have to set a cut off limit at some point. You need to decide if you want to have a small or large family reunion, first. Then, when you set a number, you can determine how extended of a reunion you will have. If you only want to have 20 guests, then you can invite the closest family members to get together. If you want to host 50-100 people, you can have an extended family reunion with everyone you can imagine.
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Get Feedback from Family
After you create your guest list, you can go ahead and start talking to family members about their thoughts on the reunion. It helps to involve everyone in the plan, so you can choose dates when most people can attend.
A few helpful questions to ask your family members:
- Is there a specific area you want to stay in? Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, close to the national park?
- Are there any attractions you want to visit?
- Are there any restaurants you want to go to?
- Do you have any special requests?
When you ask these questions, you can start forming a vacation plan. Keep reading to learn more planning tips.
Decide on the Dates
One of the most difficult decisions is choosing the dates. It’s best to choose dates that the most people can attend, and you’ll have to understand that some family members may not be able to attend due to the dates you have chosen. If you give people enough time, they should be able to request off from work and take the time away to be able to travel for a mountain vacation.
When you have decided which town most of your family would prefer, you can decide exactly where to stay. The next step is choosing how many cabins you need to fit everyone. For some family reunions, separate families will each rent their own cabin rental so they can have a little peace and quiet at the end of the day. Other families like to really spend time every night and will get together and book cabins together or very close. At Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, our vacation specialists will be happy to assist you with choosing the best cabin rentals for your reunions. Depending on the size of your reunion, we will help you decide how many cabins you need.
Set a Detailed Plan
It’s best if you set up a detailed plan for your vacation. Having a step-by-step schedule will help everyone in your party get to the right places at the right times without any confusion. This also takes the stress off of the host, so you don’t have to worry about making and receiving so many phone calls throughout the day. When everyone has a schedule, they won’t have as many questions, so even the host can enjoy a relaxing Smoky Mountain family reunion.
When you are ready to book your stay, take a look at our four bedroom cabins in the Smoky Mountains and our five bedroom cabins in the Smoky Mountains. These will be best for family reunions. Then, give us a call and we will help you start the booking process.