While getting away for an entire week is ideal for a vacation in Pigeon Forge, sometimes taking time off from work just isn’t in the cards. If you’re maxed out on vacation days, don’t worry – you can still enjoy an amazing weekend escape in the Smokies! With a little planning, you can make sure that your abbreviated time in East Tennessee is chock full of fun. Read on to learn how you can make the most of your weekend getaway at our luxury vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge TN.
1. Don’t Overpack
Since you’ll only be in Pigeon Forge for a weekend, it’s important to not go overboard when it comes to packing. Try to bring a handful of clothes that you can assemble into a variety of outfits to suit any occasion. If you plan on doing some hiking during your trip, be sure to bring a good pair of shoes or boots. Also, dressing in layers is always a good option, because the temperature tends to fluctuate throughout the day.
2. Come for a Long Weekend
Three day weekends are a great way to extend your vacation without using any of your time off. Adding an extra day to your trip can make a world of difference, especially if you have a long drive to Pigeon Forge. Here are some long weekends that you may want to take advantage of:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Third Monday of January
- Presidents Day – Third Monday of February
- Memorial Day – Last Monday of May
- Independence Day – July 4
- Labor Day – First Monday in September
- Columbus Day – Second Monday in October
- Veterans Day – November 11
3. Stay Close to the Pigeon Forge Parkway
If you want to fit in as many attractions and activities as possible into your weekend getaway, you’ll want to stay close to all of the action. Amazing Views offers a variety of luxury vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge TN that are just a short drive from the Parkway. Lined with dinner theaters, museums, go-kart tracks, arcades, and so much more, the Parkway has enough entertainment for a yearlong vacation, let alone a weekend escape!
4. Don’t Try to Do It All
The key to a successful weekend getaway is recognizing that you only have a couple days in the area. Staying close to the Parkway will help you have lots of fun during your stay, but it’s important to not overdo it. Try to come up with 3 – 5 big activities that you want to enjoy. This way you won’t burn out halfway through your trip.
Also, be sure to spend some time just relaxing at your cabin. Sometimes it’s the quieter moments spent sitting on your cabin’s deck or lounging by the fireplace that you’ll remember the most from your vacation.
5. Bring Your Dog
Finding a kennel or a friend to take your dog for a weekend can be a real pain. Instead, save time and money by booking one of our pet friendly luxury vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge TN and bringing your four-legged friend to the Smokies! Your dog will love being in the mountains, and your family will love having their furry pal on vacation with them.
Before you book your vacation, check out our Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Specials page to see all of our latest deals and promotions!