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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Vacationing at Our Log Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge TN

A cabin in the mountains of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is the perfect destination for a family getaway! With luxurious amenities and unparalleled views of some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, a cabin is the ideal home away from home in the Smokies. As with any vacation, there are a few do’s and don’ts that will make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Here are four mistakes to avoid when you stay at our log cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge TN:

1. Overpacking

One of the most common mistakes people make when preparing for their Pigeon Forge vacation is overpacking. Obviously you want to make sure that you have enough clothing for your trip, but going overboard is not the solution. If you’re flying to the Smokies, suitcases that are too heavy will result in hefty fees. Alternately, if you are driving to the area, you’ll want to maximize space in your trunk so you can bring back souvenirs from Pigeon Forge.

As you make your packing list, keep in mind that all of our cabins come with washers and dryers. Instead of packing a different outfit for each day of your vacation, you can save space by packing half as much clothing and doing one load of laundry during your trip.

(See Also: How to Pack for a Winter Vacation in Pigeon Forge)

2. OverplanningA very full suitcase on a bed.

Believe it or not, it is possible to overplan your vacation! While doing research and having an itinerary are important, you don’t want to micromanage every second of your trip. Having too strict a schedule can feel restrictive and may alienate members of your family.

Instead, we recommend coming up with a broad outline of what you want to do, but letting spontaneity be your guide. For instance, make plans to go to Dollywood, but when you get to the theme park, let yourselves explore and discover the best rides and shows on your own. Also, don’t feel like you always have to be on the move. Some of the best vacation moments happen naturally when you are just relaxing at one of our log cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge TN.   

3. Eating Out for Every Meal

Of course you will want to visit some of the excellent restaurants in the Pigeon Forge area. However, we don’t recommend eating out for every meal. First off, dining out for your whole vacation can get expensive quickly. Also, going to a restaurant can take up a big chunk of your day, especially if there is a wait.

For at least one or two meals per day, try to enjoy something right in your cabin. All of our properties come with fully furnished kitchens, so you’ll have everything you need to whip up a tasty dish. Cooking as a family can also be a lot of fun, especially if you make something easy that the children can help with. Homemade pancakes or french toast is always a recipe for success!

Family of four walking on a paved road in the mountains.4. Forgetting to Check for Specials

Before you book one of our log cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge TN, be sure to check our Pigeon Forge Cabin Specials page. Amazing Views offers a variety of excellent discounts and promotions throughout the year that you don’t want to miss. In some cases, you can even get an additional night’s stay for free!