How to Find an Affordable Cabin

Affordable Cabins in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Step 1. Be Flexible On Your Travel Dates.

  • Opt for a mid-week stay rather than a weekend stay, and choose low season rather than high season.
  • Weeknight cabin stays (typically Sunday-Thursday nights) often offer better rates than Weekend getaways.
  • High Season in the Gatlinburg area is summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day), as well as important holidays such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • January through mid-March is the lowest season with the best deals.
  • Fall in October (plus late September and early November) is also a high season as the famous Smoky Mountain leaves turn color.
  • There are lulls in visits between the high points, and in the slower weeks cabins are often available at discounts.

Step 2. Think "Sleeps" not "Bedrooms".

  • Many cabins in the Smokies are spaciously designed, often with multiple stories, accommodating more people than the number of bedrooms.
  • Check under "Amenities" for each cabin listing for number of bedrooms, bathrooms and how many people the cabin will sleep.
  • Look for lofts that double as sleeping areas, bunk beds for kids, and sleeper sofas - queen sleepers are a common feature, and extra dining seating.
  • Sharing the rental cost of a spacious vacation cabin with family, friends or neighbors can dramatically reduce your cost.
  • And because of the spacious layout of cabins, no one feels crowded, with nooks to be private and communal areas to gather - see how well 2 families shared one cabin.
  • Example: here's a cabin with 2 bedrooms, but it's rated to sleep 10 people in comfort - and it has an indoor swimming pool!

Step 3. Tell Us Your Budget.

  • Our phone lines are open 24/7, and we love to help you make your arrangements over the phone.
  • Our local reception staff know the different areas and cabins well enough to match your budget and family size to the perfect cabin for your trip.
  • Do you want a peaceful escape, or a bustling get-together? We can match the right cabin for you.
  • How old are the members of your group? Many cabins can accommodate both seniors and grandkids in comfort.
  • Decide what attractions in the Smokies you want to be close to (bustling city versus serene national park, etc) and let us recommend a fit for you.

Step 4. Watch for Cabin Discounts.

  • Check our Specials page for last minute deals - frequently Half Price on available cabins.
  • Follow us on Facebook to learn about breaking deals.
  • Look for lower rates and last-minute deals during low season and "shoulder" times between holidays and events.

Step 5. Consider Your Total Vacation Cost.

  • Nothing beats a cabin for saving money on the whole vacation cost.
  • Full kitchens mean that you can snack when you want, enjoy meals together, and venture outside with a picnic lunch if you want - all at the lowest cost.
  • Cabins loaded with entertainments, games, Wi-Fi and even home theaters mean that the kids can stay occupied at all times - saving countless extra ticket costs.
  • Laundry rooms in cabins mean no wasted time and money at a local facility.
  • Stunning cabin views of the Smoky Mountains feel like a mountain adventure, and from the comfort of a rocking chair or the hot tub on the deck.
  • Enjoying life in the cabin saves on gas, tickets, meals and entertainment - leaving you more money for the attractions you really want to target.
  • With leisure time to plan your trips out from the cabin, and the Smoky Mountains all around, you can have a lot of fun together with free or inexpensive activities.

Step 6. Save With Our Exclusive Free Tickets.

  • Each cabin comes with our Trip Cash book of coupons worth over $700.
  • No one else offers this deal.
  • These are Free Tickets and discounts for some of the best attractions in the area.
  • And when you return to see us again for another stay, you'll get an automatic 10% discount (as do all military).
  • Also, if you stay 5 nights, the 6th one is on us - that's our deal for you year round!

Begin your Smoky Mountain adventure by calling toll free 866-347-6659.


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