Why a Cabin Staycation May Be Right for You

With everyone hunkering down, a vacation might seem like a distant dream. But you can still get away by staying close to home. Here are six reasons why a cabin staycation is the ideal escape:

1. Save money.

The average vacationing family spends 44 percent of its travel budget just on transportation. That’s a chunk of change you could be saving, or spending on fun, if you staycation close to home.

Cabin staycations are kind to your food budget, too. Save money by cooking in your fully equipped kitchen—then have a guilt-free splurge when you eat out and try our tasty Smoky Mountains specialties.

2. Save time (and use it for fun).

Staycations are about enjoying the destination, not wasting time getting there. How would you spend the extra hours you gain by not traveling far? Shopping, seeing a show, visiting amusement parks? You can always just relax and sip some wine.

3. There’s something for everyone.

Whether you want to go hiking and visiting rustic historic sites, or want a revved-up getaway with games galore, everyone gets a choice in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Kids (and grown-ups too!) can zip along in go-karts and coasters, conquer mini-golf and arcade games, or visit the aquarium. For the over-21s, there are distilleries, wineries and romantic restaurants.

4. Enjoy more privacy and space…

In hotels, you share walls and halls. That slamming door as a neighbor leaves, or the grinding of the elevator next to your room, remind you that you’re not alone.

A cabin rental is all yours. Your schedule: Come and go whenever, no tiptoeing needed. Your space: You (or the kids) can retreat to the living room, game room, deck, or yard. Find a solo nook for reading, or gather the whole gang for fun. There’s room for both. Can’t say that in a hotel room.

5. …And more amenities, too.

Cabin rentals have a simple, country vibe, but the amenities are totally modern. Jetted tubs, gorgeous showers, new appliances are here for you, and some cabins feature private pools or movie theaters. Now that feels like a vacation!

6. If you have to work, do it in comfort.

We’re not fans of working staycations. But today’s work-from-home reality means some tasks might follow you. Rely on your cabin’s Wi-Fi to get the job done as you sit under a beautiful cathedral ceiling or on a private deck. Just look at the mountains for fresh inspiration.

Reserve your perfect staycation cabin rental today.