With the stress of holiday shopping behind us and tax season quickly coming to an end, it’s time for some much-needed R&R. But you don’t need to spend your entire tax refund on an expensive vacation just to get the rest your body craves. Instead, plan for a weekend trip to the Smoky Mountains. You’ll have just enough time to refresh and rejuvenate and plenty to do without draining your bank account.
One of the easiest and most fun things you can plan for during your weekend getaway is a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This national park—recognized as the most visited national park in the U.S.—is completely FREE to all visitors and has dozens of activities to help you relax and unwind.
When the weather is nice, roll the windows down and enjoy a pleasant afternoon drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most popular roads in the area, the Cades Cove Loop Road, features 11 miles of mountain views, historic sites, and Smoky Mountain wildlife. You can drive the entire 11 miles, or you can get out for short, daytime hikes at different points to visit the John Oliver Cabin, the Elijah Oliver Homestead, or the John Cable Grist Mill. These are just a few of the historic 19th-century sites found along Cades Cove.
This area of the national park also contains riding stables, which offer guided tours of the area, and guided bus tours are offered through a company called Heritage Tours. If you want to learn more about the history and culture of the area, a guided tour is a great option for you. But Cades Cove isn’t the only place in the Smokies to catch one. A Walk in the Woods offers guided hikes and tours throughout the Smoky Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, taking you through ancient forests to cascading waterfalls and even down hidden trails.
If hiking doesn’t sound relaxing to you during your Smoky Mountain stay, why not try fishing or birdwatching or wildlife viewing instead? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also a great place just to plan for an afternoon picnic beside a cool mountain stream. You can relax by the water and spend time with the people you love. Who knows, maybe a lazy afternoon with nothing to do and nowhere to be is exactly the rejuvenating experience you and your family most need.
Although a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great way to spend your time when you visit the Smokies, you don’t have to plan for an extravagant adventure to have a good time during your weekend getaway. In fact, when you stay in one of our Smoky Mountain cabins, you’re sure to find that you don’t have to leave your front door to find multiple ways to relax and have a great time during your Smoky Mountain retreat.
Most of our cabins come with a family-favorite amenity that is sure to help you unwind: an outdoor hot tub! No matter what time of year you plan to visit, you can spend the evening in your very own hot tub with views of the Smokies all around. Or maybe you like to relax with a favorite movie or a game of cards. Our cabins also come with the comforts of home like flatscreen TVs, dining room tables, and full-size kitchens. You can make your favorite snacks, spread out a game on the table, and enjoy some downtime together with friends and family.
Other amenities that come with our Smoky Mountain cabins include game tables (like pool, air hockey, and foosball), indoor jetted tubs, indoor pools, and private home theaters. You can stay on budget during your weekend getaway when you take advantage of all the entertainment options found right inside your cabin. Or perhaps a fun vacation for you sounds more like a glass of wine in your hands and a quiet evening on a rocking chair porch. We can accommodate that, too. Check out our cabins with one-of-a-kind views of the Smoky Mountains for your relaxing weekend away.
Whatever kind of Smoky Mountain adventure you’re looking for in 2016, Cabins For You wants to help make it happen. Please contact one of our reservation specialists today at 1-800-684-7865 for more information about the long list of amenities we offer and for help booking your family’s perfect cabin. We even have budget-friendly cabins to help keep the worry dialed down and the fun turned up during this year’s getaway.
You deserve a chance to relax and rejuvenate, whether that’s with your spouse, your family, or a group of friends. Take the opportunity to make that happen by calling Cabins For You and planning your visit to the Smoky Mountains today!