Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee have become favorite vacation spots for people coming from all areas of the United States. These two towns are located in the heart of the Smokies and are surrounded by the pure, natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. The two towns were once just a small area inhabited by the early settlers and their way of living but now these two eastern Tennessee towns are thriving and most definitely full of plenty of attractions, restaurants, hotels, motels, condos and cabins.
There are so many cabin rental companies to choose from throughout the area. It is easy to understand how searching for the perfect vacation cabin rental can become confusing and sometimes a little bit stressful. It seems as though that browsing through the internet can provide you with hours of browsing and an overwhelming amount of cabin rental companies. To help with this process we have compiled a list of “guidelines” you should go by when looking for a cabin rental. These suggestions may not always work for everyone but they have been very successful for many.
This might be the most complicated part of the vacation process. While the packing and driving is stressful, finding a cabin all can agree with is ridiculously tough. There are thousands of good search engines, however, I would suggest sticking to the main four–Google, Yahoo, Bing (formerly MSN), and ASK. Also, searching Wikipedia for a “list of search engines” will bring back several great choices.
How to Search
Consider using few words, but “major” words or keywords. If you are searching for a cabin simply type “Gatlinburg cabin rentals” or “Pigeon Forge cabin rentals”. Are you looking for a cabin with a pool? Then type in “Gatlinburg cabins with pools”. It is that easy! By searching this way you are finding what you are looking for in the easiest possible way. Search using as few words as possible narrows down the search while giving you what you are looking for from some of the top companies in the area.
While using as few words as possible is a good rule of thumb, being too broad can bring back less targeted words.For instance, typing in “Gatlinburg” can bring back anything related to Gatlinburg Tennessee while not necessarily bringing back cabin rental companies.
Be sure to pay close attention to how the website is laid out. Can you successfully search for your dates? Are the availability and pricing calendars up to date? A good website is one that is user friendly and can make your cabin rental search run smoothly. Find a website with an easy to use navigation on the site so you can not only search for cabins but also find some great ideas on local attractions. I would consider finding a site that promotes reviews and availability searches.
Who do you choose?
Cabins For You, of course! Seriously though, there are so many companies to choose from in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area, and ultimately the decision is yours to make. Most of the cabin rental companies have similar rental policies and check-in and check-out procedures but that does not mean that all companies are the same.
Some of the top things to look for when booking your ideal vacation cabin would be customer service skills, knowledgeable reservations staff (they know about the cabin and about the surrounding areas of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge), flexibility when it comes to the form of payment, cabin pictures and descriptions and an easy to use website. Another great thing to consider when looking for a cabin are reviews from past guests that have actually reserved the cabin you are interested in.
All cabins are different because all cabins are owned by different people. Pay close attention to the amenities, location, view, decor and most importantly the price. Make sure you know what is provided in the cabin for you and what you may need to bring. You do not want any surprises when you arrive. Make sure the price is worth what you are getting and make sure it is a cabin you really want.
Picking a cabin rental for your vacation in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge TN should not frustrate you or cause a headache. Planning a vacation can be made simple and easy by following the above few steps. Remember to use the reservations staff for help choosing a cabin because that is their job. Searching for a cabin rental or something to do in these two Tennessee towns should not be a difficult task.