How to Prepare for a Smoky Mountain Vacation in 5 Easy Steps

The Great Smoky Mountains with a blue haze.
January 4, 2019

A trip to the Smokies is one that you’ll always remember! With breathtaking scenery and countless fun-filled attractions, you’re in for a real treat! If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start when it comes to planning your trip, don’t worry! For your convenience, we’ve put together a guide for preparing for your Smoky Mountain vacation.

1. Pick the Perfect Cabin Rental

A beautiful cabin in Pigeon Forge TN during the fall.

Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a group getaway with friends, one of our cabin rentals in the Smokies is a perfect choice! We have 1 to 9 bedroom rental options, the one you choose simply depends on the number of people you have in your group. This way, you can all enjoy each other’s company under the same roof, and step away to the privacy of your own room whenever you feel like it. You can also bring furry friends along for the ride when you stay in one of our pet-friendly cabins!

2. Figure Out Travel Plans

If you’re planning on flying, it’s a good idea to book your flights ahead of time so that you can arrive when you want and not get stressed out at the last minute. If you’re taking your pet, you should check with your airline to see if they allow your breed of dog in the first place and if they are required to get a health certificate prior to flying. If you’re traveling by car, you should figure out how many vehicles you’ll need and whether or not you’re going to need a rental.

3. Create an Itinerary

One way to make the most of your time on vacation is the know how you’ll be spending it. Creating an itinerary can help you and your group decide where you’d like to go and when. This way, nothing will get left off your bucket list and you can avoid spending time trying to plan out your day when you could be relaxing. It’s also a good Idea to include back up plans if your itinerary includes anything outdoors that could potentially need to be canceled due to bad weather.

4. Pack All the Essentials

pet supplies

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your destination and having to make a trip or do without an item because you left it at home. You can avoid this by making a checklist of all the things you and your family members will need to bring on the trip like weather appropriate clothes, and snacks for the road. If you plan on taking your pet with you, be sure to pack the things they’ll need, like plenty of food, treats, and a leash.

5. Find Ways to Save

Here at Eagles Ridge, you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting the best accommodations at the most affordable prices! We even offer additional ways to save on our Specials page, where you’ll find various discounts and deals as they become available.

Hopefully, now you feel a little more prepared for your getaway. When you arrive be sure to check out these nearby attractions for a fun and memorable Smoky Mountain Vacation!