Of course, everyone wants to spend as much time as possible in Gatlinburg. If you’re running low on vacation days, however, don’t panic! You can still have an amazing getaway even if you only visit for a weekend. To help you make the most of your trip, Chalet Village has put together three tips for an unforgettable weekend escape at our vacation rentals in Gatlinburg Tennessee:
1. Try to Stay for Two Nights
When it comes to weekend getaways, having two nights in Gatlinburg instead of one can make a world of difference. If it’s feasible, try to leave on Friday afternoon after work so you can spend both Friday night and Saturday night at your cabin. It may be worth it to ask your employer if you can take off an hour or two early to give yourself enough time to drive to the Smokies.
Of course, long weekends are another great way to maximize your time in the area. Some three day weekends you may be able to take advantage of include Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, and Memorial Day.
2. Save Time By Coordinating Your Meals with Attractions
If you’re only going to be in town for a weekend, you’re going to want to cram as much fun into your trip as possible. Fortunately, our vacation rentals in Gatlinburg Tennessee are just ten minutes away from all of the fun in the downtown area!
To cut down on wasted time, we suggest planning to dine at restaurants near the city’s major attractions. For instance, if you’re going to spend the morning at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, have breakfast at the Pancake Pantry, which is just a three minute walk away. Likewise, if you plan on visiting the studios and galleries in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, have lunch at the nearby Wild Plum Tea Room.
One great way to combine a meal with entertainment is to visit one of the area’s excellent dinner theaters, like Dixie Stampede, the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, or the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show.
3. Don’t Forget to Relax
While you will definitely want to spend plenty of time exploring Gatlinburg, don’t forget to relax too. After all, you’re on vacation! Be sure to schedule some time to kick back and unwind at our resort. Chalet Village offers swimming pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard, and other great activities at our clubhouses.
Guests will also find plenty of relaxing amenities right in their cabin. Whether you enjoy a soak in the hot tub on your deck or watch a movie in your theater room, you will have a wonderful time at your home away from home.
To start planning your weekend escape in the Smokies, check out our complete selection of vacation rentals in Gatlinburg Tennessee. For more information about any of our properties, or to get a cabin recommendation, don’t hesitate to give our friendly staff a call today!