Parents giving piggy back rides to their kids in the mountains.

The holidays are just around the corner, so now’s the time to take a pre-holiday mini vacation with your family. If you’ve been thinking about planning a family getaway to a Smoky Mountain log cabin but you’re worried about your kids getting bored during the trip, we’ve got 3 great ways to keep your kids entertained through the whole weekend!

1. Let the Kids Choose the Attractions

One great thing about staying at a Smoky Mountain log cabin is that they are located just a short drive away from some of the best Smoky Mountain attractions. From amusement parks and museums to hiking, ziplining and other outdoor adventures, the Smokies have something fun for everyone!

In order to make sure that all your kids feel included, we recommend sitting down with your family before you book your trip to find out what everyone is interested in seeing and doing during your weekend getaway to the Smokies. When everyone feels like they’ve had an equal say, you’re a lot less likely to hear those dreaded words “i’m bored”! Plus, letting everyone choose one attraction is a good way to make sure you experience several fun and diverse things!

2. Invite a Few FriendsKids riding a roller coaster.

Another convenient thing about choosing to stay in a Smoky Mountain log cabin is that we have cabins of all sizes to suit your needs. This means that you can let your kids invite a few friends along for the weekend, and this is a guaranteed way to keep them entertained throughout the trip. Our 5+ bedroom Smoky Mountain cabins can sleep anywhere from 14 to 25 people, so everyone will have plenty of space to spread out and feel right at home during your stay.

While your kids have a blast with their friends, you will enjoy spending some time with the other adults in the group. You can curl up on the couch with a book, play funny games around the dining room table, soak your stress away in the hot tub or laugh and reminisce around the outdoor firepit. It is the peaceful retreat that you’ve been needing!

3. Choose the Right Cabin

You can’t go wrong when choosing your Smoky Mountain log cabin because they are all wonderful, but there are some that might be better than others for keeping your kids entertained all weekend long. For instance, a cabin with a game room and a theater room will keep the kids having a blast for days on end! You can even include them in the process of choosing the cabin. Pick a few options that you know will work for your needs, and then let the kids make the final choice! This will help them feel really involved in the planning process and will make them love the cabin even more!

The game room at the Skinny Dippin' cabin in the Smoky Mountains.Skinny Dippin’ is our 2 bedroom cabin that is the perfect size for your family of 6, and it has all the amenities you could possibly want in a luxury Smoky Mountain log cabin! It has a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, large screen TVs, and it even has a private, heated indoor pool! You will never want to leave!

Now that you know all the best ways to keep your kids entertained during a weekend of rest and relaxation at a Smoky Mountain log cabin, browse through all our convenient and affordable cabins and book your family’s stay today!