Hot tub on the deck of A Smokin' View cabin.

Life can be hectic, and you need a break! From chores and work, to taking care of kids and juggling all that life throws at you, it can be hard to find the time to sit back, relax and take time out for yourself, but we have the perfect solution. Our 1 bedroom cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN are the perfect place to treat yourself to a weekend of peace and quiet, and we’ve put together a list of our top 3 tips to help you plan a relaxing retreat to the mountains!

1. Pack with Purpose

The first step to any vacation is packing your bags, and in order to have the best weekend possible it’s important to plan your packing carefully. You want to be comfortable, whether you’re out on the town or enjoying your cabin, and you want to have all the little things you’ll need to make your weekend easy and fun, so follow these packing tips to ensure you don’t forget a thing!

The temperature in the mountains can change quite a bit from the day into the evening, so be sure to pack things you can layer and take on and off easily. A few light jackets and long-sleeved shirts are recommended! You should also pack a couple pairs of shoes that are good for walking, since you’ll want to spend your days hiking, shopping and exploring the town. And last but definitely not least, you’ll want to pack 1 or 2 bathing suits so that you can enjoy your cabin’s private hot tub!

When packing for your trip to our 1 bedroom cabin rentals, you’ll also want to include things like books, magazines and your favorite movies. There’s no better way to start a day than reading a book while sipping your morning coffee from the comfort of your secluded deck. And curling up in front of the fire and watching a movie is the perfect ending to any day!

2. Plan Hikes and ActivitiesLaurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Another way to have a peaceful retreat to our 1 bedroom cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN is to plan your hikes and activities before you arrive. That way, you don’t have to spend any of your vacation time researching and planning, and you can instead spend it all enjoying your surroundings.

Hiking is a wonderful way to de-stress and unwind, and the Great Smoky Mountains are filled with options for everyone from beginners to hiking experts! Research some trails and pick the right ones for you, then plan a day of hiking, sightseeing and enjoying the beautiful nature around you.

Gatlinburg TN and Pigeon Forge TN have no shortage of fun and educational attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood, and there’s also tons of shopping and dining. You don’t want to be overwhelmed by options while on vacation, so browse our list of Gatlinburg attractions, and choose what you want to see while you’re in town!

3. Choose a Travel Companion

The final step to having the perfect trip to our 1 bedroom cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN is picking the right person to share your vacation with. When you finally find the time to treat yourself to a much-needed vacation, you want to make sure you travel with someone who will enjoy the same things as you.

If you have a spouse or significant other, this can be the perfect time and place to enjoy a sweetheart’s retreat. The mountains are beautiful and our cabins are private, making for a romantic weekend with your love.

If you’ve been meaning to spend more time with your best friends, a trip to the Smokies is the perfect option! With all the shopping, swimming, delicious restaurants and fun nightlife, you and your bestie will have a blast reconnecting in Gatlinburg TN!

A young couple on a road trip.Finally, don’t be afraid to travel alone. The mountains can be a wonderful and peaceful place to spend time meditating, relaxing and clearing your head. A weekend alone can be just what you need to go back to real life with a refreshed mind, ready to tackle life!

Be sure to browse through all our 1 bedroom cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN and pick the perfect place for you!