Offering exceptional opportunities for hiking, fishing, auto touring, picnicking, and wildlife viewing, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the chief reason people spend their vacation in Gatlinburg. Here at Stony Brook Cabins, we know that our guests want to spend as much time as possible in the national park, so we offer a great selection of cabin rentals that are just a short drive from the Smokies! Read on to learn the top 5 benefits of staying at a Gatlinburg cabin close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
1. Easy Access
The number one benefit of being located so close to the Smoky Mountains is easy access into the national park. Within minutes of leaving your cabin, you can be enjoying the spectacular scenery and hiking trails in the park. There is also no need to worry about travel delays, because you will be able to avoid the traffic congestion from Pigeon Forge and the surrounding region on peak days. Head into the park early for a morning hike, or pack a lunch for an afternoon picnic.
Rather than spending a full day at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can take advantage of your cabin’s convenient location and break your day into sessions. After a few hours of exploring the park, return to your cabin for some rest before heading back in the afternoon to check out another section of the park. If you have spent the morning on a strenuous hike, take a break in your cabin’s soothing hot tub to soak your bones and get rejuvenated for the rest of your Gatlinburg vacation!
3. Easy Meal Options
Whether cooking a hearty breakfast before hiking in the national park or making a four course dinner to celebrate another beautiful vacation day, you are sure to appreciate your cabin’s full kitchen! The kitchens at Stony Brook Cabins feature every amenity necessary for meal preparation and storage, including refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, and dishwashers. Keep your bottled water chilled in the refrigerator before you head into the park, and pack up all the snacks you need for the day. After returning from the park, you can quickly prepare dinner and not worry about waiting in line for a table at a restaurant in town.
4. Predictable Weather Forecast
When staying close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can simply step onto your cabin’s deck to determine if the weather is right for a hike in the park and figure out the appropriate clothing to wear. In the unfortunate case of inclement weather, you will have plenty of in-cabin entertainment to enjoy, such as WiFi, arcade games, pool tables, cable television, and more. In those instances when you are already in the park when the weather takes a turn for the worse, you will appreciate that your cabin is just a short drive away!
A Gatlinburg cabin close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provides guests with greater flexibility in making plans for the day. For example, if everyone in your family is not interested in going into the park, there is plenty to do in the comfort of the cabin. While others go for a hike, some family members can play a game of pool or hang out in the hot tub. This sort of flexibility is especially important for vacationers with young children or seniors in their group.
Contact Stony Brook Cabins to start planning your getaway in the Smoky Mountains today!