A last minute vacation to the Smoky Mountains can be a lot of fun! The fact that you haven’t done a great deal of planning for the trip can add a sense of adventure to your retreat. Stony Brook has many Smoky Mountain getaway cabin rentals that are perfect for escaping on short notice. The following six tips will help you get the most out of your last minute time off:
1. Don’t Feel Guilty About Taking a Last Minute Trip
Some people fantasize about last minute vacations but talk themselves out of it, thinking that the whole idea is too impractical or even irresponsible. The fact is, everyone needs a break from work and other responsibilities. If you feel like you’re in a rut, a getaway in the Smoky Mountains can be just what you need to de-stress and feel better about your routine. Once you make the decision, you’ll find that the practical details, such as arranging the transportation and time off from work, are not that difficult after all.
Because we have such a large selection of Smoky Mountain getaway cabin rentals, it’s easy to choose one that’s just right for your last minute vacation. There are several factors to consider when choosing a cabin, including size, cost, location, and amenities. Some of our cabins are secluded, while others are closer to main roads. Some offer wooded views, while others showcase incredible vistas of the mountains. Amenities that you can find in our cabins include hot tubs, pool tables, swimming pool access, and fireplaces.
3. Consider a Mid-Week Trip
Since this is a last minute trip, you don’t have to do things the traditional way. If you travel mid-week rather than on the weekend, you can often get better deals on flights. If you’re driving to the Smoky Mountains, there will be less traffic mid-week and attractions will be less crowded. Another nice thing about getaways in the middle of the week is that when you get home it will almost be the weekend!
People with dogs often feel reluctant to take last minute trips. This puts pressure on you to board your furry friend or find someone to walk or feed him. If you choose one of our pet friendly Smoky Mountain getaway cabin rentals, you won’t have this problem. Dogs love the fresh air, woods, and streams in this area. Just make sure you keep your pooch on a leash so he doesn’t get lost.
5. Enjoy Local Attractions at a Discount
No matter when you decide to visit the Smoky Mountains, there is always a great deal to see and do. Stony Brook Cabins helps you enjoy the area’s best attractions for less by providing you with a Free Family Fun Pass. With this pass, guests receive one free admission per paid night to some of the very best things to do in the area, including the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show, Country Tonite Music Show, zip lining tours at Legacy Mountain or Adventure Park Zip Lines, and white water rafting at Big Creek Expeditions.
When you take off at the last minute, you may feel compelled to stay in touch with your job or business to make sure everything is running smoothly. Your goal, however, is to take a break and unwind. Try to arrange it so you don’t have to deal with business calls or emails while you’re in the Smoky Mountains. You might ask a trusted colleague or employee to handle non-urgent matters for a few days. Don’t let your getaway turn into a working vacation.
Before you book your last minute trip, be sure to check out our Smoky Mountain cabin rental specials to see how you can save money on your vacation!