As Thanksgiving approaches once again, it’s time to make your plans for how and where you’re going to celebrate this year. Getting away to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a few days is always a great option! Stony Brook has put together six helpful tips for staying at our cabins in Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving:
1. Choose a Quiet Holiday or a Big Celebration
At Stony Brook Cabins, we offer a variety of properties ranging from cozy and romantic 1 bedroom cabins to spacious cabins with 5 + bedrooms. This gives you the choice between planning a small and intimate getaway or a big family gathering. It all depends on what you’re in the mood for. If you do want to invite lots of people, however, make sure you send out the invitations as soon as possible so that everyone will have time to make their travel plans.
2. Select the Cabin That’s Ideal for Your Thanksgiving Getaway
In addition to choosing the cabin that’s the right size for your family or group, you should pick one that has the features you’ll enjoy the most. If you or someone you’re inviting has a dog, you could choose one of our pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg. If there are going to be kids at your gathering, you may want to choose a cabin with fun activities such as arcade games, foosball, and a pool table. Other factors you might want to consider when selecting a cabin are views, distance from town, and privacy.
Of course, one of the most important things to plan when you stay at our cabins in Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving is your holiday dinner! If you want to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal in your cabin, our fully equipped kitchens make it easy to do so. When you stay with us for the holiday, you will also have the option of dining out at one of the many local restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving. Just a few possible choices include Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge, The Park Grill, The Melting Pot, and Calhoun’s.
4. Enjoy Your Favorite Outdoor Activities
After you’ve feasted on turkey and rested up a bit, you may want to get outside to enjoy some of the area’s many outdoor activities. Fall is a great time to be outside in the Smoky Mountains, with days that are still warm and brisk mornings and evenings. A family drive or hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always a great option. Another destination that’s fun for the whole family is Ober Gatlinburg, which has a Wildlife Encounter where kids can see a variety of animals up close. There’s also ice skating, snow tubing, and rides such as the new Mountain Coaster. For magnificent views, take the aerial tramway from downtown to Ober Gatlinburg.
5. Relax in Your Cabin
There are plenty of things to do in the Gatlinburg area, but you should also take this opportunity to enjoy the luxurious amenities you’ll find in our cabins. Spend some time soaking in the hot tub for some prime relaxation or play a round of pool in the game room with your family members. With large screen satellite TVs, you won’t miss any of the Thanksgiving football action. Don’t forget to spend a few hours just sitting on the deck and taking in the views!
When planning your stay at our cabins in Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving, some details must be planned well in advance, such as who is coming, which cabin you want, and your Thanksgiving meal. Beyond that, however, don’t feel like you have to schedule every hour of your trip. It can be more fun and relaxing to decide certain things at the last minute, such as whether you want to stay in and watch a movie or go out and see a show. With a large group, you can also split up sometimes, with some people staying in and others going out and exploring.
To start planning your Thanksgiving getaway, check out our complete selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals!