4 Tips to a Happier and Healthier Family Vacation in the Smoky Mountains
Just a few days away from work and schedules can benefit families who feel rushed and stressed, and a vacation can even help individuals gain a feeling of well-being and a spark of creativity. Choosing to take a vacation where the primary focus is relaxation and rejuvenation can leave you feeling ready to take on work, school functions and meetings again with a renewed sense of purpose. For a happier and healthier family vacation, our Gatlinburg cabin rentals offer secluded vacation homes conveniently located to make the most of the time you have in the Smoky Mountains. Here are 4 tips to a happier and healthier family vacation in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Enjoy the Peaceful Serenity of the Mountains
Visiting the mountains and breathing in the fresh air can immediately make you feel a little more relaxed and a little healthier. Our Gatlinburg cabins are nestled into the Smoky Mountains, so there’s plenty of space to sit outside and take in the stunning views without a distraction or disruption. Though these hideaways are somewhat secluded, guests are still near Gatlinburg, so there’s no need to spend a lot of time in the car. Whether you want to get out and explore or just enjoy some time enjoying the sounds of nature, our cabins are the perfect place for a vacation away from busy life.
2. Take Advantage of Our Amenities
Our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals are also fully-furnished, so there’s no need to worry about eating healthy while in the Smokies. Guests have pots, pans and dishes to whip up delicious and healthy meals without needing to pack extra or worry about food allergies or calorie counting. Everyone can agree you feel better after a healthy meal, so our fully equipped kitchens help you avoid having to eat out for every meal on your family vacation in the Smoky Mountains! In addition, some of our cabins have special exercise rooms, where you can stay in shape. If nothing else, you can just take a relaxing walk outside your cabin and enjoy some mental meditation with the Smoky Mountains.
3. Venture Out on a Hike
When the family is ready to venture outside, there’s no better place for a healthy activity than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. No matter your fitness level or age, there are hiking trails for everyone. In addition to hiking, there are plenty of other activities to do in the national park. Bicycling through Cades Cove is another healthy activity for the family to enjoy together. Not only will it burn calories and excess energy, everyone will love seeing the gorgeous mountain and valley views up close.
For visitors who want to spend time outdoors without much exertion, auto touring is a popular way to see the sights. With nearly 400 miles of road in the National Park, auto touring is one of the best ways to see the historic sites and panoramic views. Most roads around the National Park have pull-offs, so you can stretch your legs and take photos at your own convenience.
4. Take a Self Care Day
For an afternoon of pampering instead of nature-viewing, Fox Place Salon and Spa is a beautiful and relaxing spot for a massage, facial or pedicure. There is nothing more relaxing than taking a day to pamper yourself, and the Smokies is the perfect place to do so! Whether you’re planning to see every attraction in Pigeon Forge or sit on the cabin porch all week, there’s nowhere better than the Smoky Mountains to spend time together, relax, and forget about all your cares.
Now that you have some tips for a happier and healthier family vacation in the Smoky Mountains, we bet you are chomping at the bit to get started. Families who are ready to take their vacation in a mountain retreat can reserve one of our amazing cabin rentals. Check out all our rentals now to find the one that is perfect for your family! We hope to see you soon!