5 Things to Pack for Staying in Gatlinburg Pet Friendly Cabins
When you visit Gatlinburg, we know you’ll love our Gatlinburg pet friendly cabins. We know it’s important for you to bring your pet along on your vacation so you can have the entire family together. When you vacation in Gatlinburg with your pet, remember to pack for them, too! To help you plan, we’ve made a list of the top 5 things to pack when you stay in our Gatlinburg pet friendly cabins.
1. Blanket, Sheet or Pillow from Home
One of the most important things for a pet is to keep them feeling as comfortable as possible when they are traveling. To make them feel like they’re at home, pack one of their favorite blankets, sheets, pillows or even their dog bed from home. This way, when you get to Gatlinburg, they’ll be familiar with the item and its scent, so they’ll start feeling more like they’re at home.
Of course, when you travel with your pet, you want to remember to pack a leash. It’s important to have a leash for any time your pet is outside. There’s not always fencing around the area where you may be spending time, so it’s easy for your pet to slip away — especially since your pet doesn’t know the Gatlinburg area well.
It’s also required for you to have your pet on a leash when you are in the national park. The Gatlinburg Trail is the only pet friendly hiking trail on the Gatlinburg side of the Smoky Mountains. However, there are plenty of parks and places to take your pet in and around Gatlinburg, so you’ll want to make sure to bring a leash when you visit.
3. Food and Water Bowls
To keep your pet feeling comfortable at our Gatlinburg pet friendly cabins, it’s best to pack his or her own food and water bowls for your vacation.
If you forget food and water bowls, don’t worry. The cabins are equipped with kitchen supplies, so you will be able to use a couple of bowls from the kitchen. Or, if you’re concerned about your pet, you can stop in one of the pet shops in the area and pick up a couple of pet bowls for your visit!
If your pet normally sleeps in a crate, please don’t forget to bring it with you! Your pet may enjoy the crate because of the “alone time” that the pet gets inside the crate. If you plan to spend some time out by the hot tub or on the porch and your pet is inside, the crate could also come in handy for keeping your pet out of trouble. Of course, we don’t require you to bring a crate with you, but if your pet is familiar with being crated, it may be a good idea. We also recommend keeping your pet in its crate whenever you leave the cabin to prevent any unnecessary damages and protect your pet’s safety.
5. Dog Collar with Updated Tags
One of the most important things is to make sure your pet’s tags are up to date. It’s incredibly unlikely that your pet will get away from you during your vacation, but, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If something were to happen, having a collar and updated tags on your pet is the best way to ensure that your pet gets returned to you quickly.
Book One of Our Gatlinburg Pet Friendly Cabins Today!
We have a great selection of pet friendly cabins for all occasions. Whether you’re in town for a trip for two or a family reunion, we have cabins to accommodate everyone (including your furry friend!) Our pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg come with incredible amenities like game rooms, hot tubs, and gorgeous mountain views. Take a look at all of our Gatlinburg pet friendly cabins and choose the perfect one for your Smoky Mountain vacation.