The Great Smoky Mountains are a superb destination for taking a getaway with a group of friends! Offering a huge variety of outdoor activities, live entertainment, and fun attractions, Gatlinburg is ideal for a girls’ night out, a guys’ weekend, or a couples retreat. Alpine Chalet Rentals is delighted to offer a selection of comfortable large group cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN. Before you book your lodging, check out these six tips for vacationing with friends in the Smokies:
1. Determine the Group Size
The first step in planning a group vacation in Gatlinburg is to determine exactly how many friends will make the trip. Once you get a definitive headcount, you can select the right cabin for your trip. Most groups rent a cabin with a private bedroom for each person or couple, but sleeper sofas can add some flexibility to sleeping arrangements. It may be helpful to get a deposit from each friend in advance so that you can book your desired cabin with us.
2. Select your Activities
Although it is not necessary for the entire group to participate in the exact same activities, be sure to communicate with everyone as you plan your itinerary. Consider buying dinner show tickets in advance or scheduling a group hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, with so many fun things to enjoy in the comfort of your cabin, you may not need to pick any activities at all! Talk with your group before the trip to see what everyone has in mind.
3. Take Advantage of Deals
One of the great things about group travel is that you can take advantage of some fantastic deals! For example, our large group cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN offer a tremendous savings per person as opposed to renting several smaller cabins. In addition, we offer monthly cabin rental specials as well as our “stay 7 nights, get 1 free” deal that is available all year. Be sure to keep an eye on our Gatlinburg cabin specials page for the latest discounts!
4. Plan Meals
Talk with your friends about how your group will handle meals during your getaway. Although it can be fun to eat out at a restaurant with a group, it can sometimes be difficult getting the entire gang together for dinner. Also, you may have to make reservations each night at restaurants to accommodate a large group. As an alternative, our large group cabin rentals in Gatlinburg TN feature full kitchens with everything you need to cook in your cabin. With this option, plan out a menu each night so that everyone knows what to expect.
5. Help Friends Prepare for the Trip
Even if you are travel savvy and have been to Gatlinburg in the past, some of your friends might be inexperienced when it comes to taking a trip to the Smokies. Therefore, let everyone in the group know what they should bring on vacation. Read through the cabin amenities and share these with the group, as your friends may want to pack a bathing suit for the hot tub or a favorite movie to share on the DVD player. Want even more tips to help you prep for your trip? Check out our tips for getting a large cabin in Gatlinburg!
6. Be Ready to Compromise
Although you may know your friends very well, be prepared to compromise on your group getaway. For example, some of your friends may want to stay up late one night playing a game of pool, while others may want to get up early to take a hike. Whether it means adjusting your schedule or agreeing to separate into smaller groups for part of the trip, going with the flow is an essential part of any vacation with your friends.
To see all of our properties, check out our complete listing of Gatlinburg cabin rentals!