The holidays can be a stressful time, whether you have a large family, a small one, or you prefer to celebrate on your own. Consider creating a new holiday tradition by booking a cabin in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, build a Christmas of unforgettable memories in nature and avoid the stress of the holidays. Whether your family is large or small, My Bearfoot Cabins is ready to provide the perfect cabin for your group.
Why Should You Rent a Cabin in the Smokies This Holiday Season?
Less Cleaning & More Space for Guests
Choosing a cabin vacation lets you leave the stress of cleaning behind. Let someone else handle the dusting and vacuuming while you and your family arrive at a clean cabin with plenty of fresh linens that you won’t have to worry about laundering later. You can rent a large, luxury cabin with plenty of space for everyone.
Spending time in nature has also been shown to improve mental and physical stress, making the forested Smoky Mountains the perfect destination. Pack plenty of warm clothing and enjoy a winter hike in the best landscape Tennessee has to offer. When you return home, you’ll feel stronger and fitter, yet more relaxed after spending time outdoors.
The idea that spending time in nature can make you feel better is intuitive. We all feel this to be true, and many of us have anecdotes of our own or from friends or family that support that idea. People who have been suffering from stress, sickness, or a trauma can spend quiet, contemplative time in the mountains or woods to heal.
Activities for Everyone
A destination Christmas is also a great way to ensure everyone gets to do something they love. The adventurers can get outside while the movie lovers relax in front of the fireplace with their favorite film, and the foodies can take a trip into town for local southern cuisine. Whether you want to ride a bike or a horse, or you want to experience American history first-hand, you’ll find that Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville offer an array of family-friendly activities for every taste and style.
1. Bike Rides
There are numerous paved trails throughout the park to choose from, but one of the most popular is the Cades Cove Loop. Bring your own bikes or rent them from one of the rental shops in the park. Two roads bisect the main loop road, so your family can adjust the ride distance based on age and ability.
2. Horseback Riding
A horseback riding experience is a highlight of any vacation, and there are multiple stables throughout Great Smoky National Park that will take you on guided horseback riding tours.
There are many hiking trails winding throughout the park, ranging from easy to strenuous. If you have younger children, a short hike is a great option.
4. Explore History
Before it became a park, Great Smoky was a group of communities. In Cades Cove, your family can tour log structures including homes, a mill, and churches. In the Oconalufte area, you can explore timber buildings, the park’s largest mill, and a farm. Near Gatlinburg, your family can embark on the self-guided Noah “Bud” Ogle nature trail, where you can explore the mountain farmer’s 1800s-era cabin, farm, and a small tub mill.
If you’re looking for a new tradition this holiday season, book a cabin withMy Bearfoot Cabins. You can enjoy a group cabin with friends and family or a secluded cabin for a romantic couples getaway. From hot tubs and home theaters to stunning mountain views, your trip will exceed your expectations and you’ll want to return every year. Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, Owners pat@mybearfootcabins,com 618-559-3915