Planning an Anniversary Trip in the Mountains

CoupleWondering what to do for your next anniversary? Plan a mountain trip! Nothing says romance quite like a mountain retreat in a cozy cabin. And while this spring might not be the best time to go on a trip, what with COVID-19, but it is the perfect time to plan one. 

Here are our tips to help you plan an amazing mountain getaway. 

Rent a cabin

CabinWhen you’re looking through all of the different types of accommodations available for your retreat, consider renting a cabin. Hunkering down in an authentic, private living space is one of the best ways to both feel at home and get the full mountain experience. 

You can find rentals to suit any type of vibe you’re looking for at It’s Cabin Time. Our properties offer a range of amenities from rustic to luxury. Plus, because we are a book-direct site, you will get personal attention to ensure that you have the best possible holiday.

Consider an off season visit

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Factor your anniversary date into your location planning process so that you can avoid the crowds. For instance, if your anniversary falls in the four months between June and September, you may want to avoid the Rocky Mountains as it will be in the midst of peak travel season. 

Plan for downtime

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Sometimes less is more—especially on an anniversary trip where your main focus is on each other. When you need some rest, or if the weather is bad one day, be prepared to have some fun off the trails. Here are a few ideas.

If you want to enjoy the scenery even in your downtime, try doing a paint and sip; open up a bottle of wine to split while you and your partner paint the view from your cabin. Then later that night, cook a nice meal together either indoors or outside over a campfire.

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It’s always exciting to discover a new part of the world with the one you love. Happy vacationing, and happy anniversary! #ItsCabinTime

Travel and the Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered

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With coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading quickly across the globe, our day-to-day lives are changing significantly. Businesses are shut down, public events are cancelled and everyone is encouraged to social distance for the next few weeks, at least. So what does this mean for your travel plans in the coming months? Do you need to revise them, reschedule them or cancel them altogether? 

We’ve compiled information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other reputable sources to help answer your questions. 

Is it safe to travel within the US?

There are several things you should consider when deciding whether it is safe for you to travel. Using crowded travel settings like airports and train stations increases your chances of getting COVID-19. 

If you decide to travel in the next few months, consider driving to reach your destination and staying in an isolated vacation rental rather than a hotel or motel. 

If you have questions about the area you’re visiting, you should check your destination’s local health department website for more information.

If I cancel my flight, will I get my money back?

It depends. In normal circumstances, you would have to pay a cancellation fee or booking penalty if you did not purchase a more expensive, fully refundable ticket. 

But in light of COVID-19, many airlines including Delta, United and American are loosening their booking policies and suspending cancellation or rescheduling fees.

USA.com offers tips on how to get a refund on nonrefundable airline tickets.

What preventative measures should I take if I decide to travel?

If you do decide to travel, be sure to take steps to help prevent getting and spreading COVID-19 during your trip. The virus is spread through coughs and sneezes and by touching contaminated objects, so make sure to wash your hands often and carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you. 

You should also keep a six-foot buffer of space between you and strangers, and avoid touching your face if you can help it. Consider wearing gloves to help keep you mindful about what you’re touching. 

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 travel information, visit CDC COVID-19 Travel page.

Life will return to normal and soon you’ll be enjoying cabin time with friends and family. Stop by ItsCabinTime.com, choose a state, and look ahead to your much needed vacation later this year!

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How to Plan a Trip With a Big Group

Going on vacation with a big group of people has the potential to be either the best or worst trip ever. If planned right, a group trip means unforgettable adventures with your favorite people. If poorly planned, however, it can be more stress than it’s worth. 

Luckily, there are ways to ensure your group vacation is nothing but smooth sailing. Check out our tips below.

Set a Budget

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This is essential — according to the American Psychological Association, money is the biggest source of stress for American adults. So, before you make any concrete plans or spend any money, get your group together and agree on a trip budget that works for everyone. Be sure to leave a little cushion in the budget for any financial surprises that might come up during the trip.

Thinking of splitting certain costs? Using apps like Venmo or Splitwise can make this process a lot easier. 

Appoint One or Two Group Leaders

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Though all group members should have a say in planning, it helps to have one or two group leaders to organize the chaos and take initiative when need be. This isn’t to say that the other travelers can feel free to sit back and coast. One trick to keep everyone involved is to have different people in charge of different aspects of the group trip. For example, one person looks into transportation options, while another is in charge of accommodation research, or the area’s best restaurants, etc. With everyone involved in some aspect of the planning process, nothing will be accidentally overlooked. You should, of course, come together as a group to make final decisions after everyone’s done their respective research. 

Create an Online Logistics Document 

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Communication is the key to group planning. Having a central place where all trip members can access and contribute to the logistics makes communication simple and stress-free. Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets are excellent mediums for group planning, as everyone can view and edit them. Be sure to include the following items in the document:

  • The agreed upon budget
  • Hotel or house information
  • Modes of transport
  • Itineraries
  • Grocery lists
  • Phone numbers 

Now you know what goes into planning an amazing group trip, you’ll be able to enjoy that quality time together even more. Happy vacationing!

 

At RentTennesseeCabins.com, you plan and book directly with rental owners or local property managers. WHY? Booking direct guarantees you get the lowest rental rate because you skip the service fees found on instant booking sites. Why pay hundreds of dollars more for the same vacation rental?

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Adamsville | Allardt | Bean Station | Butler | Byrdstown | Chattanooga | Cookeville Copperhill | Cosby | CottontownDandridge | Gatlinburg | Harriman | Hendersonville Jacksboro | Jamestown Jefferson City | LaFollette | Lawrenceburg | Maryville Maynardville | Monroe | Monterey Mountain City | Mt. Juliet | Nashville | New Tazewell | Normandy | Norris | Ocoee Paris | Pickwick Lake | Pigeon Forge Reliance | Roan Mountain | Rockwood | Savannah Sevierville | Sharps Chapel Speedwell | Spring City | Springville | Stewart | Tellico Lake Townsend | Vonore Waverly | Wears Valley

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3 Common Travel Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or it’s your first time going on a big adventure, we are all prone to making mistakes that can hamper an otherwise amazing trip. The good news is that these mistakes are easily avoidable with good planning and foresight. 

Here are three of the biggest mistakes people make when traveling, along with advice for how to avoid them. 

  1. Overpacking

It’s understandable to want to be prepared for every possible scenario that might pop up on your trip, but you’ll feel so much lighter (literally and metaphorically) when you avoid the high baggage fees at the airport and don’t have to haul around excessively heavy luggage. Not to mention that you’re bound to do some shopping, so leave room for the goodies you’ll want to bring home with you. 

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Our advice: Pack basic tops and bottoms that you can mix and match to create different outfits, and remember that you can always do laundry on the road. 

  1. Only visiting famous tourist areas 

It’s okay to visit popular tourist attractions, but don’t make this the center of your trip or you’ll miss out on some of the area’s true culture and must-sees. Many famous tourist areas are nothing more than money traps and time-sucks do you really want to spend a whole day of your vacation waiting in a crowded line for a five-minute look at something that’s probably over-hyped anyway?

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Our advice: Do as the locals do. A great way to experience an area as a local is by renting an actual home for your visit instead of staying in a hotel. You’ll be staying in a more residential area, and your host can share their favorite restaurants, attractions and events that are actually worthwhile. 

  1. Not informing your bank and credit card company of your travel plans

To protect you from identity theft, banks will flag any transactions you make in unfamiliar locations and then freeze your cards. This is a great precaution on their part…unless you’re traveling and need your money. Nothing ruins a fun time like having your card declined due to your own silly negligence. 

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Our advice: Every bank is different, but there’s likely a place on their website where you can log in and notify them of your travel plans. Remember, in addition to your destination and the length of your trip, be sure to also enter any states you’ll be traveling through on the way there.

And there you have it! These tips are so simple, but they’ll save you a lot of time and hassle. 

What are your go-to travel tricks for a better vacation?

 

At RentTennesseeCabins.com, you plan and book directly with rental owners or local property managers. WHY? Booking direct guarantees you get the lowest rental rate because you skip the service fees found on instant booking sites. Why pay hundreds of dollars more for the same vacation rental?

Browse Tennessee Cabins by town: 

Adamsville | Allardt | Bean Station | Butler | Byrdstown | Chattanooga | Cookeville Copperhill | Cosby | Cottontown | Dandridge | Gatlinburg Harriman | Hendersonville Jacksboro | Jamestown | Jefferson City | LaFollette | Lawrenceburg | Maryville Maynardville | Monroe | Monterey | Mountain City | Mt. Juliet | Nashville | New Tazewell | Normandy | Norris | Ocoee | Paris | Pickwick Lake | Pigeon Forge Reliance | Roan Mountain | Rockwood | Savannah | Sevierville | Sharps Chapel Speedwell | Spring City | Springville | Stewart | Tellico Lake | Townsend | Vonore Waverly | Wears Valley

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Thank you for supporting our growing number of regional vacation rental listing websites that allow renters to connect and book directly with owners and local property managers.

How to Pack for Your Tennessee Cabin or Vacation Rental

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Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, but packing for one can be quite stressful. This is especially true when you’re not sure what to bring. Well, RentTennesseeCabins.com has you covered. Whether you’re packing to stay at a luxurious estate or a rustic cabin, here is what you need to know. 

Kitchen

While some cabin rentals are equipped with many amenities, more rustic Tennessee cabins may lack conveniences like electricity or running water. Check the listing to find out how equipped the kitchen is, and contact the owner with any questions that the website description didn’t answer. You’ll want to know ahead of time what pots, pans, and utensils are available, especially if you plan to cook. 

Regardless of what’s available at the property, it’s always a good idea to come with your own cooler, a sharp knife, and your favorite spices. 

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Comfort

When you’re spending time in the wilderness, a few basic items can go a long way towards keeping you comfortable. The necessities include bug spray, sunscreen, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. Other comforts you might enjoy having are good pillows, linens, a fan, and extra toilet paper (because you never know!).

Entertainment 

Of course, the whole point of a Tennessee vacation is to have fun! Come prepared with kindling and plenty of folding chairs for sitting around the fire. Even if you think you’ll spend most of your time in nature, be sure to also bring some indoor activities for nighttime and rainy days. Some fun items to have include a bluetooth speaker, books, board games, and arts and crafts supplies.

Wherever you’re headed, you’ll have a great time! Enjoy the (book direct savings)* too.

*At RentTennesseeCabin.com you plan and book directly with rental owners or local property managers. WHY? Booking direct guarantees you get the lowest rental rate because you skip the service fees found on every online booking travel sites. Why pay more for the same Tennessee vacation rental?

 

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Tennessee Rental Cabins by Town:

Adamsville | Allardt | Bean Station | Butler | Byrdstown | Chattanooga | Cookeville | Copperhill | Cosby | Cottontown | Dandridge | Gatlinburg | Harriman | Hendersonville Jacksboro Jamestown | Jefferson City | LaFollette | Lawrenceburg | Maryville | Maynardville | Monroe | Monterey | Mountain City | Mt. Juliet | Nashville | New Tazewell | Normandy | Norris | Ocoee | Paris | Pickwick Lake | Pigeon Forge | Reliance | Roan Mountain | Rockwood | Savannah | Sevierville | Sharps Chapel | Speedwell | Spring City | Springville | Stewart | Tellico Lake | Townsend | Vonore | Waverly | Wears Valley

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Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites:

RentMichiganCabins.com | RentMinnesotaCabins.com | RentNewYorkCabins.com RentMontanaCabins.com | RentWisconsinCabins.com | RentKentuckyCabins.com

Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying more for the same cabin! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

JM Creative Group, LLC
Member RentTennesseeCabins.com
Basecamp Location: Middleton, WI

Does RentTennesseeCabins.com offer the safest way to book TN vacation rentals?

Looking for a Tennessee vacation rental for your next family vacation? Avoid the middleman booking website drama and book safely with the rental owners or local property managers.

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Vacations aren’t supposed to be stressful, and when you use any of our ItsCabinTime.com websites, they never are.

Have you ever thought about booking direct to save money, but just couldn’t get over your safety concerns? RentTennesseeCabins.com could be your solution.

We offer the safest way to book direct because we build every listing. Unlike middleman booking sites, we know our rental listings are legit because we research each property in order to build the listings on our sites. Additionally, our website guests have the added option of speaking to the owners or property managers before booking for extra convenience and security. This means that guests can can trust that their booking will be handled professionally and that there will be no issues or surprises.

We do the homework so you don’t have to, protecting your trip before it even begins.

Tennessee Rental Cabins by Town:

Adamsville | Allardt | Bean StationButlerByrdstownChattanoogaCookevilleCopperhill | Cosby | Cottontown | Dandridge | Gatlinburg | Harriman | Hendersonville Jacksboro Jamestown | Jefferson CityLaFolletteLawrenceburgMaryvilleMaynardvilleMonroe | Monterey | Mountain City | Mt. Juliet | Nashville | New Tazewell | Normandy | Norris | Ocoee | Paris | Pickwick Lake | Pigeon ForgeReliance | Roan Mountain | Rockwood | Savannah | Sevierville | Sharps ChapelSpeedwell | Spring City | Springville | Stewart | Tellico LakeTownsendVonoreWaverly | Wears Valley

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Visit our other state-specific, cabin rental websites:

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Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND BOOK DIRECTLY with owners and local property managers. Avoid middleman booking websites and avoid paying more for the same cabin! Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

JM Creative Group, LLC
Member RentTennesseeCabins.com
Basecamp: Middleton, WI

Five Reasons Tennessee Travelers Book Direct

When booking Tennessee vacation rentals, you have two options. You can book directly with homeowners and management companies, or you can go through a third-party site like Airbnb, TripAdviser.com and Booking.com and pay more. While the latter is certainly a common route, experienced and savvy travelers are likely to avoid it.

Here are five reasons travelers ditch the big online travel agencies and book direct instead. 

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  1. Best Price Guaranteed

Third-party booking sites add a high percentage of service fees to the reservation total. A service fee of 20 percent on a $1500 week stay is 300 bucks; money that is better spent on a nice meal and a fun adventure like ziplining, or shopping in the town you’re staying in.

  1. No Surprises

When you book Pigeon Forge cabins direct, there are no surprises—hidden fees or otherwise. (You can rest easy knowing your personal information will not be sucked up into the wide world of data mining and aggressive targeted marketing.)

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  1. More Flexibility 

We’ve all experienced minor bumps in our travel plans that forced us to modify our trips. Unfortunately, most booking sites are not understanding. The real people interacting with you when you book direct offer tailored pre- and post-stay communication to ensure you still have a great vacation.

  1. Exclusive Options

Did you know that many of the best vacation rentals are not listed on the major sites? Listing on a major site costs money that many homeowners do not want or need to spend. Don’t miss out on these hidden cabins and cottages in Wisconsin

  1. Better Customer Service

Do you have any questions about the property or the area that aren’t already addressed on the website? When you book direct, you get personalized answers and genuine human interaction. No one can give you better trip advice than a local. 

Bottom line: For the best homes and the best experiences, #BookDirect.

 

JM Creative Group, LLC
Follow along as we roll out several regional, book direct vacation rental websites on ItsCabinTime.com.
US Office location: 3510 Parmenter St. #400  Middleton, WI 53562 • 608-850-4242 • jmogensen@jmcreativegroup.com

Cabin Rental Website RentTennesseeCabins.com Joins the #BookDirect Movement

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Why pay hundreds more for the same Tennessee cabin on a third-party booking website when you can find it for free on regional websites like RentTennesseeCabins.com?

Did you know when you book through one of the major travel and accommodation suppliers, you are basically paying extra for browsing their fancy website? The price listed for their accommodations isn’t always made up of the accommodation cost alone. There are many benefits to booking directly rather than through third-party websites. Here are 5 great reasons to #BookDirect:

  1. Booking direct saves money – Popular sites add a high percentage of booking fees to the reservation total. Booking directly cuts out any middle-man commission.
  2. Some of the best properties aren’t listed on the major sites – Due to the high costs associated with using big sites, some of the best homes with highest demand aren’t even listed. Guests shouldn’t limit their search to third-party websites – they could be missing out on some of the best vacation rentals.
  3. Managers and owners have the most knowledge of the destination – When booking direct, local managers and owners can become sort of a free destination guide. They know the best activities, restaurants and service providers in the area.
  4. Owners and managers will have more special offers during non-peak travel times – When you book direct and directly communicate with the property owner/manager, you will be the first to find out about special offers or exclusive deals.
  5. If you need special accommodations/requirements a manager or owner can help – If you need an accessible vacation rental or pet-friendly option, a manager or owner will work with the guest directly to meet all their needs before they commit to a booking.

Since its recent launch, RentTennesseeCabins.com has facilitated over 7,000 communications between cabin bookers and cabin owners. Founder Joe Mogensen of JM Creative Group can’t stress the cost savings of direct booking enough: “If you find a vacation rental for $1,000 a week, the owner receives $1,000 and the vacationer pays $1,000. However, on middleman booking websites, the owner/manager might raise their rates to cover the commission, plus most middleman booking websites charges a traveler fee. The vacationer could end up paying $1,450 or more.”

Mogensen is also behind five other direct booking websites in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Montana, respectively. They are in the process of introducing dozens of regional websites.

Visit ItsCabinTime.com today to find a list of websites that offer a book-direct platform where renters can find the perfect getaway cabin for the guaranteed lowest rate.

IT’S CABIN TIME ™

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Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND book directly with owners or local managers.

#BookDirect. The only way to get the guaranteed lowest rate and best local advice.

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Gatlinburg Cabins in the Mountains for the Holidays

Gatlinburg, TN cabins are the best destination for Christmas in the mountains.

Gatlinburg, TN is full of family winter fun and entertainment in the Smoky Mountains with a ski resort, amusement parks, an aquarium, museums, art galleries, shopping, restaurants, and of course – Dollywood in nearby Pigeon Forge. Finding that perfect Gatlinburg cabin rental for the Christmas/New Year holidays just got easier with RentTennesseeCabins.com. Our website has 160 vacation home rentals in the Gatlinburg area. Many of the rentals are seasonally decorated for the holidays. All you have to bring is your family and favorite celebrations. Create an exciting destination family holiday experience with all the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding you.

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Check out some of our larger vacation homes rentals available through Jackson Mountain HomesThe Pine Tree Lodge is a stunning 8- bedroom/8-bath, 3-story luxury log vacation home that sleeps up to 36 guests. Plan your next Christmas family reunion in the Smoky Mountains at this lovely retreat. The home theater, fireplaces, three covered decks, two hot tubs, and lower level game room with pool table and arcade games provide abundant entertainment options.

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The huge kitchen has double refrigerators, stoves/ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers to whip up crowd-pleasing meals. No need to try and book reservations at a restaurant. Bring your own favorite Christmas DVDs to watch together on Christmas day along with your favorite breakfast makings. You’ll have one grand Christmas morning together in this vacation rental with amazing amenities!

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If you want to get out and about on the town, the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts 8-mile Loop offers unique stores displaying 100 artisan-created gifts for last minute Christmas shopping. The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park has a variety of winter sports suitable for all members of the family. Choose from downhill skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, ice skating, and ice bumper cars for a thrilling winter outdoor adventure at this ski area with aerial tramway. Young children can explore the cubbies snow zone and pick out a favorite pony to ride on the classic indoor carousel.

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Shop in downtown Gatlinburg’s unique venues

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Take a ride on the Ober Gatlinburg Tramway

Need a bit smaller Gatlinburg Family Christmas cabin rental? We have over 60 rentals that have 3+ bedrooms. The Eastwood Cabin available through Pioneer Vacation Rentals is a 4-bedroom/3-bath, three-level home that sleeps up to 10 guests. This Smoky Mountain cabin rental with spectacular mountain views from the covered deck is also pet friendly. Can’t you see your family gathering together in the beautiful pine log living room with a fire in the stacked stone wood-burning fireplace on Christmas morning? A master suite with a Jacuzzi tub and a game room with pool table are some of the cabin’s special amenities. Stretch out in the amazing 4+ person hot tub on the covered deck and take in the views.

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You are just a short drive to Dollywood where you can take the whole family and experience the Dollywood Christmas festival. Stroll along the spacious grounds with its dazzling lights, holiday decorations, and special seasonal music. Your visit will certainly get everyone in the holiday mood.

Thinking about surprising that special someone with a white Christmas in the mountains? Our website has over 50 affordable Gatlinburg area cabin rentals with 1-2 bedrooms for $200/night or less. The sweet Cozy Gatlinburg Cabin available through Hunter’s Vacation Rentals is a romantic 1-bedroom cabin with a see-through fireplace in the bedroom, patio hot tub, and bathroom Jacuzzi tub. Take the $5 Trolley Ride of Lights through downtown Gatlinburg and watch the twinkling of all the beautiful Christmas lights and special displays. Check the Gatlinburg Winter Events Calendar for holiday craft shows, caroling, parades, and other special holiday activities. Your destination Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive, and why not give your loved one a gift of a new experience together?

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Chalet Village has over 69 cabin rentals to choose from that will sleep 1-19 guests, depending on your needs. This resort specializes in a wide range of cabin accommodations. Some cabins are pet-friendly too. You can’t go wrong here with a variety of luxury cabins with hot tubs, game rooms, and decks galore along with those amazing Smoky Mountain views.

The 917 Our Mountain Dream Chalet is a 3-bedroom/3-bath home that sleeps 6. Each bedroom has a walkout to one of the decks with breathtaking views of wooded mountains. Christmas in front of the living room’s gas fireplace with a wall of windows letting in views of the outside winter wonderland will be simply delightful. Chalet Village’s website allows you select a listing of cabins decorated for Christmas and pet-friendly options so you can find that special Christmas cabin to fit your family’s needs.

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A stay at one of Chalet Village’s rentals also includes a free pass to the resort’s many amenities. The Village has three clubhouses with exercise equipment and game rooms. There are rental banquet/meeting rooms in some of the clubhouses where you host your own private meal or gathering. In the summer time you can also enjoy their outdoor pools, tennis courts, and other outside recreation. It’s not too early to start planning that amazing summer vacation in Gatlinburg! You’ll also have great hiking and fishing in the Smoky Mountains to add to your summer entertainment list.

Driving or flying? The McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS) in Alcoa, TN, is located about 12 miles from Knoxville, TN. It is approximately a 70-minute drive from the McGhee-Tyson Airport to Gatlinburg. If you are renting a car, many of the property managers recommend a four-wheel drive vehicle during the winter or cars equipped with chains. You can rent a vehicle from most major car rental agencies at the airport terminal.

So much to do, so much to see, and what great cabin rentals available for your stay packed with amazing views and amenities. And some are already decorated for the holidays! Make unique memories with your family and friends during a Gatlinburg winter or summer destination vacation. Capture that group photo gathered on the deck with the Smoky Mountains as your backdrop. Now there’s a moment to cherish.

By Julia Riley,
Member Services Manager
julia@jmcreativegroup.com

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Visit our other state-specific website too:
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Thanks for supporting our growing number of state-specific, vacation rental website that allow renters to easily connect AND book directly with owners or local managers.

It is the only way to get the guaranteed lowest rate and best local advice.

Tell your family and friends about our great websites!

Book Your Norris Lake Summer Vacation Rental Now for Water Sports Galore.

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Ready to immerse yourself in summer water sports with a backdrop of magnificent Smoky Mountain views? Norris Lake is your lake destination for some of the best cabin rentals in Tennessee for water skiing, waterboarding, tubing, jet skiing, kayaking, boating, and fishing east of the Mississippi River. It’s a no-brainer to book a Tennessee cabin rental in a location that has so much outdoor water fun right at your doorstep. Don’t have a boat? Oasis Watersports will deliver your boat rental right to your lakefront vacation rental! They even rent 30’ double-decker party pontoon boats so you can host your own floating family reunion.

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Norris Lake is 20 miles north of Knoxville, just off I-75, and consists of the Powell and Clinch rivers. With affordable cabin rentals in LaFollette, Speedwell, Sharps Chapel, Maynardville, New Tazewell, and Jacksboro, you’ll be able to find the right-sized Norris Lake vacation rental to meet vacation needs for all ages. Some of our vacation homes even sleep 20+ for families/friends vacationing together. There are over 21 marinas on the lake that can outfit you for all your water recreational outings. Your lakefront Norris Lake cottage rental, many with docks, waterslides, and boathouses, will seem like the perfect spot to spend your day right on the water working on your Tennessee tan.

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Seriously, we are talking about almost 34,000 acres of water surface and 800 miles of shoreline with deep clean water that makes everyone in the family want to say, “It’s Cabin Time” on Norris Lake. The lake contains over 60 species of fish including walleye, lake perch, bluegill, rockfish, striper bass, bluegill, brown trout, rainbow trout, and channel catfish. It has become one of Tennessee’s top destinations for bass fishing. You can book a day trip with one of the fishing guide services like Jay’s Guide Service, or find your own exceptional local fishing hot spots.

It’s just a short drive from your Sharps Chapel/ New Tazewell area cabin to one of the four nearby marinas where you can rent pontoon boats, ski boats, and wave runners. Cedar Grove Marina also rents paddleboards, paddle boats and water toys. Fish, picnic, swim and explore some of the lake’s shoreline and 18 islands. After a day out on the sparkling waters of the lake, it will feel great to come back and relax on the deck of your Norris Lake vacation home with its amazing views of the water and surrounding area. Many of the Tennessee lake homes have hot tubs on the deck as well where you can enjoy a glass of wine with those breathtaking sunset views. You’ll have the best of both worlds with exciting outdoor adventures and comfortable lodgings with luxury amenities at the end of the day.

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Anglers looking for a picturesque float stream with excellent, smallmouth and black bass fishing will want to their luck out on the Powell River as it flows through a delightful undeveloped valley. [Powell River Float video] Just a short drive from your Speedwell/LaFollette/Jacksboro vacation rental, the Powell River is also a great destination for a relaxing trip down the river in a canoe or kayak. Bring your own boats or rent one at the Norris Lake Paddling Adventures. You can also rent a hydro-bike there for an invigorating workout on the lake. You may not be able to walk on water, but who wouldn’t want to be able to say that you’ve biked on water!

A Maynardville cabin rental places you on the east side of Norris Lake near Big Ridge State Park with 15 miles of hiking for those longing for a walk in the woods. Immerse yourself here in wooded hollows and watch for Bald Eagles and Herons flying overhead. The 49-acre Big Ridge Lake has an enclosed swimming area suitable for younger children who want to get some serious splashing in. Bring your sand castle making toys and create your next masterpiece on the beach. This Eastern Tennessee travel location places you in exactly the right spot to venture over to the Beach Island Marina and sample the menu at Bubba Brews Sports Pub and Grill. This immensely popular local destination has three bars, live music, and 15 flat screen TVs. If you are visiting during the 4th of July weekend, then it’s a must you have to stop in and watch the glow of fireworks reflecting on the water. Norris Lake is your one-stop destination for making lasting summer memories of Laketime.

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