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Ahhh, the Smoky Mountains.  A place surrounded by gorgeous streams and mountain peaks.  

Not only are these mountains beautiful, it turns out they’re healthy for you, too.  Spending a day in the great outdoors contributes to weight loss and lower stress levels.  

Is that convincing enough for you?  Then you’ll need a place to stay.  How about renting a cabin?

As the most authentic way to stay in the mountains, you’ll want to know what the best Smoky Mountain cabin rentals can offer you.  Take a look!


You’ll want to take into consideration all the things you want to do and how to keep your budget on track. Do you want to keep eating out to a minimum?  Booking a cabin is a great way to do that!  All of our cabins at American Patriot Getaways come with fully equipped kitchens so you can whip up a gourmet romantic meal or fix your family’s favorite meal and sit down together.

If you are planning to spend a lot of time sightseeing or checking out all the latest attractions then look for a budget-friendly cabin.  Since you’ll be spending so much time on the town, you won’t need as many amenities as a group planning to stay in during their trip.

For even more money-saving options, try booking your stay during the middle of the week instead of weekends. Many Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are booked for weekends, but completely open during the week.  By choosing the less in-demand dates, your wallet will thank you.  

Access to Town

The whole point of renting a cabin is to get close to nature, right? Well, maybe not!  Depending on your level of comfort, you may want to book a cabin with easy access to main roads, or no mountain driving required!  

When you determine if you’d be more comfortable in the remote hillsides of the Smokies or closer to the Parkway, you can truly start the search for the perfect Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.

If you decide you’d prefer a secluded cabin, it’s best to know how you can reach it.  A cabin marked as 4-wheel drive recommended means you may want to consider your transportation options or look into renting a truck.  

If your trip is booked for the winter time, you might want to bring snow chains to wrap your tires and gain better traction while traversing the roadways.

By knowing which attractions you plan to visit in the area, booking a cabin based on location is important.  If you are planning to spend a lot of time in Cades Cove, booking a Wears Valley cabin rental is never a bad idea.  

If you’re hitting up Dollywood and Splash Country on your trip, it makes more sense to book a cabin in Pigeon Forge close to the Parkway.  

Don’t forget about access to local places like grocery and drug stores.  You’ll need groceries to make your delicious home-cooked meals.

Space for Everyone

A cabin in front of a blue sky called Family TraditionVacations are more than just for families.  You could surprise your significant other with a romantic getaway.  Maybe you’re planning a family reunion or a get-together with your closest girlfriends? Whatever your reason is, there are plenty of Smoky Mountain cabin rentals that will suit your needs.

You’ll need to make sure everyone is accommodated.  Depending on the size of your group, some may have to bunk together or if you’re lucky, everyone can get their own bedroom.  Checking a floor plan of a cabin is the best way to see where everyone can sleep. While a cabin may hold a large group, some may have to sleep on a futon or in bunk beds.

American Patriot Getaways often has cabins located within walking distance of each other.  If your group doesn’t fit into one large cabin, renting smaller cabins close to each other is always a great option.  It’s always best to contact a company and speak to a friendly reservation staff member regarding any questions you may have.

If your family has some four-legged members who will be joining you on your vacation, make sure you choose a pet-friendly cabin.  Whether you want a Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge location, you can find many options to accommodate man’s best friend.  Make sure to read and abide by all pet policies before and during your trip.  


The point of escaping to the Smoky Mountain is to come to an area that’s peaceful. You want to be away from everyone and all the noise.  This is one of the many benefits a cabin rental has over booking a hotel room.

When choosing your perfect cabin, pay attention to the photos.  Does your favorite cabin have a resort setting? Do you have enough privacy on your deck or while you’re in the hot tub?  The photos will show you if the cabin faces other cabins in the area or if there is a privacy fence on the deck.

Of course, booking Smoky Mountain cabin rentals also means you are in a private home.  Without shared walls, you won’t have to worry about noise from other nearby guests.


When it comes to Smoky Mountain cabin rentals, everything it has to offer is very important.

Are you taking a working vacation?  Definitely make sure you book a cabin with wifi and high speed internet access.  

Are you looking to have a device-free holiday?  Not all mountain cabins are in a location where you can use a cell phone.

If you are planning an extended vacation, booking a cabin with a game room or home theater might be worth the splurge!  By booking a cabin with more amenities, you can spend your down time being entertained by a fast-paced game of foosball or air hockey.  

Small Touches 

If your cabin has a fireplace, make sure you check out the fuel source.  If your cabin has a wood-burning fireplace or fire pit, you will want to make sure to purchase firewood locally.  Bringing in firewood from home is never a good idea, as it moves invasive species into new areas.

Maybe someone in your group has allergies and you need a cabin that doesn’t allow pets.  Thinking ahead can make the vacation more enjoyable for everyone.

A summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains can get warm.  Booking a cabin in a resort often means you’ll have access to community pools and playgrounds for the kids.  

Book Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

Your vacation is special to you. There’s no better place to spend it than nestled in the Smoky Mountains.

Next time you’re looking for a perfect cabin either in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, remember the name American Patriot Getaways for all your cabin needs! We have everything from 1-bedroom efficiencies to 13-bedroom palatial estates!

Ready to book your dream vacation or honeymoon? Contact us today!

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