Packing is one of the most important elements of preparing for your upcoming vacation, second only to deciding which cabin is right for your stay! That is why it is important to make sure you and your family or group know exactly what you need to bring to get the most out of your time here. To help you with this, we have put together the ultimate packing guide. Here is everything you need to know about packing for a Gatlinburg log cabin vacation:
In the Car
Making sure you have everything you need for traveling in the car is important since you and your family will be spending a lot of time driving to and from vacation. In addition to making sure you have your suitcase and all of your travel companions, there are a few items we recommend you have readily available to you when you are en route. Make sure you have any documents you need to check into your cabin! It’s also important to being drinks and snack s for the long car ride and maybe some extra chargers for your devices if it’s a long trip. If you opt for a device that makes noise, consider bringing headphones so you don’t disrupt other members in the car who might be trying to sleep or listen to their own music or movie.
In Your Suitcase
Packing for a vacation in a can be tricky. At first, it may sound appealing to toss everything you can think of into one bag and figure out outfits when you arrive. However, all this really does it create unnecessary stress and headache both during and after your trip. Instead, we suggest you spend the little time it takes beforehand and plan out what outfits you want to wear on certain days. While you are doing so, go ahead and plan out any accessories or shoes as well. As you do this, check and see if there are any items you are packing you can repeat or you can actually leave behind.
Also, remember your Gatlinburg log cabin comes with its own washer and dryer, so if you do end up needing to wear something twice you can easily toss in a quick load of laundry during your trip. This will also help cut down on the chores when you return home as your clothes are already clean. All you have to do is put them away.
For the Cabin
One of our favorite aspects about renting a cabin during a vacation is they are already equipped with everything you need for a peaceful stay. They have plush and comfortable furnishings and bedroom suites, all with their own freshly pressed linens and pillows. They have fully-equipped kitchens that come stocked with a starter set of dishes, glassware, silverware, and cooking utensils. They even have clean towels and a starter set of cleaning materials to make your stay here easy. There are still a couple of items you may want to consider bringing from home to help enhance your stay. You’ll want to bring your own toiletries, groceries, any movies from home you want to watch, or even board games you’d like to play.
Just in Case
Lastly, there are a couple of ‘just in case’ items you and your family or group will want to make sure you have readily available during your trip to make your stay that much more enjoyable. These items are meant to make sure you are prepared for anything that may come up during your stay without bogging down your suitcase. Examples could be a first aid kit, reusable water bottles, or bug spray and sunscreen.
We hope we’ve taken some of the stress out of packing for a Gatlinburg log cabin vacation! Check out our cabin options and start planning your trip today!