6 Tips for a Child-Friendly Vacation at Our Gatlinburg TN Mountain Cabins

Little girl with a suitcase on her way to our Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins.
July 15, 2015

Finding a vacation spot that the whole family will enjoy can seem like a tall task. Fortunately, the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee has something for visitors of all ages! Located just a day’s drive from 60% of the nation’s population, this scenic Smoky Mountain destination is perfect for your next trip. Here are six tips for planning a child-friendly getaway at our Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins:

1. Make Dinner Fun

You won’t have to worry about any fussy eaters at the dinner table when the entire family is being entertained at one of the excellent dinner theaters close to our cabins in Gatlinburg! A delicious meal is accompanied by a spectacular show at every theater. You can expect incredible horseback-riding tricks at Dixie Stampede, real lumberjack competitions at the the Lumberjack Feud, and plenty of laughs along with singing and dancing at the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show.

2. Let the Kids Bring a Friend

Our cabins can accommodate groups of any size, so you may consider allowing each of your children to bring along a favorite cousin or friend. This way, your kids always have someone to play with and will never be bored during your trip.

3. Choose Fun Cabin Amenities

Hollywood in the Hills, one of our excellent Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins.

You won’t have unhappy children even on rainy days when you choose a cabin with special amenities. If your family likes some good natured competition, then you may want to choose a cabin with a game room. Whether you play pool, air hockey, arcade games, or other activities, having a tournament with the whole family can be a lot of fun. Renting a cabin with a theater room is another great option for families with kids. Your little ones will love the authentic cinema seating, surround-sound speakers, and the huge projection screen.

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4. Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue

Many of our Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins come with comfortable outdoor furniture, a picnic table, and an excellent grill. This is a great place to spend your evenings with the family. Let the children play under the stars while the steaks are cooking, and you can sit around your cabin’s fire pit to share stories after dinner.

5. Allow Each Child to Choose an Activity

Your children are bound to enjoy the family vacation much more if they are allowed to help plan it. There are numerous things to do in the area, and you may consider allowing each child to pick one on alternating days. Some of the most popular activities and attractions include zipline adventures, whitewater rafting, the Dollywood theme park, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and the Gatlinburg Space Needle. Check out our Gatlinburg Attractions page for even more things to do!

6. Be Sure to Visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Happy family having a picnic near our Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins.

The GSMNP is the most popular national park in America, and you absolutely don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit! Rangers are available to provide a variety of nature programs for your children, and you can expect to see gorgeous scenery and wildlife that includes deer, turkeys, salamanders, and black bears. Miles of trails are also available for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and driving.

Contact us at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals today, and our friendly staff will help you choose one of our wonderful Gatlinburg TN mountain cabins!