With the ever present temptation of fudge shops and pancake houses, sometimes it can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re on vacation in the Smokies. Fortunately, there are also lots of ways to have an active getaway in the mountains! Here are just 6 ways to have a healthy vacation at our rental cabins in Gatlinburg TN:
1. Cook Nutritious Meals in your Cabin
All of our cabins feature a fully equipped kitchen with all of the conveniences of home. Having your own kitchen lets you prepare healthy meals in the cabin rather than dining out at fast food restaurants. Stock up on local produce and other goods from the Gatlinburg Farmers Market, or pick up supplies from one of the grocery stores around town. When you cook most of your meals at your cabin you won’t feel bad if you indulge with a piece of candy or a pancake breakfast once in a while. As a great bonus, dining in saves a significant amount of money too!
2. Take a Scenic Hike
Our cabins are conveniently located just a short drive away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Guests will have easy access to more than 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smokies! You will find trails of various difficulty levels, so you can pick the most appropriate hike for your family. Regardless of which season you are visiting Gatlinburg, a scenic hike through the national park is a healthy and fun activity.
3. Try an Adventure Activity
When you visit Gatlinburg, try out one of the local adventure activities for some great exercise and a boost of adrenaline! Several white water rafting outfitters offer excursions along the Pigeon River, and there are a number of exhilarating ziplining tours available in the area. If you enjoy horseback riding, book an afternoon ride with one of the town’s local stables and trot through some of the most beautiful scenery in the South.
4. Play a Round of Golf
Our rental cabins in Gatlinburg TN are just a short drive away from several excellent golf courses where you can enjoy an active game on the links. In addition, Gatlinburg is home to several highly rated miniature golf courses where the entire family can enjoy a fun afternoon out on the town. Whether you are a golf pro or setting foot on a course for the first time, you are sure to love this healthy activity while you are on vacation!
5. Choose a Cabin with an Indoor Pool
When you chose one of our cabins with an indoor pool, you can go swimming whenever you please, regardless of the weather. Nothing gets your kids off the couch like a game of Marco Polo in the water! Stay in one of these unique cabins and experience the benefits of having an indoor pool for yourself.
6. Kick Back in the Hot Tub
One of the most important elements that can help to improve your health is to reduce your stress. Therefore, relaxing in your cabin’s bubbling hot tub or Jacuzzi is the perfect way to wind down and forget the aggravations of everyday life. After all, you are on vacation, so take plenty of time each evening to kick back in the hot tub and let the delightful waters soothe your body and soul.
To start planning your healthy vacation at our rental cabins in Gatlinburg TN, check out our latest specials! We look forward to seeing you!