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Your Ultimate Guide to a Budget Friendly Smoky Mountain Vacation

With expenses on the rise, saving money is even more of a necessity than ever. So how will you keep money in your pocket without giving up one of your favorite vacation destinations in the whole world? By following our guide to a budget friendly Smoky Mountain vacation, of course! We’re going to give you tips on how to save money on your next getaway and give you some ideas for cheap and free things to do! Keep reading to find out how to stick to your vacation budget.

Affordable Cabin Rentals

mountain paradise cabins close to downtown gatlinburgThe first thing you need to do when you’re planning is find the perfect rental. You want all the standard amenities, like a hot tub and fully equipped kitchen, but you don’t want most of your budget going towards lodging. That’s where we come in! We provide Smoky Mountain vacationers with various specials to help them save on their cabin rental.

We offer all kinds of deals throughout the year, including a repeat guest discount, military discount, first responders discount, and senior citizen discount! In addition to these, you’ll also find deals like book so many nights and get the consecutive night free or save a specific percentage on your rental. These types of deals are important to our guests, and we know how expensive a trip can get. So use these discounts to keep money in your wallet!

Free Attraction Tickets

front of AnakeestaOnce you’ve found and booked the affordable Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin for your trip, you’ll receive access to one of the best perks around: our Smoky Mountain Adventure Pass. This pass provides our guests with over $400 worth of free attraction tickets, and it doesn’t cost you a thing! We give this to our booked guests as a thank you for choosing to stay with us. You’ll get access to some of the most popular (and expensive) attractions in the Smokies!

Some of the deals you will find on our Smoky Mountain Adventure Pass include the Comedy Barn, Anakeesta, Lumberjack Feud, and Rowdy Bear’s Smoky Mountain Snowpark.

Cheap and Free Things to Do

Who said you have to spend a ton of money (or any money at all) to have fun on your Smoky Mountain vacation? While there are attractions in the area that are spendy, you’ll also find some pretty unique things to do that are cheap and free. Here are some of the best cheap and free things to do in the Smoky Mountains:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park signVisit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – It doesn’t cost a thing to visit the national park! If you plan on hiking or stopping for more than 15 minutes at a time, you will need to invest in a parking pass.

Go Alcohol Tasting – Any adult who is at leasy 21 years old can enjoy alcohol tastings! You’ll find moonshine distilleries, wineries, and cider houses all throughout the area. In Gatlinburg, you have to pay a $5 tasting fee if you try moonshine, but other tastings are free.

Play Mini Golf – An affordable activity the whole family will love is mini golf, and there are plenty of indoor and outdoor courses to choose from in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville!

Fountain at the IslandTry Window Shopping – The Smokies have several popular shopping centers and standalone stores that are fun to browse through.

Explore The Island – It doesn’t cost anything to walk around The Island in Pigeon Forge. You can browse through more than 40 retail stores, watch the lights dance on the wheel, enjoy The Island Show Fountain, and maybe grab a bite to eat while you’re here!

With all of these tips, you know how to have an affordable Smoky Mountain vacation. A beautiful mountain getaway doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and you can still get a ton of enjoyment out of it! Ready to start planning your trip? Look through our affordable Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin rentals now!