Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the perfect destination for your next family reunion! Located just a day’s drive from over 60% of the nation’s population, Gatlinburg is a convenient meeting place for your far-flung family members. The Smoky Mountain area is also blessed with a number of large cabin rentals that offer ample space for all of your aunts, uncles, and cousins. To help you have the best trip possible, Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals has put together a few tips for planning a family reunion at our large group cabins in Gatlinburg TN.
Check in with Your Family as Early Possible
Planning a family reunion can be a bit complicated, because you need to coordinate the schedules of all your family members. To ensure that most of your relatives will be able to attend the reunion, we suggest reaching out to everyone as soon as possible. You don’t need to have hard and fast plans at this point; you just want to gauge interest and find out which dates would be best and which dates are definitely out of the question. As you call everyone, be sure to keep a list with everyone’s preferred dates. Hopefully there is plenty of overlap!
Long weekends can be great for family reunions, because most people get these days off from school and work. Some options include Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day.
Once you have your dates selected and a definitive guest list, it’s time to choose one of our large group cabins in Gatlinburg TN! Our biggest cabin, the All-American, can sleep up to 41 guests in 9 bedrooms. Located minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg, this awesome property has a home theater room, a pool table, ping pong table, mini foosball table, video arcade, a covered gazebo, picnic tables, a gas grill, and even more great amenities.
If you’re planning a smaller family reunion, we also have a number of cabins that can accommodate 8 – 16 guests. Browse through all of our properties and choose one that has the space and special features that you are looking for. Don’t hesitate to give our friendly vacation specialists a call if you have any questions about our cabins!
Make a Flexible Schedule
Of course, everyone’s idea of the perfect vacation is a bit different. Fortunately, Gatlinburg is home to so many attractions and activities that everyone in your family is sure to find something that they will love! Before you leave for your reunion, come up with a rough idea of what you want to do during your time together. However, it important that you are open to new ideas and that you are prepared for your plans to change. Here are just a few ideas for what to do on your family reunion in Gatlinburg:
- Breakfast in your cabin or at the Pancake Pantry
- Shopping in The Village in downtown Gatlinburg
- Visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
- Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Driving through Cades Cove
- Billiards tournament at your cabin
- Going to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle
- Horseback riding, ziplining, or white water rafting
- Spending the day at Dollywood
- Attending a dinner show
- Movie night at your cabin
To start planning your family reunion, check out our complete selection of large group cabins in Gatlinburg TN!