Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is one of the most popular destinations in the country for family reunions, church retreats, and other group getaways. Located just a day’s drive from 2/3rds of the nation’s population, the Great Smoky Mountain area is a convenient meeting place for many people. When you rent one of our large cabins in Pigeon Forge TN, everyone in your group can stay together under the same roof. To help you make the most of your trip, we have put together the following tips for getting away with a big group in the Smokies.
1. Make Sure Everyone is on the Same Page for Sleeping Arrangements
When you’re planning a group vacation, it is important to figure out exactly where everyone will be sleeping, so you can choose the right cabin for your party. Auntie Belham’s offers a variety of 4 bedroom, 5 bedroom, 6 bedroom, and 9 bedroom cabins that sleep anywhere between 8 and 41 guests. Choosing an undersized cabin would really complicate your trip, so make sure that all of the sleeping arrangements have been finalized before you book.
After everyone has RSVP’d for your getaway, come up with a tentative plan for who will sleep in which bedroom and then email it to all of your guests for them to look over. Trust us; double checking can save you lots of future headaches!
Of course, you will want to try some of the area’s wonderful restaurants while you’re on vacation. However, eating out with a huge group can result in long wait times and can get a bit expensive. Fortunately, all of our large cabins in Pigeon Forge TN come with fully furnished kitchens, so you can whip up a tasty meal without leaving your home away from home!
Cooking together as a group can be a lot of fun, especially when everyone pitches in. If you have kids in your group, try to give them some simple and fun tasks, like stirring a batter or even setting the table. To incorporate local flavors into your meal, swing by The Old Mill General Store to pick up some of their delicious mixes and freshly ground flour. The Apple Barn is another great place to get some regional delicacies, especially if you’re a fan of apple butter, apple cider, or apple fritters.
3. Visit Attractions that Offer Group Rates
Pigeon Forge is full of awesome attractions that you will definitely want to check out during your vacation. If you will be traveling with a group of 15 or 20 people, you may qualify for special group pricing at some of the area’s top destinations. Before you visit any attraction, be sure to call ahead to ask about their group rates. Here are a few places that offer discounted prices for groups:
- Dollywood’s Splash Country
- SpeedZone Fun Park
- Parrot Mountain
- Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island
- Speedwerkz Exotic Car Museum
To start planning your group getaway, check out our complete selection of large cabins in Pigeon Forge TN!