Family enjoying pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin vacation

7 Hidden Benefits of Staying in a Pet Friendly Gatlinburg Cabin

We all know that vacations to the Smoky Mountains are a great way to bring members of your family closer together, but have you ever considered the benefits of including the furry members of your family too?

(See Related: Pet Friendly Places in the Great Smoky Mountains)

Good for Their Health

You know how you come to the Smoky Mountains to enjoy the fresh air and take a break from everyday life? Your dogs will benefit from the same kind of vacation. Not to mention, they will love all of the new smells and sounds of their new environment.

In addition, it’s no secret that pets, especially dogs, are really attached to their owners, and they have a tendency to have a little bit of anxiety when they are separated for long periods of time. Help your dog maintain his or her energetic personality by including him/her on your next family vacation in the Smoky Mountains and staying in a pet friendly cabin in Gatlinburg.

Better for Your Health and Vacation

As a pet owner, you have probably heard that having a pet around can significantly reduce your stress level. And since one of the main purposes of taking a vacation in the Smoky Mountains is to let go of the stress accumulated from everyday life, why wouldn’t you want to bring your pet along to help you relax?

See the Smoky Mountains From a New Perspective

Woman enjoying pet friendly Smoky Mountain vacationDo you remember that look of excitement in your kids’ eyes the first time they saw the Smoky Mountains? Or do you remember how amazed you were when you first saw the smoky haze rising above the mountain peaks in the distance?

You can relive this special memory all over again by bringing your dog to experience the Smokies for the first time. Watching their tail wag and their eyes gleam, you will be reminded of how truly amazing visiting this area is.

Saves on Vacation Cost

Pet sitters and boarders can be one of the most expensive added costs to a vacation. Not only do you have to pay for your family’s lodging while you are out of town, but you also have to pay additional for your pets.

By combining these prices and choosing to stay in a pet friendly cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, families can save a ton of money and enjoy having their whole family together while on vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

Helps You Find New Favorite Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains

Dollywood Pigeon Forge amusement parkIf you find out that your favorite Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg attraction doesn’t allow pets, don’t feel bad. You and your family can use this opportunity to explore the area and find something new to do in the Smoky Mountains that your family loves.

To help you search, here are a few of our favorite pet friendly attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

Doggywood at Dollywood
-While you and your family are enjoying all the fun things to do at Dollywood, your dog can have its own adventure at Doggywood.
-Hours: 30 minutes before the park opens- 30 minutes after the park closes
-Cost: $12-$30 per pet, based on service package

The Village Shops in Downtown Gatlinburg
-An open-air mall, owners can stroll around all the store fronts and do a little window shopping with their pets. While you are here, don’t forget to stop into Simply Animals to help your dog pick out its own Smoky Mountain souvenir.
-Hours: 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., daily

Smoky Mountain River Rat
-One of the best tubing adventures in the Smoky Mountains, the Smoky Mountain River Rat is perfect for guests wanting to cool down on a hot summer day. This Gatlinburg attraction offers both tubing and kayaking experiences, both of which are pet friendly.
-Hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
-$13 per person (pets are free)

Saves Rainy Days

Unfortunately, there is no way control the weather while you are on vacation. As a result, you and your family may experience a rainy afternoon that pushes back your plans of exploring all the fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains.

However, for guests staying in one of our pet friendly Gatlinburg cabins, your afternoon doesn’t have to be a complete wash. Thanks to the company of your child’s furry best friend, your rainy day can easily be transformed from dark and stormy to fun and exciting with a few hours of play time.

Our Pet Friendly Gatlinburg Cabins

Dog with suitcase ready to stay in a pet friendly Gatlinburg cabinAt Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals, we offer a ton of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. These vacation rentals range in size from one bedrooms to eight bedrooms, and can accommodate up to 20 guests under the same roof.

Amenities found within these Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins include bubbling hot tubs, large movie theater rooms, secluded atmosphere, breathtaking views, full-equipped kitchens, and more.

To learn more about our pet friendly Gatlinburg cabins, feel free to give us a call at 1-866-697-4581. One of our vacation experts will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have.