Family playing a game at the table in a Pigeon Forge group cabin
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Helpful Tips for Planning a Successful Pigeon Forge Group Vacation

Are you looking for a vacation where you can get away from all of the stress of everyday life, but still have fun while also connecting with nature? If that sounds like something you’re looking for, then a trip to Pigeon Forge is just what you need.

At Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals, we think it’s a lot more fun to travel in groups, so we’ve put together a few things you should know about planning a Pigeon Forge group vacation.

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Everyone who visits PIgeon Forge will want to spend some time in the national park, but not everyone will be on the same level, so it’s important to remember a few things.

  • Choose a trail that everyone can hike or walk.
  • Remember the weather in the winter can be really cold, especially in upper elevations, so you’ll want to dress in layers.
  • Make sure to pack plenty of water, even if you’re taking a short hike.

For more tips for staying safe in the Smoky Mountains, take a look at the National Park Service website here: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/hikingsafety.htm

Visiting Attractions in Pigeon ForgeHappy family looking down at the camera

Visiting attractions in Pigeon Forge in large groups can be a lot of fun and should be stress-free for everyone. One of the best ideas is to figure out who is visiting which attractions throughout the vacation, so you can set a flexible schedule and go ahead and purchase tickets. Of course, attraction tickets can be purchased the day of your attendance, but you may be able to save money by buying tickets early.

Relaxing in a Pigeon Forge Cabin

Don’t forget, even on a group vacation, everyone wants some down time to relax. It’s a good idea to set some time aside where there’s nothing on the schedule, so everyone can do what they want to do for a few hours. Maybe spend a day where you visit an attraction in the morning, spend a few hours relaxing and enjoying the cabin in the afternoon and then go out for dinner together in the evening.

At Aunt Bug’s, some of our Pigeon Forge cabins are equipped with exciting amenities, like game rooms, home theaters and bubbling hot tubs. For more fun ideas, take a look at the 5 Super Fun Things to Do This Winter in a Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental.

View of Mount LeContet in the Smoky MountainsThings to Think About Before Booking Your Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental

Plan the Budget

Make sure everyone is ‘on the same page’ when it comes to the budget and cost of the trip before you book the cabin rental. Find out exactly how much each person is willing to spend for their portion or per night so that way you can calculate the total amount you are able to spend on the rental. Then, make sure you factor in the amount of money each person is able to spend on attractions and dining. This will make their trip less stressful and you will know exactly what to plan out for the trip to make everyone feel comfortable within their budget.

Keep Meals in Mind

Remember that dining is a big part of any vacation, especially when you are with a large group. If you don’t plan meals accordingly, it may seem like everyone’s hungry all the time. So, go ahead and set up some ‘dining out’ dinners and also plan some ‘stay in the cabin and eat’ dinners. It’s fun to prepare meals together in a Pigeon Forge cabin, so just stop at a grocery store for any items you might need (you can also pack non-perishables with you for your trip).

Planning a Pigeon Forge Group Vacation in 1 Easy Step

It’s really easy to plan a Pigeon Forge group vacation, and in fact, there’s only 1 step that you need to know to start your planning. All you need to know, and all you have to do is give us a call at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals. We will help you choose the best Pigeon Forge group cabin within your budget, so you can enjoy your vacation together.

If you want to save money on your vacation throughout the year, you can take a look at our Pigeon Forge cabin specials page for deals and details.