Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in the Smoky Mountains. Getting away to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge in the fall gives you some time to recharge in between summer and the holiday season. At Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, we have many Smoky Mountain cabin rentals that are perfect for any fall season vacation. The following are five helpful packing tips in case you decide to pay us a visit as the leaves start changing color.
1. Pack for the Drive
If you’re going to be driving to the Smoky Mountains, you will want to make this part of the trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to bring some items to keep them entertained such as a deck of cards, a portable DVD player, an iPod with headphones or a handheld video game.
For longer rides, be sure to pack some snacks or beverages for your family to enjoy during the drive. Finally, bring along a pair of binoculars or a good camera so you can get an up close look at the fall colors during your drive to the Smokies!
2. Prepare for All Types of Weather
Weather in the Smoky Mountains can vary quite a bit, particularly in the fall. Afternoons are still on the warm side, but mornings and evenings can get chilly. While you may be able to walk around in short sleeves for some of the day, remember to bring long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, and light jackets. Rain coats and waterproof footwear will prepare you for stormy weather. On the other hand, you don’t have to overpack when you come to our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals. For example, one sweater or sweatshirt per person should be sufficient.
3. Pack for Outdoor Activities
The Smoky Mountains are full of exciting places to explore and endless opportunities to be active in the great outdoors. The fall season is an especially good time to get some exercise, because the cooler weather provides comfortable conditions for working up a sweat. You can have fun with all kinds sports, including hiking, fishing, horseback riding, golfing and whitewater rafting.
Make sure you pack the appropriate gear for your favorite outdoor activities. This may include hiking boots, sunscreen, flashlights, bug repellent and a compass. If you plan to do some fishing, bring along your pole and gear. Don’t forget swimwear for your cabin’s hot tub, too!
4. Remember Anything You Need for the Kitchen
Our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals come with fully equipped kitchens, which makes it easy for you to prepare your own meals whenever you want. You won’t have to worry about bringing essentials such as pots, pans, dishes and silverware.
If you like to bake, you may want to bring a favorite cookie sheet or a non-stick pan. Guests who plan on cooking for a large family or group should consider bringing additional serving dishes. You can buy food locally at grocery stores on the way to your cabin. However, if there are some specialty foods you have at home, you may want to pack some of these for your trip.
5. Add Extra Entertainment
There are plenty of things to do in the Smoky Mountains, both in your cabin and in the area. While many of our cabins come with game rooms and pool tables, you can also bring along some items of your own for entertainment. Movies are always nice to have for a rainy day or a quiet evening with the family. Other items that can help keep everyone relaxed and entertained include books, video games, iPads and board games.
To save money on a Smoky Mountain cabin rental, take a look at our cabin rental specials and start planning your vacation today!