When you’re on a family trip, all of the headaches and annoyances of everyday life should be miles away. Unfortunately, stress has a nasty habit of creeping into vacations. At Bear Camp Cabins, we want you to have a relaxing and fun stay in the Smokies. That’s why we’ve put together five great tips for a stress free family vacation:
1. Don’t overpack.
Trying to bring everything and anything you could possibly need on vacation can drive you crazy! Instead of stuffing your suitcases until they burst, do a little research. Before you start packing, give our vacation specialists a call. We’ll be happy to tell you what items and amenities you will find waiting for you in your cabin. With fully furnished kitchens and plenty of entertainment, our cabins in Pigeon Forge already have many vacation essentials.
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2. Leave your work at home.
With smartphones and laptops, there can be a constant temptation to keep working while on vacation. The best way to get away from your work is to unplug and unwind. Our cabins in the Smokies are surrounded by natural beauty, so it’s easy for vacationers to take a break from technology and enjoy the great outdoors. Admiring incredible mountain views from your porch is the perfect way to relax and de-stress.
3. Schedule some downtime.
When you visit Pigeon Forge with your family, you’re going to want to see all of the amazing sights and attractions. However, it’s important to not try to cram too much activity in one day. You don’t want to tucker your kids out! Be sure to plan a few hours in the afternoon to just relax in your cabin. Whether your kids take a nap, watch TV, or play in the game room, they’ll be refreshed for the rest of your day.
4. Make a budget.
Worrying about money can add a lot of unnecessary stress to your vacation. Drawing up a budget before you hit the road is a great idea. By figuring out how much you want to spend in advance, you can put your finances out of your mind and enjoy your vacation.
5. Check for specials.
When you make your vacation budget, be sure to check for deals and promotions. With our seasonal specials, you can save a ton of money, and even get a free night at our cabins in Pigeon Forge! Visit our Specials page to find out more, or give us a call at 1-800-705-6346.