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Taking a vacation doesn’t mean you have to take a vacation from your fitness plan. When you come to stay in our Gatlinburg cabins, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to eat right, get some exercise, and even indulge a little. We’ve put together some easy tips for staying healthy when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains.

1. Get plenty of fresh air.

Going on vacation is a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Bear Camp offers a big selection of secluded cabins that are surrounded by natural beauty. Breathing in fresh mountain air while sitting on your cabin’s porch will do wonders for your health!

2. Go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Taking a hike in the national park is the perfect way to stay active on vacation. As you and your family get some exercise, you’ll also see some of the most scenic views in the Southeast. Be sure to check out our guide to hikes with waterfalls!

3. Schedule vacation activities that will keep you moving.

In addition to the national park, there are lots of other high energy vacation activities in Gatlinburg. Families can go horseback riding, ziplining, mini golfing, or even indoor skydiving!

4. Make dinner in your cabin.

Eating out too much on vacation can empty your wallet and add to your waistline. Instead, you can take advantage of our cabins’ fully furnished kitchens and whip up a nutritious and delicious home cooked meal. Our vacation rentals are close to plenty of supermarkets and smaller groceries, so you can easily get fresh and local ingredients for your dinner.

5. Have a treat once a day.     

The best way to stick to a healthy diet while on vacation is by rewarding yourself with a small treat once a day. Gatlinburg is famous for its fudge shops and ice cream parlors, so it won’t be hard to find something sweet to sink your teeth into!

With an unbeatable location and amazing amenities, our Gatlinburg cabins have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Before you reserve a cabin, check out our Specials page to learn how you can get a free night at Bear Camp!