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3 Secret Ways to Save Money on a Smoky Mountain Vacation This Fall

September 30, 2014

Smoky Mountain vacations are a ton of fun. Not only are there countless exciting things to do, but the abundance of natural beauty and great places to eat is really what makes this area a great place for families and friends to gather for a few relaxing days together.

That being said, fall vacations in the Smoky Mountains can also be a little pricey. Because this is the time of year where fall colors reach their peak, people from all across the country flock to the area. However, just because this is one of the busier times of the year, that doesn’t mean that you and your group have to skip out on enjoying a Smoky Mountain vacation this fall. Have fun and save money this trip by following these simple money-saving tricks that we at Large Cabin Rentals have picked up from our years of experience in the vacation industry.

Share a Smoky Mountain Cabin

It’s simple math really. The more people you have stayed in the same rental, the cheaper the cost per person will be. Therefore, if you and your family plan on all visiting the area at the same time, why not find a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin that is large enough to fit all of your group under the same roof.

By sharing rental costs, individuals can easily go from spending upwards of $100 to $200 a night per person to less than $50, depending on which cabin you choose.

At Large Cabin Rentals, we specialize in large group cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Our rentals range in size from eight bedrooms all the way to a spacious 16 bedroom that can sleep up to 72 guests at a time. We even have one eight bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge that has its own indoor putt-putt course.

Click here to decide which our large Pigeon Forge cabin rentals is right for your group.

Gatlinburg Space NeedleTake Advantage of Group Discounts at Smoky Mountain Attractions

It’s amazing what you find out when you ask. One thing that many visitors don’t realize is that there are actually quite a few discounts available in the area, all you have to do is ask. One of the biggest discounts that guests enjoying a Smoky Mountain vacation this fall can take advantage of is the incredible group discount rate that many Smoky Mountain attractions offer.

Typically the way it works is that groups will get either a certain dollar amount or percentage off their ticket price, depending on how many members are in their party. Because this discount varies from attraction to attraction, it is hard to give an exact number of what groups should expect in terms of a lesser rate.

However, you can read our blog on our favorite Pigeon Forge attractions for large groups to find which local businesses are able to cater to large parties the best.

Eat at a Smoky Mountain Buffet

It is easy to encourage families and groups to consider cooking during their Smoky Mountain vacation this fall as a way to save money. However, we also understand that this is the time for your whole family to unwind and relax, so there will probably be a meal or two where you just don’t feel like cooking.

Gatlinburg buffet restaurantIf this is the case, we suggest you and your group consider dining out at one of the many delicious Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg buffet restaurants located in the area. Although the initial price per person may not be the cheapest option in the area, buffet restaurants really do offer the most value for the price. What’s even better is sometimes the restaurant will offer a special lunch price that you and your family can catch and substitute for an early dinner.

When you are full, this will cut back on needing to pick up something to munch on for a late-evening snack. This also saves you from exerting the time and energy it would take to cook a full-family meal during your relaxing Smoky Mountain vacation this fall.

If you would like to learn more about unique ways to save money on your Smoky Mountain vacation this fall, feel free to give Large Cabin Rentals a call. One of our vacation experts will be more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have. See you in the Smokies!