How to Choose Accommodations

By Darryl Payne
Posted on August 30, 2010

When planning a trip to the Smokies, you have literally hundreds of options at your disposal when it comes to picking a place to stay. Whether it’s Sevierville bed and breakfast inns, Pigeon Forge rental cabins or Gatlinburg ski chalets, there’s a wide range of choices. The process might seem a little daunting at first, but you can easily narrow down your choices by considering factors such as who is going to be making this trip, what activities you have planned and even your budget.

If you’re planning to see a lot of music theater shows, for example, it might make more sense to stay on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. If you’re going to be spending most of your time at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, consider staying in Gatlinburg. If your plans call mainly for outlet mall shopping, picking Sevierville might be your best bet.

Even then, you have to decide the type of accommodation. A hotel or motel might be best suited for easy access to activities, especially if you’re traveling with four people or fewer. Larger groups or those more interested in scenery might want to consider a condominium or cabin rental.



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About Darryl Payne

Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.


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