By Darryl Payne
Posted on March 26, 2012
If you’re going to be in the market for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee lodging this summer, or even accommodations in Gatlinburg or Sevierville, there are several questions you may want to consider asking the prospective cabin-rental companies you talk to. This week, we’re going to look at issues you’ll want to ask about concerning paying for your lodging.
In general, learn as much as you can about all the rental fees involved when comparing the costs of different companies’ cabins. Not all properties structure their pricing and fees the same way, so only knowing the total cost will let you compare apples to apples.
What’s the refund and cancellation policy? How much deposit is returnable within 30 days of check-in? Outside 30 days of check-in?
Do return guests get a discount?
Is there an additional charge if the cabin sleeps over a certain number of guests?
Does the rental company offer trip insurance?
What are the check-in and checkout policies?
Is there a damage deposit? What constitutes “damage” to the property?
What is the cleaning fee, if any?
Are there any booking fees or other hidden, miscellaneous fees?
Taking the time to do your homework on the front end could save you time and trouble in the long run and make your stay in Gatlinburg, Sevierville or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee an awesome experience you’ll want to repeat every year.
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.