Tips For Renting A Cabin In The Smokies - Part VII

By Darryl Payne
Posted on April 5, 2012

If you’re going to be in the market for Gatlinburg chalet rentals this summer, or even accommodations in Pigeon Forge 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 wrap up this series of rental Q&A with some miscellaneous questions that might not have fallen into any of the previous categories.

If a cabin is rented directly from the owner (as opposed to a property-management company), how far away does the owner live? Can the owner quickly respond to a problem or be able to send out someone who can?

Does the rental office have written directions to the cabin? This is important, because many rental properties can be difficult to navigate by GPS devices or online mapping applications.

Are the photos on the website current ones, and is the list of amenities still accurate and up to date?

Is the cabin’s deck built to proper building codes, and is it safe?

Is there a floor plan of the cabin that can be viewed?

If there are mountain views, can the mountains only be seen in winter, when the trees are bare, or are they visible during full foliage?



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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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