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5 Ways to Stick to a Budget on Your Smoky Mountain Family Vacation

DATE : January 24, 2022

Going on vacation to the Smokies doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! You can take your family to the mountains on a modest budget if you prepare before you go. There are several things you can do to make sure you stay within budget. Check out these 5 ways to stick to a budget on your Smoky Mountain family vacation:

1. Take Advantage of Hotel Amenities

outdoor pool at bearskinA great way to stay within your budget is to take advantage of amenities at your hotel. You’ll be able to find things to do that are included with your stay, like swim in our outdoor pool during hot summers! It even has a lazy river so you can cool off and relax at the same time. Another amenity our guests love at our hotel that will help you save money is the grab-and-go breakfast. You won’t have to spend any extra money on this important meal because it is already included with your stay!

2. Save on Area Attractions

A Smoky Mountain family vacation isn’t complete without visiting all the attractions you want to experience! But the costs of these activities can add up quickly. When you stay with us, you will be able to save money on area attractions. We have a special portal with a login at the front desk where you can purchase tickets to attractions directly. If there are several different attractions you want to visit, look into getting a Smoky Mountain Sightseeing Pass, where several attractions are included in a package to help you save!

3. Look Through Specials

bearskin lodge in gatlinburgThere are several ways you can stick to your budget on your trip, and a popular one is looking through our specials and deals. Before you book your hotel room, you’ll want to check and see if any of the current specials could apply to you, and you’ll be able to save a percentage on your entire stay! You’ll love finding deals for your next trip!

4. Walk Instead of Drive

With gas prices always fluctuating, you want to save fuel for when you have to head back home. Since we are located in downtown Gatlinburg, our guests are just a short walk away from all of the shops, restaurants, and attractions you could want to visit in town! When you walk around town instead of driving, you won’t have to pay any parking fees, because your vehicle will already be at our hotel. Not only will you be saving money on gas, you’ll also add a little bit of exercise into your day as you make your way to where you want to go!

5. Find Free and Cheap Things to Do

all sauced up in gatlinburgOne of the best ways to stick to your budget on your Smoky Mountain family vacation is to find free and affordable things to do in the area! Our hotel is a short drive away from the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and we are close enough that you could walk to the trailhead for the Gatlinburg Trail! If you want to spend time browsing through shops in downtown Gatlinburg, you could always stop by All Sauced Up and try their free samples or head to one of the wineries for free wine tastings!

Saving money and staying within your budget for your Smoky Mountain family vacation doesn’t have to be difficult. By using all of these tips and tricks, you can have a great time making memories with your loved ones and not worry about spending too much money! Start planning your next family trip today by booking one of our Gatlinburg hotel rooms!