3 Reasons Why Cabins Are Better Than Motels

When you're planning any vacation or getaway, the first decision you usually have to make is where you're going to be staying. But that's not always an easy choice to make. Nowadays, especially in markets like the Great Smoky Mountains, there are seemingly endless options, from overnight rentals to hotels and motels to campgrounds to bed and breakfast inns.

Which is best? That can depend on a number of factors, but we believe that in most cases, cabin rentals in Sevierville offer the most advantages to the widest range of travelers. Especially when compared to the typical hotel or motel room, we think that cabins come out on top almost every time. Here's why:

Sevierville Cabin

Space flexibility

Most hotel rooms will sleep no more than four guests, whereas our rental cabins can accommodate well into the teens. So if you're booking for the purposes of a family reunion/celebration or a corporate retreat, then no other type of lodging will offer the number of bedrooms or space needed. Sure, you can always book multiple motel rooms, but in such cases, you miss out on sharing times together as a group. What fun is a family reunion if everyone is in a different room with no common meeting areas? You miss out on moments like watching movies and sports together, cooking and sitting down to meals together or maybe just sitting out on the deck and watching a Smoky Mountains sunset together.


This is a big one. Multiple hotel/motel rooms, on average, are going to cost more money per person than if everyone pools their resources for a single overnight rental. And most rental companies offer specials and discounts throughout the year, so if you book X number of nights, you'll get a bonus night at no additional cost. That drives everyone's financial share down even further. And don't forget that staying in a cabin means you have a fully equipped kitchen. If your party makes a stop at a local supermarket and prepares many of your meals in the cabin, you can enjoy even more savings compared to dining out at a restaurant every time.

Peace and quiet

Most of the time, Smoky Mountain hotels and motels are located right on or near the Parkway or other main strip in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville. That means lots of traffic and, in some cases, a lot of noise. Not so with rental cabins. Tucked away in the quiet mountains and valleys outside Pigeon Forge, our properties are big on scenery and small on the unwanted distractions. The best part is that despite their remote settings, our cabins are still conveniently located near Pigeon Forge and the rest of the Smokies. You're usually not more than 10 minutes away from the Smokies' most popular attractions, shops and restaurants, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park is even more accessible via the Wears Valley entrance.