vacation lodgeIn part one of this blog series, we talked about some of the basic aspects to keep in mind while you’re in the process of researching and reserving your Smoky Mountain vacation rental. However, there are many more things to consider before you make your reservations final. Here are some more essential aspects of choosing the right lodge rentals.

For most people, taking a vacation requires setting a budget to stay on track financially. Luckily, there are a number of ways to monitor the amount you have available to spend. Start by allocating a set amount for lodging, transportation, food, and activities and plan accordingly. It can help to set an itinerary and estimate prices for each activity on it, but it’s unlikely that everything will go exactly as planned — things are bound to get off track a bit. Above all, be reasonable with your financial goals and remember to enjoy yourself and not stress about money while you’re on your trip.

It’s also worth mentioning that many lodge rentals offer discounted rates for making reservations at certain times throughout the year. Don’t be afraid to ask about any potential ways to receive a discounted price on a lodge rental.

Distance To Transportation:
One aspect that many people neglect to plan for while on any vacation is transportation. Planning for transportation means more than simply buying plane tickets or putting an address into your GPS; you need to make sure you’ll be able to get to your destinations without spending excessive amounts on taxis or walking several miles. More than 11 million people visit Gatlinburg every year, and there are countless vacation lodges that offer free shuttle bus transportation to various popular destinations throughout the city and its national park. Don’t hesitate to seek out and take advantage of any ways to make it easier for you and those you’re traveling with to get from place to place.

Ultimately, keeping these ideas in mind is sure to help you make the best and most logical decision when reserving your vacation lodges. For more information about planning your trip to Gatlinburg, contact The Greystone Lodge.