If you are looking forward to a stress free vacation, you should choose your destination carefully. The Great Smoky Mountains provide an incredibly beautiful atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. At Highlands Condos, we offer a variety of Smoky Mountain condo rentals that will meet your needs whether you are vacationing as a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Here are five steps for planning the perfect, headache free getaway:
1. Decide Which Condo is Right For You
Guests at the Highlands have a choice of one, two, or three bedroom condos. All of our units have amenities that will ensure you are comfortable and are able to appreciate everything the Smoky Mountains have to offer. This includes fully equipped kitchens, private balconies, use of our outdoor pool and exercise room, and use of our hot tubs and sauna. Browse through our listings and decide which condo will best suit your needs. One bedroom condos are ideal for couples, especially if you are on your honeymoon or want to enjoy a romantic weekend together. Our two bedroom units are great for families or groups. Finally, our three bedroom condos are perfect if you are bringing along members of your extended family or a larger group of any kind.
2. Choose the Perfect Date For Your Vacation
Deciding on the right time for your Smoky Mountain vacation is an important decision. Your travel plans will depend on your schedule and that of anyone you are taking along. Many people stay with us for a weekend getaway. Other guests stay for longer periods, especially when it is possible to take advantage of a federal holiday. Ask for time off from work as early as possible and be sure to check your kids' school schedule. Try to choose a time when you can arrive and depart without rushing too much.
3. Don’t Overpack
One of the benefits of staying at our Smoky Mountain condo rentals is that you really don't have to bring much with you. Our kitchens provide you with everything you need for cooking and eating, such as pots, pans, plates, and silverware. If it's cool enough to warm up by the fireplace when you arrive, there will be firewood ready for your use. Naturally, you will want to bring comfortable clothes, but don't make the common mistake of overpacking. Remember that the Smoky Mountains has a casual atmosphere and the weather is mild. Bring enough layers so you are prepared if there is chilly weather, and don’t forget sturdy shoes for walking around and hiking. You'll find traveling easier and more pleasant if you pack light!
4. Plan Some Fun Activities
The Great Smoky Mountains is jam packed with awesome things to do! In addition to being blessed with exceptional natural beauty, there are activities for people of all ages and interests. Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining, or whitewater rafting at various locations in the area. Families with kids will absolutely love Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Other exciting things to do in the area include dinner theaters, moonshine distilleries, and miniature golf. Although you probably won't be able to fit everything in on one vacation, if you do some research ahead of time you can make sure you don't miss anything you really want to see or do.
5. Drop Out of Sight
To plan a truly relaxing vacation, it's best to leave behind as much of your normal life as possible. Give yourself a break from your job and other responsibilities back home. While our condos are equipped with high speed internet access for your convenience, try to focus on fun and entertainment while you're on vacation. You might even take a break from phone calls. Our Smoky Mountain condo rentals give you a chance to kick back and enjoy a different way of life for a while.
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