Tips For Selecting a Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental Not all Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are created equal. Everyone knows the basic items to look for. How many bedrooms and bathrooms does it have? Which part of town is it in? How much does it cost? While these questions are important, it's the questions that you don't ask that might turn your vacation rental into a nightmare. The first question you need to ask is the property setup. Many travelers are thinking that they are renting a secluded, mountaintop cabin, but they arrive to find a cleared two acre plot with ten rental cabins on site. This probably isn't what you were expecting when you left the suburbs for the Smoky Mountains! With the wealth of information available on the internet, you should also research if the cabin is managed by a property management company. While not necessarily a bad thing, it may be a sign that your Smoky Mountain cabin is part of a cabin suburb. Also, some property management companies are notorious for advertising properties with the highest rent, and not really pushing some of the better Smoky Mountain cabin rentals values that are available. If you find yourself working with a property management company, ask them for a listing of all their available properties. You should also inquire about what happens if something goes wrong during your stay. Most vacation rental owners live in other states, so if the bathroom floods on a Tuesday, you may be out of luck. If renting through a property management company, make sure you ask about their weekend hours. And finally, as they always say, location, location, location. Plan your trip ahead of time so you know which attractions you would like to visit. If you are mainly interested in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee is located right at the Southern entrance of the park. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, Bryson City is a paradise for kayaking, mountain climbing, and white water rafting. If you are interested in the quirkiness that Gatlinburg has to offer, it is a great destination, especially if you are coming from the Northern states. Scott Randall maintains and manages Cherokee Cabin, a website about a cabin rental in Cherokee, NC. He maintains an active section on Cherokee attractions. He not only owns a vacation rental, but frequents other vacation rentals during his travel across the United States.
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