Road trips, vacations, budget travel and events around Knoxville. Real experiences. Real bloggers. We love hitting the road and sharing our travel experiences. Expect local, vacation and road trip experiences in Tennessee and beyond. Got a story idea? Email us at email@example.com today.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
A Fantastic Pet Friendly Vacation Rental in the Smoky Mountains!
Picking a vacation rental in the Smoky Mountains seems
like an easy thing to do, and most times it is.
There are exceptions, of course, as anyone who travels with a pet
knows. Finding the perfect rental cabin
for your needs and one that is pet friendly takes time and research to find.
While some cabins are referred to as ‘pet friendly’ you
need to ask what the pet rules are. Some
of the rentals I have searched don’t really mean pet friendly if Fido has to
live outside on the porch in a crate, or he has to be crated if you leave him
alone in the rental even for an hour. If
you deal with a vacation rental through VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner) you
deal directly with the owners. That way
you can ask them questions and find out exactly how pet friendly they really
We always take her bed so that she feels comfy!
We recently went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for three
nights. I searched every pet friendly
rental on VRBO. I found a few that truly
are pet friendly. The one I eventually
picked said the pet rules were: no pets on the furniture, pets can’t be left
alone in the cabin for extended periods of time, and renters must pick up the
When I questioned the owner about leaving our dog alone
she said what she means is she doesn’t want people leaving the cabin at 8 am
and not returning until late. Leaving a dog alone in a strange place for that
many hours can sometimes lead to trouble.
I explained that our dog is very ‘rental’
knowledgeable. She has stayed in
vacation rentals in Helen, Georgia; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Beaufort, South
Carolina. You do need to remember if you
leave your dog un-crated and he or she does damage you are responsible for that
The rental I found was absolutely perfect for us for many
Location: It is off the beaten path but not too far off!
Price: Since April is pre-peak season in the Smoky
Mountains the price of this particular cabin was very good. The owners do offer a discount for repeat
Size: Although the rental could accommodate two couples
and a bunch of kids, it was still perfect for just my husband and me.
Bedrooms/Baths: 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main
level with more sleeping options in the finished basement and another full
Kitchen: Cooking for two or cooking for 12, there are
enough dishes, silverware, pots and pans to do so. There is even a side-by-side fridge with auto
ice maker and a Keurig! One thing that I
really appreciate is the fact there is a full-size pantry that was totally empty
and just waiting for us to stash our goodies.
Beds: Since we only used the King bed in the master
bedroom I can only brag on that one. The
bed was extremely comfortable and the bedding was quite nice.
No Complaints – I can honestly say there was not one
thing to complain about.
An inviting front yard!
As you can see from this photo the setting is
amazing. You can sit on the porch and
soak it all in. The neighborhood is
extremely quiet and well maintained.
For more information about this cabin in Wears Valley,
Tennessee click here. You have to see it in person and I highly recommend this rental cabin.