Science has proven that we can actually love our dogs as much as our children, which comes as no surprise to dog lovers. If you can’t imagine leaving your pooch behind as you get away from daily stress, then Gatlinburg is an excellent vacation destination. With plenty of dog-friendly activities and beautiful cabins in Gatlinburg that allow pets, your entire family can relax for a while.
Start your vacation off on the right foot by choosing a secluded Gatlinburg cabin that is full of great benefits for the whole crew. Your pup will feel relaxed and at home in the quiet surroundings, with plenty of space to trot around outside, sniff the trees, and stretch her legs. Without any neighbors to worry about in the next room, you’ll feel more comfortable if she decides to let the local wildlife know that she’s there! Cabins in Gatlinburg such as the Lazy Bear offer rustic charm with modern luxuries like a hot tub, Jacuzzis, a pool table, cable TV, foosball, Internet access, and more.
Once you’re relaxed and ready to get in some fun, you and your dog can take on Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The trails can be hiked, though not all are dog-friendly. Be sure to plan in advance so you and your buddy can explore together. Take a picnic and find the many waterfalls in the lush forested area, or look for a pet-friendly guided tour. When your pup is tired after a long day of new smells, take him back to the cabin for some much-needed rest.
While the dog sleeps off the long day safe in your Gatlinburg cabin, you can hang out in the city to enjoy the nightlife! Cook your meals in your cabin thanks to the kitchen – just bring food! – or enjoy the fine dining and entertainment in Gatlinburg or nearby Pigeon Forge. Want a really fun after-dark treat? Head up to the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, which runs after dark all year long! The city has something for everyone. If part of your crew doesn’t want to hike during the day, they can enjoy shopping, the Arts and Crafts Community, festivals, and more. Or head to the nearby Gatlinburg Community Center to take advantage of a pool, racquetball, bowling alley, basketball courts, and gym.
Don’t need something quite so large as the Lazy Bear? Check out the many other pet-friendly cabins Diamond Mountain Rentals has to offer, such as the Mountain Mist. With just as many luxurious amenities on a smaller scale, this is perfect for travelers in groups of two, or solo travelers who just want to spend some quality time with their best friend – their dog! Book your Gatlinburg cabin today to ensure your perfect vacation spot before it fills up!