One of the biggest benefits of taking a vacation to the Smoky Mountains is it gives you the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax with the ones you love. However, thanks to the business of our everyday life, you may not remember how to disconnect for an hour or two and simply be at peace with your surroundings. That is why we are here to help.

Below you will find all of our favorite ways to relax when you choose to stay in Smoky Mountain log cabins during your vacation. From hitting the snooze button an extra time to getting lost in your favorite story, there is something on this list for everyone!

1. Sleep In

baby sleeping in during vacation to Smoky Mountain log cabinsAs we mentioned, the first step to relaxing in our Smoky Mountain log cabins is to allow yourself to sleep in. You aren’t at home. There is no business meeting or school function you have to run off to. This means you have plenty of time to catch up on a few hours of sleep before you start your day.

Although it may seem foreign at first, you will be amazed how relaxing the simple act of turning off your regular alarms can be. Not to mention, catching up on sleep will give you plenty of energy to carry yourself through all of the fun activities you and your loved ones have planned for the rest of the day.

couple relaxing in outdoor hot tub at Smoky Mountain log cabins2. Spend Time in the Outdoor Hot Tub

Another one of our favorite ways to relax inside our Smoky Mountain log cabins is to spend some time in the outdoor hot tub found on the private deck of your rental. Whether you are unwinding in the evening or looking for a peaceful way to kick back in the middle of the afternoon, we promise you won’t be disappointed in your hot tub during your stay.

The best part is when you sit in the hot tub, you will also have a clear view of natural scenery surrounding your cabin, which adds to the relaxing atmosphere.

3. Play a Game

pool table inside cabin in Smoky Mountian log cabinsJust like when you are at home, playing a game with your friends and loved ones is a great way to relax for a couple of hours and not be distracted by any stress or tension you may have built up. If you aren’t paying attention to the game, you could lose!

You can either opt to play one of the fun games included inside your cabin or opt to bring one of your favorite ones from home. The games found inside our cabins include pool tables, air hockey, foosball, arcade games, and occasionally a video game system.

A good way to enhance your game playing is to add some stakes to it. For example, whoever loses will have the chore of doing dishes after dinner or the winner gets to choose what attraction you go to the next day.

Adding in these little extra games to your entertainment is a good way to make sure all of your family members are involved and having a good time.

woman watching movie in Smoky Mountian log cabins4. Watch a Movie

Family movie nights are always one of our favorite things to do, especially when you get to enjoy it in either a private theater room or on a home theater system inside Smoky Mountain log cabins. Not only do you get to enjoy your favorite flick with your loved ones, but you also get an incredible movie watching experience that you don’t get back home.

Here, you have everything you need to make it feel like you are watching the movie in a fancy theater, but really you are relaxing inside a cabin with your loved ones.

This also gives you the ability to avoid paying costly concession stand fees, having to be patient with other guests who are loud in the theater, or missing your favorite part if you have to step outside for a moment. Instead, you can make your own popcorn and his pause or play whenever you want.

5. Unwind in a Rocking Chair

rocking chairs outside Smoky Mountain log cabinsEarlier, we mentioned the outdoor hot tubs found at our Smoky Mountain log cabins to help you relax. However, that is not the only way you can unwind on your cabin’s private back deck. You can also take advantage of the complimentary rocking chair seating found there.

Similar to the hot tub, when you sit back in these rockers, you will have no trouble taking in the scenic views that surround the cabin all while letting your stress evaporate into the air.

mother and daughter cooking in Smoky Mountain log cabins6. Try Out a New Recipe

Believe it or not, cooking can be very relaxing and therapeutic. There is just something about the process of putting ingredients together and seeing how they come out that is the perfect stress reliever, especially when you are also preparing a meal for your loved ones.

Luckily, all of our Smoky Mountain log cabins come with their own fully-equipped kitchen to allow you to prepare this feast with ease. It doesn’t matter if you are putting together an old favorite or testing your skills with a new technique, we promise you will not be disappointed in your kitchen set up.

7. Go For a Swim

mom and daughter swimming at Smoky Mountain log cabins with swimming pool accessLast, but not least, if you are staying inside one of our Smoky Mountain log cabins with private pools, go for swim to help yourself relax! There is just something about soaking up the sunshine and spending a couple of hours in the water that is sure to help you unwind and feel at peace.

Not to mention, this is an incredible activity for parents with kids if you are looking for some peace and quiet but your kids want to go out and do something fun. You can let them swim while you unwind in a cozy lounge chair next to the water.

Now that you know how to relax during your mountain getaway, it is time to start planning your next stay to the area today! You can start by browsing through all our favorite Smoky Mountain log cabins! From quiet 1 bedroom cabins all the way to deluxe large cabin rentals, we have just what you need for a memorable stay with your friends and loved ones.