Plan Your 2015 Budget-Friendly Vacation

It’s no secret that vacations can be expensive. Between the airfare and gas money it takes to get there, the money you’ll need for attractions and food, and finally the price you’ll pay for a place to stay, many are too intimidated to plan a family outing. But fortunately for you, a trip to Pigeon Forge doesn’t have to mean a drain on your budget. With plenty of affordable options, you can rest easy knowing your family has had a great time without breaking the bank!

When to Come

As you plan your Smoky Mountain vacation, consider visiting during the off-season. Often, you’ll find better prices on lodging and attractions as well as discounts and clearance sales at local department stores in and around Pigeon Forge. The best time to find these deals in the Smokies is between February and mid-March, the downtime between the hustle and bustle of the holidays and spring break. You’ll also find discounts are often available if you travel during weekdays in the summer. The most expensive time to travel to the Smokies is during the holidays and on weekends.

What to Do

Pigeon Forge has lots of options for affordable activities no matter what time of year you decide to visit. The best place to start is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can have tons of fun without spending a dime! Entrance to the park is completely free, so you can enjoy a family picnic or a challenging hike to a waterfall without worrying about admission fees. You might also play together in the Little Pigeon River or explore an early settler’s farmstead. With so many options, the national park and Pigeon Forge’s city parks are great places for your family to enjoy time together without stressing over the budget. Some other affordable options in Pigeon Forge include riding the Fun Time Trolley or tubing down the river with River Rage.

Where to Stay

One of the best ways to save on your Pigeon Forge vacation is to book your lodging with Pigeon Forge Cabins. Your family can split the cost of lodging and enjoy the comforts of home in a Pigeon Forge Cabin. We have several budget-friendly cabins near $100 per night that come with amenities like big-screen TVs, indoor Jacuzzi tubs, and high-speed Internet. You’ll also get a full-size kitchen in each of these cabins, where you can save even more money by cooking in or saving leftovers from the nights you eat out. Call our reservation specialists today to get started on your budget-friendly Pigeon Forge vacation!