Pigeon Forge Vacation – Things Not to Pack

There are many things you shouldn’t pack on your Pigeon Forge TN cabin vacation. Say…your great grandmother’s jewelry, your entire dress pants collection, or enough shoes to clothe an army, for example. Check out our five “leave it at home” items to make your packing lighter and easier. And of course, you’ll just have more room in your suitcase to bring home souvenirs and goodies!

Thing to leave at home #1: Valuables
While cabins and hotels are usually safe, it’s best to leave your valuable jewelry, priceless items, and purses at home. You probably won’t miss them anyway, and it prevents any mishaps, whether your items are lost or stolen.

Thing to leave at home #2: Most of your clothes
Honestly, you won’t wear half of the clothes you pack on your vacation. For a 5 night stay, limit your packing to a few pairs of lounging and sleeping clothes, an versatile outfit for the evening, and sensible, presentable clothes for doing things like hiking and exploring downtown. Many cabins are equipped with washers and dryers, making it easy for you to wash and re-wear your clothes.

Thing to leave at home #3: Excessive makeup
Whether you’re hiking, going to Dollywood, or exploring the strip, makeup will sweat off in the summer. Leave excessive makeup items at home and stick with your staples – no need for multiple eyeshadows, lipsticks, foundations, etc. Enjoy the fresh mountain air on your face – we promise your skin will thank us!

Thing to leave at home #4: Electronics
When you’re surrounded by televisions, game consoles, movie theaters and the like, it’s easy to get distracted and lose track of your vacation. Leave your phones in the cabin and enjoy the nature of the Smoky Mountains how it was meant to be enjoyed. Explore waterfalls, trails, Cades Cove and the wildlife without being absorbed in your current text message.

Thing to leave at home #5: Anything you can buy in town
Well, not everything, but you get the idea. Pack the basics that you’ll need when you first arrive, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, toiletries, and dinner or a night-time snack. While it may be tempting to grocery shop and travel with a cooler, strongly consider heading into town the morning after you arrive to snag your food essentials. You’ll enjoy this chance to explore the early-morning town and not traveling with food will free up plenty of room in your vehicle!