When it comes to taking a vacation, many people opt for vacation lodge rentals as a nice change of pace from traditional downtown hotels. However, there are many misconceptions about the industry you should be aware of if you're considering taking this route. Here are some common myths about vacation rentals.
1. Myth: Vacation rentals are only good for large groups
While vacation lodge rentals are great for large groups, they're ultimately ideal for groups of any size. There are rentals available from studio sizes to full houses that can accommodate even the largest groups. Don't let the misinformed idea that lodge rentals are only for large groups deter you from giving them a try.
2. Myth: Vacation rentals aren't as luxurious as hotels
Perhaps this myth stemmed from one person who had one bad experience at a vacation rental. The truth is, most vacation rentals are as luxurious, if not more luxurious, than a traditional hotel. That's because you won't have neighbors right next door to create a nuisance, plus, you'll be surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. Enjoying the great outdoors with a group of friends or family members is the best way to spend any vacation.
3. Myth: Lodge rentals always require a minimum stay of one week
This may be true in very few situations during peak season, but for the vast majority of lodge rentals, there's little or no minimum stay. If you want to make extra sure that your vacation lodge won't require a minimum stay, book during the off-season, and talk to management if you have concerns. However, it's important to keep in mind that staying longer can sometimes get you a discounted price per night than staying just a single night.
4. Myth: There's no management to help me if I need assistance during my stay
This may be the case for privately owned properties that are small and have just one owner, but again, the vast majority of vacation lodges are well-managed and have round-the-clock maintenance to help you with even the smallest of things. If you're not sure, simply call and ask.
Ultimately, vacation lodges are a great option for people who want to have a relaxing vacation while enjoying everything Mother Nature has to offer, especially in Gatlinburg, where about 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail run through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more information about Gatlinburg lodging, contact The Greystone Lodge on the River.