5 Ways to Have a Smoky Mountain Vacation for $200 or Less

Want to have a Smoky Mountain vacation that you can afford? Luckily, the Smokies offer many ways to have as cheap a vacation or as extravagant as you want. If you follow our tips, you will have a fantastic vacation in the Smokies while spending $200 or less!  

1. Pick a Cheaper Cabin Rental

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At Alpine Mountain Chalets, we have the advantage of having a diverse portfolio of cabins available. If you are wanting to take a Smoky Mountain vacation without breaking the bank on where you are staying but still have a great place to stay, our cabins can be your golden ticket! We offer many cabins that are right at or under $200 a night. You may be cutting your nightly costs down, but you still get all kinds of wonderful amenities like a private hot tub, a full kitchen, a grill and even game tables in some cabins! So, you will still have a cabin that you can feel like a vacationing champion in!

2. Travel with Friends or Family

If you need a larger cabin, it can become very affordable when you travel with friends or other family. You can split nightly costs between each other. This is a winning deal because you’ll get amazing amenities you love, and possibly pay less per night in your cabin then what you pay in a hotel that has less amenities. Beyond splitting nightly costs, you can split other expenses like gas or airfare, groceries and dining out tabs.  

3. Take Advantage of Cabin Deals

Who doesn’t love a good deal! To make your Smoky Mountain vacation more affordable, we are proud to offer cabin discounts and specials. When you take advantage of our discounts and promotions, you could potentially be spending less per night on a cabin than you thought. Our specials can be lowered rates per night or even free nights. We constantly update our cabin specials page, so click here to see what we currently are offering!

4. Discover Affordable ActivitiesOld Mill Restaurant Pottery House cafe and grill in the fall

Saving on your cabin means you could have a little more money to spend on attractions and restaurants. However, did you know there are still plenty of things to do in the Smokies that are free and affordable? Entering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free, and once there, you can take scenic walks, amazing hikes and stop by the visitor centers. Or, you can go to Cades Cove, which is also in the park and free to explore. There you’ll get to see mountain views and explore primitive, rustic buildings.

Other affordable or free attractions:

– Visiting The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Fountains Show at The Island

The Old Mill Square

Arts & Crafts Community Trail in Gatlinburg

5. Take Advantage of Cabin Amenities

Your cabin can be one of the best ways to save you money. You could spend less than $200 in a few ways during your Smoky Mountain vacation. The first way is you can prepare meals in your cabin. Every cabin has a fully equipped kitchen, and you could easily prepare and cook a meal for less than $20 for your whole family. You can also save on snacks and drinks since you have the perfect place to store them. Secondly, you can save on a night out on the town by staying in. Instead of paying upwards of $50 a ticket to a show, you can enjoy family time in your cabin. You could rent a movie to watch, have a game night, relax in the hot tub or look at the stars from your cabin.

Browse through all of our cabin properties to find the best affordable cabin for your next Smoky Mountain vacation!