Whether planning a romantic retreat or a multi-family vacation, saving money is at the top of every travelers wish list. For penny-pinchers who still want to make the most of a trip to the Smokies, Cherokee Lodge is sharing four tricks to saving money while vacationing. With these tips, you’ll be ready to visit the Smokies without a worry or a care.
1. Pigeon Forge Condo Specials
Our first trick is to check for lodging specials during your stay. Visitors who want spectacular mountain views and a convenient location don’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy them. Cherokee Lodge is offering Pigeon Forge condo specials during winter for guests who stay four consecutive nights.
Four nights in a two bedroom unit is only $391.95. That’s nearly 50% savings! Our other special offers guests four nights in a three bedroom condo for $526.65. Go ahead and start packing your bags because these specials are only available to guests from January 5, 2014 to March 17, 2014. Use the code WIN14 when making reservations.
2. Dine In
To save money, consider eating a few meals in. Our Pigeon Forge Condos are fully-furnished, including the kitchen. We have provided pots, pans, dishes and glassware. After a quick trip to the grocery store, your family can spend much less on food.
For families who plan to spend the day sightseeing, consider packing snack bags that everyone can munch on until returning to the unit. Snacks and drinks for the whole group can add up, so being prepared will save money and prevent extra stops.
Consider leaving your car behind and seeing the sites from a relaxing trolley bus. Rather than driving, we recommend guests to consider this unique way to travel the Smokies because Cherokee Lodge is just a minute’s walk from the Fun Time Trolley.
Running every 20 to 25 minutes, the trolley begins its route at 8:00am and continues until midnight. The 30 trolleys carry vacationers all over Sevier County, running seven routes over Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. With over a hundred stops available in the area, an all-day wristband is only $2.50, so you can hop on and hop off as often as you’d like. For those who would rather pay by the trip, it is only $.50 per route or $0.75 per trip to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center.
This is a great way to save money, so you can leave your vehicle parked at Cherokee Lodge’s Pigeon Forge condos while exploring the area. Not only that, but you also won’t have to think about parking or gas.
4. Visit Welcome Centers
The final trick to saving money in the Smokies is to visit the Welcome and Visitor Centers dotted along the Parkway and National Park. Travelers who stop in have access to guidebooks and travel planners that contain coupons to a number of the area’s attractions and entertainment.
These stops have gift shops for a Smoky Mountain souvenir as well as maps, and you’ll be able to see wildlife models. Some visitor centers even include park exhibits and documentary theater, so make sure to add at least one to the trip itinerary.
Cherokee Lodge offers guests luxurious amenities and money-saving Pigeon Forge condos specials, so if you’re ready to enjoy this exciting , call us today at 1-877-918-5900. Our reservation specialists will answer any questions you might have and would love to help you begin planning your own trip to the Smoky Mountains.