Eliminate Stress and Find Your
Dream Cabin in 3 Easy Steps
The ONE Change I Made that Saved Hours of Frustration in my Cabin Search
What it feels like when you JUST booked the PERFECT cabin for your vacation:
A feeling of relief and happiness comes over your whole body
A new attitude forms because you now have something to look forward to
Rest, relaxation and fun are now on the horizon and have just become a reality
The uncertainty is gone. You are going on vacation, start telling everyone!
~Here's how to get the BEST cabins before they are snatched up~
Pick the Date Your Vacation Begins
Once you have your vacation date down, it gets way easier. Looking at cabins before you have your dates is nice but having a firm date in hand will let you go for it when you see that perfect cabin.
Have Your Credit Card Out
There's no time to waste when you want to scoop up the best cabin first. Not having your card out and ready might seem like a no brainer, but it could mean you hesitate and end up allowing someone else book the cabin you want before you do.
Pick Your Cabin out at a site like Tripping.com
Flipkey by TripAdvisor is a great way to search for a cabin because it is owned by TripAdvisor.
This means you are accessing a huge range choices, with ratings and reviews, from real people.
There are 1000’s of cabins and vacation rentals in the Smoky Mountains. It can be overwhelming and what started out as a fun idea can soon be frustrating, time-consuming and stressful.
You went to 5 different cabin company sites and now you forgot where you saw that one cabin you loved so much
Does the cabin company's site show ONLY good reviews?
How do you know when you're looking at one company's website that they really are the best?
Will you pay too much?
What if there is something right around the corner that's better and you don't even know about?
In the Smoky Mountains, there are many ways that rental cabins are owned and rented out. You can have 2 cabins that are sitting side-by-side in the same resorts, yet have completely different management and prices.
How will you know the difference?
The One Small Change I Made
"This small change made eliminated so much stress."
When you enter your cabin wish list into a their search, you will be see results from all the major players in the vacation business.
Why I Love It
You will actually see all the prices up front, immediately and the price on each site that property is listed on right in front of you so you can compare easily. You don't have to worry that the cabin you're looking at may be listed on a different website for less. It's right there in front of you!
If you decide against a cabin or want to go on a vacation next year somewhere else you can also find apartments, condos, a castle, boats, lofts or houses. All in 190 countries around the world.
One thing I love about this website is that it’s very “user-friendly”. When you're looking at the page and you see something you want, just click on it.
For example--the filters. The filters are things you want in your cabin, for example you may want a cabin with a fireplace. You may only want to see cabins that are pet friendly and have fireplaces. Simply click on those 2 options and Tripping.com shows them to you.
One of my favorite things about this site are the clickable heart icons. Each listing has a heart icon that you can click to save this for later viewing. This really narrows things down. You may see cabins that are not quite right for you or your family and being able to put a heart by the ones that stand out can really help you as you browse to narrow down your choices!
Here, notice my 2 favorites where I clicked on the heart icon. Then when I click on my favorites list in the top right-hand corner of my page it shows me my list of favorites and also a map of exactly where my favorites are located.
There is also a share button so you can share these with family and friends
As you browse through all your options, you will always see them on a map to the right the map is clickable on any property at any time
I have an Area Guide here to help you decide what part of town you want to be in if you need a better understanding of the map.
Reviews are readily available for each listing. Whether good or bad the reviews are there for you to decide! Each property has a star rating. Some listings have a button to click if you want to ask the manager a question. Another great feature.
This site will save you time and hassle and is FUN to use! Bon Voyage! A new adventure awaits you :)
Step 1- Pick your dates
Step 2- Whip out your bank card
Step 3- Pick a cabin at Tripping.com (the fun part)
Congratulations, you're in the mountains.