Hey y’all! I recently took a trip with a group of friends to the mountains. We stayed in Gatlinburg, TN in a cabin together. I highly recommend doing this at some point in your life, pre or post kids. Going on a trip with other couples can be a lot of fun. In Gatlinburg there is a lot around, but not too much to do for adults as much. Having friends there makes it a little more exciting. When Cody and I have kids this is a place that I think will be a little more fun for them and help us experience it differently.
We all stayed in a big cabin together and it was in the perfect spot. Right off the main road and not too far up the mountain. It had a total of 5 bedrooms: 4 bedrooms upstairs with their own bathroom and a bunk bed downstairs. The couch also was a pull-out couch to accommodate for more people. I loved the cabin! It included a hot tub, movie room, and pool table. When you split this up with 5 couples, the price is great for a weekend! The link to the cabin we stayed at is here: https://www.cabinsofthesmokymountains.com/gatlinburg-cabin-rental/Smoky_Mountain_Escape.html
When packing for a trip like this, you don’t need much. A good warm outfit, a lounge around outfit to hang out in, a swim suit, and an outfit for the day home. I packed so much lighter than I normally do. I was actually pretty proud of myself for not having a huge suitcase for a weekend. Below is what I packed along with a link to everything!
On the way to Gatlinburg we stopped in Asheville for breakfast. We ate at the Moose Cafe. If you ever find yourself in Asheville this restaurant is a must-try! We went walking downtown Gatlinburg and did a tasting which is a must-do when you go there. On Saturday we ate lunch at Paula Dean’s and this is a family style restaurant. Everything you get is unlimited and so good. I didn’t have a bad thing there; if you go I recommend the fried chicken! I made a Tik Tok highlight of our trip that you can find HERE !
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