List your property in the Smoky Mountains Region of Tennessee

The Smoky Mountains Region of Tennessee is the perfect vacation spot for hiking-enthusiasts and vacationing families. Top spots, like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, draw thousands of travelers with unique attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Dollywood, and Ober Gatlinburg. Beyond these attractions, the Smoky Mountains Region of Tennessee draws travelers to its alluring natural beauty, making it a top destination for traveling. This mix of fun activities to do in-town with the natural beauty make vacation homes in the area a well-worth investment.
If you list your property in The Smoky Mountains, you

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Booking Season

Travelers begin searching for vacation rentals in the Smoky Mountains region in January, but most travelers start looking in March. Guests begin looking at this time because rentals are booked fast, so they will typically book at least three months in advance of their stay. For off-season reservations, guests are booking on average 44 days in advance. For peak-season reservations, guests are booking on average 64 days in advance.

Amenities Tip

Besides having Wi-Fi or internet here are the top three amenities in Sevier County: Hot Tub, Grill, In-Unit Washer. When thinking about buying a rental property, keep these 3 amenities in mind as the most sought-after qualities in a rental home.

Peak Season

The most popular time for travelers to visit the Smoky Mountains is during spring and summer breaks (March through June) as well as during foliage season in September when the leaves are at their peak.

TripAdvisor Tip: Family Appeal

Big families need a big space. If your vacation rental is spacious, be sure to highlight that in your description and (most importantly) your photos. Even more, many families are coming to the Smoky Mountains region for outdoor activities. Providing some outdoor equipment can help get you that glowing review!

How much could you earn from your home in The Smoky Mountains?

Studio Properties

Owners of studio properties in the Smoky Mountains are earning an average of $81/night but only 6% of TripAdvisor listings located in the area are studios. With such few listings being studios, make sure to have your listing stand out among the rest with incredible amenities such as gift baskets, luxurious bathrobes, or fun activities at home. Although Gatlinburg is a top destination for families, you can capture the attention of couples or small groups of friends.

One Bedroom Properties

More then half of the visitors to The Smoky Mountains are parties of two. Owners of one bedroom properties in the Smoky Mountain Region are earning an average of $81/night. 25% of TripAdvisor listings located in the area have just one bedroom. With demand high and supply low in this category, there is a greater potential for an increase in earnings for homes of this size.

Two Bedroom Properties

Owners of two bedroom properties in the Smoky Mountains are earning an average of $157/night with 34% of TripAdvisor listings located in the area have just one bedroom. These properties are good for small (and growing!) families. 70% of guests are looking to rent 1-2 bedroom homes. To make your two bedroom rental stick out to guests make sure to include bright pictures and bold descriptions of your property to entice potential guests.

Three Bedroom Properties

Three bedroom properties in the Smoky Mountains are earning an average of $197/night. Currently, these properties account for 17% of TripAdvisor’s listings in the area. Make yours stand out from all the others by providing the amenities travelers are looking for, including maps, outdoor activities, and information on the best local places to go.

Four Bedroom Properties

Owners of four bedroom homes in the Smoky Mountains are earning an average of $261/night. Currently, 10% of TripAdvisor’s listings in this location are four bedroom homes. These are generally for larger parties, so showing how spacious your rental property is will have your guests choose your rental property over another.

Five or More Bedroom Properties

This type of property yields the highest earnings, with owners of five or more bedroom homes earning an average of $384/night. However, they only account for 9% of TripAdvisor’s listings in this location. Often times extended families or large groups of friends will travel to this destination together and renting a home with five or more bedrooms is ideal as it allows everyone to stay together. Lots of houses in Gatlinburg can sleep over 12 people, so showcasing this in your property description can benefit you immensely. 

Average party size during a stay in the Smoky Mountains

One Guest: 5%

Two Guests: 56%

Three Guests: 5%

Four Guests: 13%

Five or More Guests: 21%

What amenities are travelers looking for when visiting the Smoky Mountains?
With so many attractions and outdoor-activities in the area, it is worth mentioning them in your listing. Particularly, be sure to disclose the proximity to specific activities or attractions. For more guest peace-of-mind, be sure to note activities that are suitable for children of different ages and abilities. Being helpful and providing all the relevant details can increase your bookings.
What are the best nearby attractions?
Some of the best attractions nearby include: Ripleys believe it or not Hillbilly Golf, ZipGatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg Skilift, Home of Pancakes”Flapjacks”, Mountain Coaster, and Minigolf. Check out more here.
How do I get my vacation rental booked over my competitor?
Highlighting where your rental is located in relation to all the attractions that the Smoky Mountains Region has to offer is a great way to get noticed by travelers. Make sure your TripAdvisor property is in great shape and ready for travelers in advance of peak season.

List your property in the Smoky Mountains today!

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