List your property in the Smoky Mountains Region of Tennessee
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
One Guest: 5%
Two Guests: 56%
Three Guests: 5%
Four Guests: 13%
Five or More Guests: 21%
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