5 Things to Look for in Tennessee Lake House Rentals

Use this guide when reviewing lakefront cabin rentals in Tennessee.

5 Things to Look for in Tennessee Lake House Rentals
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Onsite amenities, location, décor, and more help make lakefront cabins an excellent place for your next Tennessee vacation.

Planning a family vacation should be fun, exciting, and stress-free. Tennessee is one of the most popular destinations for people who love spending time at the lake. At Twin Creeks, we meet lots of vacationers who love getting a taste of #lakelife.

To help you decide your next Tennessee lakefront vacation rental, we're sharing a few things our guests say are the musts for any lakeside vacation.

No. 1: A great location

Tims Ford Lake, Winchester, Tennessee

Of course, when you're considering lakefront cabins, not just any lake will do. You want to choose the perfect setting for memory-making. For example, in East Tennessee, you might have heard of beautiful Douglas Lake, a few miles from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

East Tennessee can be an attractive location if you want to go to the most-visited national park in the US. Because it's so popular, though, it can be pretty crowded, with long waits at restaurants and attractions, so be sure to factor that when deciding.

If you're looking for a less touristy vacation destination, Middle Tennessee offers a few peaceful, affordable options you might want to consider, such as Center Hill and Tims Ford Lake.

Tims Ford Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tennessee. This gorgeous 16.72 m2 lake surrounds the breathtaking 3,546-acre state park of the same name. On land, spend the day walking or bird watching throughout the miles of hiking trails and recreational areas.

On the lake, you'll find that fishing, boating, swimming, and water sports are just a few of the reasons that Tims Ford is known as one of the best recreational lakes in the Southeast.

No. 2: Beautiful vacation rentals that offer unique cabin amenities

Twin Creeks Cabins offer fully-equipped kitchens

Your lakeside retreat should provide you with all the comforts of home, with a character all its own.

Consider what kind of needs and design features you prefer. Something small for just the two of you, or one with lots of bedrooms and sleeper sofa options so the whole crew can come? In addition to the usual amenities like linens and kitchen basics, what else will make your stay more enjoyable?

Our guests note multiple living spaces, a gas fireplace, and a cozy covered deck overlooking the lake among the top features they love.

No. 3: A private dock for easy lake access

The best vacations allow you the right amount of adventure and relaxation. If you like boating, fishing, paddle boarding, or kayaking, it's a good idea to look for lakefront cabins with private docks.

Even if you prefer to rent a boat instead of traveling with your own, you can't beat being able to dock right at your cabin for boarding or to grab a bite in between outings.

No. 4: Plenty of onsite amenities and activities

Boat and tube rentals at Twin Creeks

When traveling with your family, you want to make the most of your time together and prevent the enemy to fun: boredom. When looking for a lakefront cabin, be sure to find out what kinds of onsite amenities or activities you'll have access to.

Rentable items like golf carts to get around the property, boats, tubes, lily pads and paddleboards give you all the variety you need for a great vacation.

Also, waterfront restaurants, private walking and hiking trails, easy access to state parks, and even ship stores for forgotten supplies can take the hassle out of being away from home.

Sometimes you want to turn a family vacation into a reunion by inviting extended friends and family, too! If that sounds like a dream, consider a property that offers group rentals and other types of accommodations, such as RV resort accommodations or luxury villas, so that everyone attending can choose the accommodation type that fits them best.

No. 5: A short drive to local attractions

While some families prefer to stay close to their home away from home while on vacation, others like to get out and explore the area.

Consider choosing a location that's close to local attractions, restaurants, golf courses, or shopping that you're interested in. Who knows, you might find a treasure at a hidden antique shop or learn about the making of your favorite liquor with a tour of the Jack Daniel's Distillery, for example.

The lake just might be the perfect place for your next vacation, and if you use our tips, you'll be well on your way to an unforgettable getaway.

Ready to plan your Tennessee waterfront vacation?

Our newest vacation rentals, the Waterside Cottages, have become some of our most popular properties to rent at Twin Creeks. Stylish décor, lots of room, gas fireplaces, and all the amenities will help make your stay magical.

Each cottage is lakefront with a comfortable covered deck and select units offer a private dock for your use during your stay. Learn more and book your visit today.

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