Have you ever been on a cabin trip before? If you haven’t, you should add it to your list of things to do. I went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with some friends for a cabin trip and it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I would have loved to share the the exact location, but the cabin owner was an awful host, so she won’t be getting a recommendation from me. Click here for a link to find a nice cabin, though.

Going on a cabin trip isn’t like a typical vacation. For example, I over packed like I was going to Miami or Vegas for a week, and I ended up using 10% of the clothes in my suitcase. I guess you can never be too prepared, right? To take the guess work out of your next cabin trip, here are a few things I want to share that helped us get the most out of our trip. 

  1. Groceries. We cooked a ton of meals at the house, which usually turns out better than going out to eat every day. Plan out your meals, make a grocery list, make a store run, rack up on groceries, and make use of having a kitchen. We had breakfast/ brunch and mimosas each morning, and we grilled out for dinner, too. One of our friends is a professional chef so he whipped up a nice meal for us on the grill. Oh, and if you’ve never had grilled romaine lettuce, try it! Just cut the head of romaine in half, drizzle with oil, liberally season, and throw it on the grill- so good! Thanks, Iriel! ☺️I made some French toast one morning and I can still taste them, they were so good. I need to finish up this blog post, I’m getting hungry.
  1. Alcohol. Lots of it. This one is self-explanatory. We just asked one person to bring their alcohol of choice and we stocked the bar. That way, we had plenty to drink and everyone had something they liked. If people are driving in to Pigeon Forge, TN, I suggest bringing the alcohol with them to avoid having to purchase while there. We had people to fly in, so we made a liquor store run and the alcohol was significantly more expensive because it’s a tourist town. The liquor store was about 30 minutes away from the cabin, so keep that in mind. If you’re flying in, cash app the person driving in and have them purchase your alcohol of choice. Either way, the bar was stocked and drinks were on deck all weekend. I made a homemade Kahlua for our hot chocolate and it was to die for! I’ll be testing it to out on the blog, so be on the lookout. Oh, and if you can, pick a cabin with a hot tub. Hot chocolate in the hot tub in 40 degree weather was lit. It sounds crazy, but it was so much fun!

  1. Games. We played games like little kids all night and it was so much fun. Taboo was heavy in rotation for us, because, who doesn’t love Taboo? And if you’ve never played Taboo tipsy, you’re in for a treat! We also had cards, monopoly, Scattergories, and a few other games. Oh, and definitely bring a speaker for Karaoke. I was JT from the City Girls all night. Act Up. 

4. Itinerary for outdoorsy things. We spent a good majority of the time in the house, but we did make time to get outdoors. Tennessee has beautiful scenery, so we made our way to the mountains to do a hiking trail and take pictures. We also went indoor snow tubing, did a self-guided roller coaster ride, and a sky ride. All of them were a lot of fun, so make time to spend at least a day out of the cabin. 

  1. Friends. This is easily the most important thing. Going with the right people makes the trip. Most of us have been friends for at least a decade, but there were people on this trip that had been friends for 20 years. April, the birthday girl, brought friends from all walks of life, who also brought friends with them. It was amazing that everyone meshed and was able to have a good time. You will be in close quarters, so keep that in mind if you’re inviting someone that everyone else doesn’t know. 

All in all, this was a trip for the books. If you’re reading this, thank you, April, and happy 30th birthday again! This trip was so much fun, so nostalgic, and the break I didn’t know I needed. If you’ve not been on a cabin trip, plan one now while it’s still fall. I hope this blog post helps you! 

Xo, Consuella

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