So maybe it’s not the first place on your radar for champagne, streamers and drunken versions of auld lang syne with 200 others in a hotel ballroom.
But Tennessee cabin rentals could be the answer to that nagging question of where to celebrate New Year’s Eve–especially now that you’re in the family way. Because somehow, unless they’ve struck gold on that night (meaning, a babysitter), parents get shafted on what’s supposed to be the most festive night of the year.
Let 2010 be the year of the house–make that vacation house–party.
The Gatlinburg cabin featured is still open for New Year’s Eve week for $1,865 for a seven-night stay (and actually, all of November and December are good deals, what with the three nights, fourth-night free special for $165 a night). Wandering Cubs, an adorable property in Dollywood- and Smoky Mountains-land, is shindig ready with its space for eight guests, 65-inch high-def TV an surround-sound system, pool table, PlayStation 2 and large DVD collection. By morning, step out on the deck to enjoy glorious views of Mt. LeConte. By night, gather ’round the stone fireplace with hot whiskeys.
Before the season turns for the worst, enter the hot tub, which begs for hours of soakage.
Now that’s an idea that sounds a whole lot better than sipping Moet out of a plastic cup after you paid $150 for the ticket.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.