Did you know that Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO, Tripadvisor and Flipkey will charge you a service fee on top of your rent, fees and taxes?
Yes, you can pay up to a 15% marketing premium by booking on these marketing sites for the exact same cabin. There is no added value or service provided – just a processing fee to book and hand off the reservation to our customer service team.
Book direct with Elk Springs Resort with no additional booking fees. Full disclosure – On each reservation Elk Springs Resort Cabin Rentals does charge a $45 booking fee, a cleaning fee and a damage waiver fee providing you with up to $1,500 of incidental damage protection. However, the fees charged by Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO, Tripadvisor and Flipkey are in addition to our normal quoted booking fees. Yes, you will be charged a booking fee up to 15% of the reservation value on top of these fees.
Instead of paying additional fees of up to 15% of the reservation to these listing sites wouldn’t you rather allocate these precious funds to pay for a day at Dollywood? Tickets to the Dixie Stampede, 3 days of groceries or admission to a dinner show?
And the savings get even better when you book direct. When booking direct you also have the opportunity to take advantage of direct booking discounts not offered on channel sites. These include midweek savings up to 5%, Law Enforcement, Firefighter, EMT, Military, AARP, Nurse and Teacher discounts as well. Even more savings increasing your savings potential up to 20% off when including your booking fee discount.
Our dedicated reservation specialists are experts in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley and Sevier County. We are available from 8am to midnight to assist you in finding the perfect cabin that best meets your unique requirements. There are so many choices in our area that finding the right cabin can be very challenging. Worse, for many it can simply be overwhelming. It’s OK… we talk cabins all day long and know this market better than most. We spend countless hours assisting guests in finding the best cabin as each visitor has a unique set of requirements.
We are experts in cabin amenities, views, locations, layouts, special accommodations and unique requests whereas the listing sites such as VRBO are unable to provide live agents by phone, email or chat who are able and qualified to assist you in navigating through all the choices to find you the perfect cabin for your special and important vacation. Did you know that most Airbnb, VRBO and Homeaway cabins are owned and managed by individual owners who live a great distance from the Smoky Mountains? Many have bought property purely as investments and are qualified and motivated to sell you just their cabin. They may not have access to all the direct inventory we specialize in and probably have very little experience or knowledge of our area. Do these owners have 24 hour dispatched maintenance and 24 hour customer service should you have an issue with your cabin?
Why risk adding a third party booking site to the process? Save money and make the best cabin choice by booking direct with Elk Springs Resort. Please call us directly at 866-550-1795 x2 to speak to a live Smoky Mountains Specialist who is intimately familiar with our area and cabins. Or you can search and book our invnetoy online 24/7 without paying services fees charged by channel partners.