Indoor swimming pools keep your cabin booked year round!

If you’ve ever thought about ways to increase your rental income, this topic about indoor swimming pools is for you.

One of the things we do to help our cabin owners in maximizing the return on their investment is to keep up with the trends and amenities that are the most appealing in our clients’ best rentals. And one of those things that we are finding to be successful more and more are indoor swimming pools at the cabins in our area. Indoor swimming pools are the latest and greatest amenity for investment cabins. At first glance, that sounds absolutely dreadful. However, before you say no to the idea, let’s talk about what makes indoor swimming pools so attractive to renters.

Let’s start with one of the most apparent truths about rental cabins in the Smokies: any cabin can, and does, rent throughout the summer months, our most popular time of the year for obvious indoor swimming poolsreasons. Kids are out of school and people are vacationing. Dollywood is open. The National Park is holding all kinds of workshops. It’s not commonly known, but it’s true: if you have a cabin that you are renting out to vacationers, then you know you can pretty much count on people to stay at your cabin during the summer. Therefore, if you are an investor, you really never have to be too concerned with amenities like outdoor or community pools as being important to offer guests in the summer time.

The game for increasing investment revenues is to fill in the calendar. You need guests to stay at your cabin during the non-peak months in order to reach that revenue gap that really makes your investment profitable. Indoor pools make that possible. In the first few months of the year when it is cold, snowing or raining, and people just don’t want to go out to do anything, an indoor swimming pool provides hours of fun for your guests. Cabins with indoor swimming pools will attract guests who might not have even made the trip otherwise. What a cool thing for people to be able to stay in a cabin with an indoor pool!

So, let’s look at how indoor swimming pools affect your income.

You’re adding bookings in the winter time, bookings in September before the leaves start to change, and bookings during spring break. These are bookings you probably wouldn’t have had otherwise. It gets you past the unpredictability. In addition to the increased number of bookings, you’re also able to charge a little more for the added amenity. Owners of one to four bedroom cabins who have indoor pools are seeing gross rental income amounts of $20,000 to $30,000 more than owners of similar sized cabins without pools are earning.

How much does it cost? Well, if your cabin can be remodeled to include an indoor swimming pool, the cost to install it starts at about $30,000 and go up to $150,000. You will have some additional expenses each year, such as insurance on the pool (you’ll need to shop around for that, as not everyone offers that coverage) and there will be costs for cleaning that you can pass onto your guests. So the best news is that depending on the amount you would spend to put a pool in, it should pay for itself within just a few years. And if you ever decide to sell your cabin, the pool will increase its resale value.

Before you put an indoor swimming pool in, check with your local zoning board to make sure you are following the safety requirements. Some examples of the requirements include a door lock with a coded pad – preferably one that is high enough up the wall that small children can’t reach it, a motion alarm for the water to alert other guests if someone enters the water, and only one door that allows access to the pool room. You’ll also want to make sure you have a way of controlling the chlorine smell. Also, keep a cover that can be placed over the pool in between guests. This is very helpful in reducing moisture levels in your cabin.

One of our specialties is building cabins with indoor swimming pools, and we’ve been helping clients do that for almost five years. Some of our builders have been constructing cabins with indoor pools for even longer, so we are always here to help answer any questions you have about putting a pool in your cabin – or even building a new one to upgrade to!

As always, my staff and I are here to answer any questions you may have. If you’d like to learn more about how indoor swimming pools can add to your annual rental income, call me at 865-765-6157 or 865-654-2111.

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Investment Cabin in Sherwood Forest

This fantastic investment cabin in Sherwood Forest is our “Cabin of the Month!”

With a gross rental income in 2016 of almost $59,000, this property is the perfect investment cabin opportunity.
Located less than five minutes from Pigeon Forge Parkway in one of the top resorts in the region, your guests are can enjoy the privacy of the investment cabinwoods while just minutes from all the shopping and attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains. A drive into Gatlinburg takes about 10 to 15 minutes, and the attractions of Pigeon Forge are just a stone’s throw up the Parkway.
This investment cabin has been well maintained by a local owner and has performed very well via for rent by owner on various sites. The owner is willing to share current database and will work with the new owner to demonstrate how for rent by owner sites work.
 
The investment cabin’s gleaming tongue and groove design, its stacked stone fireplace, open loft with vaulted wood ceilings will impress your guests. The cabin comes with all furnishings and décor – even the sheets!
Unplug from it all and enjoy a game of pool, or stay connected to the rest of the world with the wide-screen TV. Take in the wooded setting through your wall of glass or enjoy a seasonal view of Mt. LeConte! This successful investment cabin is a business that’s ready to go!
You can learn more about the cabin here.

To schedule a visit to this investment cabin, call 865-654-2111 or 865-765-6157.

Sherwood Forest cabin is a top investment producer

top investmentThis month’s featured cabin is a top investment producer offering jaw-dropping, in your face National Park views at its finest!

Fall in love with this top investment Smoky Mountain cash-flowing vacation getaway! Grossing just over $52,000 for rental income in 2016, this cabin is one of the very top investment producers in the Smokies! Mt. LeConte is front and center in this gorgeous and well maintained 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom true log cabin.

Soak up all the views through the wall of glass that takes full advantage of the cabin’s cathedral ceilings. Enjoy your morning coffee, rock an top investmentafternoon away, or soak n’ sip a chilled chardonnay in the bubbling hot tub, all on the spacious wrap around deck. The cabin’s handsome tongue-and-groove walls complement the gleaming wood floors. Located in the highly sought-after Sherwood Forest Resort, your guests are just 5 minutes from Pigeon Forge Parkway and about 12 to 15 minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg!

To learn more about this top investment cabin or schedule a visit, call me at 865-765-6157 or my support line at 865-654-2111.

This upscale rental cabin offers fantastic views!

Our selected “Cabin of the Month” is a rental cabin in one of the most appealing resort locations.

If you’re looking for a rental cabin to help you break into the vacation investment market in the Great Smoky Mountains, this may be the rental cabinperfect one for you! This upscale, fully furnished rental cabin is located in Sherwood Forest resort, one of the most popular resorts in the Smokies. With its gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains and close proximity to all the attractions, shopping, and activities, Sherwood Forest Resort is popular among vacationers and rental cabin owners alike! Sherwood Forest Resort is just five minutes from Pigeon Forge and 10 minutes from Gatlinburg.
Walk into this two-bedroom, two-bath cabin in the desirable Sherwood Forest Resort and admire the views of the mountains through your wall of glass! With smooth granite counters, handsome tongue and groove walls, gleaming wood floors, and soaring cathedral ceilings, this rental cabin will have you feeling closer to heaven than you ever have before! The cabin has been well maintained and cared for, and comes fully furnished with bunk beds, a game table, and other furniture. It is currently producing more than $35,000 in annual gross rental income, and with some minor changes is poised to earn even more – the cabins at this resort routinely earn above $40,000 each year.

If you would like to visit this rental cabin, call me at 865-765-6157 or my support line at 865-654-2111.

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Sherwood Forest cabin is brand new to the market

Let us introduce you to this Sherwood Forest cabin just now coming on the market!

You woSherwood Forest cabinn’t want to miss seeing this gorgeous four-bedroom, three-bath Sherwood Forest cabin, located on Nottingham Heights Way. Sherwood Forest is a highly sought-after resort for guests of the Smokies and investors alike. With its soaring cathedral ceilings, tongue and groove walls, and “in-your-face” spectacular mountain views, this more than 2,100 square foot cabin can be a great investment property for you!

Sherwood Forest is conveniently located two miles off the main Parkway, just five minutes from Pigeon Forge and its attractions such as Dollywood, Tanger Outlet, and Dixie Stampede. So many restaurants to choose from within a short driving distance! Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains are only 10 to 15 minutes from the resort, making this cabin a fantastic attraction for renters looking to be close to the activities and shopping centers of our area! This cabin will make a great investment!

Sherwood Forest offers a variety of amenities to its guests, including an outdoor swimming pool and clubhouse. The cabin also comes equipped with a variety of activities for your vacationers, including a game room with a pool table and a bubbling hot tub on the deck. Guests can relax by the warmth of the handsome stone-built fireplace.

If you’d like to know more about this Sherwood Forest cabin, or would like to schedule a visit, call me at 865-765-6157 or my support line at 865-654-2111.