Xplorie and Alexa— Your Personal, Virtual Concierge in the Smokies


Here at Eden Crest, we’re always thinking of ways to make your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains better. It’s not only our profession to provide you with affordable, luxury mountain accommodations— it’s our passion.  So when we heard our partners at Xplorie were building a virtual concierge program with Amazon Alexa, we jumped at […]

How to Deep Clean Your Vacation Rental Home


With the coronavirus crisis reaching its peak, you may be experiencing an understandable lull in guests at your vacation rental home. As with any crisis, this too shall pass, and you will again see an influx of visitors and rental income to your home. In the meantime, now may be the perfect opportunity to do […]

12 Must-Have Amenities for a Successful Vacation Rental


Owning a home in an in-demand vacation destination— like the Great Smoky Mountains— is the first step to establishing a successful rental. Guests from all over the world flock to Eastern Tennessee for the stunning mountain views, family-friendly attractions, and world-class hiking and mountain biking.  But there’s a big difference between a rental home that […]

Unique Architecture- How to Make Your Vacation Home Stand Out


With more homes entering the vacation rental inventory every day, it’s easy for your short term rental home to get lost in the overcrowded shuffle on AirBNB and VRBO. Finding a way to make your home stand out on booking platforms is a challenge. But with the right mindset and a little imagination, it can […]

Should You Hire a Decorator


In a previous post, we talked about the importance of good interior design in a vacation home rental. For some homeowners, an interior design project may sound like a task they can take on themselves. Browsing through online furniture stores. Looking at tile samples. Selecting interesting artwork. Trying out different paint colors. For some, the […]

Maintenance and Housekeeping: The Unsung Heroes of Vacation Rental Success


The two areas that are sometimes overlooked with vacation rental management are also the two most important areas for guest satisfaction— cleanliness and preventative maintenance.  We know— not very exciting, are they? They don’t have the appeal or the visibility of our social media marketing, professional photography, or web site. But these two things— the […]

How to Write a Property Description that Gets Booked


Here at Eden Crest Vacation Rentals, we pride ourselves on our top-notch online listings. Each of our properties is given our careful consideration and our undivided attention. The photographs of our properties are important. We take beautiful photographs of all of our homes, from all angles, and in their best light. A lot of our […]

9 Tips to Maximize Your Smoky Mountain Vacation Rental Investment


It’s no secret that the vacation rental industry is growing at a breathtaking pace. And it’s growth is forecasted to continue— with no slow down in site. The market is currently poised to reach almost $170 billion by the end of 2019.  This explosion of growth is great news for Smoky Mountain short term rental […]

How to Choose the Right Property Management Company for You


If you own a vacation rental home in the Smoky Mountains— or are considering buying one— property management is on your mind. Perhaps you’re an owner who is unhappy with their current management team, and thinking about making a switch? Or you’re a new vacation rental owner who knows you need some help in maximizing […]

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