Interested in joining the "Smoky Mountain Cabins By Owner" website?

About the properties on our website

This website is a directory of private cabin owners who...

  • Own and self-manage short-term vacation rental(s) in the Tennessee Smokies

  • Offer direct booking on their own website using OwnerRez software 

  • Do not charge booking or service fees on their website.

  • Do not have links to other online booking sites on their website. (Vrbo, Airbnb, etc.)

  • Have at least 5 reviews and an average star rating of 4.5 or higher

 

Smoky Mountain Cabins By Owner is a DIRECTORY of properties and is not a listing site. All communication and booking is done through the cabin owner’s website.

Administrators

Dave B.     Victoria H.     Janice T.

What is OwnerRez Software?

OwnerRez is "vacation rental software that is beautifully fast and flexible. Explore features like channel management, messaging, websites, branding, reporting, automation and so much more. OwnerRez vacation rental software has all you need to manage your properties in one spot without spreadsheets and clunky software."  
Click to read more about OwnerRez

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What are the Combined Widgets?

1.  Availability/Property Search Widget -TILE View  (required)

2.  Ribbon Calendar Widget  (optional)

 

Example pages with widgets installed:

www.smoky-mountains-cabin.com/rentals-by-owner

www.highviewcabins.com/morecabins
 

Benefits of the Combined Widgets

• The Property Search and Calendar widgets help with referrals when your property is occupied or doesn’t meet the guest's specific needs.

• Having the widgets with their many relevant property links installed on your website helps with your Google SEO.

• The SMCBO Facebook page regularly does posts promoting members' properties on a rotation basis. Our FB page currently has over 1,800 followers.   www.facebook.com/SmokyCabinsByOwner

• Our admins and group members follow many of the FB groups for Smokies travelers and often post a link to our website in response to someone’s search for a cabin. We encourage all of our members to share the website in the various FB groups when their own properties don’t match the traveler’s needs.

I'd like to join the Smoky Mountain Cabins By Owner website. Where do I start?

1. JOIN THE FB GROUP for Smoky Mountains OwnerRez Users. This group is where we post information and announcements about the website. 
    facebook.com/groups/SmokyMountainsOwnerRezUsers

2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION TO JOIN if you meet the requirements as explained in the infographic above. 
You must complete an application form for EACH PROPERTY you want to add to SMCBO.
 
APPLICATION FORM  Application to Join SMCBO
 
3. AFTER YOU APPLY AND HAVE BEEN QUALIFIED, an admin will email you the instructions for installing the shared widget on your website.