I am planning on a trip at the very end of september 9/26-9/30. I'm looking at the river house at the park or the motor lodge. We have stayed places in the past that do not allow you to use the fireplace until October. Also can anyone tell me anything aboutnthese 2 properties? It has been probably 15 years since I stayed in a motel in gatlinburg- typically we do a cabin but wanted to try something in town and more affordable this time.