My wife and I are coming to the area Veteran's Day weekend. We currently have a 1 BR villa reserved at the Westgate Smoky Mtn Resort. We are aware of the timeshare pitch, but we are not interested in actually purchasing a time share. We have also considered canceling the room at Westgate and staying in a cabin between PF and G-Burg. The cabin I found has a great view, hottub, etc. The only downside is that it costs 2.5x more than the room at Westgate.
My question for those who are familiar with the Westgate - would you recommend it? The reviews are mixed and seem to be all over the place. We want a place to relax and spend a decent amount of time in the room/cabin (not seeing tourist attractions). We just cant decide if it will be worth the extra $ to get a private cabin. Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated.