This was, by far, one of our favorite family vacations. The location of the cabin was only 10-20 minutes from everything but isolated enough to soak in the peacefulness of the Smoky Mountains. Our family (mom, dad, and three boys) enjoyed hours of family time playing games, soaking in the hot tub and just resting on the porch gazing at the spectacular view. It rained a lot while we were there, but we didn't care! Sitting on the covered porch in the rain did not diminish the joy of gazing at the view. The cabin included everything we needed from cooking meals, watching movies, playing games and cuddling under blankets. There was also enough space for everyone to have some alone time.
There are tons of activities to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Our favorites were Tuckaleechee Caverns (a must see - it doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is well worth the price of admission), Anakeesta (a ski lift up to the mountain top Firefly village where we saw a mama bear and her cubs on the canopy walking tour), the Escape Game at the Island, and the Hatfield and McCoy dinner show.
If we ever make it back to TN again, we would book this place in a heartbeat.
The owner answered all of my texts from finding the nearest grocery store to providing information on the local pool. She was a dream to work with.
Just the perfect vacation for us.
As you walk into this beautifully maintained and decorated cabin, you are greeted with awesome mountain views, hence the name of the cabin "Mountain Valley View". Our girlfriends getaway was spectacular, we each had our own rooms and bathrooms which were spotless. The wrap around porch provided an ever changing view of the scenery as clouds and sunshine came and went. On our fist day we saw a mama bear with two baby cubs on the mountain side as we were driving up to our mile and a half hike to Grotto Falls. The next day, we visited the Forbidden Caverns with amazing rock formations, and on our way home, we were so lucky to see another mama bear with baby cubs! What's a girls trip without shopping? Yes, we did that too! Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg was just a short drive away. We cooked and grilled out at the cabin every night and the kitchen was equipped with all the comforts of home. At the nights end, we were able to enjoy the large hot tub on the deck and view the beautiful night sky!
Do not hesitate to visit this cabin. It is family owned and shows great pride of ownership. LOVED IT!
This cabin was perfect for our trip. It was very clean and wonderfully decorated. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to walk into this gorgeuos home already decorated for Christmas! In addition to this home being pleasing to the eye, the location was perfect. We were only 20 minutes (give or take) from everything, yet still felt secluded enough to feel like we were still "getting away". There are some houses closer than I was expecting; however, for the view and the ease of access, it was a good balance of both.
If I had to come up with a con for renting this property, I would probably say the hot tub is really 2 person deal... So if you require the party tub, this wouldn't work for you. We didn't use it, so it wasn't that much of an issue for us.
Here are a few of my favorites though:
- The Cabinet Arcade game made me feel like I had just gotten off my bike as a kid with a pocket full of quarters I just scavenged from around the house.
- Visit from the Turkeys
- Beautiful view from the deck
Honestly, I wanted to give this 1 star so no one else would know about this hidden gem; BUT, I could never do that to Teresa who was extremely helpful and responsive to all my questions... not to mention anything but a perfect rating rating would be a fib.
We absolutely loved our stay at this cabin. It really feels like a home away from home. You can tell the owners take pride in this place and make sure every comfort is met. We appreciated all the extra amenities like the game room, the garden tub and the cozy rocking chairs on the balcony that over look the valley. I’ve never stayed at a place that feels romantic and kid friendly at the same time. This place nailed it. The kids were able to play with all the games downstairs while hubby and I enjoyed a few sunsets together with a glass of wine! Perfection! Communication with the cabin owner is easy and the whole rental process was smooth. We love the location too, tucked up in a mountain overlooking a quite valley. It’s sandwiched right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge making it a quick drive to fun attractions, but far enough away to avoid the crowds and traffic. We will definitely be booking this cabin again!
This was a very beautiful cabin and it had everything my family needed to have a nice vacation. Stunning sunset view from the deck. Great game area on lower level. Location was good. Not too far from the activities we wanted to do.
I didn't think my small town in Florida had much hustle and bustle until I arrived at this cabin- a slice of heaven in The Smokeys.
The nice, private location. The lush foliage. The sound of cows and goats in the distance. The cool breeze and fresh mountain air. The morning fog laying on the mountain range like a cozy blanket.
It was breathtaking. We spent days soaking it all in while rocking in the large wooden rockers on the porch, while eating meals at the long rustic table, and while cuddled up on the couch before the fireplace.
This cabin helped me not only relax but re-evaluate life with a longing for the simpler things.
We will be back.