We recently stayed here for a long weekend over the 4th of July Holiday. We loved the property. We stayed in Spectacular Views (cabin #51). Needless to say, the title is not an exaggeration. The views were incredible. Looking into the valley, you have huge windows that allow in a ton of light and give you a near panoramic view of the mountains. It was breathtaking to wake up to this, eat dinner to this, and watch the sunset on the patio every night. That alone is enough to stay here, but the overall experience was great as well.
The management was incredibly professional and communicated very well. We received multiple messages just to check in and make sure we didn't need anything.
The cabins are clean, well-appointed, and come with a full kitchen stocked with all the utensils, pots, pans, and plates you will ever need. The hot tub was much-appreciated at the end of a long day of hiking. For those concerned about cleanliness: They change out the hot tub water for every visit. Overall, the atmosphere provided by the furnishings, views, and spacious rooms made it easy to relax and enjoy our time. We will definitely be coming back here on our next visit.
I only have one caveat that keeps this from being all five stars all the way through.:
The bed was uncomfortable. The mattress seemed to sag some in the middle and we didn't get much support. Both of us would wake up with aches and pains in our backs each morning. We both travel a lot and have had many stays in hotels/hostels/B&Bs, etc. This is one of the few times we've ever actually been bothered enough to mention it in a review, despite some not great mattresses in hostels and other lodgings in the past. Given the quality of the whole package, we still plan to stay here again. If you have back issues, though you might want to look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury cabin resort in Gatlinburg featuring 1-7 bedroom cabin rentals with hot tubs, pool tables and home theater rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Elk Springs Hotel Gatlinburg