"All I can say is wow, and thank you to Verlon!! From beginning to end, the process of renting this condo was so smooth. Verlon is very quick to respond to emails, and very easy to work with. Upon arrival, the condo was easy to get to, close to the elevator, and great luggage carts to help carry things up. Inside, well, I will say that I have never walked into a rental which was clearly even nicer than the photos show. It was very tastefully decorated, fully appointed and equipped in every way (hint: if you need something, just thoroughly look around- it's probably there. There were even extra towels, which I unfortunately didn't find until the last day after I had already washed towels twice. I'm sorry for using your water, Verlon! I should have known there would be extra - that's how perfectly equipped the place was.). Above all, I have never ever ever been in a place so immaculate. It was spotless. The condo has plenty of space in every living area, bed was comfy, couches were comfy, everything was in great working condition including electronics and such. There were plenty of instructions on how to use everything, as well as literature about the area.
The purpose of our trip was for me and my two kids to spend a good deal of time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. After spending so many days immersed in wilderness, it was nice to be around some fun attractions and restaurants. I was not familiar with Pigeon Forge before arrival; for those who are not aware, Pigeon Forge could be comparable to I-Drive in Orlando, or Las Vegas for families. The city never sleeps. I really appreciated being so close to a 24 hour grocery store, and my kids liked having indoor attractions (super close to Wonderworks- fun!) on rainy days or just to come out of the woods where we spent the bulk of our week. One thing we didn't like at all, just to forewarn, is the traffic. It wasn't even high season, and the traffic is truly crazy pulling out of anywhere (including here) on the Parkway, and I live in the NYC metro area, so that's saying something. We just went with the flow- took a right to get out of the condo, even if we had to go left, and just u-turned down the road. Fortunately, although you will need to use the Parkway to get to GSMNP, you can at least skip the different but equally nightmarish traffic of Gatlinburg by taking the bypass. Just an FYI.
And still, even with the traffic, I would ABSOLUTELY stay here again! Thank you Verlon!"
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 13, 2015