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Recent East reviews

  • Very nice cabin

    "The cabin is beautiful with awesome views and a nice location. I have rented many cabins in this area some larger but this cabin did not lack anything for my party of 6 people. I would come back again."
    Guest: Regular renter Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
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  • Great Family Vacation Cabin

    "Located less than 15 minutes from Gatlinburg, but in a secluded and serene setting on the river. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook up a storm. That included steaks on the gas grill, smores in the outdoor fireplace and hearty breakfasts in the kitchen. The kids (ages 1 -5) LOVED crawling though the tunnels, and 2 of them slept in the cubbies. We thought of this cabin as "weather insurance" since there is so much to do if your regular plans get rained out: movies on the giant screen, pool table, card table, Ms. Pac Man (let it warm up, it works), air hockey, video games and of course the swim spa. The skee-ball is missing the electronics and the pinball costs 50 cents/play. Come on down and enjoy the peaceful sound of the river and all the Smokies have to offer. Would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Wendi Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place to stay

    "This was a family vacation to remember with 8 adults and 4 kids with more than enough room for everyone. We couldn't get enough of the beautiful views while sitting on one of the many decks that the cabin offers. The kids were so excited with all the games and activities we spent many nights up till after midnight playing air hockey and pool. I would recommend anyone that wants a relaxing vacation to stay at Renewed Spirit. Thank you again Cary"
    Guest: wendy G. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
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  • quilt retreat

    "We had a wonderful stay at the lodge for the quilt retreat. The Lodge at Douglas Lake is beautiful, has everything we needed to have a great stay. The owners are 2 of the nicest people you could ever meet. A very comfortable stay. , beautiful setting, lots of room to sleep, eat , and play."
    Guest: Mamma Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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East Travel Tips

East Tennessee is Easily the Best Vacation Destination

East Tennessee is a region filled with urban areas, sprawling countrysides, plenty of attractions, and lots of adventure opportunities. Check out the Smoky Mountains or hike the Appalachian Trail. Visit towns such as Bristol, Kingsport, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Have the time of your life with your family and friends at the local attractions. The friendly mountains, broad valleys, and running rivers make any of the many East Tennessee vacation rentals the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Best Time to Visit East Tennessee

A great time to book East Tennessee resorts is in the fall. Get into Tennessee, see the leaves change for the autumn season and take in the beauty of the Smokey Mountains. In the winter, there are a few cold, wet weeks but overall it is pleasant all year long. The spring and summer offer the perfect weather for outdoor family fun. The first week of November is particularly cold so most visitors avoid that time. Just remember, because the region is surrounded by mountains, the weather can be somewhat unpredictable. It is a good idea to check the weather just before you visit to ensure that you pack the right clothing.

Transportation in East Tennessee

One of the best airports to fly into is Knox County Airport. Another good option is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. Both have a wide variety of car rental chains as well and without a car, you will not be getting very far in East Tennessee. A rental car is especially perfect for getting out of your East Tennessee cabins for day trips. Many of the towns in the region do offer free trolleys, public buses, and some taxis.

Perfect Daytrips in East Tennessee

The region has so much to offer that it will be hard to choose where to spend your days. One destination not to miss is the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. It offers an array of wildlife, hiking opportunities, and outdoor adventures. You might do well to visit Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, or even Gatlinburg. For an interesting twist, you might want to visit Rugby, an Edwardian-era village built as a utopian community that has been perfectly preserved. If you want to stay in a city that is centrally located to most popular day trip destinations, Knoxville might be your best bet.

Tennessee Music Culture

Tennessee is known as a melting pot of musical styles and influences. From the eastern border, Appalachian folk songs and bluegrass were born. Country music bloomed in Nashville. Rockabilly, blues, gospel, and even rock-n-roll stemmed from the Mississippi belt of the state. To this day, Tennessee-–Nashville in particular–-is a strong musical town. The bustling city of Chattanooga was the inspiration for Glenn Miller’s song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” If you are up for a day trip away from the area, check out Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. Music always has been and always will be a large part of the Tennessee culture. That means that there is no shortage of live music performances, musical festivals, and concerts throughout the year.

The State’s Natural Beauty

During your stay in East Tennessee, take some time to enjoy the great outdoors. More than half the state is covered by protected forests, national parks, wilderness, and game preserves. Part of the fun of your vacation will consist of hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of. Be sure not to miss the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, and Ruby Falls.

Fun for the Whole Family

East Tennessee has an exceptional list of attractions that the whole family will love. Your itinerary should include stops at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Lost Sea, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, and the Knoxville Zoo. The majestic mountains, fun-filled attractions, and fast rides at the theme parks (Dollywood) will let you find exactly what you are looking for in a family vacation!

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