6 bedroom, 6 bath with a loft bedroom cabin located about 7 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge. The private loft bedroom, called the Crow's Nest, features a futon and queen bed. Katie's Lodge has 2 gathering rooms (one with 60" TV) and a game room (with pool table, 70" TV, DVD player and a wet bar). As an added bonus, the NFL Sunday Ticket package is available. Three gas fireplaces located through out the cabin. The dining Room seats 22 and a features a fireplace & 42" TV. This cabin features 3 covered decks with lots rocking chairs, two swings, eight person hot tub and picnic table, all with a spectacular view across the valley.
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- Min Stay2 - 5 nights
Katies Lodge 6 Bedroom 6 Bathroom Sleep 20
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 20, 2018
We had a very nice time at the cabin !
We had a very nice stay. Just to clarify previous comments made about the property-yes the curtains are sheer, you can see out to the deck, but people on the deck cannot see in; if you like a blackout room, I would recommend a sheet for the window-but we didn’t mind-it was time to get up for coffee on tbe deck; if the lid to the dumpster is completely closed -it will keep the bear out-we loved seeing her stop by! Yes, the sound does travel quite well from floor to floor -it’s a log cabin; the ‘mold’ from the hottub, i suspect is the wood turning a slight green hue from the water splashing out-there was no mold or any leaks that we saw; nice distance from town to out of traffic, noise, etc...we liked that. It took the cleaning crew longer than expected to clean it because the people before us left the cabin a mess, left all their food in the refrigerator-drinks on the picnic table; they didn’t have the dumpster closed and the bear drug the garbage back in the woods-the cleaning crew was very apologetic-but we were OK with the delay-it wasn’t their fault and assured them, they would not find the cabin anywhere near that type of mess from our crew of 19. The cabin is worn, but so is my home, and it is truly beautiful. The entrance steps and the carpet on the steps going to the basement-but nothing gross-just used as steps are. The grandkids loved the whirlpool tub and the adults loved the hottub.
Thank you for taking that time to share your feedback. We appreciate you detailing out some of the concerns with the property. Fireside Chalets is glad that your family enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Definitely in need of some TLC
First, the layout, because the description isn't very thorough:
The main level has the kitchen with an island, side by side fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and electric stove/oven. There are enough dishes, cups, coffee mugs, wine glasses, and utensils for 20 people. There is also a set of pots and pans. The dining area accomodates 20 people as well. On the main level are two bedrooms with full/queen beds in each. Each bedroom on this level has a jacuzzi tub and an attached full bathroom with shower/tub, sink, and toilet. Outside the main level is the hot tub, picnic table, and grill.
The lower level/basement is fully carpeted. There is a living area with a pool table and TV. The laundry room is also located on this level. There is a bedroom with two bunk beds (full bottom/twin top) and an attached full bathroom. There is another bedroom with a queen (or king?) bed and attached full bathroom.
The upper level has a living area with a TV. There are two bedrooms with king size beds and attached full bathroom in each. There is also a loft bedroom with a full/queen size bed and futon.
Every level has access to a balcony. Every bedroom has a private bathroom, except for the loft bedroom.
Now the cons...
The bear-proof trashcan is definitely not bear proof. There was a trail of trash that led into the woods and a fresh pile of bear scat next to it. The hot tub leaks. This is listed in a previous review, and has not been fixed. You can see green mold starting to grow on the lower level balcony because of the leaking hot tub on the upper level. The rocking chair in the kitchen has missing slats in the back and makes it very uncomfortable to sit in. The formica is peeling off of the island. The outdoor tables have legs that have to be stuck back on and balanced constantly. The grill was covered in grease and who knows what else. It was so disgusting we didn't even use it. The floors and countertops weren't cleaned, and the tubs weren't wiped down...I found someone else's hair in the shower. The shower curtains are made for stalls, not full tubs, so they won't close all the way. We also found a small jar of vaseline under a sofa and a bag of candy under a bed. Check-in is supposed to be at 3, but we were told it could be later because it was a large cabin and could take longer to clean. I don't know what got cleaned. The cabin needs to have more time between renters to be fully cleaned (or hire more cleaners) and take at least one day a month for maintenance.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate you staying with us. Anytime during your stay that you notice anything that may need to be addressed, feel free to give us a call. We would be happy to assist you, so your group can be as comfortable as possible. We wanted to let you know your feedback has been heard and your comments are getting delegated to the different departments at hand. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the future.
Here are some pros and cons for this house.
>location/ safety of house- close to town in a gated community
>fireplace- used nightly
>hot tub- used nightly
> plenty of space for our party of 13
> loved the dining area- we played cards and games each night and had plenty of room for all to play.
>all beds were extremely hard
>noises/ voices / sounds carried throughout the house- One member of our party actually came into our room and asked us to stop talking as they were trying to sleep. Their bedroom was upstairs above our room ( we were on the main floor near the kitchen). We could hear people using the bathroom, flushing, walking, talking, etc... as if they were in your room.
>curtains/ sheers were so thin that you could see through them- no privacy to change clothes in your bedroom. One couple used a blanket to cover the windows.
>pots and pans need to be updated as they were scratched. They also need a few bigger pans.
We enjoyed the space and still had a great weekend with our family. It really is a beautiful home and could be amazing. A few area rugs to help with noises, new mattresses and some room darkening drapes and it would be much more comfortable home.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Your feedback is important to us. We do pass on comments to the individual homeowners. Fireside Chalets offers several locations in the Pigeon Forge area with different cabin amenities to choose from. The next time you stay with us at Fireside Chalets and you have any comments please let us know upon arrival and we will do our best to take care of any issues or concerns you may have. We appreciate your feedback on the space. We wanted to let you know we have received your comments and appreciate your business. We hope to see you again soon.
Mice in the house.
We saw a mouse run across the room and into one of the locked rooms on the bottom floor, then a mouse in the kitchen ran under the refrigerator. Saturday morning while preparing breakfast I found mouse droppings in the stirring spoon holder beside the stove. Not very appitizing!
We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your stay. Fireside Chalets strives on customer service and without you comments we would not know where we need to improve. We do offer on call services and would have sent someone up there to review this. Next time you stay with us, please let us know and we will do our best to take care of any issues or concerns you may have. We wanted to let you know we received your comments and appreciate your business. Again, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay.
We liked Katie's Lodge very much. It was clean. Lots of dishes and counter space. We loved sitting on the decks.
4 bedrooms have their own baths, the basement bunk room has one outside of the room, the loft bedroom however must use another bedroom's bath or go down 3 flights of steps to use basement bath, so plan for when you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night.
There are sheers at the bedroom windows which open to the ends of the wrap around decks that other guests use, feels a little vulnerable. The owners could add a heavy curtain over the sheers for light management & privacy. I did not sleep well because of this. I am truly a princess & the pea type sleeper & like my bedroom black. I would bring a pair of blackout curtains if I go back for an easy fix.
We ended up spending most of our time on the kitchen level seated around tables which was fine. The comfy couches are on the top & bottom levels. There is a double fireplace between a large seating area with a mountain view & a small seating area that seems great for reading. This would be a nice winter lodge.
There are plenty of linens & fold out couches. We really spread out.
There is a large bear proof trash bin. Office staff was great.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Katie's Lodge. Your feedback is important to us. We appreciate your suggestion of the heavier curtains in the bedrooms. We will bring that up to the owners. We are so glad your group enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
The WHOLE cabin was nothing short of amazing! The way it was so comfortable and was exactly how the web page described and showed made it even better. Really the pictures does no justice because it's even better in person !!!
Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We can not wait to welcome you back in the future.
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