Talk about family friendly: Emory House will delight kids and adults alike. Less than ten minutes from Dollywood, the house has its own mini playground, a hot tub, and two huge screened-in porches, each of which can accommodate a crowd. In fact, with eight bedrooms that can sleep up to twenty-three people, Emory House is ideal for your next reunion, multifamily vacation, or other sizable gathering.
six of the eight bedrooms have a king size bed! Most of the eight bedrooms have their own private bathroom, and all of them include a TV and a ceiling fan to help lull you to sleep. Six bedrooms feature a king-size bed, making them tailor-made for couples.
A fifth bedroom has a daybed in addition to a king-size bed, so that it’s well suited for a couple with a young child. The loft bedroom has a king-size bed too, along with a queen-size bed and two twin beds, enabling it to accommodate an entire family of six. Another bedroom also sleeps six, in a pair of bunk beds with trundles. The kids in your group can make this their quarters—every night will seem like a slumber party.
The eighth bedroom features a pair of twin beds and an en-suite bathroom that has been modified for those with mobility issues; it includes a low-threshold shower with a large built-in seat, grab bars, and a portable shower chair. In fact, both the main level and the lower level are wheelchair accessible from outside, and along the back of the house is a wheelchair-accessible balcony that’s 25’ long and 5.5’ deep.
As befits a home that can sleep twenty-five, Emory House has two large living areas. The main floor’s open-plan living/dining/kitchen space includes two ample leather couches, perfect for watching a favorite movie on the flat-screen TV. Its two tables can easily seat ten people; their barrel chairs are so comfortable, once you sit down you may never want to get back up.
Another comfortable gathering space is the downstairs den. Here you’ll find another leather couch to sprawl out on and another flat-screen TV, along with inviting armchairs and a card table. The den has its own wet bar, complete with a mini fridge and a microwave, so you don’t have to interrupt your poker game or Monopoly marathon to run upstairs for drinks and snacks.
Given how many restaurants are just a short drive away—choose from Mexican, Chinese, Cuban, Italian, seafood, steak, pizza, and more—you probably won’t be eating in much. But when you do, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal, as well as a charcoal grill outside.
And speaking of outside, wait till you see Emory House’s two porches. Each is screened in so that you can enjoy the woodland views and the crisp mountain breeze without being pestered by flying insects. Both decks have a wealth of chairs, so everyone can hang out together, and ceiling fans to keep you cool on even hot summer afternoons. The main level’s porch includes a table for playing games or setting up a buffet in time to watch the sunset; the lower porch houses a hot tub where you can soothe your weary muscles at the end of an action-packed day.
For the kids, Emory House has a special treat: a private playground. The fenced-in space includes an old-fashioned merry-go-round, a jungle gym, and a ten-foot slide. And parents, you can rest easy: The ground is covered with rubber mulch for safe landings.
If you can tear the little ones away from the playground, you’ll find plenty more to do just a few minutes away. In less than ten minutes you can drive to Dollywood, Splash Country, and Parrot Mountain and Gardens. Only a few minutes farther are the Titanic Museum, WonderWorks, a huge outlet mall, and numerous dinner theaters. Even the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a true must-visit, is less than a half-hour away.
Many getaways promise something for everyone. Emory House actually delivers. So book your stay today… before someone else beats you to it!
Please remember that Gatlinburg and the surrounding area is a mountain town with snow and icy conditions during the winter. Inclement weather can affect driving and parking conditions regardless of the property, driveway, or roads. We strongly recommend four-wheel drive and/or chains during the winter months.