Good times await at Good Times, a 3-bedroom log cabin that sleeps 8. Located in the leafy Hidden Springs Resort, it’s less than 2 miles from both Dollywood and Parrot Mountain and Gardens. What’s more, the resort has a large indoor heated pool, so you can treat yourself to a swim year-round, whatever the weather.
The cabin itself has plenty of amenities everyone is sure to enjoy. The spacious deck, for instance, features a hot tub large enough to accommodate 6 people at once. During the day you can gaze out at the dense woodlands while you luxuriate among the steamy bubbles; at night you can search out constellations in the star-studded sky. The deck also offers a number of classic rocking chairs: Bring your morning coffee out here and listen to the wrens and warblers put on a concert, then return for a nightcap as the hooting of owls punctuates the chirping of the crickets. Or enjoy a meal alfresco at the deck’s patio table, which seats 4.
Inside, you can admire the verdant views from the great room, courtesy of a towering wall of windows. Once you sit back on the plush sofa or roomy armchair, you might never want to get back up—they’re that comfortable. Fortunately there’s a 60” flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player to keep you entertained, along with free WiFi. And on chilly evenings you can warm yourself by the stone-surround gas log fireplace while playing Pictionary or charades.
The dining area of the great room seats 8. Six can gather at the dining table, and another 2 can perch at the adjacent breakfast bar. The breakfast bar doubles as a kitchen island. Sure, there are scores of restaurants nearby, but sometimes it’s more relaxing (and more budget-friendly) to eat in. That’s why Good Times’ kitchen is equipped with all the appliances, cookware, gadgets, and tableware you could possibly need.
After dinner, if you don’t want to head out to the deck or watch TV, you can shoot pool at the full-size billiard table. Or maybe you want to retire to one of the 3 en-suite bedrooms; they’re certainly restful enough. In addition to a private bathroom, each includes a 40” flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a ceiling fan to help lull you to sleep. The 2 upstairs bedrooms feature queen-size beds; with their wood-planked floors, ceilings, and sloped walls, they’re charming cocoons of comfort. The master suite, on the main floor, boasts a king-size bed and a pampering jetted tub. A long, languid soak among its massaging jets of water is the perfect end to a day of hiking, horseback riding, or golfing.
If you have additional guests, the great room’s sofa opens into another queen-size bed. What’s more, in addition to the 3 en-suite bathrooms, Good Times has a convenient half-bath. And speaking of convenience, the cabin has its own washer and dryer as well.
As you kick back on a deck rocker and listen to the mountain breeze rustle through the trees, you’re sure to feel far removed from the hustle and bustle. Yet Good Times is just a quick drive to scores of numerous attractions. As well as Dollywood, you can drive to the Gatlinburg Golf Course, the Blake Jones Racing Center, the Ripken Experience, and myriad dinner theaters in less than 15 minutes. In less than a half-hour you can be hiking, biking, or horseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visiting the shops, galleries, and studios of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, or hitting the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area.
It’s clear why the cabin is called Good Times: When you stay here you can experience all the excitement, natural beauty, and serenity that the Smoky Mountains have to offer. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay today, before someone else beats you to it!