"We were blown away by the view from the moment we stepped out of our cars. It was our first trip to the Smokies and I think we may be spoiled by this view." - Oct 2017
"EMBRACING VIEW is the only cabin in which we would repeat our stay. Absolutely exquisite panoramic visuals, deluxe accommodations down to the quality of the bed linen texture, and thorough attentiveness from the owner." - Oct 2017
"The property owners were superb!!! Very friendly and accessible. It was obvious that it was important to them we had a good time! We're talking about coming back next year." - Nov 2017
"I have rented at least 8 mountain cabins in GA, TN & NC over the last 10 years. This was by far the cleanest, well furnished and the best owner to deal with." - Oct 2017
Embracing View is a one-of-a-kind gem offering the best panoramic mountain views anywhere! We bought it in August 2017 because it was simply too good to pass up! The views and location are like something out of a movie! Our guests in this first year have told us over and over that these are the best views and the best cabin they have ever seen. Please check out our photos and read our reviews. Also, be sure to watch the video we recorded March 19. No still photo can capture the huge, panoramic views all around the cabin. (Click through the pictures to get to the video.)
We were looking for the perfect property, and it is hard to believe that solitude and beauty like this can be found only ~15 minutes from the strip in Pigeon Forge and ~10 minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cabins on this street get five star reviews for their views. Embracing View has the same view that direction plus, being on the ridge top, a second view just as good in the opposite direction!!! It's like a ten star view! Sit on the front porch to watch the sunrise over Cove Mountain and Wears Valley and the back porch to watch the sunset over Bluff Mountain and the many ridges towards the horizon.
We chose the name Embracing View because the cabin feels like a warm hug... country charm inside and on the porches, lush landscaping and lots of green around the home, and the gorgeous panoramic views. Guests have rated this cabin as perfect with 71 five star reviews in recent years (our reviews plus the prior owner's). The most common reasons were the beauty of the views and the property, being surrounded by nature, and the location, far from the crowds yet just a short drive to attractions, restaurants, and shopping. If your goal is to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature and the mountains, this is the place!
The best feature of the house is the decks, which are a front row seat to big views all around. The main floor has a large wrap-around deck, and the upper floor has porches facing each view. The views never stop changing from dawn to dusk, with the sunrise and sunset, fog, wisps of smoke, and weather blowing through. One guest said that the upper porch facing the sunrise is the best place in the world they have ever sat and enjoyed a cup of coffee, watching as the fog burns off of the valley floor.
The main floor features the kitchen, dining room, living room, and a master suite (king bed) with attached bath, featuring a whirlpool bathtub with an amazing view. Most every part of the house has a view out a window or door somewhere. A queen sleep sofa (with memory foam mattress) in the living room allows the floor to sleep up to four.
The upper floor has a private bedroom with king bed, a den that is set up as a bedroom (queen), and a loft with a queen sleep sofa (memory foam mattress). The floor sleeps six total and has a central bathroom with shower.
The lower level is a game room with big TV, pool table, foosball table, and arcade to keep the kids (little ones and grown up ones too) busy. One end of this level is set up as a bedroom (queen) with adjacent bathroom. This bedroom can be private from the other floors, or you can fold out the two futons in the TV area and sleep four more people. Parents with up to four kids or a group of six kids would enjoy this space. Only put six adults down here if four of them don't mind sharing two regular sized futons.
Three couples can stay in Embracing View and each have their own floor with bedroom and bathroom for complete privacy, a popular option for couples retreats.
There are 5 hi def flat screen TVs: game room (lower), living room and private bedroom (main), private bedroom and den (upper). We have DirecTV with Genie so that you can record sporting events, movies, or shows while you are away and then watch them when you like. Wi-fi also enables you to stay connected and stream content.
We are proud to say that both of our cabins, Embracing View and Sensational View, have been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. We want every family coming to our place to enjoy their stay and their whole vacation, as some the best family times we have enjoyed have been our trips to the Smokies. We will be delighted to talk with you, get to know you, and help you get the most out of your trip!
Area services: Kroger, Publix and IGA supermarkets within 20 minutes. General store just minutes away at the bottom of the mountain. Swimming is available in the summer at Honeysuckle Meadows, less than ten minutes away. Everything else you could want is 15-30 minutes away in Pigeon Forge, including restaurants, dinner theaters, mini golf, go karts, and golf.
Parking for four cars is easy, up to six if you squeeze. There is a turnaround area at the top of the driveway to ease getting in and out. The cabin is easy to get to from Pigeon Forge, only about 15 minutes from Kroger right by the strip. Only the final three quarters of a mile up to the cabin would be considered mountain driving, and that's a lot less than most mountain cabins. All nearby roads were just paved and are in great shape.
The cabin was nearly turnkey when we bought it, but we have invested over $30k into it in the first year to be sure it meets or exceeds your expectations! Lots of new... TV's, furniture, bedding, towels, kitchen items, and much more. And a new double oven range to help prepare meals, especially for the holidays.
Be sure to take a peek at our other listing too! We lost the original cabin in the 2016 fire and opened our new custom home August 8, 2018. With the best view in Gatlinburg, it's no surprise that it already has 18 5-star reviews in only 3 months! Click here to see pics of what one guest called the "Best Place Ever!" https://www.vrbo.com/738980