You are sitting on top of the foothill mountains to the Great Smoky Mountains so you have the best possible view of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains! No other view even begins to compare to this one! I've lived here for 20 years and I'm still amazed every day at how beautiful it is. It never gets old. It's like watching God's living art! The views change by the minute with the weather. It can be snowing, the leaves changing colors in the fall, colors in a sunrise or sunset, or just a rain shower passing by is beautiful to watch. Pictures can’t possibly capture the beauty of these mountain ranges and over looking Happy Valley. Sitting on the edge of a rock bluff on top of the Foothills Parkway near Look Rock and Tail of the Dragon. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Cherokee are all close by. We're sorry but this property is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
This listing is for a 2800 sq ft home that has been converted into 2 apartments. One apartment is upstairs and the other is downstairs. The listed 1400 sq ft apartment upstairs comes with a private entrance and self check in with private security code. The base nightly rate is for 2 adults sharing 1 bathroom in a space where there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom available. If 2 adults use 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms there's an extra $25 cleaning fee per room. There's a $25 per person per night for over 2 guests and there's no extra cleaning fees.
Downstairs is the host apartment with a private entrance and is off limits to all guests. I always respect your privacy so unless you see me come or go you probably won't see me unless you need something. There is sound proofing between the flooring for superb privacy.
This upstairs listed apartment is 1400 sq ft and includes 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room and large full kitchen and 15 X 50 private veranda. Guest parking is on the concrete garage apron.
Kitchen has everything you need. Brand new Kitchen Aid ceramic top electric stove with convection oven, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, plenty of cabinet space, double sinks, coffee maker, crock pot, toaster, dishes and silverware. We also have a grill so bring the charcoal. If you need something special please let us know.
King size bed with en-suite bathroom with double vanities and a large 2 seat walk in shower. It's also has a 42" flat screen TV and Dish Network.
The second bedroom has queen bed and 50" TV with Dish Network. Third bedroom has double bed and TV/DVD with DVD's. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with tub/shower and single vanity.
House has a washer and dryer. You provide cleaning supplies.
From your 15' X 50' private veranda View the Appalachian Mountains plus the mountain range of the Cherohala Skyway. The Cherohala Skyway is a 43-mile (69 km) National Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway that connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Robbinsville, North Carolina in the southeastern United States. Its name is a portmanteau of Cherokee and Nantahala, the two national forests through which it passes. Along with multiple vistas and overlooks, the skyway provides easy vehicular access to various protected and recreational areas of the Unicoi Mountains, including the Citico Creek Wilderness, the Bald River Gorge Wilderness, and the remote interior of the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest plus the entire Happy Valley. Sitting at about 2500 ft elevation make the homes in the valley look like matchboxes. The white dots in the pictures are houses!
Linens – All linens are provided. As a new listing we have new sheets on every bed. We also purchased new bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths.
Kayaks - We just purchased 2 new 8 ft kayaks for your use while here. We offer free shuttle service to the Chilhowee Lake along the Little Tennessee River which sits at the end of the Foothills Parkway and runs along Hwy 129 which takes you into The Tail of the Dragon. We can drop you off and pick you up.
UT Football games - Book a football weekend with us and we will shuttle you to and from the games! Our vehicle will seat 2 couples very comfortably.
We have a “Corn Hole” game for the veranda. Please take back inside when finished. There are a few other board games to play.
No Smoking – Smoking is allowed outside only. Absolutely NO smoking indoors. Ash trays are provided for your use. Please do not throw butts in the yard or off the deck.
Parking – It's best to back down the driveway to park than to back out of the driveway. If you're not comfortable backing in you can turn around in the driveway with several turns. There's a concrete apron in front of the garage to park on.
TV – Dish Network satellite service included with 3 Genies. DVR is full of movies to enjoy. Large flat screen TV in 2 bedrooms and new 4K - 55" Smart TV in living room. TV/DVR in third bedroom. We also have Netflix.
Cell service – Most cell phones will get a signal but we also provide a US Cellular house cell phone so you can make/receive calls if your's doesn't work.
Internet - We provide unlimited high speed internet for our guests.
HEAT/AIR – We set the thermostat at 75 during summer. If you're uncomfortable please let us know and we will adjust. Please keep doors and windows closed.
*** NOTICE***Please review our "house rules" before booking. We always respect your privacy but in case of emergency such as fire, smoke, electrical issues, water issues or any other emergency issue we reserve the right to enter the premises to resolve the issue. If time allows we will try to contact you before entering but if we can't reach you we reserve the right to enter. Owner reserves access to garage. We try to use it when guests are away but we reserve the right to enter the garage at all times. We don not need to enter the residence to enter the garage. If you violate any of our house rules your booking can be terminated and, at owners discretion, you could be required to vacate property immediately, depending on severity of violation, with no refund on remaining dates plus you will lose your deposit*** Please just obey the common sense house rules and we will be just fine. We're pretty easy to get along with.
If you need anything special please let us know and we will do our best to make your stay the best experience ever!
Also close to the Tail of the Dragon. The Dragon is a mountain pass along the North Carolina-Tennessee state line, bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and near the Little Tennessee River. The area is popular with motor cycle enthusiasts, who drive “The Dragon” which is famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles. Bikers are welcome.
Gatlinburg is a winter wonderland! Snow ski Ober Gatlinburg which currently has 10" of snow base or enjoy other activities they offer such as ice skating,snowboarding or snow tubing. Drive on up and visit Harrah's Cherokee Casino. You might get lucky!
Look Rock - Located on the scenic Foothills Parkway, Look Rock is a natural observation ledge overlooking the park. An easy 1/2 mile hike leads to the observation tower which provides a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains. The Foothills Parkway is not as busy as other roads in the park, so this is a great place to get away from the crowds and traffic, especially during the peak fall leaf color viewing times in October. The Parkway is 20 miles long with many scenic pull-offs. Look Rock is at the highest point along the Parkway. The National Park Service maintains a picnic area and a campground at Look Rock.
There's plenty of activity to do here or just sit on the veranda and relax!