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Pam Burnup, Property Manager
About Pam Burnup, Property Manager
We built this home with the idea that we would live in it a year or two and then turn it into a nightly rental. Well, seven years later, we can say that we have loved every minute here and are now excited to share it. We were the general contractors for the property and you will notice the many extras and upgrades, from the hand-carved dogwood blossoms in the mantel above the fireplace, to our lovely premium lighting, to the rose bushes out front. This property is meant to be a vacation lodge and we are moving on to other ventures!
Pam Burnup, Property Manager purchased this Lodge in 2006
Why Pam Burnup, Property Manager chose Pigeon Forge
We lived in a home in Pigeon Forge for 12 years and were building rental chalets for sale here in Riversong and also on Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg. When our neighbor in Pigeon Forge made us an offer on our farm there, we decided to build a house here. We own four lots, about five acres, and at the end of the road as it is, we have great privacy and magnificent views.
What makes this Lodge unique
We call it the 'mountain movie' -- just sitting on one of our decks and watching the magnificent vista. In summer, all you see is trees and mountains, the soaring hawks and ravens; in winter, you see the river below, sparkling silver and gold, and another cabin or two in the distance. The Greenbrier entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is eight minutes drive, and we love hiking, biking, and swimming there. Gatlinburg is but 15 minutes total, with all the great restaurants and fun things to do there. This location allows you to slip in and out the 'back' ways to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, avoiding seasonal traffic.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our stay on the mountain
My family, along with three other families stayed at this cabin and the mother n law suite across the driveway. This place is beautiful and has a great view of the mountains. Overall, it was a great experience. The only issue when we arrived was a slight miscommunication about check in. They thought we were arriving the day after and had to adjust our entry code. But the owners handled it within five minutes and were very accommodating. There was only one real issue while were there. There were centipedes all over the bottom floor bathrooms and bedrooms. The other floors seemed to be fine, most likely due to not being ground floor. It’s not like it was spiders, so it was more of a nuisance more than anything else. I mention it because I feel it was genuinely something the owners were not aware of and hopefully can be prevented for the next guest, with some pest treatment. Other than this issue, everything else was wonderful and quite enjoyable.
Everything we would have wanted!
First, it was an “adventure” just conquering the drive up!
Then, the spaciousness was excellent!
We had a wonderful time visiting the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. The house we stayed in was absolutely beautiful. It had everything to accommodate our large group. Having an extra refrigerator was really nice.
We had amazing views of the mountains looking out from the "floor to ceiling" windows. We enjoyed sitting out on the decks, cooking on the gas grill and especially soaking in the hot tub. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with our family. Sincerely, The Haley Family
We very much enjoyed having you and your family. Please consider coming for another visit asap.
Extremely spacious, great amenities, awesome views, and spectacular grounds. Owner was willing to accommodate early check in. Simply beautiful
Zaundra. Thank you so much for the nice review. We look forward to having you again sometime.
Great home. Lovely views. Beautiful bedding throughout. Manager was very responsive and attentive. Home was way larger than anticipated. Pictures do not do justice. Enjoy!
Thanks for the review. Good to know about the pictures. We did try to get the best pictures we can to give our guest a true representation of the property. Pictures just cant capture space I guess. Please come see us again soon.
What a beautiful home! We ALL had an amazing time!!!
The home and the view were breathtaking! We will definitely be back!
Can't wait to have you! Come soon!
Great Wedding and Special Event (Family Reunion, Anniversary/Birthday Celebration, Company Business Seminar with theater area for presentations) Destination!! Our property even has a separate Honeymoon Suite adjacent to the main house. Let our event planner help make your "special" day just what you have always dreamed of. She can help as little or as much as you like.
We also hosted our family reunion here in 2010 and our activity list for the week included: Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, hiking to Alum Cave, bicycling the 11-mile loop through Cades Cove (1 hour drive), whitewater rafting out of Hartford (45 minute drive; we booked through Nantahala Outdoor Center in Gatlinburg); swimming in the river at the Greenbrier, golf at Bent Creek, shopping at Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall, a day on a pontoon boat at Douglas Lake (35 minute drive to Gator Point marina, pontoons available for rent), dinner at either (or both) The Peddler and The Park Grill, lunch outside on the patio at The Best Italian, live music at Three Jimmies, an evening walk though downtown Gatlinburg, and other fun!! We only got most of that list done, because everyone wanted to stay home, have big barbecues, and play games and guitars of an evening. It was a blast.
Although we are closest to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is a short drive on the back roads and offers amazing fun for kids of all ages, a great choice of restaurants, movie theater, and tremendous shopping. Of course, it is home to the amazing Dollywood and Splash Country, the adjacent water park.
While Bent Creek Golf Resort is just 10 minutes from the house, there are other excellent courses in Sevier County, including the Gatlinburg Golf Course (located in Pigeon Forge!), and Eagle's Landing, in Sevierville.