8-BR, Sleep 25, Hot Tub, Screen Porches, Playground-Near Dollywood,$350-450/Nght(32 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
perfect LOCATION for your large group with 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms...sleeps 25
Emory House has 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms:
- Bedroom #1 (main level): King-sized bed with private bath.
- Bedroom #2 (main level): Queen-sized bed with private bath.
- Bedroom #3 (main level): 2 Bunk beds (each with a pull-out Trundle twin underneath) that sleeps 6 (all 6 are twin-sized mattresses)...with shared hall bath.
- Bedroom #4 (main level): King-sized bed with shared hall bath.
- Bedroom #5 (loft level): Two queen-sized beds and two twin-sized beds with private bath. Contains its own flat-screen television and its own heating/cooling window unit.
-Bedroom #6 (lower level): Queen-sized bed with its own flat-screen television with DISH connection, a motorized hospital twin bed, a private handicap-accessible bath, and its own wheelchair-accessible entry door from nearby parking space at the top of the lower driveway.
-Bedroom #7 (lower level): King-sized bed with its own flat-screen television with DISH connection and private bath.
-Bedroom #8 (lower level): King-sized bed with its own flat-screen television with DISH connection and private access to hall bath.
The Emory House`s MAIN level features a large family room/kitchen area equipped with all basic appliances and cookware, ceramic tile kitchen counter top, two (2) full-sized refrigerators, 12-cup Mr Coffee pot, a dishwasher, a clothes washer and dryer, 2 comfortable couches, a flat-screen television with DISH connection, Wi-Fi connectivity, and its own thermostat for the Emory House's one central heating and air system. The kitchen opens onto a 14 x 20 foot screened porch with a 5 foot wide porch swing, an old-fashioned innerspring chase lounge, rockers, and lots of freshly-painted old metal porch chairs. Near the ramp up to the screened porch is a stone patio with a Weber kettle charcoal grill. The large gravel main parking lot with a recently-paved street entrance...has space for several vehicles.
The Emory House`s LOWER level features a den, a flat-screen television with DISH connection, a small kitchenette with micro fridge, microwave, sink, dining table and chairs, Wi-Fi connectivity, and its own thermostat for the Emory House's one central heating and air system. The den opens onto a 14 x 20 foot screened porch with a 7-person hot tub and a wall-mounted flat screen TV...which opens to the fenced-in kids playground. The recently fully-paved lower driveway provides easy access to the lower floor and the handicap bedroom/bathroom...with a couple of extra parking spaces down at the bottom of the driveway.
As you might have guessed from the NAME of the road that the Emory House is on (Iron Mountain Road), we ARE nestled up in the hills a little bit...but NO WORRIES for all of our flat-lander friends. Reason is that the city recently repaved our road and we have recently paved our 2 driveways so you'll have easy access to our 2 parking areas. While it's true that the Emory House is a house and NOT a cabin, we believe that our central location (which is fairly quiet and secluded) together with all the improvements we completed in early 2015...will provide you all the comforts of home and make the Emory House the perfect place for your large vacation gatherings and reunions.
Although it is mentioned in other parts of our VRBO listing, we need to re-state to our prospective Emory House visitors that absolutely NO PETS ARE ALLOWED anywhere on the Emory House property or grounds. The reason the Porter brothers, sisters, and spouses have this firm policy is that, even though it may be inconvenient to some of our prospective visitors to have to board their pets while on vacation, we determined that a NO PETS POLICY is crucial for us to be able to maintain the standards that we insist upon for the Emory House...for our family's enjoyment and your family's enjoyment.
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Member since: 2014
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
We need to re-state to our prospective Emory House visitors that absolutely NO PETS ARE ALLOWED anywhere on the Emory House property or grounds. The reason the Porter brothers, sisters, and spouses have this firm policy is that, even though it may be inconvenient to some of our prospective visitors to have to board their pets while on vacation, we determined that a NO PETS POLICY is crucial for us to be able to maintain the standards that we insist upon for the Emory House....moreless
The handicap ramp leads from the main level's gravel parking lot up to the screened porch...which is wheelchair-accessible into the kitchen/family room. The lower level of the Emory House also has convenient wheelchair accessibility from the lower level paved driveway...directly into the handicap bedroom using that bedroom's own exterior patio doors. However, the Emory House does NOT have an elevator from the lower level up to the main level....moreless
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- For nature lovers, Emory House is a great place to stay because it's only 30 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the "park")...a real treasure. Soon after you pass through Gatlinburg and into the park, you'll come to Sugarlands Visitor Center. This is THE place to learn all about the trails (ratings from easy to strenuous), swimming in the cold mountain streams, and spectacular mountain views. We hope you read about our family's memories enjoying nature in the park through the years in the "Manager Info" WHY PIGEON FORGE section. Our park favorites were (and still are) the Sinks (with cliffs for diving), the Chimney Tops, Mt. LeConte, Clingman's Dome, Cades Cove, Abrams Falls, Alum Cave Bluff, and Charlie's Bunion. Not in the park but still fun...are the Forbidden Caverns (near Sevierville), the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (a 1-mile 7-minute long coaster ride through the hills of Pigeon Forge), and Douglas Lake (near Sevierville). Hope you will explore these!...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
The MAIN level family room, LOFT level bedroom, and the LOWER level den...each feature a flat screen TV with DVR. The LOWER level's 3 bedrooms and porch have 32" TV`s. All TV`s in house have DISH....moreless
Fenced-in kids playground (with rubber playground mulch) has an old-fashioned merry-go-round, jungle gym, and kids climb the playground staircase to walk down a short path thru the woods to the slide....moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Emory House is only 1-2 miles from Dollywood, LeConte Center, and the Old Mill...but check out funtimetrolley.org for $2.50 ALL-DAY pass for rides (to/from Dollywood, Smokies Nat'l Park & all around)....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
SEATING: 8 @ Kitchen dining table, 4 @ round table in family room, 6 @ table on Main Level screen porch, 4 @ dining table in the lower level den...plus 2 portable tables w/ 4 chairs stored in hallway...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 25 people
Main & Lower levels each have their own thermostat, share ONE heat pump using automatic dampers. Lower level runs 4 degrees cooler than Main level! Loft BR #5 has its own cooling/heating window unit....moreless
- Clothes Dryer:
Fitness Room / Equipment:
Beside the lower screen porch is a fenced-in kids playground (w/ rubber mulch) with an old merry-go-round, jungle gym, a staircase up to a path-thru-the-woods to a 10-ft slide down INTO the playground...moreless
Main and Lower levels each have their own thermostat & share ONE heat pump system (to select either HEAT or COOL) with an automatic damper system. Loft BR #5 has its own cooling/heating window unit....moreless
We are proud to report that WiFi service from Charter provides strong reception and speed in every room of the Emory House! WiFi passcode is posted on a sign in the Family Room on the main level....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Street entrance to this ample size MAIN level parking lot has recently been paved. Also, the paved LOWER level driveway has 1 handicap parking spot @ TOP with 2 additional parking spots at BOTTOM....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Try our "get-away-from-it-all" 5 and 1/2 foot deep 25-foot long balcony (wheelchair-accessible) with its 4 over-sized aderondack chairs for some sun, fresh air, quiet time, or reading your newspaper. ...moreless
- Deck / Patio
Gatlinburg Country Club is a beautiful golf course with great mountain views. You`ll LOVE this course, it`s open to the public, located on Middlecreek Road...less than 2 miles from the Emory House. ...moreless
Weber charcoal kettle grill is located on the small stone patio on the main level right outside the screened porch...between the handicap ramp and the staircase leading down into the kid's playground....moreless
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PRIME (Summer of 2017)
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Please make sure the following 3 tasks are done before you leave: (1) make the beds like they were when you first arrived; (2) leave the refrigerators, microwave, and dishwasher completely empty and clean; and (3) place the city trash containers at the road. If those 3 tasks are done and the Property Manager determines that there was no property damage during your stay, then your $200 damage deposit LESS a $5.80 credit card fee (i.e., 2.9% times the $200 = $5.80) or $194.20 will be credited back to the same credit card that was used to book your stay with VRBO (HomeAway).
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1991
About: The 4 Porter brothers and sisters in the picture are proud to tell you that it is our Grandaddy Emory and Granny Emory from whom the 'Emory House' gets its name. In the early-to-mid-1900s, they raised their 2 daughters in this house, got them through college, and then saw them move away to neighboring states to raise their own families and begin their teaching careers. The Porter brothers and sisters are the 4 children of one of those Emory sisters, and that sister's eldest son Joe kicked off OUR generation's involvement with the Emory House when in 1991 he had it moved and refurbished at its present location. Several years passed, all of our families grew by leaps and bounds, so sister Mary Frances and her spouse Eugene had the main floor of the house upgraded...with new flooring, finishes, counter tops, and conveniences. Then in 2015 sister Nancy designed and oversaw the renovation of the remainder of the house that brother John and his spouse Abby arranged financing for. Sister Nancy locally MANAGES the Emory House property, and she serves as your contact through VRBO (HomeAway). We want you to know that all of the Porter brothers, sisters, and spouses are pleased when we read a REVIEW by a visitor who, like us, felt that the Emory House was a special place where fond memories were made...where everyone was able to relax, reconnect, enjoy each other, and feel at home.
Why Pigeon Forge, TN, USA:
Just as it was with our grandparents the Emorys, for the Porters, it is all about FAMILY. In 1991, Joe had the vision to SAVE the Emory House...even though that meant that the house had to be cut into 3 pieces and moved about a mile away to its current location, re-assembled, and then fully renovated. The reason Joe did that in 1991 was that it was immensely important to him that current and future generations of the Porter family could CONTINUE to vacation at the Emory House. The connection that the Porter brothers and sisters have with the Emory House...is that, every summer since the 4 of us were kids, our parents took us on the long journey to Pigeon Forge for their 2-week summer vacations. What was so special about all those 2-week summer vacations was that the OTHER Emory daughter made an equally long trip to bring HER large family to the Emory House as well. So, there were a total of 11 of us first cousins there, and we had a blast! Whichever one of us who got to be Grandaddy Emory's playing partner in Rook got to see him bust out laughing every time he'd gently kick his partner under the table to 'request' a 10. We got to see Granny Emory enjoy just BEING with her 2 daughters as they would ALL 3 tackle snapping a mountain of half-runner green beans and make those delicious apple pies to feed us hungry kids. Every hot day, our Daddy and our cousins` Daddy would round us all up and take us up to the swimming hole near the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where we'd swim down the cold current and build a dam across the stream. Those were the times of our lives. The Porter brothers, sisters, and spouses decided to offer the the Emory House to others through VRBO starting in 2014 because we want the Emory House to be part of YOUR family's fond memories.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location, location, location. Hands down, the Emory House's CLOSENESS to Dollywood, the LeConte Convention Center, the Ripkin Experience Baseball Complex, the shops and restaurants near the Old Mill, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park make THIS property a real winner. The 4 Porter brothers and sisters (all baby boomers) had the good fortune ever since the fifties and sixties of, FIRSTHAND, seeing the City of Pigeon Forge blossom from being just corn fields between Gatlinburg and Sevierville...to the amazing vacation destination it is today. From our family`s perspective, the City of PF has anticipated its visitors`needs and wisely implemented 1st-class solutions to those needs. Attractive 4-lane connecting road corridors make it easy for Emory House visitors to get to wherever they want to go. Patriot Park (located right beside the Old Mill) is a spacious venue for the big 4th of July family celebration with impressive live music performances and a grand finale evening fireworks display. Our observation year-by-year of that steady hand in guiding HOW the area`s development could best be supported...has built our family's confidence that our special house in THIS CONVENIENT LOCATION is worthy of our family`s long-term comittment. Speaking of LOCATION, you might be interested in the side story behind that BIG OL` ROUNDED WHITE RIVER ROCK down at the base of the main driveway to the Emory House (shown in our 2nd photo). Granddaddy Emory had that rock (weighing hundreds of pounds) positioned at the base of HIS and Granny`s driveway when the Emory House was over on River Road directly across the street from the Old Mill. Back in 1991 when Joe had the Emory House moved from there to its present location, he was determined that that old rock would make it to the new home place too. To us, it's a symbol of our grandparents legacy, AND it welcomes YOU to the Emory House.
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Main level's screen porch features old red metal chairs, swing, old chase lounge
7-person hot tub on lower level screen porch, wall-mounted TV & kid's playground
full-service kitchen in the main level's kitchen/family room
lower level den, kitchenette, hallway bath, and TV is on wall across from couch
queen bed in main level's bedroom #2 (with private bath)
main level bedroom #4 king bed (near stairs down to den)...shares hall bathroom
bedroom #6, lower level, queen bed, twin hospital bed, patio doors, private bath
bedroom #8 with king bed and private access to the hallway bathroom
private bathroom (with tub/shower) for main level's bedroom #2
private bathroom (with tub/shower) for loft level's bedroom #5
private bath (with tub/shower) for lower level's bedroom #7
No spin-outs on paved entrance from Iron Mountain Rd to big gravel parking lot!!
Playground features merry-go-round, jungle gym, & walk-thru-woods to green slide
Lower driveway was recently paved, & kids' playground is inside the white fence
2 oak dining tables & 2 comfortable couches for main level's family room/kitchen
king bed in main level's bedroom #1 (with private bath)
bedroom #3...2 bunks w/ trundle underneath, sleeps 6 (all twins), shared hall bath
bedroom #5 @ loft level, 2 queen & 2 twin beds, private bath, 2 dormer windows
bedroom #7 on lower level with king bed and private bathroom
old-timey clawfoot tub/shower private bath for main level's bedroom #1
main level's hallway bath...that serves bedroom #3 and bedroom #4
private bath for Lower Level bedrm #6, grab bars, wheelchair access, shower seat
lower level hallway bath (w/ tub/shower) shows bedroom #8's private access door
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017
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