About the property
- Condo817 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Two bedrooms, 2 baths. Great views near Gatlinburg and National Park Entrance.
Begin your mornings with a cup of hot coffee on our balcony with a breathtaking vista that overlooks the town of Pigeon Forge, about 6 miles down the mountain. The same view sparkles after dark with the lights from hundreds of shops, restaurants, and fun places to play. There's a telescope for your viewing pleasure. The pictures from our balcony are all taken roughly from the same angle at different times of day, and different seasons of the year.
We offer three beds, one queen and two twin/singles. A fifth person could sleep on the leather sofa if they're not a giant. Plenty of extra quilts, blankets and throws are provided. I personally like to wrap up in a quilt when sitting on the balcony.
Besides the usual furnishings of most rentals, we've added extra goodies to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need for cooking. Other conveniences are a microwave, toaster, a full-size coffee maker plus a single-serve Keurig coffee maker, blender, electric hand-mixer, and an electric slow cooker. There's also an iron, 2 ironing boards, and hair dryers. Games, books, and puzzles are provided, as well as over 100 DVDs for both children and adults. Cable television is in the living room. There are three flat screen TVs, two of which are smart TVs and two are equipped with DVD players. We've started a small library of paperback books in the living room. If you get caught up in one and don't have time to finish it before you leave, you're welcome to take it with you, and you can return it on your next visit. :-)
In addition to the above, we provide all linens and paper goods. We have our own private WiFi server, which is far superior to most other units.
On the grounds you will find free wood for the fireplace, gas grills and picnic tables, a heated outdoor pool (seasonal), an indoor pool, plus two hot tubs. Coin operated laundry facilities are in the main office building, as well as vending machines and games. Basketball goals and a small playground are in the parking lot area, which is large enough to walk or jog around for your daily exercise.
We've seen black bears on the premises more than once, which is always a thrill, but it is expressly forbidden to feed them...so no throwing food off the balcony!
In addition to signing our guestbook, we would appreciate you leaving a review on this site, especially with suggestions as to improvements needed or other ways in which we can make your visit more pleasurable.
Thank you for considering Mountain Dewey's for your stay in the Great Smoky Mountains. We look forward to being your host!
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Julie Walls, aka Dewey
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- May 26, 2018
About Julie Walls, aka Dewey
This is our grandson on his first zip line experience, just outside Pigeon Forge, TN. He visits us from Vancouver, B.C. and we love taking him to see the sights in the Smokies. I am Dewey of 'Mountain Dewey's' and my husband is Poppy, a retired mail carrier. We're native Tennesseans, living in Knoxville, and are enjoying being second home owners for the first time, hoping that you will fall in love with everything that east Tennessee has to offer. It's so wonderful to have a home away from home that is both convenient and cozy.
Julie Walls, aka Dewey purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Julie Walls, aka Dewey chose Gatlinburg
My grandparents had one of the first vacation cabins in the Smokies. Sadly, they sold it before I was born, but I still enjoy driving by it up near the apple orchard off Airport Road. It's near the old Holston Camp Grounds, where I attended Methodist church camp every summer as a young girl. If I recall correctly, that old cabin is still standing on Mandalay Way, where my grandaddy built the stone wall in front, and also planted the old tree (now huge) in the yard. Maybe this is why I find having a place in the Smoky Mountains so very comforting.
What makes this Condo unique
Well you can't argue with the price. Four good friends could hole up here for less than $30 each. There's everything you need, plus some of the most spectacular views to be seen anywhere. We offer completely furnished, tastefully decorated and comfortable lodging for you and your family or friends at some of the most reasonable rates available, and would love to have you stay at Mountain Dewey's!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was a cute little property and the owner was very accommodating and always quick in responding.
The provided movies, books, and games were such a wonderful touch and made the vacation experience stand out compared to a regular hotel or condo stay.
The reason I did not give five stars is because the floors creak any time you walk and the twin bedroom door was extremely loud to try and open. I know the building is older, but it just made it hard when putting our daughter down for naps/bed. We had one problem with the front door not wanting to shut but after messing with the bottom part of the door frame we got it closed. The only other slight set back was learning that tv in the twin room was the only smart tv with internet capabilities and not both bedrooms as stated. Julie was great in answering back about my question about the tvs and Netflix capabilities, even though we couldn’t get it, she was eager to look into it to learn for the future and wished us a good rest of the stay hoping we could find a great movie among the collection in the condo.
Overall, I would recommend this condo. You can’t beat the hospitality, extras and amazing views!
Thank you for sharing your condo with us! It was a great first vacation back to the Smokies after our wedding/honeymoon (3.5 years ago) and a first visit for our daughter!
It was everything you could have imagined and then some. They really put thought into it and went the extra mile.
Beautifully kept home
We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. The buildings are slightly older, but the condo was cozy and very inviting in its decor. Completely stocked as far as any supplies (outside of food of course) you would need. Beautiful views from the balcony. We would love to come again in the fall when the colors are out. Very reasonable on priced and felt like a home away from home. Definitely would recommend!
Nice and relaxing
The family and I had a nice and relaxing 7 day get away. The condo was very nice and cozy with a wonderful view and everything you could ask for. I would defiantly rent this condo again.
Great CLEAN condo with plenty of room for a family of 4
We stopped in Gatlinburg on our way back to Ohio from Orlando for a couple of nights to give the kids a break from the car. The drive up to the condo was exciting, but not as difficult as some of the other reviews have described. There was a light dusting of snow on the road and my 2-wheel drive SUV (with some serious rear weight) did just fine. The unit was easy to find the perfect size for us with our 2 kiddos. Our youngest had yet to master walking, but was a hands and knees crawler so cleanliness was a big concern when booking and as other have stated, this condo was CLEAN! I had no issues with him crawling around and exploring. Now it is far from babyproof (telescope and bookcase that he pull over in a second), but nothing a couple of strategically placed chairs couldn't assist with. The beds were very comfy and the sheets were great! I bring my own sheets when I travel and didn't even use them. The ones provided were soft and spotless. They almost looked ironed. There was plenty of room for a pack n play in the spare room. The bedrooms have blackout curtains!!!!!! I was elated when I saw this given I'm still trying to get one to sleep through the night. The kitchen has everything one could need and space to put groceries in the cabinets. The family room was smaller, but plenty of room for our 1 year old and 4 year old to stretch out and play. The view is spectacular! Both day and night were equally lovely. We didn't see any bears, but it's January so they are mellowed out for the winter. We have every intention of using the pool, but were too wiped out from Florida to do anything but walk around Gatlinburg. We noticed that prices have really gone up in the past 5 years. Anyways, my husband checked out the pool and said it was warm and clean. The owners have quite a selection of DVD's, games, and books too. Julie was awesome to work with too! We did have a few small areas of improvement:
1) the building is settling quite a bit so there is some leaning (well outside the owners ability to fix) so be prepared for that
2) the cable was fairly intermittent, but we didn't have it on much so it didn't matter to us
3) if there are people staying above, you will hear them. The folks above us were not loud, just normal activity and it was quite noticeable, but we would still stay here again.
All in all, a clean, lovely condo with a beautiful view we would book again!
A really nice quaint and cozy condo.
We had a really nice time. The condo isn’t anything lavish but it is quaint and cozy. It was perfect for us. The views were beautiful and the decor was cute. Love the Bears. We all had a great time and miss it.
Fun Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains
Avoid the hassle of driving everywhere and explore downtown Gatlinburg and the Artist's Colony by taking the Trolley. An all day pass is only $2 per person with unlimited boardings. There's even a special Trolley that goes to Dollywood. Passes are available at the two Gatlinburg Welcome Centers and City Hall, as well as various businesses around town.
Fall Foliage Viewing
Enjoy Tennessee's beautiful Smoky Mountains in the Fall. Foliage viewing begins in September and continues through November.
Whether driving in the comfort of your car or hiking to get closer to nature, there are trails for all to enjoy the colorful fall foliage among 100 species of native trees throughout the Great Smoky Mountains. With over 10 million visitors each year, it's clear why this land is for those who love the outdoors.
Some of the most popular photography spots in the Smokies include:
1. Mount LeConte, which is the highest peak in the Eastern part of the United States at an elevation of 6,593 feet
2. Cades Cove where white tailed deer, wild turkeys, foxes, and bears are among the 11-mile one-way loop around the cove which features a grist mill, a variety of barns, three churches, and a marvelous collection of log homes and out buildings. Enjoy the cabins, fields, morning fog, historic churches and other buildings.
3. Cataloochee which is one of the more picturesque areas of the park with elk being reintroduced to the park in 2001.
4. Clingman's Dome, which is 6,643 feet and the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is the highest point in Tennessee and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. From its observation tower on the summit you can have a 360 degree view of the Smokies and beyond. This has a steep half-mile walk to the tower.
5. Don't forget the scenery at Ramsey Cascades. Being the highest waterfall in the Smokies, it follows rushing rivers and streams for most of its length.
6. The Mountain Farm Museum is a unique collection of farm buildings assembled from locations throughout the park. Visitors can go into a log farmhouse, barn, apple house, springhouse, and a working blacksmith shop to feel how it felt to live there 100 years ago. Most of the structures were built in the late 19th century and were moved here in the 1950s. The Davis House offers a unique chance to view a log house built from chestnut wood before the chestnut blight destroyed most of the American Chestnuts in the eastern United States during the 1930s and early 1940s.
7. Cades Cove Riding Stables offers a 1.5 – 2 hour hayride around the Cades Cove Loop Road. Passengers sit on a bed of hay in a trailer pulled by a truck and enjoy an open air view of the scenery of Cades Cove. Reservations are generally required and can be made by calling (865) 448-9009. Rates are $6.00 per person.
8. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
This place makes country taffy as you watch through the front window of the store or inside. Going inside is a must with caramel apples, chocolate bears on a stick and turtles that taste as good as they look. The fudge is homemade and hand stirred with huge wooden paddles in copper pots; no matter what kind you get, it's mouth watering. This candy kitchen also gives out taffy samples. There are two locations in downtown Gatlinburg.
9. Biking in Cades Cove
You can bring your own bike or rent one of theirs to ride through the Cove. This trail is for part time bikers as well as people that bike as a sport with an 11 mile loop to enjoy the beauty, wildlife and historical buildings. Don't let the 11 mile loop deter you, though. There is a cut across to shorten the journey, and either trail is worth it.
From May - September, the loop road is closed to motor vehicle traffic on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until 10:00 a.m. to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the cove.
Relax by a Mountain River
Throughout the Smokies you may be enticed from your car by the sight, sound, and feel of clear, cool mountain streams that tumble down slopes as frothy cascades and waterfalls.
You may enjoy hiking to a waterfall or just listening quietly to a stream and observing the plants and animals that live in these cool waters. At any time of year, streams are inviting. Water splashing over mossy rocks seems to evoke a response in people, as though they were drawn to it by some ancient instinctive attraction.
What better way to enjoy the beauty of fall foliage than on a zip line in the Smoky Mountains! You'll find zip lines in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, and Sevierville. Flying through the trees at up to 40 miles per hour is an exhilarating experience you'll never forget.
Zip lining is the fastest growing attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains, where awe inspiring panoramic views meet heart-pounding excitement!
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Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Prior to checking out, please run and empty the dishwasher. Take out trash to the dumpster in the parking lot. Thank you!