Luxury Cabin, Spectacular Views! Comm Pool/Gym/Sauna/Pavilion wFireplace, Slp 24
Carlos and Karolina
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About Carlos and Karolina
Hello there, We are Carlos and Karolina Galvez, owners of Mountain Pause Retreat. I am from Peru and my wife is from Switzerland. We met on a Caribbean cruise, married in Alaska and settled in Miami Florida. Over the last 27 years we have been blessed with 3 children, all grown up now, and also with the opportunity to travel all over the world, including the Peruvian Andes and the Swiss Alps. Although we love the sea where we met, we both have a special place in our hearts for our mountains and what they represent. So when we first visited the Smoky Mountains we fell in love with the area as we saw them as a memory of each other’s own culture. It was our dream to one day own a Cabin here as a gathering place for our growing family and friends, encouraging them to leave the hustle and bustle of our busy city lives behind and take a “Pause” in our gorgeous “Mountain Pause Retreat”.
Carlos and Karolina purchased this Cabin in 2016
Why Carlos and Karolina chose Pigeon Forge
Mountain Pause Retreat is one of the most beautiful cabins in the Smoky Mountains. The views are spectacular. We simply love its spacious rooms, the Resort, the facilities, the overall area, close enough to enjoy the attractions of the main towns nearby but far enough to relax and enjoy the wilderness and serene views of the Great Smoky Mountains. We are enjoying it to the fullest with our family and friends and when not in town, we want to share the same experience with you. We hope you enjoy our Cabin and take home a memory that will last for years to come.
What makes this Cabin unique
It is an easy drive on the newly paved road and access from East or West US 321. It is close enough to all the action in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg but far enough to enjoy the peacefulness, lots of fresh mountain air and surrounding wilderness. It's bright rooms lighten the mood and are a perfect recipe to relax and recharge. The back entry access to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as well as Cades Cove is just minutes away. There are plenty of choices for grocery shopping along the way or simply have them ordered and ready for you upon your arrival.
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Excellent trip..Great destination..
Overall.. everything was excellent..
Very nice Cabin
This cabin, although a little tricky to get to, was a superb cabin. Very nice!
We really enjoyed our stay. The only thing we couldn’t enjoy was the hot tub, but other than that the cabin had plenty of room for our family of 20. Beautiful view of the mountains and convenient pool access. I would definitely recommend this cabin, and would definitely book again!
Our stay was so beautiful it was a happy moment for my family enough roomTo do family events such as arts and crafts and family dinners and lunch the view of the smokey mountain is so beautiful
Perfect Vacation with Family from Various States
My family (16 adults and 3 infants/toddlers) stayed in the cabin for a week in May. Carolos & Karolina couldn't have been any more helpful in setting everything up. The booking process was extremely smooth and straight forward. They even allowed us to postpone our trip due to the arrival to two new babies to the family that would have coincided with our original booking date. The cabin has everything you could ever need and the views are absolutely stunning. The ONLY thing that it was lacking is a baby gate. There appeared to have been one at one time; however it was not in working order during our stay. Had to do a lot of keeping watch by the stairs for the little ones. Really wasn't too bad though as there are plenty of other areas of the cabin for them to play. Our family loved the game and media rooms. So much fun! Kitchen and dining area was definitely large enough to accommodate our group and it was stocked with everything we needed. Just make a grocery run and we were good to go!
Within the resort, the cabin is in close proximity to the pool, gym, sauna, outdoor fireplace, and office so you can walk there rather than having to drive. That is a HUGE plus. Nothing beats being able to walk to the fireplace area and enjoy the fire overlooking the Smokies.
In summary - it is the perfect cabin and location to make lasting family memories . Everyone is already saying how much they miss being all under one roof and spending time with each other.
I will not hesitate to book again with Carlos & Karolina. If you are considering this property for your vacation, you can book without any worries. You will love it!!!!!!
Dear Kim, thank you for the great review. We are thrilled you and your large family enjoyed your stay at the spacious cabin. We are thrilled you enjoyed the fabulous views, the close by outdoor fireplace right by the pool, community and the great game room. Thank you for leaving the cabin in great shape. We hope to welcome you back to one of our cabins very soon. We appreciate the communication before during and after your stay.
Sincerely Carlos and Karolina
Everything was perfect, the house, the view, and the location.
Where to begin...
The house was absolutely perfect for what we needed, and the condition of it when we arrived was superb. Everything worked as it should, and the proper instructions were provided before we arrived. Karolina had everything handled and properly documented to a "T".
The neighborhood and all the amenities provided were really great and having them available to us made the stay just that much better.
The views were breathtaking and that is what sold us on the house, but once we got there the house and Karolina's instructions added to the experience.
The location of the house was the perfect distance between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Thank you Karolina and Carlos for sharing your home and allowing us to create great family memories.
Along with the many great amenities and gorgeous views this luxurious cabin has to offer, you’ll enjoy the Resort amenities. It’s close proximity, less than 12 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge and less than 14 miles from downtown Gatlinburg (easy back road access from Mountain Pause Retreat to avoid Traffic!)
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, Gatlinburg Ski Lift, Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway, Gatlinburg Golf Course, Helicopter Tours.
Conveniently located just 15-20 min. from great Area Restaurants, & Tanger Outlets, Dollywood/Splash Country, Ripley’s Aquarium, Titanic Museum Attraction, Wonder Works, Dixie Stampede, Wild-water rafting, Rafting in the Smokies, Walden Creek Riding Stables, Pigeon Forge Track, Rain Forst Adventures, Forbidden Caverns, Nascar Speedpark. 80 acre Wahoo Zip-line/Adventure Park. The largest Zip-line course in the Southeast! Cinemas, Museums, Library’s & much, much more.
Just 5 Miles to back entry of the Smoky Mountain National Park at Cades Cove!
Beautiful, serene back area of the park features an 11-mile driving loop that takes you through Cades Cove with lots of places to stop and enjoy the great scenery, wild life (best seen early in the morning or evenings, please do not feed or approach!) quite a few interesting historic sites, cabins, churches, etc. as well as tons of hiking trails.
One of the newer attractions in Pigeon Forge, The Island features restaurants, shops, kids’ rides, and entertainment. You can watch the show fountains, listen to live music, browse the many unique shops, or take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokey’s
This Gatlinburg Water Wonderland features a Penguin playhouse, Coral Reef, Stingray Bay, Touch a Ray Bay, Shark Lagoon, Discovery Center and much more.
Watch horse stunts, listen to toe-tapping music, and dine on a hearty Southern meal at Dolly Parton’s dinner show in downtown Pigeon Forge. This exciting show is family friendly and offers a fun night on the town!
Create memories that will last a lifetime spending time at Mountain Pause Retreat!
Experience everything the Pigeon Forge Community Center has to offer! This 86,000-square foot facility has it all, including basketball courts, jogging circuits, a walking track, aerobic rooms and a 10-lane bowling center. The community center also includes the Aquatic Center, which features an indoor and outdoor pool.
This facility is open to both visitors and residents. Daily, weekly or monthly passes are available for purchase.
The Pigeon Forge Community Center is open seven days a week but hours are subject to change.