Welcome to Chubby's Sleepy Bear Retreat- a completely renovated two bedroom cabin with ensuite bathrooms perched on a mountain ridge. Beautiful views of the mountains and downtown Sevierville provide that "get away from it all" feeling, yet it is less than a 10 minute drive to the Parkway, Dollywood, Cal Ripkin Experience and all the excitement of Pigeon Forge. Gatlinburg and the National Park are less than 20 minutes away.
As you arrive at the cabin you will see there is an outdoor grilling area. There is also a park bench and seating on the front porch. A great place to sit and relax! There is flat parking (unusual for this area!) for 2-3 vehicles or motorcycles.
When you enter the cabin the first thing you see is a wall of windows with an incredible view of the valley and mountains in the distance. At night, the lights of Sevierville twinkle and glow like hundreds of lightening bugs! To your left is a completely remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances, new cabinets and countertops. We have added a pantry for additional storage. The kitchen is fully equipped with a variety of small appliances including a regular and single serve coffee pot, crock pot and blender. To the right is the dining area with table and chairs - seating for 4 (there is an additional bench in the bedroom if you need extra seating). The brand new, full size stackable washer and dryer are just behind the door in the dining area.
The living area has plenty of comfortable seating - and the couch is also a queen sleeper sofa. There is a double-sided gas fireplace and a 55 inch LED Smart TV with sound bar. Cable and Netflix are provided to keep you entertained! We also have wireless internet access. But don't forget to unplug, we have plenty of board games and cards too!
There are two master bedrooms - each with king sized beds, 43 inch LED Smart TV's and ensuite full bathrooms. Each bedroom includes a full closet and dresser for plenty of clothing storage. The first master bedroom has a cozy reading area and the double-sided fireplace. We have added a gaming area in the second bedroom that features a Megatouch touch-screen game with over 100 games including puzzles, card games, trivia games, etc. (be careful- this game is addictive!). There is also a cocktail video game with 60 video games to choose from. Both bathrooms have been completely renovated with new tubs, toilets and vanities with storage for personal items.
While the inside of the cabin is a wonderful place to relax- the back deck is even better! Of course, there is that amazing view with plenty of seating to just sit and do nothing. There is a brand new hot tub on one end of the deck and a gas fire pit with four chairs on the other end. (There are also skewers hanging on the wall for toasting marshmallows!) Enjoy views of downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. At night, you can see the LED Ferris Wheel at The Islands. On clear days, you can see over 60 miles and the Jellico Mountains at the Kentucky/Tennessee boarder is in view. Sit on the deck and enjoy the sunset over Bluff Mountain to your left.
Do we decorate for the holidays? Absolutely! Decorating for the holidays is something we thoroughly enjoy, both at home and at our rentals. The cabin is fully decorated inside and outside from approximately mid November through the end of January.
What about the wildfires fall of 2016? The cabin is located in Eagle Crest and the area was hit by the wildfires (many areas were). We previously had two cabins in Eagle Crest (Sleepy Bear Retreat @ VRBO 911627 and Rustic Pine Retreat @ VRBO 789841). The 2016 wildfire destroyed our 3BR 3 bath cabin Rustic Pine Retreat cabin and damaged the Sleepy Bear Retreat cabin. We completely renovated Sleepy Bear Retreat, and it has been up and running since November of 2017. We are beginning the process of rebuilding Rustic Pine Retreat and hope to have it online by next June. In fact, we moved up two lots so the new Rustic Pine Retreat will be side-by-side with Sleepy Bear (to your left as you face the cabin), allowing guests to rent both cabins with a total accommodation of 14! There are several cabins currently being rebuilt in the development of Eagle Crest. When we have been down working on the cabin, we have not found the construction to be inconvenient and, to us, it is a promise of better things to come! Also, the HOA has guidelines for hours of operation by contractors. It is actually quite quiet and peaceful. If you are wondering how the area looks, there are no obvious signs of fire in front of the cabin or behind you, and nature is quickly restoring other areas of the mountain. The view off the deck is as spectacular as it always was as the surrounding valleys and mountains were unaffected. In fact, we have recently cleared surrounding brush and trees behind the cabin to make the view even better!
Want to try Gatlinburg sometime? In 2017, we purchased a secluded 2BR 2-1/2 bath cabin 10-15 minutes from Gatlinburg on Rte 321 (a very convenient way into Gatlinburg). Webb Creek Hideaway overlooks Webb Creek, and the sounds of the creek from the large covered deck are awesome. Over the last year we have done several projects, including an outdoor fire pit and a gaming deck with horseshoe pits and corn hole! Please check out Webb Creek Hideaway at VRBO 1114625 for fantastic outdoor recreation and proximity to the Smoky Mountain National Park and other attractions in the Gatlinburg area.
We hope you stay with us soon and we are sure you won't be disappointed. Come visit, relax and enjoy all the Smokies have to offer!