When it comes to location, Paxton’s Creek is tough to beat. The 2-story log cabin occupies a corner lot in the heart of Gatlinburg’s Black Bear Falls community among lush woodlands and carefully tended evergreens. From its peaceful setting, you’d never guess it was just 5 minutes from the attractions and restaurants of downtown Gatlinburg or just a short walk from the resort’s swimming pool.
Paxton’s Creek makes it easy for you to make the most of its rustic setting. You can dine alfresco at the picnic table on the lawn; its large umbrella will keep you cool even in the heat of summer. Steps from the table is a charcoal grill. Whether it’s trout you reeled in yourself from one of the nearby streams or a steak from the supermarket, it will taste even more flavorful when grilled and enjoyed outdoors among the crisp mountain breeze.
The covered front deck is another delightful place to take in the sights and sounds of Smoky Mountain living. Kick back on one of the rockers with a frosty drink as your listen to the wrens in the morning or the whip-poor-wills at night, and relaxation is guaranteed. Or enjoy a soak in the deck’s hot tub—nothing’s better after a day of hiking, biking, golfing or accompanying the kids along every corner of Dollywood.
The interior of the cabin is just as restful as the exterior, with an added dollop of unexpected luxury. The living area’s amply cushioned leather sofa and armchairs are even more comfortable than they look, the wood-planked walls, floor, and vaulted ceiling gleam, and the stone-surround gas fireplace casts a warm golden glow in winter. It’s a wonderfully inviting space to watch a movie on the 42” flat-panel TV with cable and Blu-ray player, research your next day’s adventures online, play one of the classic games in the arcade, or listen to your favorite tunes while gazing out the spacious windows at the lush views.
Because Paxton’s Creek is so close to downtown Gatlinburg, you have a cornucopia of restaurants just minutes away. But even on nights when it’s too chilly to dine outside at the picnic table, you may want to enjoy a family meal at the cabin. The roomy log-style dining table can seat 6 comfortably. After you clear, the dinner dishes bring out the Uno deck or the Scrabble board, and let your family meal extend into a family game night.
The kitchen is well equipped with appliances, gadgets, cookware, and tableware—everything you need to feed a hungry horde except food! There’s a Keurig system so that you can get your morning caffeine fix, and a blender for late-night milkshakes or margaritas. There’s even a dishwasher—no bickering over whose turn it is to wash up!
As well as a bedroom on the main floor, Paxton’s Creek has a sleeping area in the loft. Each is furnished with a beyond-comfortable log-frame queen-size bed, a flat-screen TV, bedside reading lamps, and plenty of storage. Each has its own full bathroom too, where you’ll find plenty of laundered towels ready and waiting—no need to bring your own.
When you stay at Paxton’s Creek in summer, you’ll have free access to Black Bear Falls’ pool area, which has heated adult and kid swimming pools and a patio with chaises for lounging in the sun. Best of all, it’s just a short walk from the cabin!
There’s plenty more to see and do within minutes of Paxton’s Creek: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its hiking trails, historic cabins, waterfalls, and wildlife ranging from black bears to elk; the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and craft shops offering everything from custom knives to pottery; Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area; Dollywood…
Already planning your itinerary? First things first: Reserve your stay at Paxton’s Creek, and then get ready for your best vacation yet!