Simple Pleasures are sometimes the best: watching the sunset from a deck rocking chair, playing fetch with your dog, gathering around the dinner table for a family meal. When you stay at Simple Pleasures, our pet-friendly 1-bedroom log cabin, you can do all that—and much more, such as playing pool and lazing in a hot tub.
From the outside Simple Pleasures looks like a typical mountain cabin, with a wide covered deck looking out over a fenced-in yard (perfect for your kids and your dog to cavort in) and surrounded by trees. Inside, however, it’s far more luxurious than you’d imagine. English-style paneling complements the planked wood floors, walls, and vaulted ceiling; plush sofas offer plenty of comfortable seating for watching a movie on the 42” living area TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. After skiing warm up by the gas fireplace while sipping a mug of hot chocolate; in summer stretch out on a couch beneath the ceiling fan and surf the web. Relaxation is the name of the game here!
The dining table seats 4, so you can enjoy those family meals you never seem to be able to coordinate at home, what with everyone’s hectic schedule. Of course, the table works just as well as a setting for a romantic dinner for 2. Whether you’re feeding a hungry horde or preparing a gourmet feast, you’ll find everything you need (except food!) in the kitchen: stainless-steel appliances, cookware, tableware, even a dishwasher. There’s a charcoal grill outside too; reel in some trout from one of the nearby streams, grill it up, and you’ve got yourself a real Smoky Mountain meal.
After dinner, you can deal the cards and play rummy or slapjack, or head up to the loft for a game of pool at the full-size billiard table. Between shots watch a favorite show on the loft’s flat-panel TV or spread out on the floor with the kids and their toys—there’s plenty of space. Tucked into a nook is a roomy sofa—a perfect spot for escaping with a book—that opens into a bed for 2. The kids will love having the game room double as their bedroom! The loft has its own half-bath too. That’s in addition to the full bathroom downstairs, which includes a luxe tiled shower with dual showerheads.
The main bedroom, on the ground floor, practically guarantees sweet dreams. From the log-frame king-size bed you can gaze out the picture windows at the woodlands, watch your favorite late-night shows on the wall-mounted TV, or snuggle by the golden glow of the gas fireplace—so romantic!
If you really want to up the romance quotient, wait until the kids have gone to bed, then slip out into the deck’s hot tub. There’s nothing like a soak under the stars as crickets serenade you to make a night magical. Afterward, the two of you can sit on the deck’s rocking chairs with a drink as owls hoot in the distance… remember what we said about simple pleasures often being the best?
Thanks to Simple Pleasures’ location, there’s plenty more to see and do practically at your doorstep. The cabin is just a 5-minute walk to Mills Park, which has a playground, a jogging trail, a 9-hole disc golf field, picnic tables, and more. In minutes you can drive to downtown Gatlinburg, where you’ll find everything from mini golf to an aquarium to the state’s first pancake house. Also, close by is the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and craft shops offering everything from stained glass to chainsaw art, custom knives to pottery. And let’s not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its hiking trails, historic cabins, waterfalls, and wildlife ranging from black bears to elk.
When you stay at Simple Pleasures you can enjoy quiet mornings, action-packed afternoons, and romantic evenings. Sound like an ideal vacation? Then book your stay today, and start planning!