"We stayed for 3 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. We had an idea it would be good from the reviews, photos and description, but had no idea how much better it could be. This ended up being far better than our stays in the Gatlinburg area. The gated resort community is upscale, safe (manned security gates), navigatible, and friendly.
Our family of 4 stayed with another family of 5 and our parents. The home is SO BIG that it easily could have accomodated more than our party of 11. The open floor plan faces a large bank of windows across the entire living and eating areas, all bedrooms, and all hallways even. The home was obviously designed to make the most of the amazing views. The home has better views than any other in the entire resort. It is situated at the very top of the mountain, so you pass by all the other homes on the way up. Once you arrive, there is ample parking for 3 large vehicles (one with a carport), and the driveway is not steep at all, almost street level.
We really enjoy hiking as a family, so we spent much of the mornings hiking many fun trails close to the rental. We highly recommend the Profile trail (right off hwy 105). It is close by, challenging, and very scenic. The afternoons were spent watching football, cooking, and some went to Boone for shopping (only 10 minutes away). We all ate together each night with ample seating for 12. Playing board games and watching TV in the huge living area in front of the gas fireplace (we love the on/off switch, ambiance, and instant heat) made it a fun family times for everyone.
The owner and housekeeping staff were outstanding. They tried (and succeeded) to make sure we knew everything before our stay to make it easy, during our stay, and afterwards. I forgot my prescription glasses and the housekeeper had mailed them back to our home before I even had a chance to get in touch with her.
Do yourself a favor and save some time researching if you are looking for an upscale cabin for a large party with amazing views of the moutain range. This is it!"
Guest: Jim H.
Date of Stay: November 2015
Review Submitted: December 4, 2015