"There were 11 of us staying at the Pioneer Trading Post; family, neighbors & friends, ranging from teens to 60's. Everyone loved it!
If you follow the directions, the cabin is easy to find. The cabin itself is so quaint & lovely, yet it has modern day conveniences like AC, Washer/Dryer, Ice Maker, Hot Tub; everything you could possibly need. Has iron & board, hair dryers, coffee maker (information says it takes "cone" filters, but it takes round ones), tap for drinking water above sink. Bedrooms had sink & toilet in their bathroom, most had tubs. Two Bedrooms shared sink/toilet.
The cabin appears to have had additions over the years, but done in such a way that it just adds to the charm; stained glass windows, aprons for valences, teapot for a faucet. So cute! You're transported back in time!
There is so much history & there are pieces of it tucked both inside the cabin & out. A favorite was the Hillbilly Shower. Never dreamed taking a shower outside in a sort of see through VERY rustic building could be that fabulous. The yard is beautiful with swings, fountain, fire pit& more.
Tara called the day after we arrived to see how we were doing. She gave us a few helpful suggestions when I told her what we planned to do. We rented a Pontoon Boat for a full day. The marina is about 15 minutes from the house on Douglas Lake also. We went Whitewater Rafting with Smoky Mountain Rafting which was a BLAST & would highly recommend. We hiked the Smokey's (won’t let me spell it right) to Rainbow Falls. So Pretty! Be prepared if you go, with good hiking shoes and plenty of water.
The tourist attractions & towns were crazy busy & had we thought about it, would have hit them in the beginning of the week, rather than the end when even more tourists started arriving. Went to Sugarland's Distilling for a free Moonshine tasting which was fun. Dick's Last Resort was a fun place to go with a group.
I'd HIGHLY recommend this beautiful log cabin. A Perfect Getaway!
Tara - Glad you heeded your Granny's words and "kept the cabin come hell or high water"."
Guest: Chris M.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 25, 2016