"Now that the secret’s out I guess we CAN'T have it to ourselves.
Starry Nites is ideal for a couple of any age seeking alone time in a quiet, comfortable retreat that’s convenient to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
The main floor has a nice kitchen sharing space with a living area. There’s a dishwasher, range, microwave and fridge w/ice maker. (With any cabin, bring a box of baking soda for the freezer as ice typically holds that stale aroma.) The layout is comfortable and the loft has games, 2nd TV and furniture, so a group of 3 or 4 could do fine here (remember: there’s 1 bathroom and really enough space for 1 vehicle). The covered deck is private, secluded by vegetation with a more open view in the winter. There are doors to it off the living area and the bedroom for convenience. (The next cabin up the road has a modest view looking down on it, so keep that in mind when using the hot tub.)
It’s right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so if you want to visit either or both, this is perfect. The drive, on a scale from 1 (flat) to 10 (get your affairs in order) is about a 6: A little windy with a few somewhat challenging places. Our GPS was close, but follow the email directions to be sure. The main is 10 min. going slow, and either town just a quick 5-minute jaunt either way. Perfect!
The décor and furniture are current, comfortable and pleasant. The lighting is nice, too, making for a very warm and relaxing feel. The large A-Frame windows are beautiful, allowing the morning sun to gently pour in through the trees. The queen bed is sorta high, and with a ceiling fan above be aware not to bop yourself on the head. We found the bed to be OK – not super comfy but not horrible either. We didn’t use either the Jacuzzi or hot tub, but the latter was clean and plenty warm when we arrived. The bathroom is nice and has an apt.-style washer/dryer in the closet. There’s no fan, so open the window and – just to be safe – bring a can of Febreze. The electronics worked and WiFi was great. There’s parking for 1 vehicle and not much space out front. There’s two cabins up the dead-end road, which has a turn-around that you can use.
Starry Nites was easy to find, clean & ready on arrival, and Susan was most delightful to work with. She was prompt and very helpful for us as we were seeking a place last-minute. She’s our hero! The cabin is a sweet value, in a prime but quiet location, and left us needing nothing more.
RESERVE AT ALL COSTS! IT'S A VALUE AT ANY PRICE!"
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 12, 2016