"We had our family of 8, including both of our adult children, their spouses, and two grandchildren (age 8 and 15 months) here and we were very comfortable, with plenty of room in a spacious house that was cozy at the same time. The older grandchild slept in the loft bed and it made it like an adventure within the vacation. Lots of little touches made it special, including such simple things as having laundry detergent provided...things we didn't have to think about packing and lugging along ourselves. Cathy was prompt in responding and pleasant and easy to deal with. We couldn't have picked a much better for a nice family vacation and we'd definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity to vacation again in the area. Close enough to the action of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg (about 7 miles/15-20 minutes in good weather), but remote enough to be secluded and private. The restaurants are, of course, a major draw in the area, and we took advantage of them! We shopped (outlets, crafts, antiques), and took the kids to several attractions (really recommend the Alpine Coaster on Wears Valley Road and The Track, just at the end of Wears Valley Road at Light 3). We toured the aquarium (GREAT, but really crowded)...we especially enjoyed The Old Mill, Calhoun's, Bullfish, and Harpoon Harry's. And there's a little place called Pigeon Forge Deli in the back corner of the outlet shops at Light 3 that was incredible...lunched there twice. My husband and son brought their motorcycles on a trailer (which we had to park at the bottom of the hill at the pool; the road up to the house is steep in places) and rode the Tail of the Dragon. Drove part of Foothills Parkway (by car); visited Smoky Mountain Spinnery (WONDERFUL yarn/knitting/spinning store). Had a family old-time photo made at Four Sisters, which they made into one of the highlights of the trip. Hope we get to come back, and hope it's soon!"
Guest: Kathy G.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 24, 2016