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Recent East reviews

  • Away from it all, but not too far away

    "My family of 6.5 (4 adults and 2 kids+ a dog) enjoyed 2-night stay in the Magnolia. If you are looking for a quiet, up in the mountain, but still close to attractions, get-a-way, I would highly recommend. The cabin was around 4 miles up in the mountain, taking you through some very tight, winding, steep hilly roads. However, we were less 10 mins away from downtown Gatlinburg and 15 from the most Southern point of Pigeon Forge. The cabin has the beautiful view you see in the picture from the deck. My kids really enjoyed the hot tub! As mentioned in another porch, we did have it go out one time, but you just have to reset it (button on bottom). The cabin was comfortable and clean overall. The beds were very comfortable and the pull out sleeping couch was also in great shape and perfect for our kids. The overall decor is nothing luxurious, but simple and cute. You can tell there has been minor updates/purchases, but I think the most wear I saw was on the doors and trim. We had a very large truck and full size car-parked just fine. I did e-mail Gloria one time regarding an index notecard with contact info for discount tickets left on the coffee table with other coupons and visitors guides. Come to find out, it was one of those vacation rental sales person contacts, so you had to do a 2-hour sit & listen presentation then get tickets. She did respond to me promptly. Overall, we did not spend a lot of time at the cabin, but this was a great location and value when compared to other lodging in the area, PLUS....it was located right in the middle of the hills of the Great Smokey Mountains! We were about half way up the mountain and literally above the 'smoke' of blue clouds rising in the morning. It was the perfect match of getting away, but not too far (the Food City grocery store was less than a mile off the main road down from the cabin). The only things I would recommend to Gloria or a 'good to know' about small details of the cabin: the bathroom towel rack fell a couple of times, the dryer does not get very hot, so will take longer to dry clothes, the doors and trim look like the originals and has the most wear of anything in the cabin, there was a low supply of towels for my family of 6, but would be fine with 4 or less (we just washed them), we went and bought some dishwasher detergent, although Gloria says you can use dishwasher soap, the bathrooms are tight and space is limited, a bath rug/mat outside shower, and some wall hooks for towels would be nice."
    Guest: Stephanie M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 3, 2016
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  • Great family vacation.

    "Last year I started dreaming of giving my kids and grandkids a gift of a family getaway instead of individual Christmas gifts. With retirement coming soon, I knew it was probably a one time shot for us to do this. With everyone's busy lifestyles so husband wasn't sure it was going to work out. But once I found the Papa Bear cabin, within an hour, I had confirmation from everyone that there was 1 week that everyone could be there and we booked it. The cabin had so much room. We all had our own room with its own bathroom. The grandkids brought air mattresses and created 'cousin camp' in the game room. They had a blast. This cabin was the perfect location, a bit off the beaten path, but so close to everything you could want to do in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. The linens were plentiful and the cabin clean and well stocked with basic needs as well as a few unexpected things. It seems every time I would think of a small appliance to pack, we would go to the description and it was included; crock pot, blender, etc. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a similar vacation."
    Guest: Terri K. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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  • Nice but not great!

    "We had a great vacation. The cabin was nice. Gave it 4 star because when we arrived, the door code they gave us wouldn't work. Finally got in after texting owners several times The guest bed was broken on one side but beds were comfortable. No storage at all in guest bedroom for clothes except closet. We had a hard time finding the rental because directions say turn on a road but it was marked a different name. Loved the creek, and the cabin was well stocked. Would recommend."
    Guest: Happy Vacationers Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 30, 2016
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  • New Years Blast

    "Thelma, you are a great host! Windy Oaks is a 10 min walk to the main strip or you can catch the red trolley on the corner. We didn't have to drive anywhere. The trolley even dropped us off after the fireworks on New Years eve/day. The views from the balcony... no words can describe it. The condo itself was fully stocked and with the groceries we bought at the neighborhood store we prepared some of our meals. We really enjoyed our stay there and would certainly stay there again."
    Guest: Samanthea B. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 17, 2016
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