Changes in Latitude is perfect for a vacation with your extended family—or with anyone else, for that matter. The four-bedroom, three-story home, which sleeps twelve, is packed with amenities, including an outdoor hot tub. Also, it includes two en-suite primary bedrooms, a pool table, air hockey, an arcade, an ” TV, free WiFi, and a wraparound deck with panoramic views of the woods and the Smoky Mountains. Just as important, it’s close to numerous attractions yet provides always-welcome peace and privacy.
The lodge offers plenty of spaces for everyone to gather together. The living area’s stacked-stone fireplace is sure to be a favorite spot after a day of skiing or snowshoeing; its golden glow will show off the lustrous wood-planked walls, floor, and cathedral ceiling to perfection, and the plush roll-arm sofas invite you to kick back and relax. Also on the main floor, the dining area can seat eight people at its roomy table, and three more can sidle up to the adjacent breakfast bar. On the other side of the breakfast bar is the kitchen. Equipped with stainless-steel appliances, plenty of cookware and tableware, and ample counter space, it can easily handle a holiday feast.
After dinner, you don’t have to head to town for entertainment. Upstairs is Changes in Latitude’s game room. When you’re not playing air hockey, have a go at the multi-game arcade—and you don’t need to stock up on quarters for either! A full-size pool table commandeers an entire room downstairs. And then there’s the home theater room, complete with an ” flat-panel TV with cable, surround sound, and a DVD player.
The lower-level deck is where you’ll find Changes in Latitude’s hot tub. Especially after a day of hiking, fishing, or exploring Dollywood in the neighboring town of Pigeon Forge, a soak will have your tired muscles feeling as good as new in no time. Both the lower and the main decks are furnished with plenty of chairs so that everyone can revel in the crisp mountain breezes, the singing of wrens and warblers during the day, and the canopy of twinkling stars at night.
Changes in Latitude has two primary suites with private bathrooms. The upstairs suite is especially luxurious—and romantic. Start your evening lazing in the bedroom’s jetted tub, then nestle into the king-size bed. In winter the stone-surround fireplace will set a cozy ambiance, while in warmer weather the ceiling fan will caress you with a gentle breeze. You and your sweetheart can snuggle while watching a favorite movie on the flat-screen TV, and in the morning you’ll awake to the sight of lush trees and the mountains.
The second primary suite, on the main floor, also has a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. What’s more, it opens directly onto the deck. You and your special someone can sip a nightcap in the moonlight without waking the others—what a wonderful way to end the evening.
The remaining two bedrooms and the third bathroom are on the lower level. One bedroom features a queen-size bed. The other, with queen-size bunk beds, can sleep up to four people. And two more people can sleep on the futon in the upstairs game room.
Because Changes in Latitude is located in Gatlinburg’s Cobbly Nob neighborhood, in summer you’ll have free access to two swimming pools. What’s more, at the foot of the neighborhood is the Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by British Open champion Gary Player. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only fifteen minutes away, as is the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Even closer is Climb Works, where you can explore the mountains via zip line or mountain bike.
A fabulous vacation starts with a fabulous place to stay, and Changes in Latitude is certainly that. So make your reservation today, and then get ready to make some amazing memories!