A three-story log home that can sleep as many as ten people, Elkhorn Lodge can accommodate several couples or a group of friends as comfortably as it can a family or two. Likewise, its location in Gatlinburg’s quiet but convenient Cobbly Nob neighborhood makes it as well suited for a group that likes to explore every available attraction and activity as it is for those who prefer a more laid-back, or even lazy, getaway.
Recently constructed and custom built, Elkhorn Lodge boasts two wraparound decks so that you can make the most of the spectacular scenery. Beyond the lush woods that surround the home, you can see Mount LeConte and Greenbriar Pinnacle within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is just fifteen minutes away. Each deck has its own picnic table—after all, the fresh mountain air transforms even soup and a sandwich into a feast. The upper deck also has a gas grill, so that you can cook as well as dine alfresco. And when you’re not admiring the view from one of the numerous deck chairs, you can do so from the upper deck’s hot tub. A soak is especially enchanting in the moonlight, when the hooting of the owls punctuates the melodic calls of the whip-poor-wills.
The interior of Elkhorn Lodge is no less delightful. The main floor’s great room is truly worth of the name. Plush seating complements the lustrous hardwood floors, wood-planked walls, and cathedral ceiling; the wood-burning fireplace in its floor-to-ceiling stone surround makes the room especially inviting in winter. Whether you’re watching TV, surfing the web via the free WiFi, or playing with the kids, you’ll love spending time here.
If you prefer to eat indoors, you can settle in at the dining table by the fireplace, which seats six; there’s room for several more at the adjacent breakfast bar. The spacious, beautifully equipped kitchen is sure to spur you to new culinary heights: In addition to sparkling stainless-steel appliances, cookware, and tableware, there’s ample granite counter space. Even if you eat most of your meals out, you’ll love the convenience of being able to brew coffee or mix margaritas whenever you want.
The downstairs game room is sure to be a popular spot for congregating. When you’re not shooting pool at the handsome billiard table, you can play at the equally elegant foosball table, settle back in one of the bucket chairs to watch a movie on the flat-screen TV, or stretch out on the sofa for a well-deserved nap.
When it’s time to choose bedrooms, you can’t go wrong: All three are wonderfully restful retreats. One of the master suites makes up the entire loft; it includes a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. The other bedrooms are on the main floor; one has a king-size bed, the other a queen. And if you have additional guests, sofas in the great room and the game room open into beds for two.
As well as three bedrooms, Elkhorn Lodge has three full bathrooms. One of those bathrooms, on the main floor, is especially pampering: It features a luxurious jetted tub.
Because Elkhorn Lodge is within Cobbly Nob—itself set within a 1,000-acre resort—in the summer you’ll have free access to the neighborhoods two outdoor pool areas, and year-round you can stroll the neighborhood’s walking trails. Just a few miles away is the award-winning Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by legendary golfer Gary Player. Only slightly farther afield are the restaurants, shops, and amusements of downtown Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop, and Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area.
Whether you spend your days hiking the mountains or lazing on the deck, hitting the slopes or reading by the fireplace, Elkhorn Lodge lets you enjoy your stay in comfort and style. Don’t miss out: Make your reservation today and get ready to make your dream vacation a reality.