From the outside, Heart & Soul resembles a children’s book illustration of a mountain cabin, down to the covered front porch furnished with a log-style bench and rockers. But unlike the cabins of our forefathers, this one includes such niceties as an outdoor hot tub, an indoor jetted tub, free WiFi, XBox with two controllers, and flat-panel TVs with cable.
A 2-bedroom cabin that sleeps 6, Heart & Soul is located in Gatlinburg’s Mountain Shadows Resorts. When you stay in the summer, you’ll have free access to the resort’s outdoor swimming pool, which is within walking distance of the cabin; year-round you and the kids can enjoy the playground, which includes swings, basketball hoops, and a volleyball net.
What’s more, Heart & Soul is less than 15 minutes from so many area attractions: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the Guinness World Records Adventure, thrill rides, distilleries, mini golf, and more. And it’s just a mile from Rocky Top Sports Complex, making the cabin especially convenient if you’re in town for a tournament.
With so much to do nearby, you want your home base to be relaxing and comfortable so that you can rest up between adventures. Heart & Soul is a bastion of serenity. In addition to its front porch, it has a large rear deck surrounded by trees. There’s no easier way to slip into vacation mode than by sitting on the porch or deck with a favorite beverage in hand as the mountain breeze rustles through the trees and the birds sing a serenade unless it is to soak in the deck’s hot tub while the same breeze rustles and the same birds sing!
The restful ambiance continues indoors. The wood-planked walls, floor, and angled ceiling add to the easygoing vibe. The large living room features two couches—one of which opens into a queen-size bed—so that there’s room for everyone to get comfortable while you watch TV. In summer the ceiling fan adds a refreshing breeze; in winter the stone-surround gas fireplace contributes a cozy warmth.
The dining room/kitchen has its own fireplace, as well as its own TV. The log-style table can seat six people easily; there’s also a drop-leaf table perfect for a romantic dinner for 2—or for setting up your chessboard or jigsaw puzzle. What’s more, the deck has a table for alfresco appetizers or snacks. The room’s open layout means that you can join in on the conversation or watch TV even while you work your culinary magic in the kitchen; it also might encourage others to pitch in and help! The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you’ll need. All you have to bring is food and there’s a supermarket close enough that you can walk there in 10 minutes.
Heart & Soul’s 2 bedrooms all but ensure a good night’s sleep. Two bedrooms at Heart & Soul's are master suites which include a king-size bed, feature flat-panel TVs, charmingly rustic furnishings, plenty of storage, and ceiling fans to help lull you to sleep.
In addition to two bedrooms, Heart & Soul has two bathrooms, so you won’t have to line up to use the shower in the morning. The private en-suite master bath is where you’ll find the jetted tub; after a day of hiking, skiing, or horseback riding, a pampering soak will have your weary muscles feeling as good as new.
When you stay at Heart & Soul, your vacation can be as action-packed or as laid-back as you like—but it’s certain to be one whose memory you’ll treasure for years to come. Don’t miss out on the fun; book your stay today!