No, you’re not dreaming: Damron’s Dream really is as idyllic as it appears. The recently rebuilt lodge, which sleeps 16 people—and a pet or 2 as well—offers spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains from its 3 decks. At the same time, it’s just 5 minutes from the attractions of downtown Gatlinburg.
Damron’s Dreams has 5 bedrooms, each of which has its own full bathroom for maximum convenience. The 2 suites on the top floor, the suite on the main floor, and one of the 2 downstairs suites each have a lofty king-size bed, a 50” HDTV with premium cable, and perhaps most pampering of all, a Jacuzzi. After a day of hiking, biking, or skiing, a long, lazy soak will feel so luxurious! The 5th bedroom has a queen over queen bunk bed and its own 50” HDTV.
Speaking of the main floor’s great room, it really is great. Large windows and doors opening onto the deck let in plenty of sunshine. In winter the corner fireplace makes the room even more delightful. There’s plenty of room to sprawl out on the leather couches to watch a movie on the 50” HDTV, or you can curl up in the armchair with your tablet and take advantage of the free WiFi.
The dining area seats 16 people. The table easily accommodates 12, in impressively comfortable chairs. Another 6 people can sidle up to the adjacent breakfast bar; the kids will especially love eating there “on their own” while the grown-ups dine at the table. The breakfast bar doubles as additional kitchen counter and storage space. The kitchen itself is fully equipped with stainless-steel appliances, a full accouterment of cookware, and plenty of tableware. In addition, Damron’s Dream has an outdoor grill, so you can barbecue trout you reeled in yourself from a nearby stream—or veggies you bought from a nearby grocery store.
The great room isn’t the only area of Damron’s Dream where everyone can hang out together. Upstairs, between the top floor’s 2 bedrooms, is a spacious game room. When you’re not shooting pool at the handsome full-size table, you can play one of the arcade’s 20 games. There’s also a table tailor-made for playing cards or a board game. Or you can stretch out on the leather couch to watch TV or indulge in a well-deserved nap.
The lower level has an attraction of its own: a media room with a large flat-screen TV and an especially sumptuous leather couch. So comfortable is the seating, you may want to kick back in there even when you’re not watching a movie or the big game. The media room also has a wet bar complete with mini fridge and popcorn maker. If you run out of snacks during your double feature, you won’t have to head upstairs to the kitchen.
Spanning the width of Damron’s Dream, the 3 decks are furnished with numerous rockers so that everyone can savor the sight of falcons soaring over the Smoky Mountains, the singing of wrens and warblers, and the crisp breeze. The lower deck has an especially wonderful spot for soaking up the surrounding beauty: a roomy hot tub.
Damron’s Dream is exceptional in and of itself. Add to the lodge’s amenities its proximity to the area’s attractions, and it’s truly spectacular. Downtown Gatlinburg is just a 5-minute drive away; in no more than 10 minutes you can arrive at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area, and the Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Community.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another Smoky Mountain cabin with as much luxuries, such stunning views, and as conveniently located as Damron’s Dream—let alone one that’s pet-friendly and can sleep 16 people. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay today… before someone else beats you to it!