Mountain View Lodge comes by its name honestly: From its covered deck, you’ll have a spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains, which stand just beyond the lush woodlands surrounding the log home. The vistas are only one reason, however, that this three-story, eight-bedroom home is so special.
Because it can sleep as many as twenty-six people, Mountain View Lodge is ideal for a multi-family vacation, a school reunion, or a church retreat. Each of the three bedrooms on the top floor includes a king-size bed, a TV, loads of storage, and direct access to a balcony. You and your sweetheart can linger beneath the stars before snuggling up in bed, or you can wake up early to catch the morning mist rising over the mountains, all without waking any of the others.
The fourth bedroom, on the main floor, has its own king-size bed and TV, among other comforts. The lower level includes two bedrooms with queen-size beds and two with queen-size bunk beds. The kids will love the bunk beds, which can sleep four people; every night will feel like a slumber party! Should you have additional guests, the sofa in the downstairs game room opens into a bed for two, as does one of the living room sofas.
There’s plenty more to do at Mountain View Lodge than sleep. The house has two game rooms. The downstairs room features a full-size pool table, a foosball table, and a pub-style table perfect for playing cards or surfing the web (the lodge has free WiFi). In the top floor’s game room you have a choice of arcades to play. This room has a TV and a wet bar too, making it a great rainy-day hangout.
Another fun space for whiling away a few hours is Mountain View Lodge’s home theater. From the ten cinema-style chairs you and your friends can watch a movie on a 110” screen. You may never want to go to your local movie theater again!
Located on the main floor, the living room is as handsome as it is comfortable, with stately leather couches, yet another TV and a fireplace to gather by after a day on the slopes. Just off the living room is the huge dining area. Furnished with three large tables, it can seat the whole gang at once, even if you have a full house.
The kitchen, like the dining area, is designed to accommodate a crowd. That means two refrigerator/freezers, two ovens, two microwaves, even two dishwashers, plus a wealth of pots, pans, gadgets, and tableware. The kitchen also has generous counter space, storage, and room for several people to cook at once.
Rockers on Mountain View Lodge’s three covered decks enable everyone to revel in the stunning scenery, the crisp mountain breezes, the chirping of wrens and warblers during the day, and the hooting of owls at night. So serene is the setting, you’ll be amazed by just how close the lodge is to the local attractions. For instance, less than a half-mile away is the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an eight-mile trail of more than 100 shops, galleries, and studios. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is less than fifteen minutes away. Just as close is downtown Gatlinburg, home to thrill rides, mini golf, arcades, restaurants, and a tram that will carry you over the town to Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. After you return from your action-packed day, you can soothe your weary muscles in one of Mountain View Lodge’s two outdoor hot tubs.
Mountain View Lodge’s numerous other amenities include a washer and dryer, six and a half bathrooms, cable channels, and plenty of parking on a private paved driveway. Perhaps best of all, it features plenty of large rooms where everyone can gather to make memories together, as well as enough space so that you can treat yourself to private time if you’re so inclined.
Experience Mountain View Lodge’s pleasures for yourself: Book your stay today, and get ready for what might be your best vacation yet.