A log cabin for two located at the end of a private drive, Beyond Paradise is designed for relaxation and romance.You and your sweetheart can while away the hours luxuriating in the outdoor hot tub or the indoor Jacuzzi, snuggling in front of the fireplace, and sipping drinks on the deck swing beneath the star-studded sky. And when you want a change of scenery, you can head to action-packed downtown Gatlinburg; it’s only ten minutes away.
As you pull into Beyond Paradise’s paved driveway, you’ll understand how appropriate the cabin’s name is. Perched atop a ridge and nestled among towering trees, the cabin offers exceptional privacy. The only sounds you’re likely to hear are singing wrens and warblers in the day and serenading whip-poor-wills and tree frogs at night. A table for two on the front lawn allows you to enjoy your meals out among the birdsong and the fresh mountain breezes. Or kick back on one of the back porch’s rockers with a frosty drink—relaxation is practically guaranteed. The porch’s swing is ideal for both of you to snuggle amid the silvery sheen of the moonlight, listening to owls hooting in the woods. And for the ultimate in alfresco luxury, there’s the deck’s hot tub. After a day of hiking, skiing, or biking, a long soak will have your tired muscles feeling as good as new.
Beyond Paradise has a jetted tub indoors as well, in the spacious bedroom. The tub is designed for two, so you can enjoy the massaging jets of steamy water with your sweetie before climbing into the king-size bed. The lustrous wood-planked walls, the vaulted ceiling, and the rustic furnishings definitely add to the romantic ambience. All that’s left is to play your favorite music on the cabin’s CD player.
The living area has the same elevated woodsy vibe. The stone-surround gas fireplace bathes the wood walls and cathedral ceiling in a golden glow on chilly winter evenings. Sprawl out on the plush sofa to watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable or settle back in an armchair to surf the web via the free WiFi. In addition to the comfortable contemporary seating, Beyond Paradise boasts plenty of antique and artisanal furnishings, making the cabin even more special and inviting.
The open kitchen includes all your major appliances and plenty of minor ones as well, such as a coffeemaker, a toaster, and a blender (did someone say margaritas?). There’s a full array of cookware and tableware too, plus a charcoal grill outside. When you don’t want to eat outdoors, you can do so at the restaurant-style booth just off the kitchen, outfitted with a table, benches, and even lace curtains. After dinner, shoot some pool in the game room—no need to head to town for your evening entertainment.
When you arrive at Beyond Paradise, you’ll find the bed beautifully made up and plenty of clean towels in the bathroom, which features a roomy shower. Among other conveniences, the cabin has its own washer and dryer.
Its greatest convenience, however, is no doubt its proximity to the area’s attractions. Just ten minutes away is downtown Gatlinburg, home to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Guinness World Records Adventure, mountain coasters and other thrill rides, distilleries, arcades, mini golf, restaurants, shops, and more. The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an eight-mile trail of galleries, shops, and studios, is just as close. You can drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in fifteen minutes and to Dollywood in twenty.