Built in 2019, Walnut Ridge and its two spacious decks overlook the majestic Smoky Mountains. Bring a beverage outside, kick back on a chair, listen to the breeze rustle through the trees, and watch eagles and falcons soar over the mountains—sheer bliss! In addition to these pleasures, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom log home includes a hot tub, pool table, free WiFi, and cable TV among other conveniences.
With its lustrous wood-planked walls and floor, vaulted ceiling, and oversize picture windows, Walnut Ridge’s great room invites you to sink into one of the plush leather sofas and relax. Whether you’re reading, playing with the kids, or hanging out with the gang to watch TV, you’ll feel as if you’re right where you belong. The fireplace will warm up the room with a golden glow in winter while the ceiling fan will add a welcome breeze on spring days. And the trusty central air-conditioning is available when the temperatures rise.
Just beyond the kitchen, the great room encompasses the dining area. Sparkling new appliances, plenty of gleaming counter space, pots, pans, gadgets, storage, and room for friends and family to help with the cooking: This kitchen has it all. The only things you need to bring are food and an appetite. There’s a charcoal grill out front as well, perfect for cooking up everything from fresh-caught trout to hot dogs from the supermarket – whatever you desire!
After your meal, if you want to watch the news while the kids are watching their favorite Disney shows, you can take advantage of the downstairs game room. Along with another large flat-screen TV and comfortable sofa, it includes a full-size pool table. Or perhaps you’ll want to head outside and listen to the whip-poor-wills and tree frogs as you gaze up at the star-studded night sky. While you can savor these sights and sounds from a chair on a deck, perhaps the best perch is the deck’s hot tub. Especially after a day spent hiking, biking, or white-water rafting, a soak among the massaging jets of water will feel so pampering.
Also pampering are Walnut Ridge’s three bedrooms. Each includes a lofty king-size bed, flat-screen TV, generous storage, and a ceiling fan to lull you to sleep. There’s a bathroom for each bedroom as well, which will make mornings much less hectic. And because the bedrooms and bathrooms are spread out among the three floors, you’ll enjoy plenty of privacy. Should you have additional guests, sofas in the great room and the game room open into queen-size beds for up to four additional guests. What’s more, a daybed nestled in the loft can sleep one, enabling Walnut Ridge to accommodate as many as 11 people.
When you arrive at Walnut Ridge, you’ll find the beds beautifully made up, extra bedding ready and waiting, and plenty of clean towels for all three bathrooms—no need to bring your own. In fact, because the cabin has its own washer and dryer, you can pack lighter than usual without having to waste precious vacation time at a laundromat.
And given how much there is to see and do, you definitely want to make the most of your time here. Downtown Gatlinburg, with its restaurants, shops, amusements, distilleries, and dinner theaters, is less than 15 minutes away. Even closer is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a wonderland of wildlife, wildflowers, and waterfalls. Walnut Ridge is also near the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an eight-mile trail of art galleries, studios, and crafts shops. And let’s not forget skiing, snowboarding, fishing, golf, go-karts, zip-lining, Dollywood…
Whoever said you can’t have—or do—it all never stayed at Walnut Ridge. But you can; so go ahead and make your reservation today!