Spectacular mountain views, three huge decks from which to enjoy them, and five-star amenities including five beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms: There's so much to love about Smokerise Lodge. The pet-friendly home, which can sleep seventeen people, is atop a high ridge of the Great Smoky Mountains—yet it's just fifteen minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
If you're vacationing with several other couples or families, you'll appreciate the spaciousness of the 3,-square-foot lodge—not to mention the luxury of two outdoor hot tubs, one on the top deck and the other on the main-level deck. The stunning views of the Smoky Mountains during the day and the star-studded sky at night will make a steamy soak even more relaxing!
The five bedrooms are spread out over Smokerise Lodge's three floors. Four bedrooms have a king-size bed; the fifth has a queen. Each has its own full bathroom, a flat-panel TV, and direct access to a deck. You'll be able to slip outside to watch the sunrise or savor a late-night glass of wine in the moonlight without disturbing anyone else.
Three of the en-suite bedrooms make up the downstairs level. If you're traveling with kids, they can take over the entire floor for a vacation-long slumber party! Or if your group includes a couple of one or two little ones, they might want to claim the largest of the downstairs bedrooms: In addition to the king-size bed, it has a sofa that opens into a bed for two more.
As well as a bedroom with a king-size bed and a bathroom with a double shower, the main floor features the living room, dining room, and kitchen. From the lustrous wood floors and the stone-surround gas fireplace to the Old World-style furnishings, the main floor pairs high style and comfort to perfection. The living room's sofa and settee can convert into beds, accommodating three overnight guests.
The gleaming dining table easily seats eight people, and the padded chairs are so comfortable, you'll want to linger long after the meal is over—so after you clear the dishes, bring out your Monopoly board or Uno deck, and let a family meal morph into the family game night! Another three people can sidle up to the breakfast bar—the kids will especially enjoy the funky stools.
Should you want to dine alfresco—and given how gorgeous the scenery is, why wouldn't you?—there's a picnic table on one of the decks. You can cook out there too, on the large gas grill. Of course, Smokerise Lodge has a fully equipped indoor kitchen as well: Stainless-steel appliances, cookware, tableware, gleaming counters—the kitchen has it all.
Upstairs, along with the fifth bedroom, is the game room and home theater. There's something here to keep everyone in your group happily entertained for hours. If you're feeling competitive, you can shoot some pool, challenge a friend to football, or camp in front of the two-player arcade. Or kick back in one of the amply cushioned armchairs with a bowl of popcorn and watch a movie on the ” flat-panel TV. If you don't want to get up from your comfy seat afterward, take advantage of the free WiFi to surf the web.
Given how much there is to do and see just minutes away, however, we have a feeling you won't be sitting for long. In the summer you'll have free access to the community's three swimming areas—so many pools to choose from! Downtown Gatlinburg, with its restaurants and amusements ranging from mini golf to an aquarium, is only fifteen minutes away. Even closer is Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
No matter how you spend your day, you'll look forward to returning to serene Smokerise Lodge, where you can sit on a porch swing or rocker and revel in the birdsong, the fresh air, and the superlative mountain views. So don't delay; book your stay today, and get ready for your best vacation ever.