Rocky Top Retreat is just minutes from all the must-visit attractions of Pigeon Forge and neighboring Gatlinburg. But there’s so much to enjoy in the three-bedroom, three-story log cabin, you’ll also have a great time just staying in.
The spacious downstairs game room, for instance, features both a full-size billiard table and a foosball table. It has a large flat-screen TV too, along with a plush sofa where you can stretch out and indulge in a movie marathon.
A second flat-panel TV—and more delightfully comfortable seating—can be found one flight up, in the main floor’s living room. Whether you’re watching TV or not, you can enjoy the golden glow of the fireplace, which heightens the luster of the wood-planked walls, floor, and beamed ceiling. Large windows enable you to admire the Great Smoky Mountains while your sprawl out on the living room sofas or play a game with the kids at the dining table in the next room.
For an even better view of the mountains and the surrounding woodlands, head outside to one of Rocky Top Retreat’s three covered decks. Totaling more than 800 square feet, the decks are furnished with rocking chairs—a must for any Smoky Mountain cabin. Bring your morning coffee outside and let the wrens and sparrows serenade you as you start your day, or longer under the star-studded evening sky before calling it a night.
An even more luxurious way to revel in nature’s beauty is while lazing in the main deck’s hot tub. There’s nothing like watching the sunset over the mountains as jets of steamy water soothe body and soul. It’s a treat for the senses you’ll long remember.
You can cook outdoors too, on Rocky Top Retreat’s gas grill. Of course, the cabin has a fully equipped kitchen indoors as well. Even if you dine out for most of your meals—and there are scores of restaurants just a few minutes away—you’ll love the convenience of being able to microwave popcorn or brew coffee whenever you want. And if you do decide to cook, you’ll find enough appliances, cookware, and tableware to prepare even a holiday feast.
Rocky Top Retreat’s three bedrooms and three bathrooms are spread out, one on each floor. The upstairs bedroom is huge, with a king-size bed at one end and a futon that can sleep two more people at the other. The room has a private deck as well, with a truly spectacular view of the mountains. The en-suite bathroom includes an oversized soaking tub with its own stunning view. And a ladder from the bedroom leads to a loft that houses two more futons so that another two people can sleep there.
The main floor’s bedroom has its own private bathroom and log-frame king-size bed. And the game room can sleep up to four people in the queen-size bunk beds. If there are kids in your group, they’ll probably beg to be allowed to sleep here; after all, who wouldn’t want a foosball table in his or her bedroom?
Rocky Top Retreat is located in Black Bear Ridge resort, which means that in the summer you’ll have free access to the outdoor swimming pool. It also means that the cabin is just five minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, the town’s main thoroughfare. Dollywood, Splash Country, the Titanic Museum, outlet shopping, and more are just a quick ride away. Drive just a few minutes more and you’re in Gatlinburg, home to the Guinness World Records Museum, an aquarium, thrill rides, and Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. And let’s not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: No vacation in the area is complete without an excursion there.
When you stay at Rocky Top Retreat, you really can do it all. First, though, you need to book your stay… before someone else beats you to it!