Designed to sleep up to people, Southern Sweet T is especially well suited for 2 couples vacationing together. Each of its 2 handsomely decorated master bedrooms offers a luxe pillow-top king-size bed, a ” flat-panel TV, a CD/DVD player, and most pampering of all, a jetted tub. A leisurely soak among the massaging jets of water while listening to your favorite music is certain to add romance to your evening.
If you bring the kids along, 4 of them can sleep in the loft’s game room. In addition to a pool table, an antique oak game table (and a chest full of board games to play on it), and a CD player for listening to tunes while you play, the game room includes a futon that opens into a bed for 2 and bunk beds. What kid wouldn’t want to sleep in a room with its own pool table?
What’s more, the sofa in the great room converts into a queen-size bed. You might be tempted to make this space your bedroom. For one thing, it includes a ” flat-screen HDTV with surround sound and a Blu-ray player, a separate CD/DVD player, and a Multi Arcade Game. For another, it’s furnished in deluxe cabin style. A roll-arm sofa and settee and plush armchairs nestle among wood-planked walls and floors and a cathedral ceiling. In winter the stone-surround fireplace warms the room with a golden glow; in warmer months the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan will complement (or even replace) the central air-conditioning.
The great room encompasses the dining area. Eight people can sit in comfort and style around the dining table, and 2 more can sidle up to the breakfast bar a few feet away. There’s also a table for 8 on the wraparound deck, should you prefer to dine outdoors—and given the lushly wooded setting and the brisk mountain breeze, why wouldn’t you?
Open and spacious, the kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, cookware, gleaming countertops, and plenty of tableware and gadgets. Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast or simply reheating leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant meal (and there are scores of restaurants nearby), you’ll find just about everything you need. There’s a charcoal grill outside as well, so that you can cook as well as dine alfresco.
In fact, you might find yourself spending much of your time outdoors on Southern Sweet T’s huge covered deck. When you’re not enjoying meals or playing cards at the table, you can kick back on the rocking chairs and listen to the free concerts given by the wrens and warblers. Of course, you can also listen while luxuriating in the deck’s hot tub. A steamy, bubbly soak is especially magical at night, in the silvery shimmer of moonlight as owls hoot and whip-poor-wills trill.
Other amenities of Southern Sweet T include free WiFi, a new washer and dryer, free long-distance calls throughout the continental U.S., and cable TV. And because Southern Sweet T is located on a cul-de-sac within Alpine Mountain Village, you can enjoy the resort’s numerous amenities as well. In summer these include two outdoor swimming pools; year-round, little ones will enjoy the play area, and everyone can walk among the hiking trails that meander by a spring-fed brook before picnicking on the large covered pavilion.
Southern Sweet T’s convenient location just might be the best amenity of all. The lodge is less than a mile from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, home to the Titanic Museum, the Tanger outlet mall, dinner theaters, shops, and more. It’s also less than minutes from Dollywood and Parrot Mountain and Gardens. Just a few miles farther are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the attractions of downtown Gatlinburg, which include an aquarium and the Guinness World Records Adventure.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? So go ahead and book your stay at Southern Sweet T today—before someone else beats you to it!