Size shouldn’t be the only criterion when you’re seeking a cabin large enough to accommodate a crowd. Smoky Mountain Retreat can sleep up to 16 people, and it has plenty more going for it as well, including a hot tub, a pool table, free Wifi, stunning views, and a location close to the attractions of both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
A 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 3-story log lodge, Smoky Mountain Retreat has views of Bluff Mountain from the front and from the back looks out onto Mount LeConte, one of the highest peaks of the entire Appalachian Mountain chain. The cabin’s multiple decks and porches are furnished with rockers, chairs, and tables so that you can marvel at the scenery whenever you’d like. There’s also a swing on the front porch, certain to be a favorite of the kids during the day and of romantic couples at night. Another favorite spot will no doubt be the lower deck’s hot tub. While a soak among massaging jets of steamy water is a treat any time, it’s especially idyllic when you can gaze out at the Smokies or up at the star-studded sky.
The great room makes up most of Smoky Mountain Retreat’s main floor. The towering cathedral ceiling and large picture windows give it an open, airy feel; even if the whole gang is hanging out here on the numerous leather sofas, watching a movie, HBO, or ESPN on the 50” flat-screen TV with sound bar, you won’t feel cramped. Winter evenings are ideal for sitting by the stone-surround fireplace, hot cocoa or brandy in hand.
The great room’s long wood dining table easily accommodates 10 people—even more if some of them are kids. Another 4 people can sit at the breakfast bar alongside the table. The breakfast bar’s gleaming quartz countertop doubles as additional kitchen prep space. The kitchen itself is equipped with just about every appliance you can imagine, from refrigerator/freezer to blender to Keurig coffeemaker, along with plenty of cookware and tableware and even a crockpot! Those who like to cook alfresco can do so on the main deck’s grill. Because nobody wants to scrub plates while on vacation, the kitchen includes a dishwasher—and while we’re on the subject of timesaving appliances, Smoky Mountain Retreat has its own full-size washer and dryer as well.
The lodge’s lower level is home to the game room/home theater. Shoot some pool, play at the arcades, or settle back in one of the seven cinema-style seats to watch a movie or the big game on the large flat-screen TV: There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained for hours.
Smoky Mountain Retreat’s five en-suite bedrooms are spread out among its three floors. Four of the bedrooms—the two on the upper level, the main floor’s bedroom, and one of the two downstairs bedrooms—include a king-size bed, making the lodge as well suited for multiple couples as it is for a large family (or 2 families). The 5th bedroom, also downstairs, features a pair of bunk beds, enabling it to sleep, four people. Every bedroom has its own bathroom and flat-screen TV, and each bed has a Serta 3” memory foam mattress topper, all but ensuring a fabulous night’s sleep. The two upstairs bedrooms open directly onto a deck, perfect for couples who want to enjoy a moonlit nightcap before snuggling into bed. What’s more, two sofas in the great room open into beds for 2, so that the home can sleep 16 guests in all. There's even a pack and play available!
Nestled between the Parkway and Veterans Boulevard, Smoky Mountain Retreat is close to scores of attractions. In less than 15 minutes you can drive to Dollywood, Parrot Mountain and Gardens, the Tanger Outlet Mall, and the Titanic Museum, among others. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, downtown Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are less than a half-hour away.
Sounds ideal, doesn’t it? Don’t miss out; book your stay at Smoky Mountain Retreat today. We look forward to seeing you!