Once you step out onto those decks, you'll understand how Angel's View got its name. The vistas of the Smoky Mountains are spectacular. You can savor the scenery from rocking chairs, a deck swing or, most pampering of all, a hot tub. Feeling the caress of the fresh breeze while you laze among steamy jets of water is a sensory delight.
The covered front porch is another delightful space for reveling among the sun-dappled trees during the day and the trilling of whip-poor-wills at night. Kick back in one of the rocking chairs or bring a drink and a snack to the patio table: Relaxation is practically guaranteed.
Of the three bedrooms, one has a king-size bed and the others have queen size beds. Each bedroom also has a TV and plenty of storage-though Angel's View has its own washer and dryer, you can bring just a small bag with you. The top floor, in addition to a primary suite, includes a spacious sitting area where you can stretch out with a book, surf the web via the free Wi-Fi, or indulge in a nap.
The living/dining/kitchen area makes up most of the main floor. With its flat-screen TV, Blu-ray and DVD players, Xbox, and library of movies, the living area is sure to be a favorite hangout spot. The golden glow from the wood-burning fireplace makes the space even more enticing and shows off the oak floors to perfection. And once you sink into those plush couches, you might never want to get back up!
The dining table easily seats six, and there's room for three more at the adjacent breakfast bar. The custom kitchen will appeal to any aspiring Top Chef: In addition to the full array of appliances, cookware, and tableware, it boasts a wealth of gleaming granite counter spaces, a handy island, and plenty of room for several sous chefs.
Like the other floors, the main level has a restful bedroom and a bathroom.
Along with the third bedroom and bathroom, the downstairs hosts the game room, the centerpiece of which is a full-size pool table. If you're too exhausted from your day on the go to shoot pool, you can zone out in the TV nook, where you'll find yet another perfectly cushioned sofa.
Angel's View is located in Gatlinburg's private Cobbly Nob community, itself set within a 1,000-acre resort. When you stay here in the summer you can swim in the neighborhood's two outdoor pools, one of which is within walking distance of the cabin. Mon's Way now features a brand-new heated, saltwater pool, just a 7-minute walk through the mountains from Angel's View. And the golfers in your group will be delighted to know that less than two miles away is the Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by British Open champion Gary Player.
Less than 15 minutes from Angel's View are the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an 8-mile trail of more than 120 galleries, studios, and shops, as well as two of the little known entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can enjoy hiking, trout fishing and spectacular scenery. Drive a bit farther and you'll be in downtown Gatlinburg, home to the Guinness World Records Adventure, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, thrill rides, arcades, and more. One town over, in Pigeon Forge, are Dollywood, the Titanic Museum, the Tanger Outlet Mall, dinner theaters, and more fun.
When you stay at Angel's View you can do it all-or you can do nothing at all but bask in the beauty of your surroundings. Go ahead and book your stay today... before someone else beats you to it!