Willow Creek has everything you need for a fantastic family vacation: large spaces where everyone can hang out together, 2 sprawling porches, amenities including a pool table and a hot tub, and a location close to scores of local attractions.
Spread out over a single floor, Willow Creek boasts a huge great room. It’s a living room, dining room, den, and kitchen all in one. Some of you can stretch out on the leather couch to watch a movie on the flat-screen TV while others shoot pool at the full-size billiard table. At the table tucked against the wall you can set up your computer to surf the web via the free WiFi or deal the cards for a game of rummy. The flames in the stone-surround fireplace will cast a golden glow on the wood-planked floor and ceiling that you can enjoy even while you’re cooking or sitting down to eat.
The dining table seats 6 with room to spare, and 3 more can belly up to the adjacent breakfast bar. Alternatively you can dine alfresco; the covered rear porch includes a large picnic table, and the ceiling fan ensures that this is a comfortable spot even during the heat of summer. You can cook on the porch as well, courtesy of the cabin’s charcoal grill.
Of course, Willow Creek has a fully equipped kitchen indoors as well. Refrigerator/freezer, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher: The kitchen has them all, plus plenty of cookware and tableware. Even if you eat most of your meals at the numerous nearby restaurants, you’ll love the convenience of having a coffee maker for brewing your first cup of the day and a fridge to keep milk and wine cold. By the same token, you’re sure to appreciate having a washer and dryer in the cabin.
Willow Creek has 2 bedrooms, each of which includes a luxurious king-size bed and a TV among its amenities. Additional guests can sleep in the great room—the leather sofa converts into a bed for 2, so that the cabin sleeps 6 people in all.
The exterior of Willow Creek is just as inviting as its interior. In addition to the picnic table and the grill, the back porch includes a hot tub. After a day spent hiking, horseback riding, or exploring every inch of Dollywood, you’ll relish a pampering soak among its massaging jets of water. The front porch, which like the rear one spans the entire width of the cabin, includes Adirondack chairs and a swing. Start your day out here sipping your morning coffee while larks and wrens sing; end your evening on the swing with your special someone gazing up at the star-studded sky.
What’s more, the backyard has its own fire pit, so that you can gather beneath the constellations on a brisk autumn or spring evening to roast marshmallows and tell stories. After all, when the surroundings are as blissful as those of Willow Creek, you want to spend as much outdoors as possible.
Willow Creek is located in the quiet Wears Valley area of the Smokies. Quiet, however, does not mean dull. The cabin is less than 10 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can hike and bike among wildlife, wildflowers, and waterfalls. Just a bit farther are Wears Valley Zipline Adventures and the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. And in less than a half-hour you can drive to numerous attractions along the Pigeon Forge Parkway, including the Island entertainment complex, dinner theaters, go-kart tracks, WonderWorks, and the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Drive a half-hour in the opposite direction and you’re in downtown Gatlinburg, home to thrill rides, distilleries, and a tram that carries you over the town to Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area.
No matter how you spend your days, you’ll love returning to quiet, convivial Willow Creek, where you and your family will make memories to last a lifetime. Book your stay today; we look forward to seeing you soon.