February 18, 2003
The log cabin was a recently built and very secluded, and came with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, and lounge. One side of the cabin was completely made up of windows, so the view into the wooded area around us was lovely (see pics). There was a log fire for winter nights (this area is a ski resort in winter), cozy sofa and chairs, satellite TV, dining table and chairs, and a fully-equipped kitchen. There were also a number of videos left for our use.
The main bedroom had a lovely, cozy double bed, a chest of drawers, and a large TV. There was a full bathroom with bath, shower, basin, and vanity area -– oh, and a toilet. All linens and towels were included.
Upstairs there was another bedroom, which overlooked the living room and had views out of the windowed wall. We decided to use this as our bedroom as it was so different. This room also had a bathroom -- no bath in this one, just a shower -– a very large one though (big enough for two -- I am led to believe!). It was lovely to sit up there at night and watch the sunset through the trees.
Three sides of the cabin had outdoor decking. The front had a BBQ and rocking chairs, the side a swing seat, and the rear a large private hot tub, table, and chairs. The hot tub was lovely to relax in! The front of the cabin had a large parking area. We were at the top of quite a steep drive and were glad to have hired a jeep; had we been in a normal car, we probably wouldn’t have made it to the cabin on the one day we had lots of rain.
As the cabin was surrounded by trees and mountains, we were also surrounded by wildlife, including lots of birds, some of which we saw, many we only heard. We also spent many an hour just watching the fire flies darting about outside with their bight-green lights.
If you are going to stay in this area, and I recommend that you do, you can do far worse than rent a lovely cabin like this one. It made our holiday all the more special and relaxed.
From journal Smoky Mountain Getaway