On Smoky’s Pond offers something for everyone. The 3-bedroom log cabin exudes country charm, but with WiFi, flat-panel TVs with cable, a hot tub, and all manner of appliances, it’s far from old-fashioned. Likewise, though its setting is bucolic, the house is just a 5-minute drive to the attractions and eateries of downtown Gatlinburg.
From the deck, which wraps around the front of the cabin and down one side, you can gaze out at the cascading ponds that give the home its name. Just beyond the ponds and the towering trees, you can see the Great Smoky Mountains. The deck is furnished with rocking chairs so that you can come outside to greet the sunrise and kick back at night to search for constellations in the sky. You can enjoy your meals out in the fresh air too, at the deck’s dining table. And perhaps best of all, the deck includes a hot tub. The singing of warblers and the sight of falcons soaring over the treetops make a soak even more restorative!
You can savor the view when you’re indoors as well, courtesy of the glass doors and myriad windows. The living area’s couch is perfectly positioned so that when you’re not watching a movie on the 46” HDTV you can gaze out at the woodlands. The wood-planked walls and vaulted ceiling add to the restful rustic ambiance, especially when the stone-surround gas fireplace casts a warm golden glow on the room.
You’re sure to appreciate the fully equipped kitchen, even if it’s just to brew your morning cup of coffee or to whip up a batch of milkshakes or margaritas in the blender at night. Should you decide to channel your inner chef, you’ll find all the appliances, pots, pans, accessories, and tableware you need at your disposal. There’s even a dishwasher, because who wants to scrub plates when you could be soaking in the hot tub instead? If you don’t want to enjoy your meal out on the deck, you can do so in the dining area. The table seats 6 easily—no bumping of elbows while you eat!—and after you clear the plates you can bring out the Monopoly or Scrabble board. Let your family meal segue into family game night!
One of the highlights of a vacation is being able to catch up on your sleep. The cabin’s 3 charmingly appointed bedrooms make doing so especially easy. Upstairs on the loft level is the spacious master suite. The king-size bed is so comfortable, you might fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow! If you don’t, you can relax by watching TV or a movie on DVD or getting lost in that book you never have time for at home.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom, as do the 2 bedrooms on the main floor. These bedrooms each have a queen-size bed and their own TV with DVD player—they would qualify as master bedrooms in many other homes. If you have additional guests, the living area’s sofa can convert to a bed for 2, enabling On Smoky’s Pond to sleep up to 8 people in all.
Because On Smoky’s Pond is part of the Black Bear Falls Log Home Community, you have access to the resort’s heated adult and children’s swimming pools, which are open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. After your swim lounge on a poolside chaise—don’t forget the sunscreen!
The cabin’s convenient location makes it easy to enjoy the area’s many other attractions as well. In addition to being close to downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll be only minuted by car from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski area, and the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and crafts shops. And let’s not forget the golf courses, fishing, mini golf, white-water rafting… Even Dollywood is just a half-hour away.
Whatever your interests, you’ll find plenty to keep you happily occupied when you stay at On Smoky’s Pond. So go ahead, book your stay today, and start getting ready for your best vacation yet!