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"Smoky Mountain Splendor" is an elegant cedar log sided cabin located in the quiet community of Crest View. Enjoy incredible mountain views from the spacious wrap around deck. Catch the nightly star and firefly show from the comfort of the private deck on the upper level or the quaint lower level patio. This cabin is perched on a .62 acre wooded lot which affords privacy for your Smoky Mountain Vacation. Picturesque country roads lead you to your mountain adventure without the steep climb.
This beautiful property features gorgeous hand scraped/distressed hardwood flooring in the living and dining area, tongue & groove pine cathedral ceiling, over-sized stone gas log fireplace in the living room, lots of windows to let in that Smoky Mountain Sunshine, 3 gas log fireplaces and one electric fireplace. The open floor plan comfortably accommodates your family and friends. Smoky Mountain Splendor has two spacious king master suites, (one on the main level and one on the lower level), each having a gas log fireplace, whirlpool tub, ample closet space and luxurious private bathroom featuring custom cabinetry with double vanities, tile flooring, and walk-in showers with seats. The lower level king master suite also has a pull out sofa bed. Upstairs, the loft area is serving as the third bedroom. In the loft area, you will find the media/game room with surround sound, shuffleboard table, high definition TV, electric fireplace, queen bed, small closet and another large full bath.
Smoky Mountain Splendor offers convenience and privacy located just 5 miles from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, 9 miles from Dollywood, only 14 miles to Gatlinburg, 10 miles to the Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 25 miles to Cades Cove. Smoky Mountain Splendor is less than 2 miles to the Bluff Mountain Inn. The Bluff mountain Inn has a full venue wedding accommodations.
Down the road from Smoky Mountain Splendor find the peaceful side of the Smokies in quintessential town of Townsend. Grab a meal at Firefly Cafe loaded with local charm. Stop off at Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of the region. Let the folks at Next to Heaven Ziplines and Riding Stables assist you with your Smoky Mountain adventure, offering the only unguided horseback ride or zip down the mountainside with one of the three line courses.
Beds: 2 King Beds, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
About the area
Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains!!
Since this may be your first time in the area we thought we would put together a few things you might want to visit. These are things we have done ourselves or feedback from guests like you! Let us know what you think!!
Dollywood is one of the world’s best known theme parks, from the roller coasters, rides, restaurants and shows to the museums and entertainment; you will need to plan to spend at least one full day here. The park is great for the whole family and just minutes from the cabin.
Titanic Museum: We went to the Titanic Museum, although a little pricey, we thought it was very interesting. The museum is a replica of the ship that sank in 1912 from the cabins, dining areas, to the grand staircase you see in the movies. You get a good feel for what it would have been like to be aboard the ship during its final voyage. One of the most interesting things to us was at the end when you entered a room where all the conditions were the same as the night the Titanic went down. You could feel how cold the air was, touch an iceberg and dip your hand in the frigid 26 degree water and realize you can’t leave your hand in it for long. It makes you realize what it would have been like to be dumped into the ocean that night. Good for the whole family, although maybe not for the very little ones.
The Dixie Stampede is good for the whole family. You will enter a 3500 square foot arena and be treated to a meal of chicken, pork loin, potatoes, vegetables and desert. Then you will see a friendly rivalry between the North and the South. 32 horses, talented riders and herding buffalo, it is a unique experience that everyone will enjoy.
The Lumber Jack Feud, although geared more toward our younger guests its real authentic lumberjack action. With competing ESPN Lumberjack athletes, zip lines, draft horses, Timber Dogs and comedy, it will have your family on the edge of their seats! Taking place in a new 10 million dollar arena, its axe swinging, log rolling, tree climbing, chainsaw carving action will offer an experience unlike anything else in the Smoky Mountains!
Wonderworks: Young and old alike will appreciate the hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and demonstrations. Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge has an inversion tunnel, an anti-gravity chamber, a replica of the Mercury space capsule and a hurricane hole with 65-mph winds. The re-creation of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake lets you experience the effects of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. There are more than 150 interactive exhibits at Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge, TN, including the Bubble Room, where you can wrap yourself inside a giant bubble!
Elvis Museum and Gift Shop: If you are an Elvis fan you don’t want to miss the Elvis museum. View the largest private collection of memorabilia, including the King's last limousine and his world famous $250,000.00 ring.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Tour is a scenic drive into the foothills of the Smokies you will see virgin forests - clear, cascading streams - and vestiges of pioneer farms. A hiking trail leads to Grotto Falls and Mt. LeConte. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a ONE-WAY loop road ending in Gatlinburg. Bear sightings very possible!!!
Cades Cove is an eleven mile driving loop that has authentic homesteads, churches, gristmills, blacksmith shop, etc. We found it interesting and worth the trip. There are plenty of wild life and possible bear sightings. There is also a hiking trail for those of you who enjoy the outdoors. It is a long hike but not difficult.
Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the park and the whole east coast. It is only a .5 miles hike to the peak but it is very steep. The path is paved and wide enough for wheelchairs. On a clear day it has a 360 degree view of the park and surrounding states. Pick the clearest day on your stay if you plan on going here to maximize the view. The road leading to the dome is closed from December through March 31.
Good Eats in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg: Our favorite restaurant is the Alamo Steak House, expensive but good. We also like No Way Jose. A good breakfast place is the Red Rooster and the Pancake House at traffic light #10. You cannot go wrong because there are lots of places to eat in the area.
White Water Rafting: We have not rafted here but we have had some great feedback from guests like you.
Moonshine distillery is in Gatlinburg and is pretty cool. History of moonshine includes the Nascar connection, moonshine making view windows, actual moonshine transport vehicles, live music and of course many different kinds of moonshine taste testing. Below is the link for more information.
Horseback riding is also something we have not done but looks like fun. Here is a link for a place near the cabin.
Smoky Mountain Splendor is in a neighborhood setting. We constantly see people out for a walk around Crest View. The Bluff Mountain Inn is less than 2 miles from the cabin. If you are attending a wedding, it might be nice to leave your car at the cabin and walk to your home away from home - Smoky Mountain Splendor.
Here are some of the local restaurants that were recommended to me by other cabin owners.
Breakfast -- Sawyers Farmhouse Breakfast - Pigeon Forge
Crocker's Breakfast Camp -- Gatlinburg
Elvires Cafe -- Wears Valley
Pizza - Big Daddy's Pizza - Sevierville and Pigeon Forge
Bar-B-Q -- Tony Gore's -- Sevierville
Corky's -- Pigeon Forge - mixed reviews, but some say the ribs are awesome
Calhoun's and Bennett's -- These have a "chain" feel
Unique Setting -- Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant - Pigeon Forge
Old Mill -- Pigeon Forge
Burgers -- Blue Moose
Casual -- Old Mill Pottery Barn Cafe & Grill - Pigeon Forge
Pigeon forge Deli & Coffee Shop - Pigeon Forge (rated #1 by Trip Advisor)
Three Jimmy's - Gatlinburg
Pubs -- Smoky Mountain Brewery (sort of like a Chili's) -- Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Fox & Parrott -- Authentic English Pub - In the Arts and Craft Loop on Glade's Road
Upscale -- The Park Grill - Gatlinburg (two friends recommended this)
The Peddler - Gatlinburg - Steak
The Restaurant at Buckberry Creek - Gatlinburg -- International (I think)
General -- Crystelle Creek -- Gatlinburg
Mountain Lodge - Gatlinburg
Mama's Farmhouse - Pigeon Forge
There is a trolly that will take you around Gatlinburg, Wears Valley and Pigeon Forge. There is a stop when you turn off of Wears Valley Road onto Goose Gap Road. This is just past Goats on a Roof.