First trip to GatlinburgReviewer: Debby L. and Family from South Florida - Friday, March 23, 2012
Cabin: Finders Keepers
We rented the Finders Keepers cabin for our Gatlinburg vacation. We stayed at the cabin for six days. This was my first trip to the Gatlinburg area. My daughter came up with the idea that we do a family vacation. She also thought it was a great idea that I pay for the cabin as a Christmas present for my two children, their spouses and grandchildren! I was excited at the thought of my family spending quality time together under one roof.
My daughter took charge of looking for the cabin that would satisfy all of our family's needs. It took about two weeks to find the cabin that we thought would be perfect for us. We made our final decision based on the reviews we read about Elk Springs Resort.
The cabin was everything that we expected or hoped for. My son and his wife have two boys ages 7 and 15 years old. We put his family on the top floor. It had a pool table, air hockey table and a theater room and large master bedroom.
Our thought process was that if they were up till 2am playing it would not affect our sleep. The middle floor was the kitchen and living area. We picked this lay out because our thought process was then we had a buffer to help keep the noise level at a minimum.
The remaining three bedrooms were located on the bottom floor. My daughter and her husband have a 2 year old boy and wanted to make sure he was not disturbed during the night. He slept peacefully throughout the night.
We cooked at the cabin and were very satisfied with the kitchen. It was stocked with an adequate supply of cooking and eating utensils.
During our stay my daughter celebrated her 27th birthday. Her husband cooked steaks on the outdoor grill that night. The grill was in great shape and was very clean.
I personally did not use the Jacuzzi but my older grandsons did and enjoyed it. The cabin was very clean and the beds were comfortable. During our stay we went to Cades Cove. We were so excited because we saw a bear cub and its mother (Kodak Moment). We also hiked and climbed the trail to Laurel Falls (paved trail). My family also hiked to Abram falls. The trail is more difficult (rocky/dirt) and is 5 miles round trip. Make sure you have water and plenty of time to rest along the way. When we were not enjoying everything nature has to offer we were checking out the attractions in the area.
My only regret was that I did not have enough time to visit everywhere I wanted to go. I plan on going to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge when we return. We saved the tour of downtown Gatlinburg for Saturday. We were not aware that they were holding a Santa parade that day. It was the highlight of our two year old grandson's vacation (along with climbing up and down the stairs in the cabin)!
The location of the cabin was perfect and I cannot speak highly enough of the cabin we stayed in. We are already talking about returning to Gatlinburg and will defiantly be booking with Elk Springs Resort on our next vacation. SEE YOU SOON!!
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