5 out of 5 stars

Loved The View cabin for our Honeymoon!

Reviewer: Amanda and Scott from Springfield, IL - Thursday, September 27, 2012


Cabin: The View

We are newlyweds and heard about Elk Springs Resort through a promotion and then decided to look into it further. Although we were unable to use the promotion because it was not valid for the days we would be staying there, we decided it was too beautiful a place to pass up. After reviewing cabins and options on the website, we decided to stay in 'The View'. Since my husband is a movie buff, the home theater room and view are what sold us on this cabin. Our arrival was on Monday and our departure was Thursday during the middle of September? not NEARLY long enough!

This was our first trip to Gatlinburg and we couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon stay! Our cabin was a little more secluded than some of the others. I do have to say that upon entering the resort the cabins closest to the entrance seemed to be right on top of each other so we were a little worried about how 'secluded' our cabin would actually be. Luckily, we were further into the resort in a cul-de-sac with only three other cabins. The two cabins on either side of us were not super close and one of them was unoccupied so privacy wasn't an issue.

The cabin was BEAUTIFUL! There was plenty of space, a comfortable bed, great view, two indoor Jacuzzi tubs, outdoor hot tub, home theater room, and washer and dryer. We loved the outdoor hot tub and used it every night we were there, the indoor Jacuzzis were not as enjoyable because they took FOREVER to fill and the water only got to a warm temperature. The home theater was also very nice, we just wished there was a way to hookup a Blu-ray player or USB drive to watch from these methods. They also provide a BASIC set of pots and pans, Tupperware, plates, bowls, glasses, etc. They even provide a corkscrew (I only mention this because we bought one at Mountain Valley Winery thinking we wouldn't have anything to open the wine we just bought). I noticed the two 'non-stick' skillets that were provided were no longer 'non-stick' and should probably be replaced but if you don't plan on cooking much in the cabin this won?t be a big deal.

Our main priority on our honeymoon was to relax! We booked in-cabin massages with Quiet Reflections Spa who did a wonderful job, very professional and courteous and by far the most enjoyable part of our stay. I am into photography so we made sure to stop and the many lookouts to take photos of the mountains and streams. We made sure to walk the 'strip' of Gatlinburg where we had a wooden sign made with our family name. Somehow, we managed to avoid eating the 'fair food' (deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes, etc.) offered at many locations even though it smelled so delicious! Our other trip was to the Tanger Outlet in Sevierville to do some shopping. I was looking forward to updating my wardrobe after dropping all the weight for our wedding. My husband also stopped at Knife Works, which was much bigger than we had anticipated; give yourself plenty of time if you visit this store because there are so many things to look at. On our way back from Tanger outlet we stopped at the Hollywood Wax Museum and got plenty of amusing pictures to look back on!

All-in-all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Elks Springs Resort is a great place to stay! For those planning visits in the future, try to plan more than just a few days because our trip just seemed to go way too fast and we were wishing we could stay longer!



Thank you,

Amanda and Scott



Managers Note: After your stay we adjusted the hot water heater to provide hotter water. We also replenish kitchen items frequently and do stock them. Should you have an issue such as you did with the pots and pans, please call us as we have supplies and staff on site and usually respond within 15 minutes.

 

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