Repeat Visitors to Elk Springs ResortReviewer: Tom and Family from Batavia, OH - Friday, April 20, 2012
Cabin: A Desire FulFilled
My wife and I are repeat visitors to Elk Springs Resort. We make our home in Batavia, OH but love to visit Gatlinburg as often as we can. Our most recent stay was in November 2011 and our second stay at 'A Desire Fulfilled.'
Our first stay was for our 1st wedding anniversary in November 2009. We were so impressed with the quality of the cabin and surrounding area we booked the cabin again for our most recent trip to the Smokies. We stayed for three nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and see the fall colors but wanted to stay longer. Unfortunately, commitments back home meant we had to make the best of the short time we had for our vacation.
My wife discovered Elk Springs Resort as she was searching for cabins in Gatlinburg. We had stayed at a different cabin with another company on our first trip to Gatlinburg in 2008 and wanted something nicer. Based on the pictures and the fact that the cabin has a rain tower shower we booked our trip. We were not disappointed.
The pictures you see on Elk Springs website are what you get. We enjoyed the upscale feel and the privacy offered by the surrounding trees. We enjoyed the fact that we could stay connected with the free WI-FI then disconnect by enjoying the hot tub or sitting in front of the fireplace.
Our favorite amenity hands down is the rain tower shower. It is truly something you need to see and experience. We loved being able to start the day with a warm, relaxing shower. We had considered trying a different cabin in the resort for our last trip, but the rain tower shower brought us back.
When we weren't enjoying the cabin, we made sure to visit some of our favorite places and explored some new ones. Since the weather was good, we took advantage of some of the hiking trails in the Smokies. This most recent trip marks the first time either of us had seen bears. We were fortunate enough to spot a few cubs playing by the side of the road as we made our way to the roaring fork motor nature trail. I wish I could attach a picture of them but unfortunately due to my operator error the picture never took.
Our favorite hike had to be the trail to Abrams Falls. It took us some time to get there but it was truly worth it. It doesn't get more relaxing than sitting on the rocks next to the waterfall. This is a hike we would recommend to everyone.
One activity we made sure to do was revisit the same place where we played mini-golf on our honeymoon in Gatlinburg. My wife would claim she beat me but I let her win.
We would highly recommend Elk Springs Resort to anyone looking for a great cabin that is convenient to downtown Gatlinburg but away from the heaviest traffic. We love the fact that it is close to all our favorite places including Santa's Claus-et in the Arts & Crafts district, Pancake Pantry (don?t get me started on the chocolate chip pancakes), and Ogle's Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta. Our advice to future visitors ? you can't go wrong with Elk Springs Resorts. We would consider trying another one of their cabins but that rain tower shower keeps calling us back. We are sure that whatever cabin they choose they will enjoy their stay. Thanks for having us. We hope to be back soon.
***management comment: we have 4 tower shower plans in our luxury inventory including Snuggled Inn, Desire Fulfilled, Secret Garden and Spur of the Moment
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