Couples Weekend Getaway in Gatlinburg, TNReviewer: Bridget and Family from Birmingham, AL - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Cabin: Cherokee Charm
Our family always loves getting away to Gatlinburg, but our most recent trip was for adults only. We were visitors at the Cherokee Charm Cabin in the Elk Springs resort for a couples weekend getaway. We had three couples that met up for the weekend and it was absolutely wonderful.
I was very pleased with the professionalism with the staff at Elk Springs Resort when making my reservations, but there can be extended wait period on the phone. However, I do understand the wait period, because everyone is trying to make reservations here!
We arrived at Elk Springs Resort, the directions to the cabin were very helpful and upon arrival to the cabin we were in awe. We looked like kids running from room to room and checking out all of the amenities. We really loved that our cabin at balconies on every level (3 levels). And the bedrooms were separated on the different floors as well. We definitely took advantage of the theater room, which now my husband is determined to have one at our house. I would recommend bringing some of your favorite movies from home because there are not any provided in the cabin. We visited the local grocery store which had a movie rental store inside and was able to create an account there to rent a few movies. We also enjoyed the gas grill that was provided as we tried to stay in for meals. We were able to make a pretty large breakfast, however I would recommend to Elk Springs that a few more baking dishes be provided. The hot tub was also nice and relaxing on the chilly evenings to rest our feet. The bathrooms were amazing, and I have never seen a shower head in the middle of the bath tub; very very unique. My only real complaint was that the house phone, which included free long distance, would not work for longer than about 3 minutes. Again we had three couples, all with children at home and was unable to call and check on them without reducing the conversation to three minutes or to find a local outside of the Cabin where we had cell phone service.
We loved that it was a very short drive to downtown Gatlinburg. Everyday we made the short drive to Gatlinburg and walked around to all of the neat little shops. Since we did not have any of our children with us we did not go to any of the Activity stores, but more of the adult targeted stores. My husbands favorite place was the Smoky Mountain Brewery. He was able to stock up on the flavored moonshine for himself and some friends. I enjoyed the taste testing at the Brewery! The main thing that I wanted to do was ride the Gatlinburg ski lift. Normally I am traveling with two small children so it has not looked very appealing, but with me and my husband only it looked kind of romantic, being able to ride up the mountain and enjoy the beautiful views.
Normally when visiting Gatlinburg we make sure to drive through Cades Cove but on such a short trip we did not was to take up a whole lot of time just driving, so I was not able to see a bear, which I always itching to see in Gatlinburg.
We will definetly be visiting Elk Springs again in the future!
The most secluded three bedroom Gatlinburg vacation cabin rental in all of Elk Springs Resort, Cherokee Charm is one of our newest cabins. Nestled in at the far end of the resort, Cherokee Charm features 2 jacuzzi tubs, a pool table, hot tub, and a ...Read More
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