This cabin ended up being awesome!Reviewer: P.M. and Family from Chesterfield Township, MI - Monday, November 07, 2011
Cabin: Summit Sanctuary
When we started planning our family vacation this summer of 2011, we decided that we needed to relax a bit, due to our very busy schedules. We started thinking about where we could go to have some family fun, and also quiet time. We are from Chesterfield, Michigan, which is a northern suburb of Detroit. We did not want to go to a busy beach resort or amusement park, but we did want to make sure our 9 year old daughter was entertained. We thought about the Smoky Mountains, as we had never been there. We started doing some internet research, and that's how we found Elk Springs Resort. There were so many great reviews, including top ratings on Trip Advisor. Once we called and spoke to the staff, we knew this was the right place for us. We saw beautiful cabins in the mountains, fun things to do in the cabins, fun stuff to do around town, and enough seclusion for us to have our down time.
We selected Summit Sanctuary as the right cabin for us. It was hard to decide, as each of them seemed wonderful, but we knew we had to pick one. This cabin ended up being awesome! We stayed for 7 days, and it was such a great vacation. My daughter was jumping up and down when we walked in, and was so happy with her floor. She had bunk beds in her room, the theater room, the sauna, her own bathroom, the game room with Xbox 360, and the hot tub on her deck. On the main floor was the very equipped kitchen, dining area, great room with flat screen, bedroom, bathroom, and the grill on the deck. The top floor had the master suite, as well as the pool table and another deck.
The cabin suited us beyond our expectations. We loved watching movies in the theater room! We made popcorn and snuggled in. We also played many games of pool, as well as card games around the table, and relaxed in the hot tub. We cooked most of our dinners there, leaving more in the budget for outings. The market nearby was perfect for groceries, as well as movie and game rental. Our outings included horseback riding in the National Park, whitewater rafting, Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and much more. We think our favorite outing was either whitewater rafting or horseback riding, but it was hard to decide!
When we return, we will definitely stay at Elk Springs Resort again. The location was perfect in the Arts and Crafts area, and we did some shopping there. I would definitely recommend this resort to anybody planning on visiting the area. There are plenty of cabins to choose from to suit your needs, and the staff is very helpful. Make sure to bring cards or board games, because once you get there, you will want to spend time at the cabin.
Watch a movie in your own private home theater room with surround sound. Enjoy an evening relaxing on your rockers on the covered deck. Stretch out in one of the king master suites with jacuzzi tub and rain shower. Relax your muscles in the sauna ...Read More
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