This week, we’re featuring one of the newer properties on our rental program – Paw Prints. And if you look carefully enough, you might even spy some telltale bear paw prints in the woods surrounding this charming one-bedroom cabin. The property benefits from its location in a rustic resort community near the bottom of Round Top Mountain. It’s also adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means the scenery is gorgeous, and you’re a very short drive from park adventures like hiking, cycling and picnicking.
However, you won’t find any paw prints inside this non-smoking cabin, which is ideally suited for a honeymoon, anniversary trip, romantic getaway or even a weekend away with the spouse and kids. From the outside, this two-level rental looks ultra-cozy, but once you step inside, you realize there’s plenty of room for whatever your stay in the Smokies might bring.
On the main level, you’ll find the living room, kitchen, a full bathroom and a Murphy bed that folds down from the wall and would make a great place for a couple of younger children to bunk down for the night. (Just make sure not to fold the kids up into the wall the next morning.) The living room’s seating group features an overstuffed leather couch as well as chairs with handmade cane bottoms, all of which lend themselves well to settling in for a ballgame on the TV, a movie on the DVD player or maybe just a quiet, romantic evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace.
The downstairs essentially functions as the master bedroom, thanks to a king-size bed, adjacent whirlpool tub, pool table, cable TV and full bathroom. And if you plan to stay long enough to do some laundry, you’ll find a washer and dryer conveniently located on this level so you won’t have to take time out to drive to a laundromat.
Paw Prints has two porches (front and back) that allow for a transitional experience between indoors and outdoors. On the front porch is a hand railing made from locally harvested mountain laurel branches, and there’s a charcoal grill that gives you another cooking option, in addition to the fully equipped indoor kitchen. Meanwhile, the covered back porch offers a relaxing hot tub that faces out toward Cove Mountain, and with chillier nights coming up this fall, a hot tub is a great amenity for a cabin in the Smokies to have.
Other features include high-speed Internet, iron and ironing board, wooded views and a wooded level yard off the lower deck, which would make a great area for younger kids to play in the great outdoors.
If for some reason Paw Prints doesn’t seem like it will meet your accommodations requirements for your next trip to the Smokies, give us a call anyway. Timbercreek Cabins Gatlinburg has a full selection of cabins and cottages ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms, and they all deliver great locations and lots of luxury amenities.