About this listing
Lydia's Cottage on the Pond is set on 2.1 acres. Plenty of space to walk around, enjoy nature,fish in the pond, and dip your toes in the creek. This cottage is 5 mins to Dollywood and 15 mins to Gatlinburg. We always decorate for the season.
Lydia's Cottage on the Pond is a picturesque vacation rental sitting on a pond with beautiful surroundings including a creek. Serene and tranquil anytime of the year. Relax on 2.1 acres. Queen size bed, full kitchen with utensils, washer and dryer. large shower, sofa (can accomodate a small child), TV(cable)DVD, books and games. Outside deck includes 2 rockers, hammock, chairs and bistro table. Very country outdoor setting. Plenty of room to exercise, read a book, or sunbathe. We are now part of a Habitat. We feed our wildlife daily. (Bears,deer, Canadian geese, hedgehogs, turtles, fish and many others). We also have Lydia's Old Treasure Chest (gift & thrift) store next door.
Fishing in the pond, (catch & release) walking around or exercising on 2.1 acres.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes I'm on property to greet you. Other times, you can always reach me by phone.
It's the best kept secret.
The property is easy access to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Other Things to Note
We are a very friendly place. Senior Citizen friendly, Adoption friendly, Police & Fire friendly, Gay friendly, Faith friendly, Military friendly and just plain friendly to all. Come on Down! This is a non smoking cottage.?
I expect guests to behave in a mature manner and cherish the moments that they spend at the cottage.
Our stay was fantastic! The cottage was beautiful by itself, but Lydia decorated it per us getting married and being on our honeymoon. My wife and I had an amazing time. The cottage is cozy and inviting, even in the hot/humid days that we were there in the summer. The evenings were peaceful and quiet, and the neighborhood was easy to get to from Pigeon Forge. Getting to Gatlinburg and all the nearby sites is a breeze. Lydia was very helpful and contacted me during our first couple days to make sure we had everything we needed. Beautiful spot, awesome host and overall an amazing trip. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
The cottage was absolutely beautiful. Lydia was a great host. She provided us with directions that were very easy to follow and brought us right to where we needed to go.
This is an amazing place to stay. The property is extremely unique, like something out of a postcard. It's very close to nature, peaceful, and all around majestic. The cottage itself was very cozy and serene like described. It's almost too lovely for words. The location is very quiet and private while also being close to town and attractions.
Lydia is an AMAZING host. She's great at communication and trying to accommodate your needs while at the same time giving you and your loved ones privacy. She works hard to go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and safe.
The only thing we had a problem with was the commute. Don't be silly like us and try to rely on a GPS to find her lovely spot. Lydia will try to give you directions and please, please take them from her. GPS will take you on a very steep back road to her house that is not good for people not used to driving on steep mountain roads. Her directions will save you a lot of grief.
Overall we would definitely recommend staying here to anyone. It's a truly magical place. We especially loved the residential geese. They were the perfect addition to the setting. So cute!!!
The cottage was great, extremely peaceful. The location is amazing, especially if you enjoy a beautiful drive. Amazingly close to the Smoky Mountain trails, which were truly a sight to see. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway - this would be the perfect spot!
The cabin was adorable! Looked just like the pictures! We were looking for a quiet retreat (away from the touristy Pigeon Forge area) and this was perfect. Far enough to be relaxing but still close enough for dining and activities when we wanted them. Would definitely stay here again!
Lydias cottage is beautiful! Perfect for a romantic weekend in the nature and so lovely decorated!
Lydia's cottage was perfect for our intent of relaxation and peace. We retreated for valentines day, and the cottage was festively decorated! Because the weather was snowy and icy, we were nervous about coming, but Lydia kept us updated with the latest weather news on our departure day. We arrived safely due to her help. We really appreciated her helpfulness.
The cottage was stocked with linens, kitchen necessities, television, and a beautiful view. Lydia's cabin should be experience by everyone.
About the Host, Lydia
I immediately fell in love with this cottage. That's why I want to share it with you. It is a very tranquil and peaceful place. Always decorated for the season. Lots of nature wildlife. We are part of a National Habitat and feed our animals daily. There is a catch and release pond.