Welcome to "Appalachian Dreams" a 1740 sqft sleeps six. Log Cabin of Pigeon Forge 1/2 mile from the Parkway, but safely tucked away on a short wooded hillside. Relax in the tastefully furnished and local style decorated Log home RATES INCLUDE TAX
Our 3 level cabin "Appalachian Dreams" is part of a duplex cabin in the fabulous Big Bear Resort just 3/4 mile off the main Drag comfortably sleeps 6 people.
Large front porch entry with rocker and bench to enjoy a pleasant morning coffee or evening beverage. The key-less entry allows you to go straight to your cabin with just a code, not stopping off for check-in.
Main level opens into a charmingly decorated Living/Dining room with a large rock fire place and a fully equipped Island kitchen, 1/2 bath / washer and dryer room. Attached is a screened porch w/ hot tub and sitting area, with a calming view of the surrounding woods and hills.
Upper level leads to a spacious and beautiful Master bedroom/bath with a comfy king bed. Screened in balcony with awesome views by day or night of the city lights.
Lower level can be accessed from inside cabin or outside and is a fully contained suite with a living room, kitchenette, sleeper sofa (new gel memory foam mattress), flat screen TV, a corner fireplace separates another sleeping area with log queen bed, night stands and a bathroom with Jacuzzi. The walk-out leads to a back porch with sitting area and barbeque.
Appalachian Dreams was carefully furnished and decorated with new and old treasures to represent comfort and enjoyment, memories of when we lived in Colorado and all our travels of other mountain regions.
There are native accents, as we both cherish the history of Americana, the wild life and scenic beauty of this area. Yet have all the modern comforts we are used too, and being close to shopping and restaurants, but yet somewhat secluded.
Big Bear Resort features for our guests: outdoor swimming pool and hot tub 25 feet from cabin. At the tower steps away is a heated indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room and game room open at now charge for our guests. Enjoy!!!
Interaction with Guests
Unfortunately we do not live close by, but we can communicate by phone and email, there will be a local contact at the resort, if and when our guest need anything.
Most likely you are coming in on the Parkway through Sevierville, once you are driving into Pigeon Forge you will see a very large Cross up on a Hill, Big Bear Resort is located right there. So close in to everything, that's is why we picked this place. We love the area, there is so much do to, In the cabin will be a folder with our favorite restaurants and area attractions, walking trails etc.
Grocery store Kroger is 1/4 mile just down our hill on Wears Valley Rd.
There are easy trails right here by the Pigeon Forge River, just park at the new "Island" with its newest Margarita-ville Hotel and Restaurant, a huge Ferris Wheel, Arcades, Musicians, other restaurants. The trails starts past the Bridge right on the Pigeon River and goes all the way to Old Mill area.
Or enjoy a great luncheon at the Applewood Barn Restaurant or Pottery House Cafe or Old Mill Restaurant and then walk in Patriot Park, where all 50 States flags are flown, marked with a date of state conception. There are hundreds for shops and restaurants within 1-4 miles,.
Also Dinner Shows, other Attractions such Alpine Roller Coaster a 1/2 mile down Wears Valley Rd. It's unique, because it is going around the Mountain instead of built on its own structure, also it is a mile long which makes it the longest Roller Coaster in the US.
Of Course let us not forget Dolly Wood, or the Aquarium in Gatlinburg, just 6 miles from here .
If you're an outdoor enthusiast you'll love Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiking and horseback riding. For some extreme adventures try out whitewater rafting and zip lining!
There is a bus service and trolley, once you are here, you can park somewhere on the parkway (close by) and take the trolley to a lot of attractions to avoid parking fees. You can get all the way to Gatlinburg but have to change trolleys at the visitors center outside of Gatlinburg.
Other Things to Note
Please bring your own pool towels. Bathroom towels are supplied. We will stock soap for hands, dishes and clothes as well as toilet paper and paper towel.
We allow pets at this time, 20 lbs limit for a non refundable pet fee of $150.
NO SMOKING!!! There is a $200 charge if you housekeeping detects either. We are just trying to make it comfortable for all concerned. There are some rules for the hot tub, they are posted on the wall.
Please do not let your kids jump on the cover, we will charge you if it is damaged. It is inspected after every check out.
Pool rules are posted, you must accompany children to the club house and indoor pool. There are plastic cups to take outside with you, but please bring them back they are dishwasher safe.
A good stay in a well equipped Cabin. Spacious,clean and well provided for. Kitchen was particularly well equipped. Located close (1/2 a mile away) to the main strip at Pigeon Forge. That is both an advantage and a disadvantage depending on what you are looking for. This is a good quality luxury cabin.
There was just four of us. 2 young kids. It is a duplex- that may bother some but if you are mostly out sight seeing or doing activities, it did not matter to us. the only caveat with young kids is that- the bedrooms are across 2nd floor and basement. This was a bit of a challenge.
Host was very responsive. The housekeeper equally so. But we needed them minimally.
Overall fantastic stay. the Smokey Mountain area is a great place to spend a week. This location should work for most people
This cabin was an absolute perfect spot for a quick weekend getaway for my family of 5. We were immediately impressed by the cabin's decor. They had already decorated for Christmas and the kids were so excited about the tree. They saw Santa's hat hanging on the wall and immediately thought we were staying at Santa's house. We've stayed in many rented condos and houses over the years and this time we were super impressed by the comfortable furniture and beds. The owners have outdone themselves with the accommodations and the kitchen was very well equipped for us to make dinner both nights.
We loved relaxing in the hot tub after the kids went to bed and we thoroughly enjoyed the indoor pool during one cold morning. The convenient access to grocery and gas were a plus and we even went hiking and were only 15 minutes from some great trails in the National Forest.
The only negative I can even think of was that the cabin is a duplex and if you had loud neighbors it could be an issue. Our neighbors weren't loud, but we could hear almost all of their conversations. We weren't bothered, and they were very quiet at night.
Overall, we had a fantastic time and would definitely come back to this beautiful cabin!
Thank you for your kind review. You all where also excellent guests and we would certainly love to host you again in the future. Yes we realized that the cabin is a duplex, but loved the fact of being part of the resort, its amenities and location. It's is certainly better then a hotel suite. Again thanks for your review and that you enjoyed your stay!
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I am very happily married to my husband Rich, we both enjoy traveling and exploring the United States. We love the Beach so we bought a condo in Cape Canaveral to enjoy that, but we also love the Mountains. So in the last few years we looked all over the USA to find a get-a-way and fell in love with the Smoky Mountains during our travels, which led us to Pigeon Forge.
We fell hook line and sinker with the area and last year bought our dream a real Log Cabin in Pigeon Forge. From then on we decided to stay at "Appalachian Dreams" during the Winter month when the season slows down and rent it out during the rest of the Season. We both love to explore the local restaurants and enjoy the feats they offer around here. The mountains were the biggest lure to come here, we love hiking, exploring and photography. I love to paint what I saw in the camera, so there is a collection of paintings in the cabin.
Rich loves to work out and biking, but found that there are not so many trails around here to allow bikes. Also love to shop local artisans and finding treasures to decorate our home with. What so nice to be here in the winter that we get a few snows and the crisp cool air, the warm glow of the fireplace. Then Spring comes pretty early and everything starts to change and bloom. Rich works from Home so fortunately we are able to live in two home. Since buying our cabin we also used our other passion and that is re-habing the cabin, that was decorated in a Florida theme (?). So we have been doing that every time we are here. Be glad to furnish some pictures of before and after ;)