Hi, I was born & raised in Chicago area (Bensenville) & my parents bought a campground in Pigeon Forge where they moved me & my sisters here as a teenager. I know now, (not so much then) this is where I was meant to be. Gods country, as I and many call it here. I very rarely leave Gatlinburg, I love mountain living, I have 3, 1 bedroom nightly rental cabins that I clean & maintain (calling in the pros for repairs & some service). One on my rental cabins has it's own private swimming pool another has a it's own private fishing pond and the third is my crown jewel with awesome views....all are located on large lots (1 acre) on the same road.
I've worked in the 'hospitality' field since moving here, 30 years now & counting. I like to offer a 'Bed & Breakfast' feel to my renters without the 'Inn Keeper' or 'Breakfast'. All are furnished with luxury linens, nicer towels, the best paper products and a personal touch. I'm also a CPO (certified pool/spa operator) so know you will have nice safe soaks too! They are not far from where I live which has allowed me to live a really neat lifestyle that I love and feel blessed to have. It is difficult to make a living in Gatlinburg, there are mostly min wage positions here & that is why not many people get to live here. So if your visit is 2 nights or a week, I hope you get a chance to soak up the true essence of the mountains and the wilderness that still exists here. p.s. The bears just want your trash, not you & I hope you get to see one or two! (our black bears are vegetarians unlike the grizzlies out west however, stay clear of momma with cubs, they get protective, wouldn't you?!)