Ok, so last week I mentioned that we would be taking a weekend getaway to Tennessee and staying at The Summit Cabin in Gatlinburg. Clay, our daughters and his sister and husband headed out last Friday and spent a relaxing weekend there!
*NOTE: 100+ photo slideshow, on PAGE 2 of this post, featuring tons of photos of the cabin and our trip!
We received a complimentary stay as a thank you for sharing The Summit Cabin with our readers. All opinions are our own.
I desperately needed a little break. With all the snow we’ve been having lately, Felina being sick and whining non-stop and just life in general, I was ready for a trip to the Smoky Mountains! So, we got a dog sitter, loaded up and headed out!
I had it in my mind that The Summit Cabin was up in the Summit area near Ober, but it’s not! It’s near the Arts And Crafts Community of Gatlinburg. We were going to be arriving pretty late and, although I adore the Ober area, I wasn’t looking forward to a ride up the steep mountain, in the dark. Needless to say, I was quite pleased with the location of our cabin!
The Summit Cabin is a 4 bedroom, all king beds, 3 bath cabin filled with goodness! The rooms are all large and there is plenty of seating both indoors and out. The owners, Gail and Morse Conyer are unbelievably awesome to work with and their home could not have been more comfortable! It had all the creature comforts we required, and then some!
The first thing that really stood out was a surprise for the girls! On the fireplace there were 3 plush bears. One for each to take home. THAT is a personal touch you don’t get at most places. The girls (and I) LOVE them!
The beds were very comfortable. I slept so good both nights. The sheets were soft. The blankets were minky and amazing!!! And the pillows were just right for me. There were night stands on each side of the bed so I was able to put my phone, glasses and a bottle of water (on the provided coaster!) and just drift off to sleep. Ahhhh
The bathrooms were fully stocked with towels, wash cloths for both bathing and makeup removal. You do NOT get dark wash cloths for makeup in most cabins! There were cotton swabs, soaps, liquid hand soap, hair dryers, cotton makeup pads, etc. There was seriously a ton of stuff.
The kitchen. It was stocked! There were plenty of pots and pans as well as glasses, plates and silverware. But, there was also salt and pepper, non-stick spray, seasonings galore, coffee, tea and even a couple boxes of couscous! I was shocked by everything there and my sis-in-law couldn’t believe it either. We both kept looking in all the cabinets at all the goodies that were available for our use, if we chose.
The Summit Cabin is decorated beautifully. It was even decorated for Easter! There was an adorable Easter tree int he dining area and a bunny outside by the chimney. It was all so lovely and homey and wonderful!
There is a tv in the upstairs living room that has cable, tv’s in all the bedrooms that video games can be hooked to or to watch dvd’s. And in the basement, there is a 75 inch tv. You read that right SEVENTY FIVE INCH! This tv is preset so you can’t hook up games but movies are fantastic on it! We mainly just listened to music on the builtin YouTube app!
Aside from the ginormous tv, there is also a pool table, tons of board games and a small card table with chairs (in a closet) that will keep kids and adults busy the entire time.
While we did head to Gatlinburg for a couple hours for 7D theater fun and a moonshine cocktail, we could have easily spent the entire time at the cabin and not get bored.
Keyless entry for easy check-in.
We had breakfast at Ihop that morning but decided to grill steaks that night. The gas grill is big! Clay grilled up 7 steaks, peppers, onions and mushrooms. We had steaks and salad and it was delicious!
Then, there’s the super relaxing hot tub. This thing was also really big! The cabin sleeps 12. Many cabins that sleep a large number have a dinky hot tub that only holds around 4 people. All 4 of us adults and one of our daughters got in together and had tons of room to stretch out. We could have all probably fit, sitting, and still been able to relax and enjoy the jets. It was so nice and I slept even better that night after a soak in the hot tub!
The cabin is in a small resort and is within walking distance to the resort pool. There were a lot of houses there but it was very peaceful and quiet. We didn’t have any problems at all.
It snowed the morning we were leaving and the view out front was incredibly beautiful!
The cabin was clean, stocked and comfortable. It had everything we needed and my only regret is that we weren’t able to stay longer!
(Housekeeping guru Sherry does a great job, so be sure to tip her!)
I’d like to also give a shout out to another fav cabin owner of mine because she is the one who told me about The Summit Cabin. Angela at Hapey Cabin Rentals is another great lady to work with and her cabins are also amazingly stocked and beyond comfortable! So, if one is booked, check with the other and you won’t go wrong!
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